Participants of Sunday's PurpleStride 5K hold up sashes with the campaigns slogan, "Wage Hope, Fight It, End It". Pancreatic cancer is currently...

Supporters walk to end pancreatic cancer

Hundreds of supporters and survivors of pancreatic cancer participated in the PurpleStride 5K on NC State’s Centennial Campus Saturday morning. 

Artist festival showcases skill

Artsplosure, Raleigh’s  arts festival, hosted hundreds of regional artists who worked alongside national artists to expose the public to an explosion of artwork that they normally wouldn’t see. 

Raleigh plan to strengthen city’s art and culture

The City of Raleigh announced a five-to-10-year plan to strengthen arts and culture in the city of Raleigh. The final plan will be adopted this fall.

Nepalese students raise earthquake relief funds

On April 25, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal killing more than 8,000 and injuring more than 17,000. As a response to help the volunteer efforts of organizations such as the Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam and the International Medical Corps, The Nepalese Students’ Association at NC State set up a stand for two days, on Wednesday, April 29 and Friday, May 1, to raise awareness about the incident and encourage support. 

Pack falls short of ACC title vs No. 10 Seminoles

The NC State baseball team's run through the ACC Tournament ended in defeat Sunday, falling to No. 10 Florida State, 6-2.

Wolfpack upsets Miami in extras on "little league" home run, earns berth in ACC Championship

The NC State baseball team won a thriller Saturday night against No. 6 Miami, taking a 5-4 victory in 12 innings in its second game of pool play at the ACC Baseball Tournament.

Power Pack pitching shuts down Irish in ACC Tournament

Despite having to sit through a two and a half hour rain delay, the NC State baseball team took its first game of the ACC Tournament Thursday by a score of 3-0 over No. 20 Notre Dame. The Wolfpack recorded 14 total strikeouts in the team's first shutout since March 24.

Wolfpack heads into ACC Baseball Tournament on hot streak

Following an up and down season, the NC State baseball team travels to Durham as the 6-seed in the 2015 ACC Tournament, looking to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament field.

Bigotry: acceptable as a joke, but not as a social issue

As I sat in the movie theater on Friday evening, I anticipated “Pitch Perfect 2” would entertain me with catchy tunes and edgy humor like its precursor. I did not expect almost two hours of tone-deaf humor and flat, unfunny stereotypes. Most attempts at humor were racist, homophobic or sexist and garnered few laughs from the audience. I found myself very uncomfortable, as did several others in the theater. 

‘Mad Men,’ the cure for the common TV show

Reviewer Todd VanDerWerff posited in his retrospective look at the pilot of “Mad Men” that the series strives to answer two questions over the course of its seven, now completed, seasons: “Who is Don Draper?” and “Why do we want what we want?”

Esse quam videri: humility as a virtue

Recently, I was sitting next to a friend of mine, William Crumpler, on a rocking chair; our conversation went something along these lines: I popped the question, “What does it mean to be humble?”

Snapshots into the future of spring graduates

Many students ask one another about summer or post-graduation plans, but may not really know how their peers feel about them. This collection of 2015 NC State graduates are only a few shells in the ocean, but they do give an idea about what some of the transitions the recent graduated class is facing and what their experiences are with them. 

Old poems for new times: NC’s Poet Laureate

Before delving into his extensive poetry career and rich family history, Shelby Stephenson sat outside in his backyard next to his dog, Cricket, effortlessly naming each and every bird that chirped nearby. A lover of nature, he uses the sights and sounds on his farm in Benson, North Carolina, as a source of inspiration for his writing. 

Seven ways to beat the summer heat in the Triangle

With final exams soon to be a stress of the past, it is a great time to start planning for summer fun. Summer in Raleigh provides a variety of exciting options for all personalities. 

In Brief

  • NC fracking permits temporarily halted

    Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens has halted the approval of gas drilling operations in North Carolina until a higher court weighs in on th…

  • Avett Brothers to open for the Rolling Stones

    The Avett Brothers announced on Tuesday they will be performing at NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium as the opening act for the Rolling Stones on July 1. The Concord, North Carolina, natives are among a number of big-name openers to perform with the Stones on their 2015 Zip Code tour. Tickets for the show are still available. The majority of the available seats are in the lower section of the stadium, where tickets cost about $250 each.

  • U.S. military rescuers end operations after Nepal earthquake

    More than 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel who were involved in rescue efforts in Nepal after major earthquakes struck the country ended their operations Wednesday, officials said. The April 25 and May 12 earthquakes in Nepal killed at least 8,622 people and damaged more than 756,000 houses and properties. The U.S. military personnel assisted in search and rescue efforts in urban areas and flew relief goods to mountain villages.