The registration for the 2014 Krispy Kreme Challenge (K2C) opened on December 1st! Slots for this event sell out long before race day so you want to make sure you register as soon as you can.
NC State Student Government named the Krispy Kreme Challenge, #1 Thing to Do Before You Graduate. The Krispy Kreme Challenge started in December of 2004 as a dare between a few NC State Undergads. The K2C has become a nationally publicized charity race and has a capacity of 8,100 racers set for 2014’s 10th Annual Challenge. All proceeds from the Challenge are donated to the NC Children’s Hospital.
So what is the Krispy Kreme Challenge?
To complete the Krispy Kreme Challenge, runners begin at the Memorial Belltower and run 2.5 miles to the Krispy Kreme store downtown, eat 1 dozen doughnuts, and run the 2.5 miles back to the Belltower all in 1 hour! You don’t have to sign up as a challenger to participate. You can volunteer, fundraise, donate, or sign up as a casual runner.
I haven’t participated in the Krispy Kreme Challenge yet, but I am planning on it this year! I’m not sure exactly what I want to do yet mainly because there’s no way I could stomach 12 doughnuts. Nonetheless, I’m still super excited for February 8th!
In honor of the PlayStation 4 and XBOX One releases these past two weeks, I have dedicated this blog to the world of video games. Not too many people are aware of this but…I absolutely LOVE video games. I grew up playing the GameCube, Nintendo 64 and owning my very own PlayStation 2 were probably THE best days ever in my eight-year-old life. While I try to remain unbiased about games themselves, all gamers know that, in the end, you have to choose your console, that one console that you will play games on for countless hours in the day and night. What is it going to be…Microsoft’s XBOX, Sony’s PlayStation, or Nintendo’s Wii?
For me, that one special console was the PlayStation 2. I spent many hours leveling up different characters, watching beautiful cut-scenes, and fighting epic boss battles on this very special console. I may have been semi-addicted to my PS2 at one point but it’s justified because I was a kid (and a kid can be a kid). The PlayStation 2 was an experience of its own because there were so many unique and enjoyable games that catered to audiences interested in specific genres such as first person shooters, sports, and role-playing games. I discovered my love for the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises (AKA the best games ever) through the PS2 and those beloved games are still with me to this day. I had such good memories playing these games and someday, I would like for my children to experience these beloved games as well. After getting to high school and college, I have played my PS2 less and less but that doesn’t mean that I love it any less. Come the winter holidays, I shall be playing my video games once more and distressing from the dreadful classes and homework that I have had to deal with all fall semester.
What’s your favorite game of all time? Comment or tweet via @NCSU_Ananya!
There’s a magical time on every college campus worldwide called “registration.” Some consider it an idea contrived by Satan himself, others say it’s the bane of their existence. Whether you’re a current student or soon-to-be, thank me now, because I’m going to make your life a H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS of a lot easier.
If you don’t look like this (below) with anticipation, then leave now. You are not worthy.
Any experienced college student knows that you can find just about anything on the interwebs about whatever professor or teacher you want. But for good measure, I’ll go through a few:
- RateMyProfessor: This site lets students grade their teachers based on 4 categories (easiness, helpfulness, clarity, and rater interest) and leave a comment to help you, the next student, decide if this professor is for you. Its like online dating, except they have no say in your actions.
- RateMyTeachers: Very similar to the above. I’d imagine some teachers show up on one site and not the other. Couldn’t hurt to check both.
You seasoned pros are probably like “Taylor, we’re not dumb. We’ve googled things too and have used those sites. You’re not giving us anything helpful.”
Well alas! I now bring you the secret that has led to my happy college career…are you ready for it?…are you sure? *in walks the NCSU Grade Distribution*
This magical site (be sure you click student) lets you log in with your unity ID (same as your login for mypack and wolfware) and lets you see the the past grades for just about any class offered at this university.
You start by typing in the course you want. It then pulls up every year that the course has been offered and logged for distribution. Take ENG101 for example.
Once you click a year, it then gives you every teacher that taught that particular class for that year AND how many As, Bs, Cs, etc they gave out for that year.
If you still don’t understand how this could be helpful, let me clarify:
In conjunction with one of the sites I listed above, you now have the ability to find a professor that matches your learning style AND the level of challenge you’re looking for. Is physics going to kick your butt and you want a more relaxed Sociology class? Find it. Now you can.
This, ladies and gentlemen, are the keys to getting the most our of your education.
When I say WOLF, you say PACK!!! Here we go, WOLF!!! PACK!! WOLF!!! PACK!!! Ahhhh!! It’s Game Day here in the beautiful southern city of Raleigh. A sea of red is about to take over. Carter-Finley stadium is about to come alive, with Wolfpack fans from all over North Carolina and even the World cheering W-O-L-F-P-A-C-K!! This is what football is about. And, this is why I love my school. I’m going to miss these Saturdays; I’m about to miss waking up 7 in the morning and heading to tailgate before the big show. One of my most favorites things to do at NC State is to tailgate!! It’s a great way to spend time with friends and family and have great food. The game day atmosphere at NC State is incredible. It’s absolutely breathtaking walking through the row of cars and seeing all the wolfpack fans grilling and playing cornhole. The Wolfpack family really shines through on these Saturdays. To me, these game days are more than just about football. It’s a way for wolfpack fans from all generations to come together. We have alumni, students, prospective students, kids, etc all under our one roof. We are very fortunate to have this at NC State, and it is one of things I’m thankful for this thanksgiving!! What are you thankful for?
Portable electronic devices are pretty much a mainstay of every college student’s experience. There’s a growing need to have ready access to knowledge at all times, and fortunately, NC State helps its students stay connected in many ways. In this post, I’ll detail a few of the ways NC State helps keep you connected!
Campus-wide Wi-Fi network
NC State has a phenomenal wireless infrastructure, capable of handling a multitude of connected devices with minimal hiccups or slow-downs. After you receive your Unity I.D. and password, you can use that information to connect your devices to available ncsu wireless connections. You can even have your device’s MAC address saved, so you don’t have to re-enter your information every time you want to surf! This has been very handy for my non-3G/4G devices such as my Nexus 7 2013, allowing me to experience the freedom of ubiquitous connection. There’s also a guest network at select locations, which is handy for those visiting the campus.
This has been a huge part of my life here at State, checking out new technology via NCSU Library’s Technology Lending services. Often times I would be uncomfortable with lugging my (then massive) laptop around campus, so I would simply check out a laptop at D.H. Hill Library, rent a flash drive, do my work on that machine, then come home and work on my laptop. I’ve checked out everything from iPads, Wacom tablets, flash drives, DSLRs, TI-89s, and more. This is a very great service that I recommend to all incoming students, especially because it’s 100% free.
Somewhat related to staying connected, NCSU Libraries offers a really cool way to make study groups and find them quickly via the GroupFinder system. Basically, you sign up for a study room, giving it a name that would be easily recognized by the rest of your study group, then GroupFinder lists your group and its location in the library. It’s very handy!
There you have it, a few examples of how easy it is to stay connected as a student at State. As a student here, you’ll find that information is always at your fingertips.
BREAK IS HERE!!!!!
To keep it simple, let me just say that I’m thankful for EVERYTHING. Life is amazing! But for the moment, I want to take the time to be thankful for random things I usually consider.
Here. We. Go!
1. I’m thankful for….THE FALL COLORS AT NC STATE!
2. I’m thankful for: SWINGS! Seriously…I’ve had some of the best conversations while sitting here.
3. I’m thankful for: HOWLING COW ICE CREAM!!
4. I’m thankful for: CARTER FINLEY!!
5. I’m thankful for: THE WOLF EARS!!
Some of these are really important places on campus, others are, just because I’ve made them mine. Even then, I’m so thankful!! It’s always important to appreciate everything in life…especially those things that we never really stop to think about!
During a time when interest in the humanities is sagging nationwide, NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is staying relevant and active with programs, lectures, and publications that are set to change the world! In NC State’s department of history, students are preparing for a wide variety of careers by learning to critically analyze text, interpret current events, and preserve the narratives that have formed our world. Students in the major have research opportunities and work closely with the 32 highly skilled professors in the department.
Students in the history department
have a wide range of opportunities after graduating. Some become history teachers
, others continue to law school, and still others move on to government agencies in the US and abroad. Whatever their chosen careers, students emerge from NC State prepared for an ever-changing world!
#departmentofhistory #majors #history
NCSU Engineering is consistently innovating, improving, and pushing its limits. Engineering is what NC State is known well for, but today I’d like to give some recognition to another part of NC State that definitely deserves it: the Poole College of Management. Bloomberg Business Week recently ranked our Professional MBA program at #20 among part-time MBA programs in the United States. This is quite exciting!
I’m an engineer, however I do hold a very strong interest in finance and I even do a lot of investing on my own. It pleases me to see how well rounded our university is. NCSU is heading in the right direction and I’m glad to be a part of it. I do actually plan on getting an MBA in the future. If the Poole College of management continues to grow at this rate, who knows how well ranked it will be in 4-5 years? I think that it would be wonderful if I could one day come back here to continue an education in business/finance.
Many students try to get jobs after their freshman year for multiple reasons. It could be for the need of money, or just because they want something to do and make some extra money at the same time. Work study is a great way for students to work great hours around their own schedule. To be eligible for work study you must apply for it when doing your FAFSA application. There is a section asking about it. The typical award for work study is about $1500 per year and you cannot go over that amount, but most jobs are set up in a way to where you will not have to worry about that. What’s good about work study? Well you get paid every two weeks, many employers pay over $7.25, and you tell them when you are able to work! Click on the link and get some more information about our work study program.
If you’re a fan of the Internet (I can’t imagine who isn’t) and haven’t heard of BuzzFeed, then you’re missing out. BuzzFeed is a conglomerate of news stories, pop culture, and humorous videos that serve well as a study distraction, bad-day-fixer, or semi-decent news source.
While killing time between classes one afternoon I stumbled upon this gem and thought I’d share some of it with you! This gif-filled post highlights “16 signs that you bleed wolfpack red” and I’m going to share a few short stories with you.
To start, Number 2: You have perfected your “Tripped-on-a-brick” look…
As an NC State student you’ll come to realize that sometimes it may seem that the Brickyard is out to get you…sometimes its a loose brick, sometimes just a hole, or sometimes it seems like the brick just grew arms that grabbed your ankle and then reabsorbed them. Regardless, you’ll come to learn that it’s just a love-hate relationship that you’ll eventually learn to love-hate.
Number 13: Bojangles or Cookout
It’s tradition, and you will learn, that these are two the the best off campus, quick, food options around. The hard part is choosing. Want to make it simple? Shorter line of cars is where you go, because you’ll be back there tomorrow anyway and can get the other. You’re welcome, in advance.
Number 14: You went to the Hunt library and it felt like Narnia
I was trying to phrase this in a better way, but BuzzFeed hits the nail on the head with this: “It’s like Candyland, meets Discovery Zone, meets Imagination Station, meets Narnia, except with robots and 3-D printers…” If you’re a current student and haven’t been, I don’t know what you’ve been doing with your life—and if you’re a future student, plan to spend many nights (both studying and not studying) in this magical place.
This fall we traveled all across NC as well as to 14 states and 3 countries recruiting students for the Fall 2014 class! During travel we collected travel sized bottles of shampoo, soap and other items from hotels. We divided up the items collected and donated them to local shelters and organizations in need of these items. #MakeADifference #TisTheSeason #PackGivesPack #NCState
WISE & WOW programs, Women’s Center and Women’s & Gender Studies; #NCState does alot to support our female Wolfpack!