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-Wolfpack Reps

The New Talley

As the Talley Student Center renovations continue I keep remembering back to my sophomore year (2 years ago) when Talley was a completely different building. It’s amazing to see how quickly it is being built up. I remember when we had places like the Wolves Den and Freshens as our food options in Talley. With this new change that has happened we now have more classrooms and conference rooms, more space for the bookstore, and different food options to satisfy everyone’s wants. With that being said my new favorite place is either between Red Sky Pizza or Los Lobos but I haven’t had the chance to try One Earth yet. It’s pretty cool that they offer three different types of international food on a daily basis with another option that rotates every so often. Be on the lookout for more cool updates to the Talley Student Center this year. Hopefully it will be complete before I graduate so I can see/use it as well. 

@wpn_Marcus 

The Most Dangerous Band in the ACC

So you play music, love football, and for some reason adore wool uniforms. The fact that anyone would have a passion for all of three of those things is a little strange, but I can think of something even stranger. What if I told you that you can enjoy all three of these things in one all-encompassing activity? You can! It’s a band called the Power Sound of the South, and not only is it the Most Dangerous Band in the ACC, it is also the official marching band of NC State University.

Now I know you’re already ready and raring to join because it’s got all three of your passions, but in case you’re not completely sold, here’s five reasons that might make you change your mind.

1) You get the best seat in the house - and you never even pay for a ticket!


This is the view we have every game. Right in the action!

2) The uniforms are super fly

Wool uniforms, policeman’s hats, and spiffy gloves and gauntlets - all in Wolfpack colors! This is the very definition of style.

3) Nobody gets down like the Power Sound!

There’s nothing like seeing the band do the Dirty Shuffle at games - and nothing quite as fun as getting to do it with them!

4) You get to meet famous people

If you want celebrities, look no further - Mr. and Mrs. Wuf love hanging out with the band.

5) You can be the belle of the ball

At the end of every season, there’s Band Ball - the huge banquet/party/prom where we hand out awards, eat cake, and take ridiculous pictures in our fancy clothes. If you’ve always wanted to be Cinderella, you can be in the NC State Marching Band.

These are just a few of the great things about the band. If you ever want to know more, or are interested in joining, you can visit the ARTS NC State website. And if you want to see what it’s like in the day of a band member, check out our awesome band photographer, Dan Jahn, whose pictures I used in this post.

@wpn_madison

FANTASY FOOTBALL IS BACK!

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Yep, it’s that time of the year again. As preseason winds down and the final cuts are made, it’s time for fantasy football to kick into full gear. Partaking in something like this is a great stress reliever from school because when Sunday comes around, the only thing on my plate is just watching the games with my friends and deciding who comes out on top for the week. For those of you that may not be familiar with fantasy football, here’s a rough breakdown:

You and a few of your friends, up to 10, join a league on Yahoo or ESPN or any website that offers a fantasy football league. You then select players during the draft and make your teams for the season, and by the end you should have your ultimate dream fantasy football team (also where the name comes from). Simple enough right? Fantasy football gives people like me that don’t really follow a certain team or watch all the games a reason to keep up and follow what’s going on during game time. It’s always fun to keep up with how well your players are doing and to see if you’re beating your league opponent for the week. 

So here’s a little peek into my starting team: 

QB- Drew Brees

RB- Marshawn Lynch/Frank Gore

WR- Jordy Nelson/Greg Jennings/Anquan Boldin

TE- Greg Olsen

Defense- 49ers

K- Justin Tucker

Hopefully my fantasy team does as well as I think it will and I won’t be in last place this time. You can’t win them all, but time will tell and I’m excited to get this season started in fantasy football!!

@wpn_Harsh 

We are on our way to Pembroke, NC for our  Pack Preview at the Indian Education Center. If you are in the area, come join us at 6pm to learn about NC State! 
-Wolfpack Reps
We are on our way to Pembroke, NC for our  Pack Preview at the Indian Education Center. If you are in the area, come join us at 6pm to learn about NC State! 
-Wolfpack Reps

We are on our way to Pembroke, NC for our  Pack Preview at the Indian Education Center. If you are in the area, come join us at 6pm to learn about NC State! 

-Wolfpack Reps

The Crafts Center

The Crafts Center at NC State offers a variety of non-credit classes and workshops throughout the year—some are specifically for NC State students and some are open to the general public. Most classes take place in the evenings so they don’t conflict with school or work. 

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Classes are offered in Painting, Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry & Metals, Lapidary, Photography, and Wood.  Not only will you learn new skills and techniques, you can meet other students and individuals within the Raleigh community.

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I haven’t taken a class at the Crafts Center yet, but I would love to in the near future. I plan on participating in a Pinhole Camera Challenge, which is an annual competition held by the Crafts Center. I’m very excited and will have to update you all on how it turns out!

For more info on The Crafts Center, visit their website and Facebook!

@wpn_ileana

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Panhellenic Recruitment

As I mentioned in my introduction blog, as the Vice President of Membership for my sorority I am in charge of coordinating formal recruitment for my chapter. Starting  this Friday, all of the sororities in the Panhellenic Association will begin recruiting our wonderful new members! For those of you interested in joining Greek Life once you start attending NC State, here is a little bit of sorority recruitment 101!

There are currently nine  Panhellenic Association sororities that formally recruit each year:

Alpha Delta Pi

Chi Omega

Delta Gamma

Delta Zeta

Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Delta — my chapter!

Pi Beta Phi

Sigma Kappa

Zeta Tau Alpha

There are four days of formal recruitment, each with its own specific purpose!

Day one: Open House: This is held in the lovely McKimmon Center! The focus for this day is introducing the potential new members to Greek Life and NC State!

Day two: House Tours: The focus for this day is philanthropy! Each chapter has a specific philanthropy that they raise money for! You will get to see a highlight of what fundraisers that chapter does and why they love their organization. You will also get to see different chapter houses and get a feel for what it would be like to live there!

Day three: Skit Day: The focus for skit day is sisterhood! Each chapter is responsible for putting on a ten minute skit to showcase the personality of their chapter! This is a favorite day among potential new members because it is filled with laughs!

Day four: Preference Night: This night you will visit only two of the nine houses and you will pick your favorite. This night can be difficult for some rushees and an easy decision for others!

It is important to remember to keep an open mind through recruitment! If Greek Life is not for you there are always so many other ways to get involved during your at NC State! 

@wpn_abby

Football Season is here!

Coming from a country like Venezuela it is common for me to be asked if I know anything about what we call “American” Football, and me being a rare case, I actually do know enough to go to the games, to know the stats of a player and understand the penalties and all of that. But when I came to the US I learned even more than that. Football is not only a sport that you just go and watch, it is something bigger to me.

3 years ago, I went to my first live football game and I remember that it was a rainy day. Some friends and I decided to go early to hang around the stadium and see how tailgating was here at NC State. At that time I didn’t even know what tailgating was! In other countries it isn’t common to see people go to the stadium and just enjoy a cook out or games before or after a sport event. I’ve been to baseball games in Venezuela (the biggest sport over there) and soccer games in Spain (likewise, it is almost a religion) and there is nothing alike tailgating.

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For me, this was a new world- it was a way to meet people, to enjoy, to eat, to play and to live a sport at a new level. Even when you are at the game, the feeling is different. As the game passes there is always something going around, either a show by the band, someone receiving an award… or anything. 

Usually when I go to watch a game in a stadium I go to see athletes play and root for my team. I am even such a sports lover that even now and then I have written stats on baseball games. I enjoyed it but football season means something else for me; It is a way to enjoy a sport in a different way, a way that lead me to embrace this “new” sport in my life in a way that I cannot wait for the next home game.

And what can I say about our team? I’ve seen them win and lose, through this 3 years I have enjoyed great games and have been mad when we lose badly. But at the end… I will be back as soon as I can and enjoy another day at Carter Finley Stadium.

@wpn_Kenneth

NC State University continues to flourish as we have moved into U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Best Colleges. Reblog this post to show off your Wolfpack pride! #GoPack #WhyNCState Read more here: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/north-carolina-state-raleigh-2972
NC State University continues to flourish as we have moved into U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Best Colleges. Reblog this post to show off your Wolfpack pride! #GoPack #WhyNCState Read more here: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/north-carolina-state-raleigh-2972

NC State University continues to flourish as we have moved into U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Best Colleges. Reblog this post to show off your Wolfpack pride! #GoPack #WhyNCState Read more here: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/north-carolina-state-raleigh-2972

Back To Nature

Living in Raleigh you learn how great it is that you can be downtown one minute, travel a short distance, and be completely engulfed by nature the next. As a Natural Resources major I am always looking for new outdoor adventures to try. This is what led my suite-mates and I on our Labor Day adventure. Around lunch time we all got in the car and made the short drive to the Eno State Park. After getting lost once or twice, we finally got a map, found our trail, and began our 1.25 mile hike. Our destination was the Eno Rock Quarry. Coming from a group of girls where athletics are not our forte- the hike was not bad at all. Half an hour later we arrived at the quarry.

None of us had ever been to the quarry before, so we were not exactly sure what to expect. It was beautiful! We set our bags down, hung up our hammocks, and hopped into the water. After hiking in the North Carolina heat the water felt amazing. We took floats, which was probably for the best. The water is about sixty feet deep, and it is freshwater, making it harder to naturally float. I would say there were well over fifty people there, however there was plenty of space to swim freely. 

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We stayed in the water for a little over an hour. There were students from all of the local universities there, and we ran into several more groups of NC State Students. After two weeks of adjusting back into the college routine the Rock Quarry was a great way to relax and celebrate the end of summer. I will definitely be going back in the Spring! 

@wpn_haley

Meet Marcus!

Name: Marcus Spruill

Hometown: Gastonia, NC

Major: Sport Management

Year: Senior

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Hi guys. My name is Marcus Spruill and I am a senior majoring in Sport Management with minors in Business Administration and Law & Justice from Gastonia North Carolina. I’m glad the school year is underway, but still a little disappointed that the summer is over already. I feel like it just started! With that being said I had a great time working at my internship site. Every day was a new challenge and I was able to learn so much more about the sport industry.  I also got the opportunity to take a vacation to Florida and enjoy a little time in the sun which is probably the highlight of my summer. Like I said before I’m very excited to see what they school year has in store. I hope to make many new connections and make this senior year the best it can be.

I can’t believe I’m already in my final year of undergrad. It’s surprising to look back and see how quickly time has been moving since I began three years ago. I still remember being dropped off by my parents and not knowing a thing about this university and the city of Raleigh. This year I’m looking forward to attending tons of athletic events on campus and cheering on the Wolfpack. My favorite sport to watch is college basketball because of all the excitement on campus on gameday and after a good win. I have a good feeling our athletics programs will have great seasons this year!

@wpn_Marcus 

Meet Justin

Name: Justin Richardson

Hometown: Hollister, NC 

Major: Communications

Year: Senior 

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Hello everyone my name is Justin. I am from Hollister, NC. It’s a small little town with no stoplights, but we do have a couple of caution lights. Four wheelers and dirt bikes are teenagers’ first mode of transportation. I am a member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, and the new vice president of NASA (Native American Student Association) here at NC State.

I look forward to showing you all of the amazing things here at NC State from my point of view. It really is the best school, and you can’t go wrong wearing red. I will try my best to bring some laughs, but I still have to be professional. I love to play around and have a good time because I believe that laughing always makes situations better. Make sure to follow me on here and on twitter. 

@wpn_Justin 


Zoology students broadly learn about the biology of animals then become more specialized as they take upper level classes.

Zoology students broadly learn about the biology of animals then become more specialized as they take upper level classes.

Zoology students broadly learn about the biology of animals then become more specialized as they take upper level classes.