It’s that time of year again! While some students will be using Spring Break next week to catch up on sleep or to travel to one of NC’s beautiful beaches, others will be getting down to work on an Alternative Service Break (ASB).
Can you believe it? We’re already half way through the semester! That means things are starting to pick up, tests are getting harder and attention spans are waning. I know this is true for me. Here are some things I do to stay on top of homework and studying.
- Keep a planner: writing things down is extremely helpful. This keeps you organized and also so you don’t forget important due dates.
- Change up the places you study: Go to a fun coffee shop, go outside, or maybe find a building on campus you have never been before.
- Stay healthy! Make sure you are eating healthy food, getting enough sleep and exercise.
- Take study breaks: go on a run or hang out with friends or go to a state baseball game (they’re on campus J). Too much studying can wear you out!
Don’t give up! This is the time to put the most effort and rock this semester out! Go Pack!
Blog written by Carly Alderman
They don’t call us Cardiac Pack for nothing. For any of you who didn’t watch the Syracuse vs. NC State Basketball game, you missed quite the game. Syracuse, ranked number in the nation with undefeated season was trailing behind State literally the entire time. This win would not have only ruined Syracuse’s perfect home streak, but most importantly, it would have been the perfect win before we play the Nasty Tarheels…. or Rams. But seriously, which is their mascot? They have to pick one! But back to the game, State was hanging with Syracuse the entire game and even enjoyed a 50-45 pt advantage. But then, of course, NC State folded with 12 seconds left with a 1 point lead, and turned the ball over to Syracuse for an easy layup to win the game. For the second straight game, Syracuse snatched victory from what appeared to be an almost near-certain defeat. The life of a State fan is a hard life to say the least.
Blog written by Claudia Menjivar
Hi everybody! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day and enjoyed your snow days. Two and a half snow days allowed us all to catch up on some much needed sleep and studying.
Raleigh had a surprising amount of snow with snowball fights and sledding flooding the campus. With the snow carrying over into Valentine’s Day, it probably gave everyone time to stock up on your candy and maybe even stop by the Sweetheart Invitational gymnastics meet. We competed against Chapel Hill, William & Mary, and George Washington University in the biggest home meet of the year.
After the snow melting, with the sun shining bright, our baseball team played against Cansius at our first home baseball game of the year. Lastly, the men’s basketball team played their hearts out in a super close game against Syracuse. We lost by one point, but we have faith we will win our next game against Chapel Hill on Feb 26th!
All three teams were excellent this week and made the Wolfpack proud!
After our five day weekend, there are a few things you s
Make sure you’ve caught up on all your postponed homework.hould be doing:
- Go ahead and start studying early for your midterms.
- Get excited! Spring break is coming up in less than a month!
Blog post written by: Kathy Bryan
The mantra of the Krispy Kreme Challenge epitomizes the test of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude. What started as a challenge among ten friends has transformed into a nationally publicized charity race, and the number one tradition to complete before graduating from North Carolina State University.
February 8, 2014, saw more runners engulf the Memorial Belltower than ever before with our new race participant capacity set for 8,100 racers for the 10th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge. Participants begin the Challenge at the Memorial Belltower on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person Streets, where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the Challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower. This is the Krispy Kreme Challenge.
Since its inception, the Krispy Kreme Challenge has been proud to support the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. The mission of the hospital is to provide the highest quality care to patients from all 100 counties in North Carolina, regardless of a family’s ability to afford the services. The money raised goes to help fund additional equipment and support services necessary to provide exceptional care. It also funds innovative programs that aid in the treatment and care of children suffering from a wide range of illnesses.
Photograph shows some of the creative costumes from the event.
Blog written by Jacob Garner