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    Photo of the Week | April 8-12

    UAB’s Black Students Board hosted a week-long series of events to celebrate Pan-Afrikan Week and finished off the week with their most popular event, The Stroll-off. Photo editor Kaydee Gawlik chose this photo as Photo of the Week because of the significance that the event has for the black community. “The Stroll-off or step show is historically the ending event for Pan-Afrikan Week, bringing all the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s “Divine Nine” organizations together to compete for bragging rights and trophies,” Kaydee said. “This photo comes straight from the camera of Nubian Photo Editor, Swathi Karthik, and features the winning sorority. The patterning, which seems to be a trend that I…

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    Julia Harrison Announced as 2020 Editor in Chief

    Julia Harrison, a rising junior in environmental engineering, will be the editor-in-chief of the 118th edition of the Agromeck. She is very excited about taking on this role and can’t wait to start working on the 2020 Agromeck! “I love being a part of Agromeck. I love the fun but productive atmosphere of our work.  I also love the people I get to work alongside!  I’m super excited to contribute ideas and lead as editor-in-chief.  In the coming year I hope to create a book that highlights the experience of NC State’s students and what they care about in order to provide them with a time capsule of their 2019-2020…

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    Photo of the Week | March 4-8

    The Women’s Basketball team has been proudly representing the pack all season, fighting their hardest and marking their spot in the ACC Tournament. Despite a devastating loss against the University of Louisville, the raw emotion captured by senior photographer Nick Faulkner earned Photo of the Week from the Agromeck staff. Photo editor Kaydee Gawlik chose this shot specifically for POTW because “it is a cool action shot with a ton of emotion after such a hard fought game.” To see more of the emotional moments captured throughout the year, order your own #YearinReview by going to www.balfour.com/NCSU and purchasing a 2019 Agromeck.

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    Photo of the Week | Feb. 4-8

    This week’s Photo of the Week features a skillful action shot by a photographer new to the Student Media photo staff, Swathi Karthik. Swathi was able to capture the NC State Women’s Gymnastics team in the midst of their complex routine that earned yet another Wolfpack win. Sports photos are typically more difficult for new photographers to shoot because of the fast-moving atmosphere. Photo editor Kaydee Gawlik selected this photo as #POTW because of the talent demonstrated by the young photographer. “The most important things for shooting sports is being able to stop motion and avoid blur — which Swathi absolutely nailed as her subject glides through the air. Even…

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    Spread of the Deadline | Deadline 5

    Another deadline is finally under wraps for the Agromeck staff. To celebrate, design editor Julia Harrison selected this spread featuring the Wolfpack Men’s Basketball team as our official Spread of the Deadline. “I really like this spread as the photos showcased across the spread feature movement that is engaging and eye-catching. Also, the header image across the top of the page is intriguing as it helps to place the viewer in the setting of the event. This photo features the crowd in PNC Arena during the game, and more effectively conveys the spirited atmosphere of the game,” Julia said. “Not only are the visuals of this spread done very well but…

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    Photo of the Week | Jan. 28 – Feb. 1

    An NC State tradition is quickly becoming a bucket-list item for those outside of NC State. This week’s Photo of the Feature is a feature of that bucket list item: The Krispy Kreme Challenge. As a challenger of the KKC, you are to run a total of 5 miles, while wolfing down a dozen Krispy Kreme Original Glazed donuts in between. This week’s #POTW was selected by photo editor Kaydee Gawlik, and is a prime example of “Smiling through the Pain.” “The Krispy Kreme Challenge, despite being an annual thing, isn’t exactly the easiest thing to shoot because of the fast paced nature of the event,” Gawlik says. “ESPECIALLY when…

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    Photo of the Week | Jan. 21 – 25

    After a stressful and anxiety-inducing game, hundreds of Wolfpack fans celebrated the defeat of a long time rival. The game against Clemson was an emotional moment for many, especially for the NC State Men’s Basketball game and earned itself a spot as Photo of the Week. Photo editor Kaydee Gawlik chose this photo for a specific reason. “We’re notorious for picking sports photos, but this one is awesome for a very un-sports reason: it captures the raw emotion of the team after Braxton Beverly made a 3-pt buzzer beater to win the game against Clemson,” Gawlik said. “The pure joy and excitement of the moment from everyone (except the ref…

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    Photo of the Week | Jan. 7-11

    The Women’s Basketball team has show hard work and dedication this season has earned a winning streak of 17-0 for the Wolfpack. This week’s Photo of the Week pays tribute to the team’s triumph, featuring a shot from the game against Pittsburgh Jan. 10 in Reynolds Coliseum. Photo editor Kaydee Gawlik hand-selected this photo sophomore guard Kai Crutchfield as POTW. “I kind of wish this picture were shot landscape instead of portrait, but I like how tight the shot is. Crutchfield is a vital part of the Women’s offense, and capturing a ‘slower’ moment amidst everything else feels like a breath of fresh air,” Gawlik said. “Even though the focus…

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    Photo of the Week | Oct. 22-26

    Thousands of people from across the state pour into Raleigh each year for a chance to view some of the most impressive agriculture, taste new and bizarre food combinations, and stand in line to buy a scoop of Howlin’ Cowl ice cream specifically hand-crafted for the North Carolina State Fair. This week’s photo of the week celebrates the NC State students who not only attend the fair, but also play larger roles by volunteering their on behalf of various student organizations. To learn more about how NC State is involved in the execution of the North Carolina State Fair, pre-order your Agromeck here.  

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    Spread of the Deadline | Panhellenic Recruitment

    Yet another deadline has been successfully completed, putting the staff at the halfway point to finishing the 2019 Agromeck. For the Spread of the Deadline this time around, the Agromeck leadership staff chose  Rush Week, focusing primarily on the mission and philanthropy of each Sorority at NC State. Editor-in-chief Katie Tart chose this spread because of the vibrancy found in the photos. “I like the brightness that the pictures portray, in the colors chosen for each sorority, the glitter, and the excited smiles of new recruits,” Tart said. To make sure you don’t miss out on other memorable events, purchase your copy of the 2019 Agromeck here. 

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    On Assignment | The Pillowcase Girls

    Last Friday, Agromeck had the pleasure of talking to two seniors in the College of Textiles about a project that played a large role in their time at NC State—The Pillowcase Project. Sara Lewis, a senior in fashion and textile management, and Carly Kvietok, a senior in fashion and textile design, work diligently every semester with a team of volunteers to create playful and fun pillowcases for the patients at the UNC Children’s Hospital. These two Park Scholars shared the origins of the project, and how it has grown into something big and meaningful to their lives. To learn more about Lewis and Kvietok’s story, purchase your copy of the…

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    Photo of the Week | Sept. 24-28

    Latinx Heritage Month began in full swing Sept. 15 and has shown students the culture and liveliness of Latinx people. To honor that liveliness, this photo illustration was chosen by photo editor Kaydee Gawlik for Agromeck’s photo of the week. “This is kind of a common shot that can very easily be overdone or overused, but it knows what it is. It knows it’s a photo illustration,” said Gawlik. “This particular photo recognizes the many facets and colors that can be found  in the history and culture of Latinx Heritage Month and its respective community. When used sparingly, a photo illustration leaves little room for misinterpretation.” To learn more about the…

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    Photo of the Week | Sept. 17-21

    While Raleigh was left mostly unscathed by Hurricane Florence’s appearance over the weekend, certain parts of the Triangle, such as the Raleigh Rose Garden, was not so fortunate. We decided to feature the outcome of Hurricane Florence as this week’s photo of the week to show how natural disasters can affect the community. “This photo really puts into perspective the scale of hurricane destruction,” said photo editor Kaydee Gawlik. If you or another student you know is struggling as a result of the hurricane, visit the Pack Essentials website for a list of available resources. Click here.  

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    Photo of the Week | August 27-31

    New and returning students admire the skills of performers, such as Annie Cunningham of Rolesville High School, at Packapalooza last Saturday. This week’s photo of the week is an homage to the many performances set up for the day-long event. Packapalooza, the University’s annual street fair, welcomes students and the community to NC State’s campus with food, performances, giveaways and a final performance by Parmalee at the Belltower. To hear more about this year’s event, make sure to grab your copy of the Agromeck here.  

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    Photo of the Week | August 20-24

    After the commotion and chaos of move-in weekend, new and returning students are finally settled into their on campus living spaces. This week’s photo of the week is a throwback to move-in weekend as students’ lives have changed so quickly over the course of a week. This photo, taken by photo editor Kaydee Gawlik, features university employees unloading the tram that helps students and families parking in Reynold’s Coliseum move their luggages to their new homes. To learn more about what happens throughout the year and purchase an agromeck, click here.

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    Spread of the Deadline | Study Abroad

      With another deadline finished and sent off to print, comes another sneak peak into the 2019 Agromeck. The chosen spread of this deadline features students recapping on their experiences while living across the globe. Design editor Julia Harrison suggested this Study Abroad feature because of the different experiences that students can have from the program. Visually, Harrison likes the added touch of the world map to the spread design. The map background connects the images submitted by students to their locations on the globe, making the spread more informative, Harrison says. To order your 2019 Agromeck, click here.

  • Updates

    Letter from the Editor | Deadline Two

    Hey Wolfpack! With move in weekend upon us, campus appears to be returning to its natural state of activity and we here at Agromeck could not be more excited! This campus thrives when all of its parts come together to create the lively community we all know and love, and with the Class of 2022 joining the Pack for the first time, things can only get better! Agromeck also has more reasons to celebrate as we just finished our second deadline and are preparing to welcome new members of our staff at the Student Media Open House this Tuesday. Deadline two was far easier than our first deadline, due to…

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    Photo of the Week | July 2-6

    The NC State Crafts Center offers students and community members an opportunity to develop new skills in practically any crafty area of their choosing. The mission of the Crafts Center is “to provide hands-on, immersive, life-long learning skills to NC State students, faculty and staff, affiliates, alumni and the general public to support research, enhance critical thinking through creativity, and strengthen personal and professional development.” NC State students can begin registering for the Fall beginning July 9 here. Learn more about the Crafts Center in the upcoming edition of the Agromeck. Purchase your copy here.

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    Letter from the Editor: Deadline One

    Hello Wolfpack! My name is Katie Tart and I am serving as the editor-in-chief for Agromeck, NC State’s official yearbook. Myself and members of our leadership staff are hard at work putting together your year in review of all things NC State happening right on campus and around the world. We’ve been working on volume number 117 since March and are proud to share with you that after three months of planning and putting things together, we have finished our first deadline! The first deadline is always the hardest one since plans have to be set in stone for the coming year and it takes a lot of work to…

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    Spread of the Deadline | Ring Ceremony

    To kick off the beginning of the 2019 Agromeck, Editor-in-chief Katie Tart selected one of the most meaningful NC State traditions, which she believes best represents the theme for this year’s book. “Connected” is the concept chosen by Tart, because she wants to show how even one of the largest universities can be intertwined in so many ways. This spread featuring NC State’s Ring ceremony,  is a good representation of the theme, because it shows how a simple ring has so many connections to the university and the people in it, Tart says. Tart also loves how the fine detailed shots of the class ring show the University’s history. To…

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    On Assignment | Alyssia Hardy

    Wednesday June 13, on Miller Fields, Alyssia Hardy, a sophomore in electrical engineering, gives a military salute to Photo Editor Kaydee Gawlik during their portrait session. Hardy is an active member of the Idaho Air National Guard, and receives special permission from her unit captain to attend NC State University while on duty. While pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, Hardy also makes time to be a part of NC State Cheer, and was a part of the team’s win of two national championships in Daytona, Florida at the 2018 NCA Collegiate Cheer Championships. Hardy will be featured in the 2019 Agromeck as a student profile for the month of…

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    Photo of the Week | May 28 – June 1

    This week’s photo of week features a character participating in Cosplay Chess at Animazement. Animazement is Raleigh’s annual Japanese animation and culture convention. In cosplay chess, cosplayers are assigned to be a chess piece during an improv game of chess, and are moved around by chessmasters. Photo editor Kaydee Gawlik selected this photo from Animazement because it shows the crossing over of fans and communities, and how individuals in those communities choose to interpret or represent the things that they enjoy.

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    Video of the Week | May 21-25

    When our leadership staff traveled to Bald Head Island for our leadership retreat given to us by Balfour, our adviser Martha Collins strongly encouraged Photo Editor Kaydee Gawlik to start experimenting with video for our social media and our website. Gawlik did just that, and created this short clip displaying what really goes on behind the scenes with the Agromeck staff: hard work and a little bit of chaos.

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    On Assignment | Leadership Retreat

    This past week the 2018-2019 Agromeck leadership staff took a trip to Bald Head Island, North Carolina to partake in our annual leadership retreat. The staff spent four days on the island, courtesy of our book publisher, Balfour, building team bonds, brainstorming ideas for the next book, and sharpening our skills in our weaker areas in order to return to Raleigh stronger than we left it. Martha Collins, the Agromeck adviser, led the new leadership staff through a series of activities, including simple getting-to-know-you questions and a critique of the previous year’s book. She also facilitated a discussion about what makes a good leader and how we will lead the…

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    Photo of the Week | May 14-18

    Almost a week has passed since the NC State class of 2018 turned the tassel on the next chapter of their lives. This shot of graduates from the College of Veterinary Medicine was taken by senior photographer Nick Faulkner, and was selected for Photo of the Week by photo editor Kaydee Gawlik. Gawlik selected this picture because it is a well-exposed photo that demonstrates a genuine interaction among peers who are celebrating the end of their struggles. Students looking to purchase photos from their graduation year can buy them here.

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    Photo of the Week | May 7-11

    The beginning of May marked the WWI Centenary, and a special ceremony was held at the NC State Memorial Belltower to honor the students and alumni of NC State who served and died in World War I. The ceremony included guest speakers, a flyover by F-15 fighters from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and a 21-gun salute.  Photographer Sarah Cochran captured the North Carolina National Guard Military Funeral Honors Unit performing the Three-Volley Gun Salute in honor of World War I Veterans of NC State.

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    Photo of the Week | April 29-May4

    Photographer Sindy Huang captures a piece from the Art2Wear “Wearable Paper Project” collection where first year students in the College of Design have the opportunity to show what they have learned and play a role in the Art2Wear Fashion show. Art2Wear is a student-run fashion show that challenges the contemporary view of “fashion” while showcasing the college’s best work for the year. The theme of this year’s show was “Caesura: The Art of Interruption.”

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    Katie Tart Announced as 2019 Editor in Chief

    Katie Tart, a junior in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship, is the 2019 editor-in-chief of Agromeck. Katie was the design editor of the 2018 Agromeck, and says she’s looking forward to her new role.   The publication has such a rich history of documenting NC State culture and traditions, and I’m excited to be able to have a hand in producing something that people will look back on years from now to remember this wild time in their lives. -Katie Tart   Hiring for other leadership positions has already begun! Visit our staff page to see what positions are available. Stay tuned here and on our social media…

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    Photo of the Week | April 1-5

    Students from universities across the state gathered at the Paul Derr Track to participate in Raleigh Relays on Friday, March 29. The awesome shots captured by our photography staff made this event an easy choice for Photo of the Week. Photo editor Kaydee Gawlik chose this photo in particular because of the “lighting, patterning of the people, and the splish splashin’ of the water!” To see more cool action shots at events like these, order your copy of the Agromeck here.