The award-winning Agromeck yearbook is looking for students to work part-time for the 2011-2012 school year. There are positions for reporters, designers and photographers — no experience necessary. If interested, contact editor-in-chief Susannah Brinkley at email@example.com. Positions are also available at the 88.1 FM WKNC radio station, the Technician and the Nubian Message student newspapers, Windhover literary magazine, Wolf TV television station and the business office. Visit www.ncsu.edu/sma for more information. All non-entry level positions within the Student Media are paid positions. Even some entry-level positions are paid with reporters and photographers earning money for all published works. To be eligible, students must complete all training classes, must be eligible to…
Chris Hondros at N.C. State last spring. Photos by Tim O’Brien. The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse April 10 reported that Chris Hondros, a 1993 graduate of N.C. State with a BA in English, was killed in Libya on assignment for Getty Images. Later in the day, despite conflicting reports, Getty Images confirmed that Hondros had been shot and killed. Tim Hetherington a photographer also working in the area was killed. LINK to Hondros’ photo blog at the New York Times.
The 2011 edition delivered right on schedule in April. If you didn’t purchase a copy, you can now purchase one in the NCSU Bookstore. Open publication – Free publishing – More agromeck
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Tom Stafford announced his retirement after 40 years at N.C. State Wednesday, March 2. Stafford became vice chancellor in 1983 and has served in research and administrative positions at the University since 1971. For more information, visit technicianonline.com
For the first time in recent memory, the recently commissioned military officers of the NCSU ROTC were collectively recognized at the fall 2010 graduation. The chancellor and graduation speaker Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of the U.S Joint Forces Command, recognized students in the Navy, Air Force and Army. Capt. Timothy Perrin said, “When they walk out there, they represent the U.S. military. It’s not ROTC, it’s the U.S. military. It’s a joint environment. They’re going to be moving on to a joint environment. We fight together.”
Killing Eagles, by Luis Zapata Technician Photo Editor Sarah Tudor said: We chose Luis’s photo because of its good overall composition and because it captured a good moment in the football game. This photo tells a story — in it, you can clearly see that N.C. State is beating Boston College, so when someone looked at the newspaper, they could see what the focus of the article might be before reading the story.
West Fest, by Alex Canoutas Agromeck Photo Editor Marisa Akers said: Alex’s photo, which ran in Technician Oct. 4, is both well-executed and entertaining. He composed it with the trees, which provided a clean background and the blue weapon framing the action. The emotion captured on the subject’s face is a great example of waiting for the right moment to make a technically good, but boring, photo exciting and unique.
Twelfth Night, by Kevin Cook Technician Photo Editor Sarah Tudor said: Kevin’s photo, of the sound booth, which ran in the Technician Sept. 29, is an excellent example of getting a behind the scenes shot. The assignment was to shoot a play that was going on on-campus. Most people often forget about all the work that goes into a play behind the scenes the actors. Also, Cook utilized the rule of thirds and an interesting angle. Usually tilted angles don’t work well with most photos, but because of the angle of the person in the photo, the tilted look works well.
Circus, by Luis Zapata Agromeck Photo Editor Marisa Akers said: Luis’ photo, taken in downtown Raleigh during SparkCon, gave Technician readers a glimpse of student involvement in the local community, off campus. Because it was shot from an odd angle near the ground, different people and buildings are layered, filling the frame, and this creativity makes it stands out from average photos that shot from the eye-level that people are already used to seeing the world from. The preparations that led up to the second that the photo was taken helped Luis capture a fun moment in a way that clearly conveys the playful atmosphere of the event. Luis’s photo…
Bugfest, by Natalie Claunch Technician Photo Editor Sarah Tudor said: Natalie’s photo from Bugfest, which ran in the Technician Sept. 13, is a great example of getting a tight shot that still displays what is happening at the event. The boy in the photo is engaged with the bug, but you can also see that Whisnant has other bugs in the background. The photo leads the eye around the photo to get a good understanding of what happened at Bugfest.