Today in NC State History: Vandalism leads to a photo finish

February 17, 2015
By Chris Saunders

historyIconIt was just after Valentine’s Day on campus at NC State in 1989, but any feelings of love had already left town if you take into account the actions of a few vandals who decided to massacre the mimeograph.

A picture of a photocopier made its way on the cover of the Technician on this day 26 years ago as a symbol of student angst.

A vandalized copier sitting outside of Caldwell Hall in 1989.

A vandalized copier sitting outside of Caldwell Hall in 1989.

The group calling itself T.K. Sigma, who left the Greek letters Tau Kappa Sigma on one of  the copiers it vandalized, called into the Technician to claim responsibility for the acts of techno terror. The group was not a formally recognized Greek organization on campus.

A member of the group voiced his displeasure with NC State’s administration, especially in the matter of parking.

“No one cares here, they just want our money,” the anonymous voice told Technician staffers. “…We don’t have any place to park our cars.”

Administrators said the vandals would face disciplinary actions if caught.

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