Pack Howl, N.C. State’s yearly homecoming celebration, welcomes N.E.R.D. and Common to campus this year for its Oct. 3 concert. This marks the first appearance by a rapper for N.C. State’s big show since Ludacris’ controversial appearance (the paper’s archives around that time seem to have migrated offline) on the campus in 2005. Good call, we say, especially with a new Common album with a brand new name due in early November.