A Sea of Orange

The proud sea of orange!

As I rode through Buies Creek coming back from an event out of town, I was met with a sight that filled me with pride–lights and a sea of orange. The football field was lit up in bright lights for the second game of the season and showcased fans dressed to support thier Fighting Camels. It was definitely a sight that could not be missed riding down 421 HWY.

The night was a special one as it was Military Appreication Day at the game. Veterans and those with military ID recieved two free tickets for the game. It was a little way to say thank you to those who serve our country. Thanks to them, we have the freedom to do much, including watching football. A special halftime show was performed with drills.

“I enjoyed the halftime show because it reminded me of the drill that I did in JROTC in high school. I also enjoyed the pledge that was made by the ROTC because of the honor and commitment it takes to take the pledge,” said Nicole Fitzgerald, Social Work sophomore.

What made me even more proud than the sight of Campbell excitement was when I learned we won against Virginia Wise Cavaliers 10-0! Now that is good news–the first win of the season! I only wish I could have seen it for myself! From that field of orange, though, Campbell was well supported even though rain was present. Go Camels!

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Next Week: Sept. 10-16, 2012

A few of the featured events for next week:

Sept. 10-12: Skye Dillon Alumni Art exhibit

Sept. 10: Frisbee Golf Play begins

Sept. 10: Sand Volleyball Play begins

Sept 10: Study Abroad Fair, 10:00-3:00 pm, Alumni Room, Marshbanks Dining Hall.

Sept 11: CAB – Spring Break Cruise Signups, Student Center

Sept. 12: Hump Day Challenge

Sept. 12: Golf League and Tennis Play Begin

Sept. 12: Campus Blood Drive, 8:30 – 1:30, Rumley Center

Sept. 14-15: Campus Water Gun Assassin, 5:00 pm, Academic Circle

Sept. 14: Movie – Dark Shadows, 9:00 pm, Turner Auditorium

Sept. 15: Men’s Soccer vs. Loyola, 7:00 pm

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

Leigh Nash Visits the “Creek”

Leigh Nash, a Texas native, came to the “Creek” on Tuesday to give an outstanding performance. Her music gave hints of soft rock and indie, andĀ  songs such as “Kiss Me” and “Breathe Your Name” were heard coming out of Turner Auditorium at the CAB event.

Nash got her start in the 90’s band Sixpence None the Richer, but is now producing a solo album.

The audience was able to listen to Nash perform songs from her solo album, as well as, Sixpence None the Richer band. She took time to take questions and comments in between songs and after the show. The crowd was enthusiastic and enjoyed getting to know Nash. A big thanks goes out to CAB for putting the event on and Ms. Nash for coming out!

Connections– yay or nay?

CUW has had an identity change, and it is now called Connections. It has officially completed its 3rd week. There are positive, confusing, and annoying changes that leave many undecided about the benefits of the change.

“Choosing where I sit is an obvious bonus, but I also like that there are more events to choose from and go to. There is more options which provides something for everyone,” said Emily McIntosh, a sophomore in communication broadcasting.

Not only can we sit where we want in Turner Auditorium, but we now have the choice to go to Wednesday 10 o’clock meetings like normal or go to events such as plays, concerts, worship services, and community service. The option of picking and choosing is now available; however, with this new found freedom also comes the added responsibility of calculating our attendance up. This has been made easier by incorporating Blackboard to make life so much simpler.

Yet, with every new program, come negative results and kinks.

“While I like being able to choose what we go to, it seemed to be easier to just show up to Wednesday CUW than figuring out all these added events,” said Joanna D’Ancona, a communication pre-law major sophomore.

Indeed, it does seem to be added work. Before, we could miss 2 CUW’s, but now we can’t miss any. If we do, than we have to make it up with 2 events because there are not as many CUW’s as events required; however, if we go to every single CUW, then we get all the credit we need. Confusing right? To make things clearer for all, to obtain credit in Connections, you have to get 15 credits, aka go to 15 events. 8 of those have to be in the spiritual formation section. If you go to 8 CUW’s, and pick 7 events to go to than you are good to go, but it is Connections so the choice is all yours. The syllabus gives a list of approved events and explains everything in detail.

Overall, it is nice to have options and be able to sit where you want. Now, if only we could learn that they will make you sit towards the front and in the middle so people do not have to crawl over others. It is a learning process for all and will hopefully turn out well. For now we will just try to sort out the confusion, plan our attendance, and get excited about the long awaited flash drives with the important syllabus loaded on it.

Get Your Passports ready!

Have you ever dreamed of going to Italy, London, or even Costa Rica? Did you think you could do it while getting class credits? Well, you can with the Study Abroad Program. Find out what they offer at the Study AbroadĀ Fair on Sept. 10th at the Alumni Room in Marshbanks Cafeteria. You can go anytime between 10-3 and get all your questions answered.

Taking your science class in Costa Rica or English class in London is so much more enticing than sitting in a classroom. You can enjoy the food, sights, sounds, and famous attractions in the country. It may be easier than you think. So take the time to swing by the Study Abroad Fair on Monday!

Next Week: September 3-9, 2012

A few of the featured events for next week:

Sept. 3-9: Skye Dillon Alumni Art exhibit

Sept. 3: Women’s Soccer vs. Marshall

Sept. 4: NFL Fantasy – Campus Recreation

Sept 4: Leigh Nash Concert for Impulse 9:00 pm

Sept 5: Hump Day Challenge

Sept. 5: Dodgeball and Flag Football begin

Sept. 7: CAB Myrtle Beach Trip

Sept. 8: Football vs. Wise

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.