Comedian Grant Lyon graced us with his presence Saturday evening with an entertaining show that was sure to make you explode with laughter. Not many people showed up for this event but the ones that were there enjoyed his goofy sense of humor. Lyon’s comedy was encompassed around his life which made it easy to relate to. That’s the best kind of comedy if, I do say so myself. Lyon interacted with the audience every now and then to bring us into his goofiness. Grant Lyon was definitely worth going to see. It was a great way to end a Saturday evening at Campbell.
If you are around Ashlyn Batten for just a little while, you quickly realize her love of horses. She has an enthusiasm for them and has been able to show that enthusiasm through Campbell University’s Club Equestrian team. Check out what Ashlyn has to say about her time on the team and what it is all about!
The CU Club Equestrian team was started in the fall of 2011. I have been horse crazy since I was eight years old and grew up riding horses, so I was extremely excited when I found out that a couple students had started a Club Equestrian team. When I came to Campbell, the only thing I felt it was missing was an outlet for my love of horses, but that problem was solved my sophomore year! The first semester we had five people on the team and we are now up to seven team members and this is our first semester competing in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). This is the first semester that Campbell has had an English team and a Western team. We ride twice a week at Saddletree Stables in Willow Springs with our coach, Michelle Campbell.
Unlike regular horse shows where each competitor brings their own horse, at the IHSA shows, the host school supplies all the horses for everyone. The purpose of an IHSA show is to see that a rider can still have perfect equitation when riding a horse that is completely new to them. A rider draws a horse’s name out of a hat literally five minutes before their class starts and they have to go mount the horse and go straight into the show ring- they’re given no time to get used to their new mount.
The Equestrian Team has been a great experience for me! I have gotten to meet other horse lovers at Campbell, as well as take lessons with a great coach.
Winter was the right way to describe the weather Wednesday November 14th. With temperatures that would make your fingers freeze and snow slowly falling to the ground one would say that it sure felt like December. Wait a minute… Snow?!?! For students who went to the Winter Ball snow flurries greeted them on the way inside the masquerade themed dance.
Students entered a transformed Convocation Center, which looked more like a scene from Phantom of the Opera with candelabra centerpieces and red rose tablecloths. With beautiful decorations and masks at the doors, a Jazz band, The Moonlighters, completed the Masquerade theme. “I’m having a great time! Everyone looks so beautiful and I think the theme is working perfectly for the night,” said Katlyn Joyner a sophomore who enjoyed her time at the formal last night.
Students helped themselves to a delicious buffet that included everything from chicken skewers to tasty cheesecake bites, which gave them the energy to get their grove on throughout the rest of the night. When the DJ came in students donned their masks and started heading out on the dance floor to show off their skills. From shagging to breakdancing, to just wiggling a leg, students had a long night on the dance floor.
Make sure to look for more pictures and more story in the Pine Burr in the spring!
Pine Burr Yearbook would like to send out a huge thank you to all those who have served our country and protected our freedom. There are many who have sacrificed over the years so that we have the many privileges we do, such as going to Campbell. As we recognize Veteran’s Day, we all need to say a huge thank you to our men and women who have served our great country!
While many of us can sympathize with the idea of being poor and hungry, most of us are never able to truly see how it feels. The Hunger Banquet, which was sponsored by the Social Work Club, helped put students in those shoes. We were asked to bring either three dollars or three cans of food to join the banquet. So after collecting food from my boyfriend’s pantry, I walked over to Carter Gym. The gym was surrounded by plastic chairs; in the middle of the floor, there were three tables neatly set for supper. The tables were full with salad, a glass of water, a glass of iced tea, a chocolate mousse and silverware. (you’ll see why the silverware is important in a minute) After we handed in our food or money, we drew a ticket. This ticket determined whether we were high, middle, or low class. I pulled the low class ticket, which meant I had to sit on the floor, middle class got the chair, and high class got the tables. 85% of the 160 people who attended were middle or low class. This meant that the wonderful food on the table would only be enjoyed by a few lucky guests. I watched as all sorts of people sat on the floor around me, all looking a bit disappointed for not pulling the best card. After an introduction, it was time to eat! While I was waiting for the middle class to get their bowls of beans and rice, I watched as the high class was served plates of chicken, rice, and vegetables. Finally, after waiting for all the low class males to go, I was able to get my food–a bowl of rice and a glass of water. I got to the end of the buffet table to get a fork, and there were none… “No fork?!?!?” I asked, and a shake of the head was my response. So going back to my seat on the floor, I tried to figure out a way to eat with no utensils. It was disheartening knowing that what I got was so meager, and I had to watch as the high class devoured their chicken and desserts. By the end of the night, I was still hungry and could not imagine having to live hungry for a week let alone a whole year. The hunger banquet was a great experience and I encourage the Social Work Club to hold another banquet next year and for more students to go!