Check out these photos from Hobbit Week. There was food, fun, presentations, face painting, and plenty of hobbits to go around. If you didn’t go, you definitely missed out! You could have even dressed up like a hobbit, even though you might have been on the tall side for one.
There is a pirate that has invaded our campus. Wait! Keep calm! It is nothing to be alarmed about; he is friendly and hopefully will not steal your treasure. Who? It is Zach Roberson, a sophomore in biology. Why, you ask, has he decided to not only dress like a pirate, but also to talk like one? Well, the simple fact is that it is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Not to mention, if he dresses up as a pirate, he can get a free dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, as can anyone else who joins the crew of pirates. If you don’t want to dress like a pirate, then you can get a single free doughnut just by talking like a pirate. Besides the free doughnuts though, it is kind of fun to say “Ahoy!” and “Arrrr” all day.
National Talk Like a Pirate Day was started by John Baur and Mark Summers during a game of racquetball. Apparently, one pulled something when playing, and instead of saying “Ouch!” he said “Arrrr!” The two went with it and kept up the pirate lingo. That was June 6, 1995. They decided they would continue the tradition but not on June 6th, as that is D-Day. They decided on celebrating it on September 19th, Summers’s ex-wife’s birthday. It didn’t become an official holiday until 2002, 10 years ago. It is an interesting story that gave way to a huge phenomenon. It is now celebrated every September 19th all over the world.
So, it is happy birthday to not only Talk Like a Pirate Day, but today is Zach’s birthday. Make sure to tell him happy birthday when you see his pirate self! Don’t be afraid to join in on the fun with him. You can get free doughnuts for pete’s sake! Arrr!
Here are some pirate words to help you celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day:
Avast!—Whoa, look at that!
These are just the basics. To learn more about Talk Like a Pirate Day, visit http://talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html.
A few of the featured events for next week:
Sept. 17-22: Hobbit Week – Wiggins Library CMMC
Sept. 17: CAB – Sushi Night, Student Center, 6:00 pm
Sept. 17: Hobbit Week: Open Theatre Reading, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library
Sept. 18-Nov. 7: Studio Art Class Exhibit, Sauls Gallery
Sept 18: Hobbit Week: Free Face Painting, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library
Sept. 19: Hump Day Challenge
Sept. 19: Hobbit Week: Middle Earth Coloring Pages, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library
Sept. 19: LFSB Gore Servant Leadership Awards, 10:00 am
Sept. 19: Fine Arts Informal Recital, 4:10 pm, Scott Concert Hall
Sept. 20: Divinity Lecture Series
Sept. 20: Hobbit Week: Middle Earth Display, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library
Sept. 20: LFSB: Bob Barker Retreat
Sept. 21: Hobbit Week: Dress as a Hobbit Day/ Birthday Celebration, 3rd Floor Wiggins Library
Sept. 21: Volleyball vs. High Point, 7:00 pm
Sept. 22: Volleyball vs. NC Central 12:00 pm
Sept. 22: CAB – Quidditch Tournament, Saylor Park, 2:00 pm
Sept. 22: Volleyball vs. NC A&T, 3:00 pm
Sept. 23: CAB – Frankie’s Funpark Trip, 1:00 pm
Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.
We have all heard it– “your mascot is a camel? Well, that is ummm unique.” If you’re like me then you might say something like “not just a camel, but the fighting camels. There is a difference.” You may have also wondered why a camel? You may already know. My curiosity led me to check out the story behind the camel. So, here it is… (according to Campbell’s website)
The history of the camel is kind of fuzzy. Apparently, we used to be the Hornets in the 20’s and 30’s, but that all changed in between 1933-1934. No one really knows why it was changed, but it was.
One theory is that camels came from an encounter between Z.T. Kivett and Dr. James Archibald Campbell. After one of the buildings burned down, Dr. Campbell was stating his discouragement to Mr. Kivett. Kivett, in response said, “Your name’s Campbell; then get a hump on you! We’ve got work to do.” Well, Dr. Campbell heard, “You’re a camel, get a hump on you.” Therefore, getting the name camel.
It is kind of a humorous story, but there it is. We are unique! There is only one other camel mascot in the USA, and we are the only one in Division 1. Check out these camel random facts!
- Camels have been known to eat vegetation, meat, or bone
- Camels’ normal diet consists of hay, grass, and grains such as wheat and oats
- Camels have 3 sections to their stomachs. They swallow their food whole and regurgitate it back to be chewed as cud.
- Camels don’t really spit saliva but spit the cud when agitated
- Camels are related to llamas and alpacas
- Camels are pregnant for 13 months
- Camels are known as “ships of the desert”
- Camels have 34 teeth
- Camels’ humps are mostly fat
- Camels have a 3rd eyelid that acts as a windshield wiper to clean the eye of sand
- The Campbell camel is a Dromedary camel because it only has one hump
- Camels’ hair can be made into clothing and makes really warm coats
Take a Camel quiz and see how much you know! http://fohn.net/camel-pictures-facts/camel-quiz.html
On Sunday night (Sept. 9) students started getting in line for the Spring Break Cruise Trip. Signups did not start until 7am on Tuesday. Needless to say, they wanted that trip. Joanna D’Ancona, sophomore in communications wrote about her experience in the following log. Her group included Jacob Shires, junior in political science pre-law; Elizabeth Wells, sophomore in chemistry; and Ethan Roper, junior in pre-pharmacy.
Hour six: the Oasis has been closed for one hour now and the two groups are still high in spirits. We just blew up the air mattresses and are trying to figure out who will sleep first. The excitement of a 7-day cruise for only 500 dollars with travel, gratuities and food included is overwhelming. The boys venture to the 24-hour room in the library to use the bathroom and brush their teeth. Finally, with the air mattresses on the side of the student center building and book bags in a queue in front of the door, half of the group bunkers down to take their sleeping shift. I cannot help but wonder if every person who passes us on the road thinks we are homeless.
Hour seven: The other groups half asleep half awake sits first at the door. They have been here for 14 hours already. We have kept ourselves occupied with Cranium and a trip to the 24 hour room where I am surprised to see students (probably grad students) studying already in the 4th week of school. This reminds me of the two papers I have to write tomorrow. I am nodding off while sitting down and am not sure if the two Motrin I just took will actually help the pain my back is in. In an hour I will be happily sleeping on an air mattress and forget all my worries until 6 am.
Hour 12: The Oasis has opened to let the few of us in. We have claimed our booths and will not be moving for the next 24 hours. I am ecstatic and extremely tired. That is all.
Hour 14: 9:00 am we are signed up for the cruise in slots 4-7. Now we have to occupy ourselves in the Oasis for the rest of the day.
Hour 19: We are guaranteed a spot now we just have to stick it out until 7. I am still freaking out.
Hour 22: All my happiness is gone.
… must watch Moulin Rouge
Hour 23: I am going to die.
Halfway between hour 23 and hour 24: My friends come in to find me and bring me some happiness and are surprised to discover me under the table in a blanket cocoon. After conversing it was time for them to leave and I fell back into the abyss that is beneath the table.
Hour 35: I was woken at 6:33 in the morning by a lovely screech telling me to pack up my stuff and head to the front of the Oasis so we could start the payment line process.
I am happy to say that my determination allowed me to be in the first group to pay and leave. It may have been unnecessary to camp out Sunday night, but I think that it added to the experience and gave me an even better story to tell when I talk about the cruise. This cruise will be so fun and I am happy to be able to spend it with my friends.
All I have to say is HECK YEAH BABY!!!!! 😀