What’s going on in the Creek this week?

This week we finally have midterms! Above you see two students who are working hard on studying for midterms. The library is pack everyday and it’s almost over everyone! Be sure to study hard, and to focus on your midterm grades because after this week, Spring Break is finally here!! Enjoy the rest of your week! Happy Hump day Camels!! #Go Camels!!

 

 

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Did you know?

Did you know that Campbell University offers a Spanish clinic for children? This past weekend a couple of our Spanish Majors/ Minors helped out during the clinic. During the clinic on Saturday morning,  our students taught and helped out all of the younger children. With this, we teach them different topics, for example: teach them fruits in Spanish, the months, or even body parts. The Spanish clinic helps others, but most of all it lets future Camels know we are the place to go! Go Camels!!

7th Annual Academic Symposium

The 7th annual Academic Symposium was held on Thursday, March 30 starting at 9:00 AM. This event took place in the Wiggins Memorial Library and involved peers, faculty, and guest who gathered together to explore exciting work taking place in diverse disciplines across campuses!

From 9:00 AM-4:00 PM the oral presentations took place.

From 4:00 PM-5:00 PM audiences enjoyed performing arts presentations in the Turner Auditorium.

From 4:00 PM-5:15 PM were the poster presentations, art exhibits, and of course, hors d’oeuvres.

From 5:00 PM-5:30 PM guests enjoyed the dessert reception in the Academic Circle.

To end the day, from 5:30 PM-6:00 PM, the closing awards were given out.

The Academic Symposium includes the hard work of student research presentations and original works representing multiple disciplines. This event has become a highly anticipated Campbell tradition and showcases the best student work at Campbell. If you weren’t able to attend this time around, make sure to set some time aside for next years Symposium.

Written by: Kaitlyn Dixon 

5 Shocking Valentine’s Day Stats

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Believe it or not, Feb. 14 isn’t all about couples anymore. With more than half of American adults identifying as single today, we might not need to empty our pockets this year on gifts for your significant other. Sure, a bouquet of flowers, a heart full of chocolates, or a giant teddy bear hasn’t lost its momentum, but many people are buying gifts for friends, co-workers, and even pets rather than a special someone. Don’t worry if there’s not a special someone in your life this year, it’s time to start focusing your efforts on everyone.

Focus your efforts on single people, just as much as those in a relationship.

Fact: a single man will spend $71 during the holiday and a single women will spend $40.

More people are buying gifts for their friends rather than their boyfriends.

Fact: When people are searching for Valentine’s Day gifts on the popular Bing.com, 22% of people fill in “husband”, 20% of people type “friend” and 17% “boyfriend”.

Many people plan to spend money on their pets on Valentine’s Day!

Fact: In 2016, 19% of people bought gifts for their furry friends for a total of $681 million.

People don’t plan that far in advance for Valentine’s Day. Just focus on two weeks leading up to the big day.

Fact: 46% say they’ll start shopping in early February.

Whether you’re going out on a date or out with friends…

Fact: 34% of people plan to eat out on Feb. 14 making this day the second busiest day of the year for restaurants.

Written by: Kaitlyn Dixon 

 

Rachel Rock: Internship Experience

I was able to sit down with one of our fellow students, senior Rachel Rock, and ask her a few questions about how her internship experience has been going so far.

Q: Where are you interning?

A: I am interning at 919 Marketing in Holly Springs.

Q: What are some of your everyday tasks?

A: Everyday is different, but there are some things that I do more often. I am usually tracking media hits, writing and editing blogs/press releases and assisting in pitching ideas for clients.

Q: Why did you choose this internship?

A: I chose this internship because I knew that I wanted to work at a firm that represents multiple clients. Also, they work heavily in content marketing, which is a specific field that I was interested in learning about.

Q: How will this influence your future?

A: Hopefully, this internship will teach me valuable skills that will help me in my future career as a public relations strategist. I am already learning so much from the team about PR and marketing.

Q: What skills have you accustomed during your time at 919 Marketing?

A: During my time at 919 Marketing, I have learned so much. So far, I have learned how to use Cision PR Software and have gotten more comfortable writing and editing. I have also gained experience working in a structured office setting, which will definitely help me in my future!

Q: How are you using your degree in this internship?

A: My degree in public relations is greatly helping me in this internship. I came into it with a working knowledge of writing press releases and blog posts, as well as an understanding of AP Style writing. All of this is from classes that I have taken at Campbell.

Q: What are some difficulties you have faced on the job so far?

A: I haven’t experienced any major difficulties, but it has been somewhat challenging learning the company culture and adjusting to their schedules.

Q: What have you enjoyed the most?

A: I have really enjoyed my internship, so far. I have a great team of people that I am working with, and I have really enjoyed learning from all of them.

Interview by: Kaitlyn Dixon 

 

ANDREW WITCZAK: ROAD 2 RECOVERY

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On Saturday, April 18, 2015, in a conference game against Charleston Southern, Andrew Witczak gets the start on the mound for the Camels. He cruises through the first inning and goes back out for the second. With no runners on and one out, the second batter of the inning steps in the box. Andrew works the batter to a 1-1 count; steps back on the rubber to get the sign from the catcher for the next pitch. The catcher calls a fastball; Witczak nods his head up and down to confirm the sign. He starts his wind up towards home plate, as he throws the pitch, he felt something completely unorthodox happen in his arm as the balled flopped out of his hand and bounced on the ground. That was it! Little did he know, he would be out for the rest of the season with one of pitchers most feared injuries, Tommy John. Over the next eleven to twelve and a half months, Andrew would be on his “Road 2 Recovery.”

 

By: Erick Gaylord 

 

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