TBT: Family Of the Year

This weekend is Campbell’s Family Weekend, which is a weekend where families can experience the atmosphere of campbell. Each year Campbell’s bookstore, Barnes and Noble, sponsors a family who they feel like represents the university well. Last year the Gilbert family was deemed 2015 Family of the Year.

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“As we were finalizing admissions papers, we ran into Campbell University President Jerry Wallace on campus and were able to speak with him. He really made us feel like we were already at home. That’s when my parents truly fell in love with the school and the caring spirits of the staff here at Campbell University.”

Each year a new family is chosen, this weekend the 2015 family will be announced at the game on Saturday at 6pm. Please remember to come attend and support you Campbell football team!!

Written by: Rachael Wheeler

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Throwback Thursday:

Last March Campbell students learned Salsa by coming to the Rumley Center at Campbell where students could learn a little bit about the dance on campus. Students were taught basic moves and rhythms of salsa dance. Students came to the class in order to learn salsa dance moves for many different reasons. Salsa dance roots are based on Puerto Rican rhythms, Cuban Son, and San Montuno. However, the dance and music is always evolving. There are many different types of salsa dance based on the area they come from. In many styles of salsa dancing, as a dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains level and nearly unaffected by the weight changes. Weight shifts cause the hips to move. Arm and shoulder movements are also incorporated. Salsa dance came to the Rumley Center at Campbell where students could learn a little bit about the dance on campus. Students were taught basic moves and rhythms of salsa dance. Students came to the class in order to learn salsa dance moves for many different reasons.

“I’m fascinated with Latin culture and I have a bicultural family so I’m really interested in Latin dance” said Audrey Jordan, a Freshman International Business and Spanish major.

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Remember to take part in the unique activities that Campbell has to offer throughout the semester. There are numerous activities such as dance class, bacon day, pumpkin carving, and even speed dating.

Throwback Thursday:

After flipping through the 2009 Pine Burr Yearbook I noticed that 6 years ago Campbell football returned after 58 years on the hottest day of the year. The addition of football at Campbell allowed more community support campus involvement. Traditionally students dress in orange, wear crazy hats, wigs and bring cowbells or noise makers. At the top of this picture three students from the 2009 game embraced their love for Campbell by painting themselves orange and wearing brightley colored wigs. I encourage you to show your school spirit at the upcoming game this Saturday at 6pm. Don’t forget to bring your friends and your “Camel Crazy” Spirit and maybe you will be featured in this year’s edition of the Pine Burr. Go Camels! FullSizeRender

Written By: Rachael Wheeler 

Spring Fling 1996

Flipping through old yearbooks from previous classes, it’s amazing to see how much Campbell University has changed just in the past few years. But given all of the new change in landscape, buildings, and academic programs, some things at Campbell will always remain the same. Campbell is home to many yearly traditions, including the annual Spring Fling.

This Thursday we are taking you back to Campbell’s Spring Fling in 1996. So what was going on around campus during Spring Fling 19 years ago? Campbell students enjoyed several events similar to the ones hosted this week by the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Unlike Spring Fling this year, in 1996 Spring Fling was only a 3-day event. To kick things off for Spring Fling 1996, the Student Activities Office hosted the “Spring Kickoff Dance” in Cannon Parlor. Students also engaged in many outdoor activities ranging from volleyball to limbo. One afternoon, students gathered around to listen to the group “Life in General” which performed outside in front of Rumley Center. Despite hauling-in 2 tons of sand to create a makeshift beach, “the signs of winter were still apparent” with overcast skies and low temperatures. But students did not let the cooler weather have an ill effect on their Spring Fling festivities.

Coming back to Spring Fling in 2015, students have already been participating in various outdoor activities. So far, students have participated in a fun game of Rock-n-Roll on Monday, tie-dying shirts on Tuesday, and a “State Fair Festival” at Saylor Park on Wednesday. The week of fun will come to an end on Saturday after students dress up for a night of fun in Garner for the “Spring Formal.” Fortunately for us, with warmer temperatures and sunny days, we are having a little more cooperation from Mother Nature.

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Written By: Deagan Williams

Throwback Thursday

The GROC is one of the stores here on Campus where students can buy some daily essentials.  Back in 1987, the GROC was located in a gas station.  It was closed December 8, 1987, but was a Campbell landmark.  Now the GROC has been redone for students to remember the glory days of the original GROC.

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Written By:  Hannah Gooding

Throwback Thursday

Valentines Day at Campbell University in 1989 contained a dance, big dresses, and cute couples.

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While we might not be having a dance, not much has changed.  After reading the story about the event, it is evident the same things are expected out of Valentine’s Day today.  A “knight in shinning armor” and red, white and pink balloons are things people think of when they hear this cliche holiday.

Another thing that hasn’t changed is a student’s love for food.  The caption reads “A full table of refreshments is always the main attraction at a dance.”  This is certainly still true today.  We college students are drawn to an event if there is going to be good free food and the dances that CAB puts on today (especially spring formal) is known to have delicious food.

 

Written By: Hannah Gooding

Throwback Thursday

 

 

The 1962 Pine Burr Yearbook shows many things that no longer exist on the Campbell University campus.  This includes clubs, dorms and traditions.  But one thing that was interesting, was the similarity in the names of two different female dorms.  In 1962, a new dorm had just been built and the temporary name was simply “New Dorm”.   This dorm is now Jones Hall.  When the present Pat Barker was first created, it was “New Hall” and many seniors and juniors still refer to the dorm as New Dorm.  Looking back over how many people were in charge of the dorms in 1962, it is quite a lot considering there was far less students at Campbell.

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