Look at how much the Campbell cheerleaders have changed since 1962. Not only are their outfits different, but the amount of male cheerleaders has increased. Cheerleaders do a fantastic job of pumping up the crowd and cheering on our teams, making them an important part of CU athletics.
Mrs. Williams’ developmental anatomy class had a busy weekend welcoming in a group of new peeps!
The class spent all hours of the weekend coming in to check on the new chicks, moving the hatched ones from the incubator to their heat lamp, checking their food, water and their health status.
Students had to sign up for four hour shifts ranging from 6 AM to 12 AM. Chicks will continue to hatch until Tuesday. Students were able to study the process of the development of the eggs since they were fertilized.
On August 30, 2008 Campbell played its first football game in over half a century. It was the first home football game in 58 years. Many said it would increase school spirit, and I would say it did considering the newly remodeled Barker-Lane stadium where more than 3,000 seats were added. As you can see, the stadium has lived up to its expectations of increasing Camel pride with a recent record-breaking attendance. Go Camels!!
Almost all of us have been there… freshman year. It is a time of change, expectations, new adventures, hard classes, dorm life, and so much more. It’s a new chapter that both excites and terrifies. It is a world of unknown, but a place to make your own. It is simply freshman year.
According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 19.7 million individuals enrolled in a college or university in 2011; 20 years ago it was only 14.4 million (not that 14.4 million is a small number by any means) . Campbell had 1,077 new students. We caught up with a few to see what they thought so far of college life and Campbell.
One of the biggest adjustments that students have is the classes. College classes offer a much different environment than high school classes.
Meredith Clark, a Business Administration major, said the biggest difference in high school and college were the classes. “We covered everything in math I learned in high school, in the first two days of class here,” Clark said. “Although, I don’t find it intimidating.”
College and classes are also different in that one has more freedom.
KT Underwood, an Athletic Training major, said “I love being able to study what I want.”
College is certainly a time to find one’s niche. You can choose the classes you take, to a certain extent. There are still requirements, of course; however, there is considerably more of freedom in college.
Despite the amount of freedom and exciting classes college has to offer, it can still be hard to transition. Some have difficulties while others embrace it full heartedly.
Sarah Roberson, a Trust and Wealth Pre-law major, said “my favorite thing about college is getting to meet all kinds of people. In high school, it was the same kind of people, but in college it’s not.”
Some freshman were shocked at how easy it was to transition to college life.
“I was surprised that it wasn’t as difficult to get started and to get used to being in college” Underwood said after being asked what was one of the unexpected things about her freshmen year “people make college out to be really difficult and really hard, but I have had an easy time transitioning.”
“College is harder, but not by that much!” Morgan Cotton, a Communication Pre-law major said, making college sound like a breeze.
Even though the transition may not be too hard for many, and college is fun and exciting, there are still things that are missed.
A group of students all exclaimed that they missed nothing from high school; however, Cotton added, “Well nothing except for the home cooked food and family.”
Campbell becomes a home to many, creating a sense of belonging and closeness for freshman. They don’t easily get lost. Clark says that her favorite thing is the Campbell environment and how much the professors care about you.
“Being a freshman at Campbell is a learning experience, and there is so much to take in: from classes, activities, and meeting tons of new friends. It may be a handful, but there are many people available to help you grow. It is also good to know that there are people here to help you grow spiritually as well. It’s like a breath of fresh air,” said Simone Brown, a Biology Pre-Professional major.
Students come to Campbell wanting a certain experience. For Rayvon Walker, a Political Science Major, that is exactly what this school is doing.
“What I expected was to come to a place where I can get the tools I needed to be successful. I wanted to come to place that was centered around Christ. Also, I wanted to come in order to continue to grow and mature. So far, Campbell is meeting my expectations!” Walker said,
Of course, there are so many more aspects of a freshman’s life, and everyone is different. Some are social butterflies and others are consumed with school. Some have a fabulous dorm life and others get roommates from… well that’s another story. The point is, is that being a freshman is only for a year, and is such an exciting time. They are on an adventure and hopefully enjoy the ride. Good luck class of 2017!!
A look at the Class of 2017*
Average GPA: 3.77
Average SAT (3-part): 1562
Average ACT (composite): 22
In-state students: 80%
*Data only for freshman students.
Written by: Marisa Linton
Interviews by: Hunter Tadlock, Marisa Linton, and Joanna D’Ancona
Turner was packed…some were Campbell students while others had traveled 3 hours and 45 minutes away! I sat to the left with two of my friends ready to see the Skit Guys. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Suddenly, the lights went out and a video was displayed on the screen. Two men were depicted in the clip, dressed in different wigs, speaking in random accents, talking about prayer. Is this the Skit Guys? I thought to myself. It was the Skit Guys, but it was just the preview for what was to come.
Wow! What a performance. I definitely did not need to do any crunches after the show. My stomach hurt from laughing so hard. These two men performed skit after skit of everyday life. It may have been a mother embarrassing her child, individuals making the right choices, or how to live your life Christ like. Even though, we were all dying of laughter, there was a moral to each skit and a message to be heard. Combine these hilarious, meaningful skits, with the Skit Guys throwing free stuff at the crowd, and you had a pretty great performance.
I was able to meet them afterwards. They took the time to ask anyone who came up what their name was and to take a picture with them. They were extremely personable guys who have a talent to make people laugh and have a real passion for God. If you didn’t get to see them, you missed out; they were fabulous!
As you can see Campbell hasn’t always had a 2,800-pound bronze statue in front of the Convocation Center. The camel statue arrived in 2011, and since then, it has become a background for countless pictures.