Get Your Beach On

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Sand in your toes, the sound of waves hitting the shore, with the sun shining down; the thought and image makes you crave for warmer, less gloomy days. Oh, what would you do to get to enjoy that scene? Not just for a day either, but for 4 days and 3 nights. You might not go as far as jumping off a cliff, but you don’t have to if you go to the men’s basketball game tomorrow.

If you dress up in your snazziest, best beach day costume, you have a chance to win a 4 day, 3 night stay in Myrtle Beach for spring break. That’s right, get your beach on, and you could be headed to the land of sands, seashells, and salt water. The best costume wins the trip.

The game starts at 7:00 pm tomorrow, in the Convocation Center. Even if you don’t want to dress up, you can come out and cheer on the guys as they go head to head with Liberty.

Written by: Marisa Linton

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This Week: Feb.11-17, 2013

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This Week: Feb. 11- 17, 2013

A few of the featured events for this week:

Wed. Feb 13– Men’s Basketball vs. Liberty, Convocation Center, 7:00pm

Wed. Feb 13– Mary Poppins, DPAC, 5:00pm

Thurs. Feb 14– Women’s Basketball vs. Gardner-Web, Convocation Center, 7:00pm

Fri. Feb.15– Movie Night: Skyfall, Turner Auditorium, 7:00pm

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

This Week: Fun Calendar

Enjoy and celebrate the not so famous and odd holidays.

Mon. Feb. 11- White Shirt Day

Tues. Feb.12- Extraterrestial Visitor Day. Can we say E.T.?

Wed. Feb. 13- Ash Wednesday. It is also Get a Different Name Day. Now is your chance to undo what your parents did.

Thurs. Feb. 14- Valentine’s Day… obviously. Why else would flower and chocolate sales go through the roof?

Fri. Feb. 15- National Hippo Day. This may be relevant in Africa or the zoo, but not so much in the Creek. Good thing it is also National Gumdrop Day. If only it would rain gumdrops.

Sat. Feb. 16- Innovation Day.

Sun. Feb. 17- My Way Day… don’t get too carried away.

Goo Goo Dolls: What You Need to Know

There has been one group’s name going around campus this past week, and this time, it’s not an athletic team.

CAB announced on Monday night, during the Nelly’s Echo concert, that American alternative rock (alt-rock) band The Goo Goo Dolls will headline this year’s Spring Concert.

Now, I know what you are thinking. Who the heck are The Goo Goo Dolls?

While I’m not an expert on popular 90’s bands, I am one of the youngest of 11 cousins and siblings who grew up right in the middle of the 90’s. So, I’ve heard more than my fair share of the Grammy-nominated band.

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If you have absolutely no idea who this band is, here are some things you should know before you decide if you want to see them in the Convocation Center:

  •   While the band got their start in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, their commercial success began with their 1992 album A Boy Named Goo
  • Following the success of A Boy Named Goo, the band released Dizzy Up the Girl, featuring their most well-known song “Iris” (which you can listen to below). In fact, “Iris” is ranked #1 on Billboard’s “Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012” chart and was nominated for three different Grammy Awards in 1998.
  • The band’s discography features a sizable 9 albums. Their 10th, Magnetic, is set to be released May 7th.
  •  The Goo Goo Dolls are made up of three members: lead vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, bass guitarist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin.

When I heard the news of the band coming to Buies Creek, I must admit I had mixed feelings. The Goo Goo Dolls is a little bit passed my generation of music. When my sister listened to “Sympathy” on repeat every afternoon while doing homework, I soon found my music interests elsewhere. Having said that, The Goo Goo Dolls have become a major influence in alt-rock music today, and while people may only know one or two songs now, they were able to create consistently catchy hits more often than their early 90’s counterparts. Not only did they gain popularity, they helped define the sound of an alt-rock power ballad, creating catchy tunes that would later define an era of the alt-rock genre.

My personal advice? If you can, listen to their well-known tracks. Take the time to get to know them, and just so you can say you didn’t miss anything, go and see them live this April. As a concert fanatic and someone with much respect for a band who contributed heavily to the sound of the 90’s, I will definitely be getting a ticket this year.

Written by: Emily McIntosh

The Five Biggest Winners of Super Bowl 47

thCAKQUCJOThe last remnants of confetti have been swept away, endless plates littered with leftover chips and dips lay cast off into the trash, and San Francisco fans across the nation are mournfully putting their jerseys away in hopes of a better game next year. Even if you live under a rock, and did not participate in viewing the nation’s most televised event, today it is blatantly obvious by the plethora of Ravens hats, t-shirts and jerseys just who reigned victorious in the 47th Super Bowl. While it may be obvious that the Baltimore Ravens are this year’s Super Bowl champions, the Ravens were not the only ones to benefit greatly from last night’s event.

5. CBS Network

As if CBS wasn’t already planning to promote the endless list of “number one shows” on their channel, which seems a little confusing, nothing could have played into their plans more than a completely random power outage. With so much airtime to fill, what else was CBS to do other than repeatedly promote their many sitcoms and series? There came a point during the Super Bowl in which I couldn’t remember a single product being promoted, but could tell anyone when How I Met Your Mother or NCIS came on during the week. Moreover, while I realize the power outage was out of anyone at CBS’s hands, it appears as if the networked gained some serious promotion time as a result.

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Picture this: For at least a year, you officially reign supreme over your brother, not only in terms of football, but pretty much everything by association. For the next twelve months, it’s safe to say you will always get the bigger slice of cake, the last biscuit in the basket, and your little brother Jim will be doing all your chores. Never mind the fact that both Harbaughs are clearly adults, and probably aren’t subjected to a weekly list of tasks assigned to them by their parents, the principle is the same. In the eyes of the entire nation, and let’s be honest, probably their parents as well, John Harbaugh is the better brother, the Peyton Manning if you will; and as someone with a brother of my own, I can only imagine how sweet a victory this would be.

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Alleged murder accusations aside, Ray Lewis is amazing. He’s had a ridiculously long career in a field where players’ importance is at times unbearably turbulent. Not only has his career been long, but also unbelievably successful. This season Lewis battled through injury for the better of his team, and every time his teammates are interviewed, they have nothing but praise for the man. Lewis is a lock for the Hall of Fame, and retiring a Super Bowl champion is merely the icing on the cake that is his career. So many amazing athletes come back for “one more season” that doesn’t go so well. I have the utmost respect for Lewis for knowing when his time is up, for loving the game but realizing his health and safety are more important, and any player who can gain that much respect from me is clearly a winner.

2. Every Dance Instructor/Choreographer to Work with Beyoncé Evershowbiz-beyonce-super-bowl-half-time-show-9

With her lip-synching scandal fresh in the minds of America, Beyoncé took the stage during halftime, and to be quite honest, I’m not even sure if she sang. However, what I do remember from the halftime show was a great deal of high energy dancing from a very fit, post-baby 31 year old, and a lot of legs. Beyoncé’s dancing was mind blowing, almost to the point I was scared, and I believe those fabulous legs are a product directly from the dancing. As a result, each and every person to ever work with Beyoncé from her very first dance lesson, to whoever was responsible for her choreography last night, deserves a congratulatory pat on the back. Even if she had been lip-synching, no viewer would have noticed.

1. The Nerd in the Go Daddy Commercial

While Go Daddy’s commercial was utterly disgusting, and I wanted to cry watching it, the supermodel smooching nerd in their ad was the true winner of the Super Bowl. For a few seconds, every man across the nation was wishing he were the four-eyed, curly haired geek making out with Bar Rafaeli. This will never happen again. That nerd will never be so lucky in his life, and I’m pretty certain the Go Daddy marketing team had to do more than a few takes to get the perfect shot. Nothing else needs to be said, this kid wins, hands down.

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All around campus last night, students watched these events happen, and have been talking about them ever since. There were many Super Bowl parties that joined opposing sides, cheering for their respective teams. What did you do for Super Bowl? Let us know @cupineburr or post photos to our Facebook page.

Written by: Sierra Smith

Edited by: Marisa Linton

 

This Week: Feb.4-10, 2013

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This Week: Feb. 4- 10, 2013

A few of the featured events for this week:

Mon. Feb. 4 –Phillip Phillips tickets go on sale, Info Desk in Student Center, 9:00am-5:00pm,

Mon. Feb. 4–Nelly’s Echo, Turner Auditorium, 8:00pm

Tues. Feb. 5- Bollywood Night, Rumley Center, 6:00pm

Wed. Feb. 6– Pinata Festival, Rumley Center, 6:00pm

Wed. Feb. 6– Men’s Basketball vs. High Point, Convocation Center, 7:00pm

Thurs. Feb. 7- Sushi and Origami, Rumley Center, 6:00pm

Fri. Feb.8–Date Night, Carter Gym, 7:00pm

Be sure to check out the Calendar for a full list of Campbell events and activities.

This Week: Fun Calendar

Enjoy and celebrate the not so famous and odd holidays.

Mon. Feb. 4- World Cancer Day

Tues. Feb. 5- National Pancake Day. Go get you some IHOP. I’d also like to note that it is World Nutella Day. I recommend spreading Nutella on the pancakes.

Wed. Feb. 6- Digital Learning Day

Thurs. Feb. 7- Ballet Day

Fri. Feb. 8- Laugh and Get Rich Day. I don’t know what this is about, but it sounds great to me!

Sat. Feb. 9- National Stop Bullying Day. Will you make a difference? It is also Read in the Bathtub Day.

Sun. Feb. 10- Chinese New Year

Take That Marshbanks!

We have all experienced the horrible downfall of college food. So many times, we finally get a gap in our days to eat, only to get something… ehhh… mysterious. Sometimes it’s better to not read the signs that say what the food is, or supposed to be. This all results in us wishing that Cookout took Camel Bucks and having some serious cravings for our mom’s homemade cooking.

Well, after one too many bad Marshbank’s meals and a rapid depletion of Camel Bucks, I decided to look at an alternative– the mighty microwave. The majority of us have them; however, their potential is often limited to popcorn and Ramen Noodles. No more! It is time to liberate the microwave’s potential in the college dorm room. Be prepared for some neat recipes that may just put Marshbanks to shame and won’t hurt your wallet.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 packets of sugar substitute (1gram)
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons of water

In the bottom of a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle some of the sugar and pumpkin pie spice and place 1/4 of the apples on top. Repeat this process one more time. Then, spread the pumpkin on top of the previous layer of apples. Finish it off by putting the last of the apples, and sugar and spice on top. Pour the water on top. Cook in the microwave for around 3 1/2 minutes, stirring every minute. Enjoy your delectable treat!

If you don’t like pumpkin, try using some butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon instead.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tortillas
  • cheese (any kind will do)
  • Anything you think goes great with the above two items.

This is probably the most simple thing ever. Put a tortilla on a microwave safe plate, sprinkle cheese on top, and top it with another tortilla. Microwave for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Grab some salsa and chips, and you have yourself a quick meal before class. Get fancy and add things like ham, bacon bits, tomatoes, beans, or peppers to bring it to the next level. Be daring!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • a dash of cayenne pepper and garlic powder
  • 1-2 packs of unseasoned Ramen Noodles

Microwave all the ingredients together except the Ramen Noodles for 30 seconds. Toss it in with your cooked pack of noodles and enjoy a fancified version of a college student’s best friend.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheese
  • 1 slice of ham/ bacon bits/ any kind of pre-cooked, cold meat

Melt the butter in a microwave safe mug or cup. Once the butter is melted, put eggs, milk, and salt and pepper in the cup and whip all together. Cook this in the microwave for 75 to 90 seconds or until the eggs are cooked. Next, put your chopped meat into the cup to be microwaved for a few additional seconds (no more than 30), and sprinkle with cheese. There you have it… breakfast in a mug.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Box of Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1 Box of any other cake flavor (your choice)
  • water

Mix the 2 boxes of cake mix together in a Ziploc bag… and your done… well, sort of. This is called a 3-2-1 cake because all you need to remember is 3 tablespoons mix, 2 tablespoons water, 1 minute in the microwave. That is it. Add the cake mix and water together, zap it, and indulge your sweet tooth. You can try any assortment of flavors, but remember you must have 1 box of angel food cake. You can also add icing and sprinkles for added pizzaz.

There you have it. Five quick, easy, inexpensive recipes, and they are all microwavable! Don’t be afraid to try them and look up other ones too. There are some great ones out there. Go for the alternative and say, “take that Marshbanks!”

Written by: Marisa Linton

Making a Stance

While the hype about the elections has died down, talk about politics never seems to hit a lull. With politics also comes the question, are you a Democrat or Republican? For some the answer is simple. They are one extreme or the other. However, some find themselves on a stance that is not quite either. A group of students found themselves wanting to be involved in politics, but they didn’t have many options– Republican or Democrat. To fix this problem and start something more in line with their stances, they started a Libertarians Club on campus.

“We started the club as a way to give students on campus another option when it comes to thinking about politics,” says Jacob Shires, founding member of the club.

Jacob goes on to explain where the club stands as a political party.

“We advocate the ideas of classical liberalism such as John Locke and small government, as well as personal responsibility of the individual. In essence, people should be able to live their lives as they see fit as long as they do not physically or economically harm another.”

012813181620The club is just getting started, but they have a great deal of excitement for what they are doing. They are trying to gain new members and earn money. Big plans are on the agenda starting with a bake sale tomorrow. The bake sale will be in Academic Circle if weather permits. If it is raining, then you can find them in Lundy for all sorts of homemade goodies.

If you are interested in learning more about what they are all about or joining the club, their first meeting is Feb. 4th in room 222 in D Rich. It will be at 6:30. Can’t make the meeting? Visit their Facebook page Campbell University College Libertarians or contact Jacob Shires at jlshires1023@email.campbell.edu for more information.

Written by: Marisa Linton