What’s the Fair to Ya?

For many, the North Carolina State Fair is a must-go-to annual event. For some, it’s about the food… fried Oreos, funnel cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade, turkey legs, and the list goes on. For others, it’s about the rides, spinning around at fast speeds or the view at the top of the ferris wheel. For still others, it’s about the games that they get drawn into to win that prize for a special someone…or maybe just for themselves. The fair is a special place that affects all the senses.

For me, though, it is not about all those things. Yes, I like my fair food, even though I feel like I need to run a mile afterwards to burn the calories off. I do get a thrill out of sitting at the top of the ferris wheel and slamming into people with bumper cars; however, for me, what I look forward to at the fair are the shows. No, I’m not talking about the concerts; I’m talking about the livestock shows.

For the past 10 years of my life, I have been showing livestock at the NC State Fair, including goats, sheep, and pigs. I get to show off the animals that I have been working with for months prior to the show and see them win ribbons. I get to spend time with my family and friends. Most importantly, I get to do something I love. Now that I am in college, I have been asked if I would continue showing. The answer was simple… yes! Allyson Brake, a Communication major at Campbel,l who also shows livestock, will hop in the car with me, and we will ride together to shows after classes. I have even convinced my roommate, Emily McIntosh, to come join in on the fun. She can now tell you the basics of livestock and how important they are. She can also clip a goat. To think, she was just a city girl from Jersey before she met me. The fair does not mean the same thing to everyone, but we all enjoy it for own personal reasons. The state fair sees a lot of us Campbell students visit, and in return, the fair gives back through the special memories and good times that we share with family and friends. There is still time to make your memories at the fair. It runs through Sunday, so head on up and eat a funnel cake for me while your there.

Written by: Marisa Linton

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POD’s Got New Hours

Just to let everyone know, the POD has new hours. They are now open at 7 am which is ideal for those who have 8am classes. So, go out and use your meal plan or Campbell Bucks to get that great start to your day. It may be super early, but hopefully it will be made better by breakfast at the POD. After all, it is the most important meal of the day. Don’t take too long to go, though. If students do not take advantage of the new hours, POD will go back to their original opening time.

Written by: Marisa Linton

Are You Hungry?

Have you ever gone hungry? I’m not talking about the “ohhhh I skipped breakfast and my stomach won’t be quiet”. I’m talking about honest to goodness hunger. The kind of hunger that you can’t quiet because you don’t have the means. Sadly, many, too many, have felt, and are feeling this hunger.

The Campbell Social Work Club is holding a Hunger Banquet on Nov. 5th at 6pm in Carter Gym. The Hunger Banquet is to create awareness about the hunger around us. Upon entering the banquet, guests draw tickets that place them in the categories of high, middle, or low-income. They will receive meals based on which class they pulled. Guests will discover just what is going on around them. Pastor Steve Hickle, from Stop Hunger Now, will speak at the event.

Tickets are $3 or 3 cans of food which is all collected at the door. All donations will go towards supporting Stop Hunger Now and Harnett County Food Pantry.

RSVP by Oct. 30th by emailing Dr. Mallard Barnes at mallardbarnes@campbell.edu or calling at 910-893-1642.

CU there!

Written by: Marisa Linton

Hypnotizingly Hilarious

Hypnosis has a long history dating back to ancient times where the main use of it was medicinal. In 18th century, Franz Anton Mesmer Continue reading “Hypnotizingly Hilarious”

Next Week: Oct. 15-21, 2012

Next Week: Oct. 8-14, 2012

A few of the featured events for next week:
October 15-20: Homecoming Week.

Oct: 15: Powder Puff Game on the Football Field. Free T-shirts & Pelicans.

Oct. 16: Fine Arts Baroque Master Class, Scott Concert Hall, 3:00 pm

Oct. 16: School of Business PLE Lecture, 6:00 Lynch Auditorium

Oct. 16: Hypnotist Dale K, Turner Auditorium, 8:00 pm

Oct. 17: Bonfire, Saylor Park, 7:00 pm
(Including Lighting Ceremony; roasted pig, food, smores; TV Theme Show Game & Eating Contest; Paint Wildcats; Kiss the Camel donation; 90s music and fun)

Oct. 17: Hump Day Challenge

Oct. 17: School of Business Alumni Recognition Day

Oct. 17: Men’s Soccer vs. High Point, 7:00 pm

Oct. 18: Homecoming Dance, Carter Gym, 9:00 pm

Oct. 19: Seussical the Musical, Ellis Theater, 7:00 pm

Oct. 19: Who’s Bad Michael Jackson Tribute Concert, Convocation Center, 8:00 pm

Oct. 20: Swimming vs. N. Florida and NCA&T

Oct. 20: Homecoming Parade, Leslie Campbell Avenue, 2:00 pm

Oct. 20: Seussical the Musical, Ellis Theater, 3:00pm

Oct. 20: Men’s Soccer vs. Presbyterian, 3:30 pm

Oct. 20: Free Camel Rides, Beside Football Field House, 5:00 pm

Oct. 20: Football vs. Davidson, 6:00 pm

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

Let’s Get Political: Presidential National Debate @ CU!

On October 3rd, 2012, politics filled the air at Campbell University as students watched the Presidential National Debate on that cool Wednesday night.  Both the Campbell College Democrats and Republicans hosted their own watch parties to stir up the tension already present.

Dr. Sal Mercogliano headed the Republican watch party, which had a head count of about 35 people.  Ronald Rabin and his wife attended in support of the Republicans.  The Democratic watch party was headed by Louis Duke, a sophomore here at Campbell.  There was a turnout of about 63 people there to support. Now comes the conversation starter. Who do you think dominated the debate? Romney or Obama?

Written by: Jordan Seay

More Bricks?

You don’t have to be at Campbell long to realize that there are a lot of bricks. Bricks make up the buildings, walkways, and even the random walls around campus. It shouldn’t surprise you to see more bricks being put down, then.

As I looked out of my room window in Jones to check the weather, I saw a new addition to the view. A giant, yellow backhoe sat outside digging what looked to be a new path. When I looked to the right, there sat a huge stack of bricks ready to be used. They are making a new brick path that runs between Jones and Bryan dorms.  It looks like the number of bricks at Campbell is increasing.

Written by: Marisa Linton