Come out to the Jam Session, hosted by CAB, in the Wallace Student Center on March 17th, 2016 at 8pm. Xzavier Williams, a returning participant of the Jam Sessions believes, “ the overall talent that comes out is very good and it is a lot of fun to watch the talent. It is also a lot of fun to meet new people and hang out with friends.” Xzavier loves to sing, and perform songs that he has written himself. If you enjoy singing or even just playing an instrument this is a great event to network and socialize with other talented students.
Below: Xzavier Williams performing his songs.
By: Emily LaBonte
Cheer leading, typically thought of as a girls sport, or not even a sport at all, but not usually associated with males. This stereotype is very untrue. Cheerleading has tons of males involved in it, especially during the competition aspect of it. Cheer involves lifting people in the air, not throwing a 2lb ball. There are extensive workouts because it involves and requires all of your muscles to be used. A little background on myself, I have never cheered a day in my life until my senior year here at CU. I did pageants, modeled, sang, and played soccer and basketball as a young child. In high school I was competitive dancer for all four years. Again, the stereotypes of dance are untrue; it requires for a person to be conditioned and physically active. I came back to Campbell this year wanting to find a way to get active and get back in shape. Cheer I thought was a good option. Little did I know how much physical activity it entailed, I love cheering. Collegiate cheering is much different from high school and competition cheer. From the way we stunt, to the way we tumble, and also to the rules that we have to follow. One thing that differs us from competition cheer is the fact that we only get one chance to prove ourselves in the cheer world. One competition to show off all of our skills that we have worked so diligently on during the year. From my perspective I look at the football and basketball games as simple practices and ways to keep ourselves involved. Cheer is honestly based off of muscle memory, hitting the same stunt 40 times in a row, and then doing it after a month without practice and hitting it comes from muscle memory. If we are being completely honest here, my favorite part of cheering is the chants and showing spirit at the games, it’s the stunting and building relationships with people that I otherwise would not even speak to if it wasn’t for cheer. The feeling of putting on that uniform on game day is so different. Even if some may argue that statement, putting on that uniform knowing you’re a representation of your university, makes you want to go out and hit all of your stunts, and land all of your tumbling. Cheering for me isn’t just about the scholarship, or working out, or even putting the hard work in, it is honestly all about the friendships, and being a part of something bigger. Walking around campus and people recognizing me because I stand on the field or on the court with a uniform boosts my self-esteem. Cheering during a game is so much fun because you are the one who starts the chanting, you are the one who tries to get the crowd pumped for the game. Win or lose a game, WE ARE CU! GO CAMELS!
Written By: Austin Ivory Phelps
The rush of November has begun and the amount of activities it not an exception. This week support your Women’s Volleyball team and the football team at their upcoming games. If you aren’t interested in sports there is other options such as getting a free massage in the library or attending a Jam Session, this week is full of opportunities for a homework break!
- 7-10pm “Spin into Success”
- Free food, massages and help from the Student Success Center on the 3rd floor of the library
- 7pm: Women’s Volleyball
- 8pm: Diwali: Victory of Light over Darkness with sparklers
- 8pm: Jam Session @ Shouse
- 8pm: Ensemble Concert: Scott
- 1pm: Football VS. Jacksonville
- 4pm: Women’s Volleyball
- 4pm: Choral Concert: Butler Chapel
October has gone by quickly! This is the last week, and you should celebrate the Halloween spirit! This week there will be a Nacho Night hosted by CAB, come out and enjoy nachos and fun with friends! Also, Dance the night away on Throwback Thursday by participating in the Dance from the Past, then afterwards learn the scary past of Campbell by participating in the Ghost Walk.
- 5pm: General CAB Meeting
- 7pm: Nacho Night-Rumley Center
- 7pm: Dance From the Past
- 7pm: Fall Musical
- 8pm-10pm Campbell Ghost Walk
No Matter what you chose to participate in remember to stay safe and have a great Halloween!
Tomorrow is TAG Day! Campbell donors have gave around 17.5 million dollars this year to our school. You may not notice all of the things that are donated by donors. A few things include: The Trust Center, The Lundy Fountain, D.Rich, seats in Turner,
Desks, and much more! Please remember to show your support of our donors! Tomorrow show your support by posting a video, or “selfie” on social media tagging #ThankAGiver #CampbellTAGDay and then show it to a representative at a tent located around campus! Donors are vital to our campus and we want to thank them!
Go to this link to watch a video and learn more!
Article Written by: Anna Marie Vognazzio
Last Thursday, the CAB Concerts Committee hosted the second Jam Session of the semester in Shouse Dining Hall, where students gathered to sing their best karaoke! Whether singing solo or with friends, participants gave it their all as they shared songs from a variety of genres, including pop, soul, hip hop, and contemporary worship music. Students often comment that they love the relaxed atmosphere of the jam sessions, because it gives them a chance to socialize while enjoying
some of Campbell’s hidden talent. They love it when they see their friends and classmates go onstage, and are always supportive in giving a hearty round of applause to everyone who performs!
If you’re looking to showcase an instrument or sing karaoke, mark your calendars, because the next Jam Session will be on Thursday, November 12th!
It may continue to rain throughout the week but the that does not stop this week’s activities! This week there are club meetings, Greek Week activities and even Bacon Day! Come out to the Rumley Center and try tons of bacon recipes from bacon bits to chocolate covered bacon! If you want to see our greek life showcase their talents, attend the talent show on Thursday at 6pm in Turner!
Events this Upcoming Week
- 5pm: Cab Gener
- 7pm: Bacon Day
- 8pm: Shine
- 9pm: Wesley Ministry Group
- 8pm: FCA
- 8:30pm: Gospel Choir
- 6:30pm: Inspirations Dance
- 7pm: Catholic Student Group
- 8:07pm: Ignite
- 6pm: Encounter Ministry Group
- 8pm: Magician: Josh McVicar
- 12pm: Autumn Festival
- 3pm: Women’s Soccer Vs. Radford
- 6pm: Football Vs. Drake
I encourage you to invite your family to Campbell this weekend to celebrate Family Weekend. Invite your family to experience the wonderful atmosphere of Campbell by attending the magic show and the autumn festival, end the weekend by watching our football team, and enjoy our camel spirit!
Written By: Rachael Wheeler