Throwback Thursday with Water Gun Assassin










Water gun assassin has been a tradition on campus for two years and it will continue this year as well.  In 2012 was the debut of water gun assassin at campus and it was definitely a success.  For a period of about 24 hours, students hide from and shoot other students with a water gun provided by CAB.  What many people don’t know, is that it is not just bragging rights that the winner receives.  CAB is known for giving excellent prizes at events such as BINGO, and water gun assassin is no different.  This year, the winner will receive a Samsung Tablet.  Sign ups are still going on for this year, don’t miss out on having the opportunity to make history by winning the third annual water gun assassin.

Written By: Hannah Gooding

While you Were Gone… August 22-24

This past weekend was the end of the Welcome Week activities.  If you didn’t stick around campus to enjoy the Party in the Park on Friday, you really missed out.  From snow cones and pizza to mud volleyball and water slides, there was something there for everyone, even if it was just to relax and watch fellow students get muddy.



On Saturday, students left early in the morning to go on the final Welcome Week extravaganza: a trip to Wrightsville Beach.  If they wanted to, they could even take a surfing lesson.  It was certainly a great opportunity to just relax on the beach after a few days of classes.

Back in Buies Creek on Saturday, Campbell Athletics brought free Bojangles biscuits and sandwiches for the first students who came to watch the men’s soccer game against George Mason.  Another exciting thing for fans, was that the Coke kiosk came and everyone was able to print one Coke with their name on it and one for a friend as a part of the Share a Coke campaign.  Even Gaylord joined in on the fun:



Even though the Coke kiosk had to shut down for a little while because of rain, it did open back up later on in the day while the soccer game was still going on.

If you are sad you missed out on these fun activities, don’t worry.  Campbell always has fun stuff going on.  Just check out this week’s activities:

Monday: CAB General Meeting at 5 in Turner Auditorium

Tuesday: Capture the Flag at 10 in Academic Circle

Wednesday: Last day to register and add any classes

Thursday: First home football game at 7 against UNC Charlotte

Friday: Women’s soccer game at 7 against UNCW

Written By: Hannah Gooding

Welcome Week 2014

Here is a recap of Welcome Week 2014: The Best Week Ever.  Thanks to everyone for coming out and thanks to everyone who made it a success.

By: Hannah Gooding


Dead or Alive?

Last week held a great many zombies on campus, and no I don’t mean sleep deprived students. There were literal zombies. Why? Because it was Zombie themed week here on campus. CAB hosted several events from Spring Fling where students volunteered their time to put smiles on developmentally disabled adults faces to a zombie carnival complete with funnel cake, rides, and games. The week ended on a less than dead note with a Great Gatsby themed formal in Garner. There were tons of flapper dresses, feathers, and glitz at the event where students danced the night away. Thank you CAB for a great week of fun! We hope you joined in on the festivities and are feeling a little more “alive” this week!

Written by Marisa Linton

Board, Box, and Bon Voyage!


Because of a Cardboard Box

Once upon a time, there was a dream to build a boat.

The goal was for it to float.

There was just one problem though,

A problem that would provide quite the show.

All boats were to be made from cardboard.

No matter, though, there was a gift card award.

Boats were made with much effort and time,

But it was when dry that they were at their prime.

Would they make it when all soggy wet?

It didn’t matter for there could be not one regret.

Off they went in the water blue,

Each going two by two.

There were a few soggy flops

But fun was had by because of a cardboard box.

There you have it an account of CAB’s Cardboard Boat Race that rhymes. Isn’t it just fine? Oops, there goes another rhyme. Back to the story, though. Three crews showed up to race each other with various types of boats. Some sank and others held up really well. It was great fun to watch. Participants got gift cards as well, and trophies were given in the following categories:

Best Costume: Jacqueline Augusto and Amber Oakes
Best Sink: Brooks Gross
Fastest Time: Hunter Outlaw and Nick Hudson

Congratulations to all and bon voyage!

Written by: Marisa Linton

Pictures and video by: Joanna D’Ancona


Bacon Love

I consider myself a lover of bacon. I mean, what doesn’t taste better with bacon? It is fabulous, and of course so are pigs. That being said, I don’t know if I want to eat bacon anytime soon. What happened you may ask to change my love of bacon? The answer is nothing. I still love bacon, but I had my fill of it  at the CAB Bacon Day event tonight. No worries though, I’m sure it will only last a day.

The event was held in Rumley and hoards of students lined up at the doors to ensure they got a coveted t-shirt. I stood in the cold for an hour, where my toes went numb and I was given bacon gum to try. I do not recommend the gum. Everyone ended up spitting it out. If you want an idea of what it tasted like think dog treat with molasses and in gum form. My advice, don’t try it. You will need gum for the gum.

The wait was worth it though. Not only were the t-shirts great, but the whole event was. After getting an “I Love Bacon” shirt, students could sample a bunch of bacon food. There was turkey bacon, peppercorn bacon, bacon in chocolate, bacon dip, sausage wrapped in bacon and ice cream (it wasn’t bacon flavored). After eating, you could participate in bacon themed games like “bacon hole” (corn hole), pig races, pin the tail on the pig, and bean and bacon soup eating contest. Prizes such as piggy banks and other bacon flavored treats were given out in bacon bags to winners.

As you can see, bacon and pigs were the order of the day, but let me tell you, it was sooo good. The pig races and chocolate bacon had to be my favorite, and you can bet your bacon I’m wearing my bacon love t-shirt.

Thanks CAB for a great event!

Written by Marisa Linton 

The Daring Desert Dive

January 18, 2014 was Campbell University’s first ever Desert Dive where about 40 students jumped into a thirty-six degree pool at Keith Hills Country Club.  As the students waited for the go, students shivered as the cold pool awaited their entrance.  Many girls who were there, did it primarily for the t-shirt.  Olivia Brown said that one day she wants to be able tell her kids that she got an awesome t-shirt from jumping in a freezing pool.  The boys who were there were divided on their reasoning for jumping.  Elijah Thigpen would have done it even if there was no shirt given, he wanted the bragging rights.  However, other boys like Greg Hensley did it for the t-shirt.

CAB let groups as big as five go in at a time and to get the shirt you had to submerge yourself.  The first two to go in were Jonathan Boggs and Nick and as they quickly got out dashing for their towels, everyone else became nervous of the pool.
Because CAB had extra shirts, students were allowed to jump twice to get two shirts.  The real brave souls who did this were Blake Gelderman and Nehemiah Allen who swam across the pool  both times that they jumped.  They , and others who jumped in twice, said that the first time wasn’t too bad, but the second time was brutal.
There were students who came just as moral support or to watch and cringe or laugh at those who would scream as they came up for air after plunging into the pool.  After a week of being sick, Caroline Spicer said that she came in hopes that the jumpers would get sick from the cold water.
It was a successful event this year and the question is, if CAB decides to make this an annual event, will you do it next year?
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Written by: Hannah Gooding