“It’s in God’s Hands now”

Last night was the final night of preliminary competition.

Graduate student Brittany Thornton competed in swimsuit

Sami McDaniel played a beautiful piece on the piano for her talent

Scarlett Short performed a lyrical dance for her talent

Sue Ann Forrest wore a stunning green evening gown and answered her onstage question about how women need a good role model.

The judges use numbers to say how many points they received for each part of the competition and by tonight, for the final, all the numbers will be added up and the top ten will be revealed.  The top ten then go to compete in evening gown, talent, and swimsuit/fitness again and the judges will score them based only on tonight’s performance.

Last night after the competition was over I heard someone say, “It’s up to the numbers now.” But Sophomore Scarlett Short said “It’s in God’s hands now.”

 

Written By: Hannah Gooding

D1 Athlete or Coach: Do you have what it takes?

Many kids grow up with the desire to play sports at the Division 1 level, which is the highest level of collegiate sports. Although, this may be a dream for many, it will only become a reality for few. Yes, talent does play a huge factor in getting to this level; however, there are other small components that separate D-1 athletes and Coaches from other collegiate divisions. We were able to sit down with Campbell University Assistant Coach and former Campbell Camel Mike Delucia, and talk about what it takes to be an athlete and a coach at the D1 level.

Written and Interview By: Erick Gaylord

My Cheer Experience

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!

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Written By: Austin Ivory Phelps

Preview of the Week

Come celebrate the closing of the semester with the Winter Formal hosted by CAB Formals dress up and dance the night away.  Then to get more into the Christmas spirit spread the Christmas cheer by volunteering at the Community Christmas Store in Carter Gym that helps underprivileged children receive Christmas presents.


Monday:

  • 5pm CAB General Meeting
  • 8pm: Winter Formal

Tuesday:

  • 8pm: Jazz Concert

Wednesday:

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Community Christmas Store

Thursday:

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Community Christmas Store
  • 7:30pm: CAB Hunger Games Midnight Premiere Trip
  • 8pm: Chamber Ensembles Concert

Friday:

  • 3:30-5:30pm: Community Christmas Store

Saturday:

  • 3pm: Quiddich

Preview Of the Week

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!

Monday:

  • 7-10pm  “Spin into Success”
    • Free food, massages and help from the Student Success Center on the 3rd floor of the library

Wednesday:

  • 7pm: Women’s Volleyball
  • 8pm: Diwali: Victory of Light over Darkness with sparklers

Thursday:

  • 8pm: Jam Session @ Shouse
  • 8pm: Ensemble Concert: Scott

Saturday:

  • 1pm: Football VS. Jacksonville
  • 4pm: Women’s Volleyball

Sunday:

  • 4pm: Choral Concert: Butler Chapel

TBT: Family Of the Year

This weekend is Campbell’s Family Weekend, which is a weekend where families can experience the atmosphere of campbell. Each year Campbell’s bookstore, Barnes and Noble, sponsors a family who they feel like represents the university well. Last year the Gilbert family was deemed 2015 Family of the Year.

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“As we were finalizing admissions papers, we ran into Campbell University President Jerry Wallace on campus and were able to speak with him. He really made us feel like we were already at home. That’s when my parents truly fell in love with the school and the caring spirits of the staff here at Campbell University.”

Each year a new family is chosen, this weekend the 2015 family will be announced at the game on Saturday at 6pm. Please remember to come attend and support you Campbell football team!!

Written by: Rachael Wheeler

Watch Me- Dancing

With tomorrow being Beach in the Creek, a time to come out to Academic Circle and have fun dancing with your friends, we thought everyone should freshen up on their dance moves.  In particular, The Whip and the Nae Nae, which was a popular dance this past summer. Here is the video that was made.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the video! Enjoy more dancing at Beach in the Creek on Friday August 28th!

Video By: Hannah Gooding