While You Were Gone… September 26-28

This past weekend was Family Weekend at Campbell University.  There were several games for the families to attend.

Friday: Women’s Volleyball won against High Point 3-1

Saturday: Women’s Soccer tied with Liberty 0-0

Men’s Soccer lost against Davidson 3-1

The Football Team won against Valparasio 34-24

Along with these four sporting events, there were activities for the families to enjoy campus with their students.  On Friday was Beach in the Creek.  With food such as chicken, potatoes, and brownies to dancing along to music provided by a Caribbean duo.  Some students even enjoyed playing corn hole and hula hooping.  On Saturday, an Autumn Festival took place.  There were many inflatables such as an obstacle course, and a boxing ring.  When people got hungry, cotton candy and popcorn was provided.  Many clubs were also there selling things such as salsa and caramel apples.  It was a great weekend in the creek and here is a recap of some of the festivities.

Written by: Hannah Gooding

Bacon Day Fall 2014

Bacon Day was a success! For those of you who missed out on the delicious festivities, here is a recap.

Video By: Hannah Gooding

Midweek Microwave Meals

If you are already tired of eating in Marshbanks, then RA of Burkot, Veronica Hammond, has a solution for you.  At a program she did in Burkot, she taught students how to make five different meals in the microwave.  Veronica enjoys baking and finding new things to try on Pinterest, so she decided to share what she knows.  She made scrambled eggs, french toast, brownies, cheesecake, and mac n’ cheese.  Below are the recipes for each one:

Scrambled Eggs

  • 1-2 eggs
  • 1-2 TBS of milk
  • 1 tsp of butter
  • a dash of salt
  1.  Mix all ingredients in a bowl or mug and scramble the eggs
  2.  Microwave for 1:15-1:30 until it is done


French Toast

  • 1-2 pieces of bread
  • 3 TBS milk
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1 egg (yolk only).
  • Cinnamon
  • Syrup
  1. Melt butter in a mug
  2. Tear up pieces of bread and put them into the mug
  3. In a separate cup, mix egg, milk, and cinnamon
  4. Pour on top of bread
  5. Microwave for 1:30 or longer
  6. Top with syrup


  • 4 TBS self-rising flour
  • 4 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS cocoa powder
  • 2 TBS vegetable oil
  • 2 TBS water
  • A dash of salt
  1. Microwave for about 1:15


  • 2 oz. of cream cheese
  • 2 TBS sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 4 TBS sugar
  1. Heat up cream cheese for 25 seconds
  2. Mix in all other ingredients
  3. Cook for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds
  4. Refrigerate until time to serve

Mac N’ Cheese

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup noodles
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • A tiny bit of butter
  1. Microwave noodles and water for about 6 minutes or until noodles are done
  2. Add a little bit of butter and the cheese and microwave for 15 seconds until melted

Men, take note of this if you can’t cook.  The ladies never have to know you only used the microwave!

Here are a couple videos on how to make them:

Making cheesecake in the microwave:

Making french toast in the microwave:

And the final product of the cheesecake and french toast:

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Written By: Hannah Gooding

SUMMER!!! Now what?

Last day! Wait, what? It is hard to believe that today is the last day of the semester.  Now that classes have ended, and everyone is trying to recover from studying and exams, it is officially summer! Woooo!! Isn’t that exciting? I think so, but if you are like me, you are asking the question: “what am I going to do this summer?” This is a very valid question that is worth answering with thought. Don’t cop-out and just say sleep or work. Those may, indeed be on your list, but it isn’t a list with one thing on it. Now that we have that established, let’s talk about what can go on your list. Get ready for some epic ideas!

  1. Unpack–the first thing that needs to be done is unpack all that dorm stuff you brought home. I know it is an Everest of a pile, but your mother will appreciate your invasion of her house a lot more if you level that mountain and clean your room.unpacking
  2. Sleep–Let’s face it, college is a synonym for sleep deprivation, especially during exam week. Catch up; it is ok, just don’t sleep summer away. 10 is a good time to wake up.broken-clock
  3. Road trip– It doesn’t have to be far, but go. It could be as simple as driving to try some killer restaurant or just watch the sunset at the beach. It doesn’t have to be planned, be spontaneous.road_trip
  4. Reconnect–call up highschool friends or family you haven’t seen in a while. Just because you are in college doesn’t mean you should forget about the folks back home.
  5. Stay Connected–Don’t forget your fellow camels. Check in with them to see how their summer list is going.hey, call me
  6. Read– I know you really don’t want to think about it, but reading can be great. Create a superb summer reading list with your friends!2014-reading-list
  7. Camping– grab a tent or a hammock and enjoy the great outdoors, even if it is your backyard.campfire
  8. Fireworks–celebrate the 4th of July properly with a display of fireworks. Don’t forget the food.KidsAndFireworksCrop
  9. Eat Icecream– there is no excuse. I don’t care if you are miles from Sunnie Skies. Eat ice cream, in a cone, in a cup, dip and dot style, softee, chocolate, vanilla; it doesn’t matter just go for it.ice-cream3
  10. DIY–go on Pinterest (guys this includes you) find a DIY project to make something totally awesome. Bring it to school in the fall and make everyone jealous. Signs or wreathes are easy and great decorations.pinterest-pinboard-600
  11. Take a picnic–make some yummy sandwiches and find a grassy spot. (HINT: watch out for rocks that will leave imprints on your butt, stay away from ants, and check the weather so you don’t get drenched in rain halfway through that delicious sandwhich.)Picnic basket
  12. Ducks in a Row– Make sure everything is right ready for the fall semester–textbooks, financial aid, etc.download (1)
  13. Plant a garden–it gives you a great project and produces some yummy produce.garden-1
  14. Make memories–no matter what you do, make memories. Don’t come back to school with the response of “I didn’t do much this summer.” Get a job, travel, make something, eat something, do something.keep-calm-and-make-memories-31
  15. Journal–if you do indeed make a list and complete it, you are going to have a hard time remembering  all of it. If you journal, you can have those memories forever. Try pasting momentum in it too like concert tickets or receipts.writing-journal

These are just some ideas for the summer. Make your own and make this summer amazing. Be sure to bring your Campbell stuff with you to show the world. Take a pic of you and your Campbell t-shirt or paraphernalia and send it to us: pineburr@gmail.com or post it on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you. Oh, and happy summer! Keep it classy Camels; we’ll see you in the fall.







Pine Burr online is going on their own summer break. We won’t post too much until August. Look for us then. 🙂

Written by Marisa Linton