ANDREW WITCZAK: ROAD 2 RECOVERY

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On Saturday, April 18, 2015, in a conference game against Charleston Southern, Andrew Witczak gets the start on the mound for the Camels. He cruises through the first inning and goes back out for the second. With no runners on and one out, the second batter of the inning steps in the box. Andrew works the batter to a 1-1 count; steps back on the rubber to get the sign from the catcher for the next pitch. The catcher calls a fastball; Witczak nods his head up and down to confirm the sign. He starts his wind up towards home plate, as he throws the pitch, he felt something completely unorthodox happen in his arm as the balled flopped out of his hand and bounced on the ground. That was it! Little did he know, he would be out for the rest of the season with one of pitchers most feared injuries, Tommy John. Over the next eleven to twelve and a half months, Andrew would be on his “Road 2 Recovery.”

 

By: Erick Gaylord 

 

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Throwback Thursday

The GROC is one of the stores here on Campus where students can buy some daily essentials.  Back in 1987, the GROC was located in a gas station.  It was closed December 8, 1987, but was a Campbell landmark.  Now the GROC has been redone for students to remember the glory days of the original GROC.

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Written By:  Hannah Gooding

Throwback Thursday

Valentines Day at Campbell University in 1989 contained a dance, big dresses, and cute couples.

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While we might not be having a dance, not much has changed.  After reading the story about the event, it is evident the same things are expected out of Valentine’s Day today.  A “knight in shinning armor” and red, white and pink balloons are things people think of when they hear this cliche holiday.

Another thing that hasn’t changed is a student’s love for food.  The caption reads “A full table of refreshments is always the main attraction at a dance.”  This is certainly still true today.  We college students are drawn to an event if there is going to be good free food and the dances that CAB puts on today (especially spring formal) is known to have delicious food.

 

Written By: Hannah Gooding

Throwback Thursday

Campus has changed a lot in just the past year and certainly has changed greatly in 34 years.  These are a few pictures of well known landmarks on campus from 1980 compared to today.

Kivett Hall

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and today…

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There are a few differences to Kivett such as different pathways and no balcony above the main entrance. Even the main entrance doors are different.

Here is the gazebo and well in 1980,

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and today…

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The structure looks the same but has different landscaping.

Finally, Pearson Hall in 1980.

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And today…

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So which looks better out of all the changes? Has the campus changed for the better?

 

Written By: Hannah Gooding

Throwback Thursday

Are you sick of the constant dreary weather that we have been experiencing in The Creek this week?  The average rainfall for September is 4.65 inches.  Back in 1999, there was a total of 17.61 inches of rain in September.  Even though it has been wet and unpleasant outside the past few days, we should certainly be grateful that we have not had as much rain as the record setting amount in 1999.  For those of you who have lived on the east coast of North Carolina since around 1999, you may know the reason for so much rainfall in this particular month.  It was because of Hurricane Floyd.  As someone who was in a house that flooded, this hurricane left a mark on my family.  However, God was looking out for my family and he sent a boat right up to the house so that we were able to escape.  Even though the majority of us have hated the rain this week, we should instead be grateful that there haven’t been many hurricanes and tropical storms over the past couple years.  Of course, as students, some of us want a big storm to come through so that we can have classes cancelled, but we can just pray for snow this winter.

More stats:

Dunn received 7.65 inches from Hurricane Floyd alone

The Cape Fear River hit a hight of 14.46 feet in Lillington during the hurricane.

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Written By: Hannah Gooding

Q & A with Campbell Faces

Hannah Gibbs is a senior history major from Claremont, NC.

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What is an interesting fact about you?
I know every word from Titanic. I have watched it about 20 to 30 times.
It’s m favorite movie because I really like love stories and it’s the most epic love story.
Favorite moment at Campbell and why?
Day when all incoming freshman got together for dinner and I met my future roommate and best friend.
What do you want to do after you graduation?
I want to go to graduate school for museology so I can one day become a curator, being in charge of a museum and deciding what exhibits are displayed.
What is your favorite food?
mac-n-cheese (the Spongebob kind)
Who is your inspiration and why?
My dad because he did not get to finish college but he never gave up on his dream. The summer I started college so did my dad. He has been a big support system for me
because we are going through the same thing . We compete for who has the highest GPA!
What has been your hardest class thus far?
Latin American studies with Martin was by far the hardest what with the heavy does of identification. We had to learn 200 people, and it was really labor intensive to keep everything seperated.
What is a favorite hobby or pasttime?
I love to read and hike. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice because it’s a love story, and the female character is very strong and independent. I aslo love the way people used to talk back then; everything they said was so beautiful. No one talks like that anymore.
Interview by: Ashley Howerton
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Did You Know? St. Patrick’s Day Facts

 

So now you know the history of St. Patrick’s Day, but here are a few added facts that you may not have known:

  • Corned beef is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal.
  • Green was not always the color of St. Patrick. It was originally blue. Green comes from the Irish roots.
  • Leprechauns were first mentioned in the 8th century and came from Irish fairytales. The word means “small- bodied fellow”.
  • St. Patrick’s Day used to be a dry holiday. Actually all pubs were shutdown in Ireland until the law was overturned in 1970.
  • There are more Irish people living in the US than in Ireland.
  • The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations of today were created by Americans.
  • The Chicago River is dyed green every year.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wear green or get pinched!

Written by: Marisa Linton