While you were Gone… March 20-22

This past weekend was the end of Spring Fling.  Friday night was a double feature of both Captain America movies to go with the America week theme of the week.  On Saturday morning, students gathered to volunteer with special needs adults.  It was a great experience for everyone involved.  Later that day, was the spring formal at the Grand Marquise in Garner, North Carolina.  The venue looked gorgeous and the chocolate covered strawberries were delightful.  Once a few line dances were played, the dance floor stayed packed with people in fabulous dressed and suits.

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This coming week may not be as busy as last week, but with Relay for Life on Friday, many committees are under pressure to have everything ready for the fundraiser.

This week:

Monday March 23: Academic Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Wiggins Library.   A woman’s tennis match will be at 2:30.  CAB General Meeting at 5 p.m.

Tuesday March 24: Students can begin signing up for the Tennessee trip which will be April 17-19.

Wednesday March 25: Relay for Life Team Captain meeting at 5 p.m. in the Trustee Room.

Friday March 27: Relay for Life at 3 p.m. in Academic Circle.  Baseball game at 6 p.m.

Written By: Hannah Gooding

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Spring Fling 1996

Flipping through old yearbooks from previous classes, it’s amazing to see how much Campbell University has changed just in the past few years. But given all of the new change in landscape, buildings, and academic programs, some things at Campbell will always remain the same. Campbell is home to many yearly traditions, including the annual Spring Fling.

This Thursday we are taking you back to Campbell’s Spring Fling in 1996. So what was going on around campus during Spring Fling 19 years ago? Campbell students enjoyed several events similar to the ones hosted this week by the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Unlike Spring Fling this year, in 1996 Spring Fling was only a 3-day event. To kick things off for Spring Fling 1996, the Student Activities Office hosted the “Spring Kickoff Dance” in Cannon Parlor. Students also engaged in many outdoor activities ranging from volleyball to limbo. One afternoon, students gathered around to listen to the group “Life in General” which performed outside in front of Rumley Center. Despite hauling-in 2 tons of sand to create a makeshift beach, “the signs of winter were still apparent” with overcast skies and low temperatures. But students did not let the cooler weather have an ill effect on their Spring Fling festivities.

Coming back to Spring Fling in 2015, students have already been participating in various outdoor activities. So far, students have participated in a fun game of Rock-n-Roll on Monday, tie-dying shirts on Tuesday, and a “State Fair Festival” at Saylor Park on Wednesday. The week of fun will come to an end on Saturday after students dress up for a night of fun in Garner for the “Spring Formal.” Fortunately for us, with warmer temperatures and sunny days, we are having a little more cooperation from Mother Nature.

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Written By: Deagan Williams

While You Were Gone… March 13-15

This weekend was filled with great events mostly revolving around food and who doesn’t love that?!  Friday night started off with a showing of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.  While the majority of students probably already saw this blockbuster film, this was a great opportunity to see it again.  Just like Catching Fire, this movie had a cliffhanger that makes us all want to watch the next one as soon as we can.

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Early Saturday morning, the Math and ITS department put on a Pi-K.  Students and faculty ran for the opportunity to celebrate Pi- day in a race to get eat pie.  While Pi Day celebrations are held every year, this year it was special because not only was it 3.14, but it was 3.14.15, the first 5 digits of pi.  To make the race even more interesting, they celebrated at 9:26.53 a.m. which are the next digits in Pi.  This year was the ultimate celebration in Pi Day history and the Pi-K was a great way to celebrate.

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While students still came out to the Pi-K in the rain, CAB wasn’t too sure about having Medieval Festival in the rain and they post-poned till Sunday at 3 p.m. in Academic Circle.  Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day and it was great that they post-poned because it truly felt like Spring had come.  Medieval Festival was complete with food such as corn dogs, turkey legs, corn on the cob, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, and root beer.  Goblets were provided for students to sip and they were heard saying that this event had the best food of all events so far this year.  The activities were great fun as well.  From taking pictures in a stockade to jousting with friends and foes, a great time was had on Sunday afternoon.

In sports this weekend, The baseball team had three wins at home while the girls lacrosse team lost.

This week is Spring Fling and there are some great events happening.

Monday: The Rock-n-Roll Ball/Bubble Ball will take place at 6 at the Football Field.  This event is where you can wear an inflatable ball and play soccer.  Running into people and knocking them over is allowed!

Tuesday: Baseball at 6 p.m. A coupon for a free Taco Bell taco will be given out.  At 7 p.m. in the Rumley Center, you can get a Spring Fling T-shirt and tie-dye it.  Sundaes will be provided.

Wednesday: Men’s Tennis match at 2 p.m.  A State Fair Festival is at 6 p.m. in Saylor Park.  There will be games, a pig pickin’ and a bonfire.

Thursday: A Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting will be held in the Trustee Room at 5 p.m.  At 8 p.m. is the Preferred Parking Comedy Show in Turner Auditorium.  Come, enjoy a few laughs, and get Connections 200 credit.

Friday: A Double feature of both Captain America movies starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday: Men’s Tennis match at 10 a.m. Spring Formal in Garner at 8 p.m.

Written By: Hannah Gooding