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118 years after the flames, a phoenix rises

Campbell dedicates marker commemorating location of Buies Creek Academy By Aaron Schnoor Staff Writer On Thursday, Feb. 8, Campbell University faculty, staff, alumni, and students gathered outside Kivett Hall for a ceremony marking the original site of Buies Creek Academy. The original location of the academy, which was ravaged by a fire in 1900, had been unknown for over 100 years. Recent investigations by two faculty members confirmed the exact spot on which the school was built, prompting the commemoration of its humble beginnings. In a ceremony that saw speeches from President J. Bradley Creed, Chancellor Jerry Wallace, Divinity School student Christopher West, and Vice President of Business and Treasurer Jim Roberts, there came stories of how J.A. Campbell’s small school was able to survive the decimating fire and achieve success. From the podium, President Creed

President J. Bradley Creed, among others, presented remarks at the dedication ceremony. Photo by Summer Lucas. stated that “of the ashes came a new school with new students, new programs and new opportunities. The orange flames of the ferocious fire lashing against the black night sky were a painful memory, but they

are now the colors that we all wear proudly. And we’re reminded again that we head to the stars, but always on the path of difficulty.” In addition to its speakers, the ceremony offered attending

students free Buies Creek Academy t-shirts. The shirts, printed in blackand-white, read, “Buies Creek Academy,” with the dates of 18871921 included on the front. The ceremony included hot chocolate, coffee, and cupcakes adorned with a logo of the old academy building. Students expressed their enthusiasm at the event, including freshman Caroline Fleming: “I really enjoyed [the] ceremony. It was interesting to hear about the history of our university, especially since my great-great-Grandmother attended Campbell when it was called Buies Creek Academy. It made my love for this school grow even more and I definitely will attend next year!” The journey to find the original location of Buies Creek Academy was a long time in the making. Kendra Granger, coordinator for Global Engagement at Campbell, and Sal Mercogliano, associate

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CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S WITH EVERYONE'S TRUE LOVE... DISNEY MUSIC It’s that time of year again. Valentines, candy boxes, and… Disney? Let’s be honest, Disney movies were some of our first exposures to love. So why not pay homage in your playlist this year? We’ve gathered five songs to Disneyfy your Valentine playlists.


I actually prefer the collected Meredith Mccall version for playlists because it’s shorter and less repetitive, but this is the classic Disney love song of discovering love for the first time. Even if you’ve been

in a long term relationship, this is a throwback to that honeymoon phase Valentine’s Day brings out in most.

SOMETHING THERE X BEAUTY AND THE BEAST If you’re looking for something a little more upbeat but still want to hold onto rediscovering love, then Something There is what you’re looking for. Beauty and the Beast is the Disney princess movie I hear the most as a favorite, and with the live action movie still under a year old, it’s still charming people today.


If you’re trying to set the mood, this is the song for you. The Lion King is another pretty popular Disney movie, so we had to include it just like you have to make sure this makes your playlist. Maybe this is the song you use to ask out your Valentine, or you could use our next one.


It may not be subtle, but it gets the message across. This song translates to many Valentine situations.

You could be dancing with your significant other or even trying to drop a hint to the cute guy you ran into on the way back from the library.


This is for all our singles or those simply crushing this Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’re in denial. Maybe you just want to belt a sassy song about not needing a man/woman. Grab some friends and make an event out of it. I’m a firm believer that this song can work on most playlists so feel free to test that theory this week.

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Campbell Couples First class senior class romance By AnnaScott Cross Social Media Editor “Je t'aime mon amour.” The French are famous for their romance, and Senior Class President Clotilde Druhen and Senior Class Representative Aaron Robinson experienced this first hand this past December. This newly engaged couple met during their freshman year, where they were both in the same squad of ROTC and had several classes together. They never spoke, however, until they were paired up in field training their sophomore year. A couple of weeks after that, they sat next to each other at Campus Worship in Butler Chapel, which is when Robinson knew he wanted to ask her out. Their relationship continued to grow during their interactions in class and ROTC, a trip to Waffle House, and a trip to a conference for Introduction to Biological Research. On Jan. 23 of their sophomore year, they officially started dating, and Robinson shares that two weeks into the relationship he knew she was the one.

A little less than two years later, Druhen brought him home with her to her dad’s house in France, never imagining that he had something in mind other than sightseeing when they went to see Paris. After grabbing breakfast at a cafe, they were watching the sun rise behind the Eiffel Tower when Robinson proposed. He had arranged for a photographer to capture the moment, as well as take their engagement pictures, which were done on the steps of the Trocadéro and the Pont Alexandre III. They are currently in the midst of wedding planning, having set the date for the day after they both graduate from Campbell in May. They plan to get married on Shell Island at Wrightsville Beach. Their fondest Valentine’s Day memory is from last year, where Robinson left flowers, chocolates, and a teddy bear at Druhen’s door. Robinson shares, “One of the most important things when thinking about Valentine’s Day is to remember where love comes from.” Druhen adds to that, saying, “Love is from Christ. Without Him you can’t love fully.”

Flowers in a Powerade bottle By Ryan McAllister Staff Writer In honor of this Valentine’s Day edition, the Campbell Times had the opportunity to interview a couple who met here on campus, Jeremy and Campbell. The writer got to sit down with them and ask them some questions about their relationship. Let’s start with some background questions. How long have you two been dating now? Campbell: Almost four months now. Jeremy: Well, about three and a half months. Where did you meet? J: We connected through mutual friends, but she didn’t actually remember me. We started talking to each other at a gathering of some mutual friends. C: Well, I went out with his roommate at first. Then that night, I think I introduced myself to you and you were like, “we’ve met before.” And I was like, “did we? What’s your name again?” So, that’s how we started talking and we started

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snapchatting pretty soon after. J: I don’t remember how you got my snapchat. C: I think you gave it to me…no, I think you added me. J: I probably did add you. Like, “oh here’s the girl my roommate is dating, let me steal her real quick.” What is your favorite place on campus? J: We like the hammocks right? C: Yeah, we do. Do you feel like Campbell is a good place to date? J: It’s a good place for me because it had a much higher population of girls than my high school. C: It’s a really small school so it’s pretty easy to meet people. J: Yeah, you hear about different people and kind of know who to talk to and who to avoid. Reputations get around really quick. Do you have any Valentine’s Day plans that you care to share? J: We’re probably going to go for a nice dinner, get a little dressed up and find a nice place around here. And afterwards I can take her back

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Where do you fit into #MeToo? By Amanda Hartman Staff Writer It seems like every day, there’s another actor, director, or musician blacklisted because of sexual assault allegations. In October, such accusations rained down in a torrent of anger, sadness, and disappointment. While the internet tried its best to pick up the pieces, survivors were hailed as heroes, and rightly so, for being brave enough to speak out against the institutionalized abuse ravaging Hollywood. But where do regular people sit with the #MeToo movement, those decidedly outside of the palm treelined communities of Beverly Hills? What do Harvey Weinstein’s heinous acts in a dark hotel room have to do with, say, students at Campbell? It’s no secret that campus sexual assault is an issue that has reached epidemic proportions. With more people talking about the #MeToo

movement, conversations surrounding campus sexual assault have gotten more attention. And it’s about time. As a religious university, with students coming from religious backgrounds, many of which exclude sex education, Campbell especially has a duty to its students to educate them about consent and sexual assault awareness (for more than just the duration of Sexual Assault Awareness Week). With so many students away from home for the first time, and experimenting with alcohol and partying, the question of consent can often be more complicated than just a “yes” or “no”. It can be difficult to read a situation correctly, especially if you’re under the influence or it’s your first time. How many beers is too many before she can’t say yes? How can I know if this is something they really want or just something I want? Choices like these are made in split-seconds, often with life-altering consequences. One in four female undergraduates will be sexually assaulted before graduation, and the

ACLU estimates that at least 95% of rapes are unreported. According to the National Institute of Justice, most women don’t report because of a distrust of authority and fear of blame. It’s because of public figures like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, or Louis C.K. that survivors were silenced for so long, some for decades. But despite this, despite the barrage of internet criticism, and despite the potential for career suicide, survivors shared their stories nonetheless. We can learn a lot from the bravery and courage exhibited by those a part of the #MeToo movement. With something as traumatic as sexual assault, anyone can understand the choice of a survivor to remain silent, to try not to think about it, and do the best you can to move on. Imagine if only one more person reported their perpetrator; think of all the good that can come from speaking out against the atrocity of sexual assault, even in the face of pain. Eventually, one person can become a movement.

Don't cheapen the #MeToo effort By Ryan McAllister @mcallister_CU Let me begin by stating that I am one-hundred percent in support of the #MeToo movement. Social media can do incredible things and this hashtag is a perfect example of people from different locales and backgrounds coming together to work towards much-needed change. It breaks my heart that such a powerful and public campaign is necessary to bring attention to the issues of sexual assault and harassment that dominate our culture today. I have a wonderful mother and a beautiful sister, so trust me when I say that I take this

issue seriously. My sister has the right to grow up in a world where she is never sexually assaulted or harassed, and actions that make this world a safer place for her meet my approval. However, the recent cultural climate surrounding the #MeToo movement concerns me. You may recall my article a few months ago concerning Title IX guidelines and sexual assault/ harassment. Unfortunately, the recent movements seem to be following the precedent of unfair, and unproductive, trial by public perception. While I am well aware that the adage “innocent until proven

guilty” doesn’t apply on Twitter, the sentiment should hold true. We have seen many allegations of sexual misconduct appear, especially right at the end of last semester. Again, I bemoan the presence of this behavior in our culture and I encourage combatting it. But not like this. A trial in the court of public opinion is neither reasonable nor just for anyone involved, including the victim. Today, anyone (male or female) could come forward with an allegation involving a celebrity and have a good chance of ruining their career forever, whether their claims are true or not.

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Spread community love this Valentine's Day By Ryan McAllister @mcallister_CU I want to adopt a slightly different tone in the middle of this Valentine’s Day edition. As much fun as this holiday is, I want to remind you, and myself, that our community is full of need. Despite Campbell’s affluence, Harnett County still struggles with food insecurity, illiteracy, and much more. This isn’t a guilt trip, but I know that many of us do not spend enough time serving this community. College can feel like a chore at times, but it is absolutely a privilege for us to be here. This opportunity comes with more than just the chance to

receive an education. We have the ability to pay it forward and serve others around us. I want to be clear that this does not mean everyone needs our help because we are somehow better. We are not, and true service is not born of pride but comes from love. We need to put ourselves below others, not above them. I say all this because I want to encourage you to get out into the community and serve. Not from an arrogant belief that the world needs us specifically, rather go serve out of a simple desire to use our gifts and talents for unselfish reasons. I know that going out and finding somewhere to serve can be a

daunting proposition, but that makes it no less worthwhile. So here’s the point, this semester I will be writing a series of articles highlighting local charities. My intention with this is twofold, to raise awareness for these endeavors and to help you get involved. Of course, you are not obligated to do anything, and I know that we are all very busy. I am absolutely not trying to guilt trip you into doing anything you do not want to. But if you are like me, wanting to serve without knowing where to start, I want to help you gain a clearer picture. My goal is to make this as painless as possible for you, which starts with

giving you information about the charitable programs around campus. I will also be sure to include contacts for every charity I cover so that you can get in touch and begin serving. There are so many opportunities around us to use a tremendous variety of gifts and abilities. I hope that at least one of the charities covered this semester will intrigue you enough to make you want to serve. Now that you know what I am doing, it is time for you to decide what you are going to do.

Don’t ever be the first to stop By Andrew Sowers @andrew_sowers “Who would dare be the first to stop?” That was the question in Moscow at the meeting of the District Party. As reported by Alexander Solzhenitsyn in “The Gulag Archipelago” At the end of the conference the new secretary called for a tribute to Joseph Stain and the hall obliged erupting in applause. The applause continued for several minutes rising to an ovation. For over five minutes the applause continued as the older members grew exhausted, palms grew swore, and arms ached. The secretary who called for it continued to clap, not wanting to be first, and in the hall, applause continued for three more minutes, eight in total. Two more minutes, the clapping continued. Finally—at minute eleven—the director of a paper factory stopped and took a seat. Everyone stopped and sat down. Someone stood up (or in this case sat down) and the charade ended. That night

the factory director was arrested and given ten years punishment. Once he’d signed the paperwork his interrogator reminded him: “Don’t ever be the first to stop applauding!” As a rule, I think comparisons of elected leaders, or anything in our democracy, to Soviet leaders or that system are inappropriate but sometimes the shoe fits. Feb. 5 President Trump was in Cincinnati and, because every week is infrastructure week, decided to attack Democrats. Referring to their response to his state of the union speech “They were like death. And un-American. Somebody said treasonous. I mean yeah. I guess. Why not?” Why not? I hope most people would understand why we don’t call sitting during the State of the Union treason. The 1st amendment aside, treason is the only law that our founding fathers saw fit to include in the Constitution. Article III Section 3, having just established the Supreme Court and Federal Judiciary, assigning the cases that fell under the court's jurisdiction,

and affirming that criminal trials “shall be by jury” they stopped to define Treason. “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies.” Only is an important phrase not just for the courts but because of treason at the time. As colonies, the U.S. was subject to English law, including treason laws. Under English law, there were five main treasons. Two that the Article III keeps, counterfeit, planning the death of the King, his wife, or his heir, and being party to an affair with the king or heir’s wives. The founding fathers intentionally narrowed that down to two. Treason is a crime against the state and not against any individual, even the president. So, when the President asks the crowd “Can we call that treason?” and answers himself “Why not? They certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.” The answer to the first question, according to our constitution at least, is no. “Why not?” is a more conceptual question but in

the history of our country, only seven people have been convicted of treason. The punishment is severe. U.S. Code 18 penalizes treason with death or imprisonment and an inability to hold public office. In our history, only seven convictions and most ended with pardons or commutations. No one in the eleven states that fought a war because they opposed Lincoln’s policies on slavery was convicted of treason. None of the four people who have shot and killed sitting presidents of the United States were charged with treason. And, I assume, none of the people who remained seating, will face it either. Regardless, words matter and attitudes matter. If the president thinks that failing to stand is treason, it’s a symptom of other problems. An environment where simple expression is seen as treasonous or, less significantly, unpatriotic worries me. It should worry you too. Because if everyone must stand and applause, “Who would dare be the first to stop?”


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FEBRUARY 14, 2018 CALENDAR FEBRUARY 19 Undergraduate Visitation Day. Current students, be prepared to see visitors! FEBRUARY 20 United Way Chicken & Waffles Fundraiser, 5-7 p.m. at the Buies Creek Fire Station. Tickets are $5 and proceeds go to support the Harnett County homeless community. FEBRUARY 22 Artist Performance Series: Don Martin, Recital, 8 p.m. in Scott Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building. This performance will feature American music for clarinet and saxophone. FEBRUARY 22-FEBRUARY 25 Stuart Little, Children's Theatre. 7 p.m. Feb. 22-24, 2 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets are $7 general admission, $3 students and seniors, and can be purchased at the box office or by calling 910-893-1509. CFFFA members are free, but must reserve tickets by contacting Debbie Dye at 910-893-1495. All events courtesy of the Campbell University calendar. Email lghuth1207@ to add items to our calendar.

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Our top five elements to include for a perfect Galentine's bash By Abigail Pore Assistant Editor In recent years, February’s focus on love has gone from couples to any loved ones. With this has come themed Galentine parties where girl friends get together to celebrate their friendship. Thinking of throwing your own? We’ve gathered some of the basic needs that will make your Galentine get-together one you’ll remember forever. Dress code Purposefully deciding to dress up and feel cute with your girls makes any day feel like an special occasion. Decide on what dress makes you all feel the most special and work with it from matching pjs to full on glamour. What’s more fun than dressing up with your girls and knowing it’s just to feel confident in your own skin? Tonight is about doing what you want with people who’ve got your back. Movies, preferably not rom-coms

If you throw the perfect Galentine's Day party, we want to hear about it. Send your stories and photos to @the_campbell_times. Look, I get it, rom-coms are fun and a lot of girls like them. But the point of Galentine’s is celebrating friends, not your partner. Why not pick an action movie you all love, or a comedy? Take a break from romance for a night. Your focus should be on you and your friends, and you can always watch a rom-com on your own from our list. A great playlist What are the songs you and your friends sing at the top of your lungs on a midnight drive? What songs do you dance to without worrying about who will see? Those are the songs that build the ultimate Galentine’s playlist. This

can go from a new rap song to High School Musical, no judgement here. Everyone’s favorite snacks Bonus points if you make part of the party cooking or baking together, but food is one of the pillars of a good party. Galentine’s is not the time to worry about your diet, it’s about having fun with your girls and stocking up on all your favorite treats, edible or otherwise. This can even mean just ordering a pizza and popping some popcorn for the movie marathon you’re about to have. Chocolate Not to be confused with a mere snack, chocolate goes in a category all its own. Make sure you have plenty and in all the forms you and your gals love. Want a pro tip? Plan your Galentine after Valentine’s Day to stock up on all the clearance candy on the 15th.

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5 ROM-COMS FOR THE 14TH By Leah Tripp Staff Writer


Bridget Jones’s Diary is a piece of endearing assurance to every unlucky soul who has ever decided that love just isn’t in the cards. Renée Zellweger’s Bridget, a candid and crude 32-yearold, chronicles her journey to love and self-improvement in a series of hilariously unfortunate diary entries. The plot revolves around a love triangle between Bridget, her charmingly awkward childhood acquaintance Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), and her suave and charismatic boss Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). Relatable characters and an authentic story make the film a good watch, time after time.


After watching a friend struggle with relationships, driven journalist Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) decides to write an advice column regarding what not to do, which she titles “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." Her subject for the experiment is advertising executive Benjamin Barry (Matthew McConaughey), who, coincidentally, has recently bet that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Neither party is aware of the other’s agenda, and they spend the next week and a half desperately trying to win their own bets. It’s predictable and all kinds of cheesy, but somehow I still find myself watching it whenever it’s on television. It’s a simple, feelgood movie that will provide a few laughs if you’re willing to overlook some corny moments.


Before Patrick Dempsey was everyone’s favorite neurosurgeon, he was astronomy-obsessed teen

Ronald Miller in this 1987 film. Dempsey stars alongside Amanda Peterson, who plays cheerleader Cindy Mancini. Cindy agrees to boost Ronald’s popularity by “dating” him for a month in exchange for $1000, but in true rom-com fashion, things get more complicated than the pair originally intended. If you’re looking for a movie with lots of perms, several appearances from a lawnmower, and a moral or two along the way, Can’t Buy Me Love is for you.


The life of bookstore owner Will Thacker (Hugh Grant) takes an unexpected turn when American film star Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) walks into his small store one afternoon. Through a series of coincidences, the two run into each other (both literally and metaphorically) several times. As Anna and Will become more involved in one another’s lives, they are presented with the challenges associated with Anna’s fame.


Long time friends Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) navigate the highs and lows of their relationship while also grappling with an age-old question: can men and women just be friends? Over the years, the two learn more about themselves and each other, and eventually answer the question in regards to their own relationship on New Years Eve. The chemistry between Ryan and Crystal is evident, and the movie maintains the balance between humour and sentimentality beautifully. I’d highly suggest stocking up on tissues beforehand though, because if you’re anything like me, the ending will leave you a mess.

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Campbell followers share worst date stories Ready for a change of pace from the traditional flowery Valentine's Day posts? You're in good company—so was Campbell this year. Before Feb. 14, @CampbellEdu traditionally asks followers on Instagram to share their "how we met" stories. However, this year they approached the post a little differently. Followers were asked to share their best "worst date" or break-up stories, justwithout names. Below, we're sharing our personal favorite stories, even though the third only begins with a breakup. @travie_911: “I once drove an hour to meet this girl on our first date, spent over $70 on gas, our food, movie tickets, SNACKS AT THE MOVIES, the whole nine yards…and after the date she said we should definitely do it again, but she went ghost on me. She hasn’t had any contact with me in about 4 months…but hey, it happens.” @laur3n._.ashl3y: “I went to grab coffee with a really

sweet guy I had met on campus. He was funny and kind. We went to the café and sat down. It was extremely awkward. He kept shooting questions at me, but there was no conversation or dialogue to follow whatsoever. After asking me what seemed like 24 questions, he stopped to say ‘I ran out of questions to ask you.’ He was really nice, but we just didn’t hit it off." @haleypleasant_: “I like the first idea better, maybe because I love telling this story so much, but I’m gonna bend the rules and tell it. Two years ago I met @ horrellcane on a blind date (I know, what weirdos go on a blind date??). We both had breakups the previous fall semester and our mutual friends were on a mission to set us up. After weeks of convincing we finally caved and I’m so glad we did. We met in the middle of Academic Circle and the next 3½ hours flew by as we walked and talked all over campus. So thankful @campbelledu is a part of our story even two years later (heart emoji).”


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POWERADE Continued from Page 3 to my place, watch some Netflix. C: Jane the Virgin? J: Yeah, we like Jane the Virgin. We recently started watching Bigmouth, it’s a great romantic show cause it’s about teenage puberty. It’s hilarious. Did you expect to meet that special someone at Campbell? J: I thought I would definitely get a long-term relationship here. I didn’t expect her to be named after the school, that was a bonus because now I get to say that I’m dating Campbell. C: Yeah, I definitely didn’t think I would meet this one here. J: She thought she’d see me in the ICU one day. C: It’s my specialty. Any other horribly romantic stories you would like to tell that

would melt the Campbell Times readers’ hearts? C: You got me flowers for my birthday. J: I did! I actually didn’t have a vase though. C: You put them in a Powerade bottle. J: Well, that’s what the soccer team gave me and it was all I had. I looked all over Dunn for a flower store and I couldn’t find one. So I was like, “Oh God, I’m not going to be able to get her flowers. And then one of my friends said go to Food Lion, their flowers aren’t the best but they’re something. Then I put them in my Powerade bottle and I didn’t have anything to drink out of for a week, but it was worth it cause I got her flowers. C: He even got my favorite kind! Thank you so much for sitting down with me! C: You’re welcome!


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James Archibald Campbell, as well as many other Campbell founders, are buried in the Buies Creek Cemetery. Photo by AnnaScott Cross.

This is unacceptable because it alienates a powerful base of support for the #MeToo movement . The allegations have begun to read like tabloid articles and share the same questionable evidence. For many of its more reasonable supporters, the movement has evolved into nothing more than an internet lynch mob. That’s not what anyone wants. However, when good men making reasonable statements are sacrificed on the altar of political correctness, we have a problem. I’m specifically referencing Matt Damon and his interview with ABC where he said, “there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be

Campbell's cemetaries raise PHOENIX questions about our legacies

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By AnnaScott Cross Social Media Editor Cemeteries are fascinating places. They hold legacies, histories, and families. The Buies Creek Cemetery off of Judge Taylor Road holds memories that are especially close to the heart of Campbell’s community. Many of the hundreds of people buried there have left a lasting impact on Campbell, including names such as Marshbanks, Kivett, Wiggins, Lynch, and—most importantly— Campbell. Reverend James Archibald Campbell and many of his family members were laid to rest here. These people have left a lasting impact on countless students and families since Buies Creek Academy

was first started. Perhaps it is realizing that these seemingly ordinary people who lived and died like everyone else left an extraordinary legacy that made me pause and reflect. Perhaps it was the fresh air and the old magnolia, or perhaps it was the quiet trickle of the creek that ran next to it. Regardless, the cemetery posed the question: what legacy will I leave? As we have recently celebrated Founder’s Week, it is a wonderful time to reflect on the legacies that we have built thus far in our lives, and to consider what legacies we want to leave in the future. The Buies Creek Cemetery offers a peaceful environment for introspection.

professor of history, spent months searching through old pictures and documents to discover the exact spot where the school was founded. Photos confirmed that the original academy once stood near where Kivett Hall is today. “To know the location of this building was a satisfying end to a personal journey of discovery for me,” Granger said. Granger and Mercogliano’s work is the first proof that Kivett Hall was built upon the charred ruins of the old academy. Kivett Hall, built only three years after the flames destroyed the academy, reaches toward the stars—a symbol of J.A. Campbell’s vision, and a sign of the founder’s fortitude in rebuilding a school from the ashes.

conflated, right?” Damon’s statements are eminently reasonable. To say otherwise cheapens the suffering of victims of sexual assault. Violent crime that invades the sanctity of the most intimate action a human can share with another is not equivalent to inappropriate behavior around the water cooler.Sexual harassment needs to be addressed on its own, not tied into something far, far worse. I firmly believe that we as a culture need to put an end to both sexual harassment and assault, but this battle can’t devolve into unreasoned attacks on justifiable statements. I want to support the #MeToo movement without reservations. However, without a modicum of controlled reason, I fear the movement is doomed to be abandoned by its moderate supporters. We must find a better way to end sexual harassment and assault than angry tweets and personal attacks.

DR. TRUFFIN LEADS HONORS PROGRAM The Campbell University Times would like to congratulate Sherry Truffin on becoming the new Honors Program Director. An associate professor of English at Campbell since 2011, Truffin takes the reins from Dr. Glenn Jonas, who served in the position temporarily. Dr. Truffin will continue to work with Dr. Jonas and other members of Campbell’s faculty to create a rigorous and engaging schedule of Honors courses for next semester. She is also in the process of planning a social gathering for students involved in the Honors Program.


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Celebrating the 2018 Founder's Week festivities.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL The men hosted Longwood on Feb. 10 and handily won over the competition, ending with a final score of 88-54. Campbell hits the road to play Radford on the Highlander’s home court on Thursday with a 9 pm top-off. The event will be televised by ESPNU. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The women won against the Blue Hose after hosting Presbyterian on Feb. 13, ending with a final score of 53-40. They will travel to Farmville, Va. to square off against Longwood on Saturday with a 12 pm tip-off. TRACK AND FIELD Lawrence Kipkoech set a program record in the 5000-meters invitational race on day one of the Iowa State Classic, running 13:41.17 over the distance. Senior Sabina Allen broke the school record in the long jump, jumping 5.98 meters at the Don Kirby Invitational. Campbell as a team will close out the indoor regular season at the UCS Invitational from Feb. 16-17 at the JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, N.C. SWIMMING While having claimed five events against the Richmond Spiders on Feb. 10 which were led by Caroline Clark and Sarah Wilson who each took individual victories, Richmond claimed the overall dual meet with a final score of 155-124. Campbell will travel to Athens, Ga. for the CCSA Championships, hosted by the University of Georgia from Feb. 14-17.

The Campbell University baseball season begins this month. Tickets are now available for purchase both online and over the phone. Photo by Bennet Scarborough.


Campbell baseball opens season against St. John’s University By Aaron Schnoor Staff Writer The Campbell University baseball team will open their season on Friday, Feb. 16, against St. John’s University. The Fighting Camels, projected to finish fifth in the Big South Preseason Poll, are coming off a season in which they finished 10-14 in conference play and 25-32 overall. The team will have 24 returning players, led by Preseason All-Big South players Matthew Barefoot and Jeff Hahs. Barefoot, a sophomore from Dunn, NC, is coming off a spectacular rookie seasonin which the outfielder batted .335 with eight home runs and 48 RBIs. Hahs, a senior designated hitter from O’Fallon, Illinois, put up equally impressive numbers, batting


The Big South Preseason Poll predicts that the Fighting Camels will come in fifth. The team is led by two Preseason All-Big South players.

.313 while slugging 10 homers and 44 RBIs. Although Campbell’s roster boasts a healthy mix of young talent and veterans, the central question for the team is whether the Fighting Camels can compete with the conference’s top teams, Winthrop University, Liberty University, and High Point University are predicted to finish at first, second, and third, respectively, and the Camels will not see a Big South matchup until March 16. Before that time, however, the team will have its hands full with games against baseball powerhouses

North Carolina State University and Duke University. Despite the challenges ahead of them this season, the Fighting Camels are confident that 2018 will be a year of success. Coach Justin Haire, who has helmed the team since 2014, has the skills to lead the team to glory. In the three seasons that Haire has been the skipper of the team, the Fighting Camels have gone 32-25, 26-27, and 25-32. Behind a strong pitching staff comprised primarily of returning players, however, the team is looking to regain its position as one of the best teams in the conference. Tickets for the game on Feb. 16 can be purchased online through the Campbell Athletics website or over the phone through the Campbell Athletics Ticket Office.



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The Campbell Times | Feb. 14, 2018  

The Feb. 14, 2018, edition of The Campbell Times, the official student newspaper of Campbell University.

The Campbell Times | Feb. 14, 2018  

The Feb. 14, 2018, edition of The Campbell Times, the official student newspaper of Campbell University.