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September 30, 2013
Campus reduces carbon footprint
CAMPBELL NOW! NEWS
By Caroline Belmore Staff Writer
LGBT club undergoes changes
Although students have become wary of the diminishing number of recycling bins throughout campus, Campbell’s administration has taken significant efforts to become more environmentally friendly. According to vice president of advancement and marketing Britt Davis, the Facilities Management team has taken several steps to reduce the carbon footprint of Campbell University. Steps include involvement in the Energy Management Program with Johnson Control Industries, which has helped to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and natural gasses of twenty-three of Campbell’s facilities.
By Catherine Ardoin Feature Editor
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) organization has taken on a new name and a new status. After two name changes, the club became official and university-recognized two weeks before classes started this past August and now operates Bazemore under the title Common Ground. The initial idea to form the GSA began in January of 2013 when a Campbell professor connected a core group of three students who spread the word and started the process of becoming an official club. Word about the tentative club spread and the first interest meeting drew over seventy students. The club first chose the name Gay-Straight Alliance; however, members felt the name could potentially discourage individuals from joining the club. In order to broaden the spectrum, the organization became known as “Campbell United.” “We as a group did not want others to think that they were being excluded from the organization because they did See GROUND page 6
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Communication studies major junior Jordan Armstead stands as a cameraman during a morning news segment of Campbell NOW! News. This is his second semester in the class.
SHARE THE NEWS Students go live with additional morning news show By Sierra Fox Staff Writer
Lights, camera, action! Although Campbell’s Communication Studies Department started its first television program, Campbell NOW! TV during the spring 2013 semester, the television production team has since added three morning shows to its weekly cycle.
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The new segments bear a new name Campbell NOW! News and air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. “This year we are lot more organized. Last semester, we were just starting to learn how to use all the equipment, green screen, and figured out by the end of the semester how to do it,” said Hannah Joyce, senior com-
munication studies major and director of both Campbell NOW! News and several episodes of Campbell NOW! TV. Although each morning show is 10-20 minutes long, a lot of prep work goes on behind the scenes. Campbell NOW! News
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Campbell goes Greek By Sean Neal News Editor
It’s no secret that Greek Life has been in the works at Campbell. Kappa Sigma, soon to be Campbell’s first fraternity and first Greek on campus, is nearly ready to launch. Kappa Sigma is the largest fraternity in the United States. Currently, Campbell is in the process of “colonization,” See GRREK page 7
INDEX In the Creek........................ 2 Opinion................................ 3 Campus............................... 6 Entertainment.................... 8 Sports...............................11
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IN THE CREEK Sigma Tau Delta sponsors school supply drive Campbell’s English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, has begun a school supply drive,“Write On!,” to remedy the deficiency of supplies in Harnett County schools. Several collection boxes are located throughout campus, including in the Wiggins Memorial Library, Marshbanks Dining Hall, the campus bookstore, and several dorm lobbies. Students can drop supplies in designated boxes until Nov. 22.
Wells Fargo expands trust scholarship On Wednesday, Wells Fargo Private Bank has donated $50,000 to Campbell University to expand the Wells Fargo Trust Scholarship, which was created in Sept. 2012. The fund provides scholarships for students in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’ Trust and Wealth Management Program. The added funds will help with the business program’s 3/2 master’s program. Campbell is the only university in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree in trust and wealth management. Forty-five to fifty students graduate from Campbell with a trust degree each year, with many completing the 3/2 program.
Hornberger named Big South freshman of the week After producing a runner-up finish in his first collegiate tournament, Craig Hornberger of Campbell University has been named Big South Conference men’s golf freshman of the week. While playing in conditions that included twenty-five mile-per-hour wind gusts on the opening day, the product of Lancaster, Pa., was one of only three golfers in red numbers at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational. Hornberger made eight birdies and finished in a five-way tie for most pars (39) over 54 holes. Last year’s Pennsylvania 3A high school state champion played the par-four holes even, and was threeunder on the par-fives on the par-72, 7771-yard Colorado National layout. Source: gocamels.com
Five Questions With Deagan Williams Campbell College Democrats President and Campbell sophomore Deagan Williams has always been an advocate for the Democratic Party. Upon his arrival to Campbell, he has worked diligently with Campbell’s Democratic group as well as with the Harnett County Democratic Party. He worked his way to a leadership position through the guidance of his Democratic peers and his commitment to the party as a whole. Throughout the 2012 presidential election period, Williams worked on the grassroots level in an effort to secure Obama’s position in the White House. Williams as well as the Executive Board of the Campbell College Democrats can often be seen tabling outside of D. Rich or Marshbanks Dining Hall, where the College Democrats sign-up new voters and share information about the group and its events.
What do the Campbell College Democrats have planned for the fall semester? “Even though it is not a national election year, we still have many important events planned for the semester. We have already begun the semester with our annual Kickoff Cookout, which was a great success. We are also planning on hosting events such as voter registration drives, coffee socials, and game nights. We will also engage in activities with the College Republicans in events such as our annual debate and a bipartisan community service project.” What issues are the Democrats taking to heart and what actions will the group take to act on those issues?
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Campbell College Democrats President Deagan Williams is an avid supporter of the College Democrats of North Carolina and helps with many of the organization’s events.
“One of our biggest focuses for this semester, and the year in general, is gearing up for the re-election of U.S. Senator Kay Hagan in 2014. We will also focus on educating students about the damaging legislative year in the North Carolina General Assembly. Another major issue we will be advocating for will be student voting rights and getting out the vote.” What work will you do with the CDNC this year whose president is Campbell student Louis Duke? “Working with College Democrats of North Carolina, we will participate in state-wide initiatives and focus on getting democrats elected across the state.” What actions will you take on campus to get more students involved in politics? “We try our best to engage all students interested in our club. We regularly table across campus to enroll new members and inform current members about our events. One of the easiest ways to stay connected with us is through our social media outlets, Facebook and Twitter.” Which speakers will you invite to Campbell and what do you hope they speak about? “Our chapter is involved a great deal with local candidates and the Harnett County Democratic Party. It means so much to us that our local party is involved with us and are as supportive as they are. We also hope to get several elected officials on campus throughout the year to speak with students.” By Courtney Schultz Editor in Chief
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The first class of Campbell’s School of Osteopathic Medicine pose outside of the Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences. Within the school, students work in six simulation lab rooms as well as a virtual labthe students experience surgical simulations.
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Guest Column: Attorney General Roy Cooper
AG warns of potential healthcare scams Your personal information, your money and your health are all precious to you. Don’t fall for a scam that could put them at risk. When key provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick in on October 1, consumers will have more access to health insurance coverage. Unfortunately, con artists are likely to use the changes to pitch new scams. My office is watching closely for several scams that are likely to emerge in coming weeks. We expect to see scammers using the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, as an excuse to try to steal your money or your personal information. They’ll pose as government officials, insurance companies, doctor’s offices, and other health carerelated entities. They’ll impersonate ACA officials, known as navigators. They’ll also try to sell phony insurance plans or medical discount plans, which aren’t really health insurance.
Already the Federal Trade Commission has reported getting comCooper plaints about callers pretending to be with Medicare. The callers request personal information, claiming to need it if the consumer wants to continue to be eligible for Medicare—even though the ACA doesn’t put Medicare eligibility or benefits at risk. In other states, people have reported getting calls from insurance companies trying to pressure them into making a quick decision on a health care plan, threatening them with higher prices if they wait until after October 1 to purchase insurance. In fact, consumers
will still be able to shop for traditional health insurance policies directly from insurance companies after October 1, but on that date they’ll also be able to start shopping for coverage via the Health Insurance Marketplace set up under the ACA. Remember, no legitimate government agency or company will call, e-mail or text you for personal information such as your Social Security Number or bank account number. If someone does, ignore it. To avoid falling for a scam: •Be skeptical of anyone who offers to help you understand the ACA if you pay them first. •If someone claims to be an official ACA navigator, don’t just take their word for it. Ask for their credentials and then do your own research to determine if they are legitimate. •Don’t believe anyone who tells you that their company is the only place you can buy health insurance that complies
with the law. •Don’t do business with anyone who threatens you or tries to intimidate you. •Before you purchase a new health insurance policy, make sure you ask for and read the details of the plan carefully. Avoid so-called “discount health plans” that aren’t really insurance coverage and may leave you without the coverage you need. The best protection against fraud is education. Healthcare. gov is a good source for reliable information about the ACA. This is also the website where people will be able to apply for health insurance starting in October. And if you spot a potential scam, contact my Consumer Protection Division toll free at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM. You can also file a consumer complaint with us at www.ncdoj.gov.
Healthcare reform generates confusion By Courtney Schultz Editor in Chief
Although the average college student’s brain is engulfed by the tests, projects, and papers, the rest of the nation worries about two topics: the national debt and new healthcare regulations. The typical American isn’t Professor Mostashari and actually understands what’s truly happening with the economy and the national debt, so most of Americans and the media’s attention have been focused on healthcare reform. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) is a complicated piece of legislation, but regardless of whether we understand the bill, Obamacare will caused a significant amount of changes in our system. Every American has an opinion on the changes to come to America. Whether you agree with the legislation or not, understanding the healthcare system is important. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t know the facts about healthcare systems in America or any other country. Numerous individuals have complained about the new changes and wonder why healthcare costs are so high. People believe countries,
such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, who have universal free healthcare do so from higher taxes, which goes into a central pot to pay for all. What Americans don’t realize is the United States spends more tax money on healthcare per capita than Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, or Canada. What this means is that we pay more money than someone who is British, but we get no health (from the government at least). In fact, about only twenty-eight-percent of Americans get their healthcare from government funded programs, which typically are elderly, impoverished, or congressional. The other individuals, who have healthcare, get their healthcare privately and the United States spends the most private money on healthcare than any other country in the world. Americans want to know why this is. Why does healthcare have to be so much? To give an obvious, but valid answer: everything costs more. Procedures in America cost more than other countries. A hip replacement in Belgium is over six times less than in the United States. Medication cost more in American than other countries.
However, America is a richer nation than other countries, such as Australia and Belgium. We have a higher concentration of wealth as a nation, so it would make sense that we spend a little more than other countries. But, we don’t spend a little more, but a lot more. Yet, we are still not getting anything more than other countries. We don’t live longer and we aren’t much healthier than other countries, but we still pay for the same things for a higher price. Some individuals believe the rising obesity epidemic in the United States has caused the high costs for healthcare, but unfortunately, there is no data or study verifying disease frequency as a determinant of health care spending. We may or may not be as unhealthy as we think we are, but our diseases are not causing us to pay more. This is not to say that there aren’t inefficiencies in our healthcare system. Not everyone has health care and if we do want healthcare, we often have to pay for it ourselves. Well healthcare is expensive, so individuals get the treatment but then go into debt trying to afford the care. When someone cannot pay, the cost goes onto the rest of society. As Americans, we pay a lot more money than we expect to pay for healthcare.
Some of the extra cost we pay comes from America’s lack of negotiation with medical companies and insurance companies. Other countries take more time to negotiate. In Great Britain, the government takes bids from a bunch of medical device or care companies. They will tell the companies the account is to build all the medical devices for everyone in the healthcare system. Their government requires the companies to make safe, well-made and cheap devices or they won’t take the deal and will go to another company. Through Britain’s system, the companies are motivated to fulfill the government’s request because they would otherwise be turning down a huge contract. In the U.S., we don’t have any of that centralized negotiations, so we don’t have as much leverage with the companies. Clearly, the system isn’t working, so why not look for a change? Why not reform the system? There isn’t a “right” answer. Learn about the facts before you discuss healthcare or make judgment. Heck, if you can come up with a better solution that is also cost-effective, more power to you.
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Study Abroad reveals contest winners
By Erin Overton
Study Abroad Representative
“Camels Meet Culture” Winner “Making a Wish into Trevi Fountain” by Brandie Owen Grand Prize Winner “Millford Sound” by Katelyn Billheimer A semester-long study abroad program is an intimidating decision. What made you decide to go on this adventure? “I have always enjoyed traveling . . . the nice thing about Campbell is you don’t have to pay tuition to them as well as the university abroad, making it not much more expensive than going to school here for a semester.” What was going through your mind when you took this picture? Katie and her aunt spent a day kayaking at Milford Sound and tried to drive back to Queenstown later that evening. “We discovered that the only road to and from Milford Sound closed down at 6pm because of the threat of a rockslide . . . When we woke up early the next morning . . . the sound looked so different from the rainy cloudy day before . . . I thank God that road was closed that night! I was in total awe.” How did you grow as a result of this study abroad experience? “I feel so much more culturally aware not only about New Zealand, but about my own country . . . I’ve become more confident . . . My style of traveling has changed. I like doing my own thing and wandering rather than doing things by tours . . . it just has made everything in life much more ‘conquerable.’”
What attracted you to this study abroad program? “Ever since I was a little girl . . . everything about Italy has always seemed so magical . . . Once I was told that Italy was one of the destinations I could travel to as a Campbell student, I knew that this was a chance of a lifetime.” What is the story behind this picture? “This picture was the moment where I was pondering what I was going to wish for! The one moment I thought of my entire life had actually come along. It actually felt very different from the way I imagined it . . . there were tons of people there! I did not have too much time to make my wish before I was shoved out of my spot. It was still whimsical in its own way though! What advice would you give to students who are considering studying abroad? “Do it! There may never be a time in your life where you can live somewhere in another county and truly dive into another culture for an extended period of time. Studying abroad is worth every penny!”
“Edinburgh Castle” by Jessica Inscore What about this scene inspired you to take the photo? “When you see a sight as magnificent as Edinburgh Castle, it is tempting to try and capture the entire scene. Instead, I wanted to play with the simplicity of flowers compared to a glimpse of the castle, which suggests that something so trivial as a tiny flower can measure up to a man-made structure . . . ” How did this trip impact your worldview? “It is one thing to learn a subject in the classroom with many other students, a textbook, and a clock on the wall . . . it is a completely different feeling to read a poem about Tintern Abbey while you are actually sitting in the ruins . . . I have a completely new outlook on this world simply because I am living it instead of just reading about it.” Would you recommend this program to other students? “I would definitely recommend this program to other students! All I can say is that you will go to another country one person, and come back totally changed. The things that I had the opportunity to see and do are once-in-a-lifetime chances -- and I got credit hours for it!”
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students and work together as a team to lessen the needs of the students. On Sept. 26, the Student Delegates discussed Government Association the lack of recycling bins held their second congressio- throughout campus. Stunal meeting. dents have asked for bins Here are the following to be placed in buildings, orders of business: such as D. Rich, that do not Resolution 003-13- IOC currently have any recycling Transfer Authorization: bins. Delegates decided to SGA authorizes the transfer continue the discussion on a of funds to on-campus clubs. later date. The amount of $5,000 dollars Students are encourwas passed to go toward club aged to speak at all student funding: PASSED. forums. Members addressed the The next congressional importance of listening to meeting is to be held Oct. 8 the student voices. Delegates at 7 p.m. in Lynch Auditofelt there needs to be a more rium. diligent effort to help the Staff Writer
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highlights current events, happenings, trends, and celebrity news on its shows. The shows are planned a week or more in advance and the crew meets with their director to come up with new ideas for the following week. Students in the class put together game shows, around Joyce campus segments, and student interviews and spotlights. Jordyn Gum, junior communication studies major and a director of Campbell NOW! TV, said, “I think this year we have a better handle on how the show looks every week and the positions we need fill. There is a little bit of a smaller class size so students have spe-
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cific roles each week.” Campbell NOW! News and Campbell NOW! TV is a 3 credit hour elective open to all students pursuing any major. Through the class, students have the opportunity to showcase their department or organization and let the entire university know what it is all about. “I think it’s an outlet for students to be able to express themselves in a positive way,” said Pete Kenny, communication studies professor and advisor for Campbell NOW! TV. The Campbell NOW! crew encourages students to participate on the show and want student feedback on what they want to see on the show “When students watch the show, they can find out opportunities on how they can get on the show, how they can win prizes, and get involved with the student-run television show. We give away prizes weekly or spots on the show if students answer the questions on our Facebook page,” said Joyce.
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not fit into the Gay-Straight Alliance category,” Common Ground Vice President Blake Faircloth said. “We wanted to educate the campus about the problems that the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] community face every day and the stereotypes that need to be broken and laid to rest.” However, after encouragement from Campbell University President Dr. Jerry Wallace and Vice President for Student Life Dr. Dennis Bazemore the club changed its name once more to “Common Ground.” Bazemore said he felt the name change was necessary. Bazemore said, “In review of student club names both on our campus and at other institutions, there was a determination made that Common Ground would be a better name for this student club.” Faircloth said because of Campbell’s Baptist ties administration felt it was best to remove the university’s name from the club’s title. Additionally, she said other LGBT organizations do not
have the university name in their titles. Despite the name change, Common Ground Club President Elizabeth Smith said the organization has worked well with administration and faculty and staff have been very supportive of the Faircloth group. Common Ground reaches out not only to members of the LGBT community, but they encourage LGBT allies to partner with them as well. “I hope that one day it will be something we don’t have to talk about,” Smith said. “I hope that we can build a community for the LGBT [at Campbell] because there’s nothing in Harnett County for them.” Smith and other club officials have big plans for
the club including speakers and presentations. Smith hopes to involve Common Ground in Stop Hunger Now! which takes place on Oct. 5 in the Rumley Center. Next semester, the club would like to do presentations in CUConnections. The presentations would revolve around breaking the stereotypes that plague the LGBT community. Faircloth echoes Smith’s hopes concerning the future of Common Ground “I hope that the club becomes an established organization and a pillar to the community,” Faircloth said. “I would like the club to educate the campus through speakers and other events, such as service projects.” If student are interested in getting involved, meetings are held every other Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business in room 122.
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The Facilities Management team said the university has also put improved insulation in buildings, and lights that automatically turn off when no activity is detected in such buildings as Pat Barker Hall. Campbell has also partnered with Harnett County Waste Management and its recycling program. The recycling program is implemented in all of the dorms, athletic buildings, and educational buildings. According to Davis, during the 2012-2013 academic school year, the recycling facilities reduced waste disposal expenses by more than forty-percent compared to the prior year. Also, Aramark and Marshbanks Dining Hall stay environmentally conscious by recycling cooking oil and composting uneaten food. The elimination of trays and decrease in recyclable carry out trays has also saved water and cut food costs and waste. “People seem to take less food when they do not use a tray, and they are more likely to eat what they have taken versus having an overloaded tray,” Davis said. In efforts to listen to the concerns of the students, the Student Government Association (SGA) is getting increas-
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ingly involved in the recycling process on campus. SGA President Peter Newby said, “We have already received a lot of student input requesting that we advocate for better recycling options on campus.” In the last SGA meeting on Sept. 26, the delegates tabled the recycling bin discussion for a later date, but addressed the issue of increasing the number of bins on campus is immediate. Students have also taken initiative to decrease CU’s carbon footprint. Sophomore graphic design major, Emily LaBonte, said, “Individually, I could recycle more. Instead of just throwing my water bottles away in the closest trashcan, I could wait until I found a recycling bin or I could get a water bottle that is reusable.” LaBonte believes the university could do more for the environment. “Campbell could really use more recycling receptacles around campus,” said LaBonte, “[The university] could also make an effort to use less paper products in classrooms.” Administration said the effort to make the university a more environmentally friendly campus will require cooperation and initiative from all members of the Campbell community.
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the precursor to the chapter’s solidification. The hope is to have finished the process by the spring semester. Under the leadership of Campbell’s Kappa Sigma Grand Master, Miles Wobbleton and Public Relations Officer, James Holloman, the duo have been working for two and a half weeks toward establishment of the fraternity. According to Wobbleton and Holloman, the typical time frame in which a chapter is formed is nine to twelve months. “By Halloween we’ll have everything on the checklist done,” said Wobbleton, a junior political science major. Wobbleton and Holloman have worked diligently together contacting Kappa Sig headquarters and making the necessary arrangements to get the fraternity rolling. Wobbleton said the process has been almost a forty-hourweek job. However, Wobbleton and Holloman say they feel the new fraternity is something they see as important for Campbell. “Greek Life builds a university. It’s a major point for any university. Next is athletics. Greek Life and athletics have a lot of parallels. They bring in money, they bring in people. They will increase enrollment and increase revenue,” Wobbleton said. “Especially from our mandatory community service initiatives, it all around defines and bolsters the mission of
Campbell.” The four pillars of the fraternity are leadership, fellowship, scholarship, and service, which are similar to Campbell’s mission goals. The Campbell colony promotes success both in and out of the classroom, enforcing that each pledge complete ten hours of service before the first sixty days of pledgeship. They also encourage civic duties, even enforcing that each member be a registered voter. According to Holloman, a Kappa Sigma’s duty is “to represent the fraternity well, to put our name out there, and to put our image out there.” “A typical day as a member would be just doing the best, being the best, and always being a gentleman,” Holloman said. The vice president for student life, Dr. Dennis Bazemore, has been working alongside the leadership of the fraternity to make Greek Life at Campbell a reality. He said that students have been asking about Greek Life for as long as he has been at Campbell. “A visit was made to a number of schools, schools like us, where we found Greek life and we found it to be very successful,” Bazemore said. “We interviewed students, interviewed staff, and found very positive remarks from students and staff about how Greek Life was a benefit to their campus. So [Greek Life can be] something new for us, that would offer leadership opportunities, community service opportuni-
ties, support of various philanthropy projects, building a brotherhood and a sisterhood, increasing retention and graduation rates.” According to Wobbleton, students’ response to the new fraternity has been overwhelming. “When we found out about [Kappa Sigma], we just charged and began recruitment, and in a matter of one week we had fifty members. It was remarkable,” Wobbleton said. As of Friday, Wobbleton reported the group consists of sixty-three members. “The guy from national headquarters at the fraternity said most colonies don’t even start with more than thirty people and we’re double that,” said Holloman, a freshman homeland security major. Kappa Sigma Headquarters has taken notice of their success, and featured on their national website homepage. Holloman said Campbell’s chapter is looking to alleviate the connotation associated with Greek Life, such as excessive drinking, partying, and hazing. “We’re not your typical fraternity: we are a non-hazing fraternity. Campbell is a dry campus, so there are no parties,” Holloman said. “We are trying to improve the image of fraternities in the eyes of the public.” Individuals interested in Kappa Sigma can like them on Facebook, or can follow them on Twitter at @KappaSigCU.
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Kappa Sigma Grand Master Miles Wobbleton, left, has been working hard to complete the solidification of Campbell’s first fraternity. Public Relations Officer James Holloman, left, also has been taking steps to attract members and establish the pillars of the fraternity’s mission.
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Players find fun with Student discovers life-sized board games new reasons to
By Dennis Quinn Staff Writer
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Many students came out to enjoy the Campus Activity Board’s take on life-sized versions of board and handheld games. In Jenga, participants had to be sure not to knock over the tower. By Austin Thomas Staff Writer
On Tuesday evening Campbell University’s CAB hosted “Life Size Outside Game Night” in the Academic Circle. The event was comprised of two small-scale games become life-size. The first game, Angry Birds, is a game app that you might find on the average college student’s smart-phone. Jenga is a board-type game. The event, scheduled to last roughly an hour, attracted several dozen students and even greater attention from individuals walking by. The life-size Angry Birds involved a sling and softballs projected at a series of cardboard boxes and empty Bojangles’ carry-out containers in place of the familiar 2D structures and green pigs. The purpose of this game was to knock down as many Bojangles boxes as possible in a
single turn. Though the game lacked many of the familiar computer generated effects of the original app, it still proved to be a great hit among competitors. Campbell University sophomore Julianne Nance said she enjoyed the experience of participating in life-size Angry Birds. “It’s very casual and care free,” Nance said. “It’s fun to watch human angry birds. It’s more fun than the app, definitely.” Others crowded around the next spectacle: Giant Jenga. In this game participants constructed multiple small towers along the pathway of the academic circle, and attempted to remove each block piece-by-piece without knocking down the increasingly unstable structures. Similar to the familiar board game, this rendition required
great attention to detail among not only the competitors, but also the audience. The slightly altered version of the board game sparked a sense of nostalgia in many students. “It brings back a childhood game. For someone who brought it out regularly, I love to play it,” second year divinity school student Chance Kuzma said. Leah Britt, Campbell University senior and CAB small events chair, best summed up the event by stating, “no prizes, just for fun.” Britt, who oversaw plans for the event, said she was pleased with the outcome of the evening. The next CAB event is the One-Mile Fun Run on Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. on the Irwin Belk Track.
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It’s almost October, which means most people will be preparing for Halloween at the end of the month. However, there is more to October than just costume parties, trick-or-treating, and the occasional prank. Numerous institutions recognize Columbus Day by relieving their employees of work, but there are other members of society honored throughout the month. In October, we recognize hard working professionals who provide services that may be taken for granted. Custodial workers (Oct. 2), teachers (Oct. 5), ER nurses (Oct. 12), clergy (Oct. 13), and even bosses (Oct. 16) are recognized on special days throughout the month. For one day during the month, we recognize the heritages, customs, and cultures of Native Americans (Oct. 14) and GermanAmericans (Oct. 6). Icons of American popular culture such as the Mad Hatter (Oct. 6) have days of recognition. Yet, October’s special dates of recognition and observance are not exclusive to people. Food is well represented this month. Tacos (Oct. 4), porridge (Oct. 10), eggs (Oct. 11), pasta (Oct. 17), breadsticks (Oct. 26), candy corn (Oct 30), and chocolate cupcakes (Oct. 18) are all recognized for a day. Of course, no month is complete without a day or six to recognize the non-human members of the animal kingdom. In fact Oct. 2 recognizes farm animals across the world, but Oct. 4 is day for
all animals. However, feral cats, mules, reptiles, hagfish, moles, and cephalopods are the lucky creatures of the animal kingdom that have their own exclusive dates of recognition this month. So don’t be afraid to shake the tentacle of an octopus on Oct. 5 or show some appreciation to a feral cat on Oct. 16. Need a reason to smile? World Smile Day on the fourth or You Matter to Me Day on the seventh should be enough to force a smile on the grouchiest of people, who have their own date on the fifteenth, National Grouch Day. If you should receive an e-mail or text message spelled out in all caps on the twenty-second IT’S OK BECAUSE IT IS CAPS LOCK DAY. Do you have a craving to do something spooky or strange? Well October is a good month for that as well, thanks to Create a Great Funeral Day (Oct. 30), Visit a Cemetery Day (Oct. 28), and National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day (Oct. 21). Yet, October does recognize more serious topics. Oct. 2 is the International Day of Non-Violence. Stop Bullying Day on Oct. 9 is a day to remind adolescents of the effect of bullying peers. The month includes other dates to raise awareness: infant loss (Oct. 15), international eradication of poverty (Oct. 17), and Latino AIDS awareness (Oct. 15). No longer is October solely a month of candy and tricks. Numerous days throughout the month hold special meanings, which can be celebrated.
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11 The Campbell Times • September 30, 2013
Player highlight: Catching up to Matthews By Matthew Sokol Staff Writer
For the first three meets, senior Ashley Matthews has been the top runner on Campbell’s Women’s Cross Country team. Matthews, a Garner native, is completing her final year at Campbell as a major in pre-med biology. Matthews has always been a top runner of the team, but her talent has really started to pick up this season. Matthews started her phenomenal season off at UNC -Chapel Hill. Matthews took on the three-mile race with a time of 18:20:00 earning third place overall at the meet and finishing first overall on the team. “The [ Joe Hilton Invitational at UNC-CH] was used as a training session and workout for the remainder of the season where players weren’t necessarily going full out for Campbell,” Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams Michael Kelly said. Matthews continued her season by taking second
place overall at the UNCWilmington with a time of 18:33:27 for five kilometers, 3.1 miles. “This year has been 7 years in the making. Running everyday up to 65 miles per week,” Matthews said. In the Lady Camels’ most recent meet, the Big South Conference Preview hosted by VMI in Virginia, Matthews continued to build on her upward trend, this time taking 3rd place in a more competitive field, on a more difficult course. Matthews finished with a final time of 18:45:4, less than 30 seconds behind the winner. Matthews said she used the Big South Conference Preview to gauge the rest of the meets to know what she needs to improve upon for the conference meet. Matthews also said VMI’s course, a golf course on the hillside of Buena Vista Virginia, was the hardest course she had ever run in all of her seven years of running cross country. Ashley’s support extends beyond her friends, and
family. Her coach is also a huge support system for the athlete. “I am very excited about the kind of shape Ashley is in right now,” Kelly said. “Ashley finished third place at our conference preview last weekend with a time of 18:45:42. This was on the toughest Cross Country Course I have ever seen. Last year she had a disappointing conference race but I am confident Ashley has learned from her past experiences and will have a great shot at being a top-three Big South individual finisher.” Matthews said she is excited about Campbell’s next meet on Oct. 5 at the Greater Louisville Classic. She said she feels she has started off to a steady strong start in these early meets and only wishes to improve more as the season progresses. Matthews and the both the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams will compete in the most important races of the season: the Big South Conference Championships on Nov. 2 in Buena Vista, Va.
Photo by Claudia Mundy
Senior Ashley Matthews fights to the finish at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational cross country race on Sept. 6.