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October 1, 2012


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Music brings success to student

Family weekend 2012

Accomplished artist enrolled at Campbell By Scott Baytala Staff Writer

nar; we only had standing room there.” It is tradition for the Family of the Year to be announced to the Campbell community during half time at the Saturday football game. This year, the award went to the Castillo family whose daughter, Selene Castillo Alfaro, is a freshman who aspires to become a neurologist and/ or a surgeon in the future. Castillo Alfaro was born in Guerrero, Mexico, and her family immigrated to the United States in 1995. She is one of four children and a first generation college student. When her family found out they were selected to receive the Family of the Year award,

Students attend college with dreams and goals of attaining a career in the aspiring field of their choice. Many find their goals are achieved through hard word and dedication in the classroom and internships, as well as developing connections and building a network of references. While many students may find a job in college that allows them to gain work experience in their field of study, some embark on unique opportunities. One such student is Campbell University senior criminal justice major Andrew Covington. Covington, 20, aspires to attend law school after graduation from CU. However, Covington has already begun achieving his other dreams. Covington is the President of A.H.O.D Music Group as well as the first artist under the label, T.K. Melodi. A.H.O.D. Music Group (AMG) is a music group based out of Dunn that thrives on teamwork focuses on music, scouting talent, and promoting parties. A.H.O.D. is an acronym for the company’s motto, ‘All Hands on Deck.’ Bryan Quinn, aka David Solomon, is owner and CEO of AMG. Quinn also owns and operates the Dunn based food packaging company Quinn Specialty Products Inc. For Covington, the music business has always been a passion.

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Photo by Andrew Vo

Students gather at the Campbell Carnival to sell their candied apples to the public for Family Weekend. Many clubs on campus set up booths for the event to show their school spirit and to fundraise for their clubs.

IT’S ALL IN THE FAMILY Family Weekend brought together students, families, and faculty for excitement. By Courtney McGowan Feature Editor

Every year, towards the end of September, Campbell University dedicates time to those people who are responsible for supporting, loving and encouraging its students. Family-oriented activities are organized for all three days of the event, intended to include every member of the groups travelling from near and far. This past weekend, the school hosted its annual Family Weekend, and despite the rain, it was still a success. “[The rain] doesn’t seem to have damped the spirits of our crowd,” said Jennifer Brown, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President

Photo by Andrew Vo

A family comes together to attend Campbell’s football game during the festivities of Family Weekend. for Student Life. “We did have a good amount of people at the Faculty Reception, and

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the faculty said people asked a lot of questions. Also, they enjoyed the Freshman Semi-

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INDEX In the Creek........................ 2 Opinion................................ 3 Campus ............................ 5 Entertainment.................... 8 Sports...............................10

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Photo of the week

FOOD FIGHT 2012 underway CUFS-100 classes placed collection bins in all academic buildings, residence halls, the fitness center, Carter Gym, and the student centers. Collections will occur every Thursday and food will be brought to the Harnett Country Food Pantry. The First-Year Experience Department encourages students, faculty, and staff to start to bring in nonperishable foods. Collections will end Nov. 15.

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country Team runs at Charlotte Invitational Campbell’s men’s cross country team took 12th, while the women’s team finished 20th at the Charlotte Invitational Friday afternoon at McAlpine Park. In the men’s 8K championship race, a total of 35 schools participated with Virginia Tech taking the team title with 31 points. Clemson claimed the top spot out of 33 teams in the women’s 6K championship with 83 points. Junior Morgan Timiney led the Camels on the day with a time of 25:07.51 finishing 21st overall. Sophomore Evan Darm was close behind, taking 48th with a personal best 25:38.67. Also setting a personal best was junior Eric Baldwin as he finished 89th with a time of 26:16.63. Also scoring on the day for the CU men were Chris Schulist (101st, 26:28.89) and Michael Bedell (136th, 27:04.13). Junior Ashley Matthews paced the women’s team with a personal best time of 22:50.22, finishing 46th overall. Junior Samantha Robbins followed, finishing 75th with a personal best 23:15.06. Junior Chelsey Bush ran a time of 25:12.74, taking 149th overall. The men’s squad accumulated 342 points with an average time of 26:07.16. The CU women totaled 536 points on an average time of 24:32.67.

Students perform fall musical The first performance of the Fine Arts Department’s fall musical, Seussical the Musical will take place on Oct. 19 in Ellis Theatre. Tickets are available now to purchase. Contact Debbie Dye for ticket information:

Photo by Megan Larsen

Buies Creek is known for its awe-inspiring sunsets which illuminate over the dorms. A Campbell Times photographer highlights the glow against the campus water tower.

Panel visits Pre-Pharmacy Club meeting By Claire Richie Staff Writer

The Campbell University Pre-Pharmacy Club held a meeting on Wednesday, where students listened to a panel of representatives from Phi Delta Chi, a co-ed, professional fraternity at the Campbell University Pharmacy School. Once a week, the Campbell University Pre-Pharmacy Club meets to discuss a topic that could help the pre-pharmacy students in the future. “The purpose of Pre-Pharmacy Club is to expose students to all the opportunities and careers available to them in this field,” said Amber JohnPhoto by Claire Richie son Pre-Pharmacy Admissions Pre-pharmacy Club students listened intently last Wednesday and Academic Coordinator to a panel’s advice on the pharmacy school application process. and the club’s adviser. “It also prepares them for pharmacy school, and we do community way to tell if the student “Make sure your clothes fit service.” will be a good fit at Campand they’re appropriate,” she The participants of bell. There are usually 1,500 said. “You want to look profesWednesday’s panel were Matt to1,800 students applying for sional.” Harrell, Scott Harrell, Jamie 108 spots, so it’s extremely To prepare for the interFrahm, Lindsey Godwin, competitive.” view, the panel said practice Sarah Vick and Charlie Carter, The panel began by talking was important and advised all pharmacy student who had about how students should the students to come to the already partook in the applica- dress for their interviews. The interview prepared. tion process. key idea seemed to be profes“Don’t memorize answers The panel covered the adsionalism during this segment. to questions,” Sarah Vick said. mission process for the Phar“Guys should wear a dark “I brought a portfolio and I macy School, with a special colored suit with a white or had questions written down. focus on the interview process, blue shirt,” said Matt Harrell. They encourage that.” giving students advice on how Lindsey Godwin’s advice Also, Matt Harrell agreed to dress, how to prepare and for women was to keep the and said. “I had questions for what they can expect. jewelry to a minimum. “Keep my interviewer too. I actually “The interview process is it simple,” she said. “It’s kind of enjoyed my interview because extremely important. If a studistracting during the interit became more of a conversadent’s goal is to be a healthcare view.” tion.” professional they need to have For both males and females, Arriving on time was angood social skills,” Johnson Jamie Frahm had an important other aspect the panel covered said. “It’s also the interviewer’s point. in regards to being prepared.

“Don’t be there later than ten minutes till,” said Godwin. Matt Harrell also said “You can familiarize yourself with what you’ll be doing if you’re there early.” Ultimately, the panel spoke about the actual interview process. “They’re trying to get an idea of your personality beyond what’s on the paper,” said panelist Scott Harrell. “They’ll probably ask about time management and your extra curricular activities and how you balance both.” M. Harrell said, “They want to know what happens when you’re taken out of your comfort zone.” Overall, pre-pharmacy students found the session helpful in their preparations for applying to pharmacy school. “The Pre-Pharmacy Club has really taught me how to successfully apply to pharmacy school. This session was especially helpful because it allowed me to prepare for the interview I have coming up,” said sophomore pre-pharmacy major Kelsey Carter. Participants said the Pre-Pharmacy Club, in general, has been a positive experience. “Pre-Pharmacy Club has helped me become a better leader and understand the different kinds of pharmacy careers,” said sophomore prepharmacy major Jared Frye. “It has helped me become more active in the community and understand the impact a pharmacist has in the community of healthcare.”


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The Campbell Times The Official Student Newspaper of Campbell University since 1936

Editor In Chief Courtney Schultz Feature Editor Courtney McGowan Entertainment Editor Emily McIntosh News Editor Sean Neal Design/Layout Hannah Hoffner

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Adviser Dr. Michael Ray Smith Special Thank You

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Publication Board Charles Broadwell Publisher, The Fayetteville Observer Lisa Farmer Editor, The Daily Record Pam Nelson Copy Editor for Magazines and Newsletters, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Melissa Lilley Communications, Baptist State Convention Thomas P. Anderson Campbell Professor, Wiggins School of Law Dr. Tony Cartledge Campbell Professor, School of Divinity Dr. J. Dean Farmer Chair, Communication Studies Dr. Ed Johnson Campbell Professor, Communication Studies Sara Acosta Former Campbell Times Editor


College students hold the voice of the future By Courtney Schultz Editor In Chief

With the presidential election drawing near, politicians’ advertisements bombard our television screens, leaving Americans political exhausted. We become frustrated by each candidate’s feeble attacks on one another, allowing the actual issues to fall to the wayside. The presidential race becomes strictly a matter of Democrat versus Republican instead of the actual plans each candidate hopes to enact for the benefit of the national. Through the “this or that” mindset, individuals think they can distinguish what president will come into power based upon the party who succeeds, without acquiring the facts. Individuals think they know what each candidate stands for without looking into their policies. Many view our two-party system as a classification of extremes, while most Americans are moderates. Unfortunately, many Americans feel dissatisfied with the choices for the presidential race, so they choose not to participate in the political process entirely—i.e. not vote at all. Any political science expert can tell you the Ameri-

can electoral system bars third parties from thriving in the presidential arena, which could ease the perception of two extremes. A new perspective cannot invade the scene easily and hasn’t successfully yet. When speaking to other voters, especially young voters, they wish for more perspectives on the political scene and would feel more willing to vote if more options were presented besides Republican and Democrat candidates. Because young people don’t feel their positions are properly represented in the current political options, they choose not to vote. America’s voter turnout to presidential elections appears subpar and lacks in relation to other westernized countries (France had an almost 80 percent voter turnout in 2012), especially from young people. Many young people don’t vote because they haven’t built up a habit of voting, so they don’t start. Also, they take the example of parents who don’t vote, so once an adolescent turns 18, the individual doesn’t see the importance of voting. Growing up, my mother always told me, “if you don’t vote, you can’t complain,” which means someone

can’t complain about the government’s success or failure if he or she didn’t complete the simplest form of political participation. Although I agree with my mother, I can understand why Americans can feel their votes don’t matter because the politician they voted for doesn’t get elected or the politician doesn’t perform the duties he claimed, so voters end up staying home on Election Day. In France, when voting, citizens have the options to vote for a wider variety of parties (although two specific parties dominate the political scene), but also hold the choice to vote for none of the presented candidates, literally a “no-voting” vote, called an abstention. Voters have the opportunity to tell their government they felt displeased with the choices for leadership. In the most recent French presidential election, the nation’s population voted over 20 percent, a rather large margin. I think an option like the one on the French ballot would prove successful in the United States electoral system. I think many voters would use such an option, which would send a message to the government and politicians regarding the population’s

dissatisfaction. Potentially, the displeased voice of the nation would be heard, Nevertheless, any changes to America’s electoral system would take a significant amount of time, so we must cooperate with the current system. Despite any discontent you may feel about the upcoming election, I encourage you to vote. Voting is the easiest way to make your voice heard and to demonstrate to the government your choice. Many organizations at Campbell set up booths weekly for voter registration or absentee ballots. By voting for a particular candidate, you tell your state or nation what policies you support or just simply which individual you support. Of course, politicians hold a reputation for having hidden agendas, but America’s political system was set up to provide civilians the opportunity to share their opinions. So on November 6, get out and vote. As college students, we set up our own future and you cannot take part in building the nation’s future without voting. It’s the smallest step to allow politicians what policies you want in your government.

Professor of the week column: Dr. Adam English

Religion professor shares experiences

My first day at college was – I don’t want to sound too dramatic – really bad. It was Move-In Day my freshman year and I was taking medicine for some mysterious thing swelling on my face, which made me feel extremely self-conscious. I had not preregistered for any classes, something I learned every other freshman had done two months earlier. I had apparently missed the memo. I was worried about being stuck with some rotten left-over classes – and I did end up in an all-girls water aerobics. Among the things I had brought with me to college was a bicycle. As I went to lock it up on that fateful Move-In Day, I bumped a hive of hornets attached to the back of the bike rack. Why these hornets had decided to build a nest on a bike rack, I’ll never know, but as soon as I heard the angry buzzing, I ran like mad. All the running and screaming and waving of arms did no good; they chased me and stung me in four or five spots. I had no sooner gotten over

my injuries and unloaded my stuff than my mom and brother got in the car to leave. It English was a six hour drive home. Watching them pull out of the dorm parking lot, I felt a deep sense of loneliness. I knew no one, not even my roommate, Trevor, who had been randomly assigned to me. As it turned out, Trevor and I became fast friends, even though he was a music major who never washed his sheets; they were green – or at least they were green by the end of the semester. Meanwhile, some of the guys on my hall decided it would be cool to burn the word “ghetto” into the carpet of the freshmen dorm hallway– only they misspelled it. The result was that our hall was not “ghetto,” it was G-ET-O.

I hope to heaven that your Move-In Day went better than mine. But, I realize that some of you arrive at Campbell with bigger hurdles to jump than I have ever experienced. Some of you have gone through many trials and adversities to be here. You need to know that we, your professors, are so proud of you. Your very being here is a huge accomplishment. We are cheering for you and we want more than anything for you to succeed – even on test days – especially on test days! I see endless potential in you and I can’t wait to see where life will take you. Take to heart this little prayer written by St. Thomas Aquinas, a favorite theologian of mine. It is a prayer before study, and I like to keep it in front of me when I sit down to write or read or study. Ineffable Creator Pour forth a ray of Your brightness into the darkened places of my mind; disperse from my soul the

twofold darkness into which I was born: sin and ignorance. Grant to me keenness of mind, capacity to remember, skill in learning, subtlety to interpret, and eloquence in speech. May You guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to completion. You Who are true God and true Man, Who live and reign, world without end. Amen.

Email Us Agree with us? Disagree with us? Want to share a topic we’ve yet to discuss? Email Editor Courtney Schultz at cdschultz0415@ to be considered for a letter to the editor in a future edition of Campbell Times.


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Study Abroad Column

Study Abroad contest winners announced By Sean Neal

Student Worker for Study Abroad

Overall Contest Winner Camels Meet Culture Category Winner Kayla Baba, “Now that I have seen, I am responsible” What fears did you have prior to study abroad? “I really wanted to go to Africa, but I was terrified. I didn’t know anyone. . . At the beginning of the trip, I counted down the days to go home, but by the end I didn’t want to leave.” How was your trip life changing? “It solidified my dream of being a pediatrician. . . Seeing the way others lived

Rachel Craven, “Lava Formation” What were some fears you had prior to studying abroad? “I had never flown before! Had never been to an airport, and I didn’t know you had to take your shoes off for security. An eleven hour flight for my first flight! . . . I had never been away so long.” How has study abroad impacted your life? “It helped me be more independent. Last year, I’d call home and get advice about everything. This year, I’m more independent. . . We had a lot of quizzes on the program, so we learned a different way to study. You would look at the plants and Dr. Havran would

challenged me. It showed me what I take for granted, like hot showers!. . . It made me open up. There’s no need to be scared of other people. People will accept you across the world, especially the kids.” What’s the story behind your photo? “The City of Hope was down the road, and we walked to the clinic up the road every day. . . The kids would swarm and grab your hand, wanting to hold your water bottle and stuff for you. . . Aw, I’m homesick for them now!”

ask us what it was. It was more visual, hands on.” What is the story of your photo? “The lava had poured over the side of the side of the cliff into the sea, while cooling to create the formation. . . You wondered what it looked like when it was flowing! . . . Right after, we saw where the lava had cooled over the road. You could really see the power of it. There was this place where a town was, but now the town was gone.” How would you encourage other students to study abroad? “You’ll remember forever where you were and what you did. When are you going to have this chance again?”

Cindy Blankenship, “Velociraptor Nesting Site”

program, and what we’d be doing. They were things we won’t get to do on our own dime and What were some conour own time. Swim with a cerns you had prior to study turtle? I think so!” abroad? What made the program a “It was a month, that’s a once in a lifetime trip? huge sacrifice of time. . . I had “We visited Waikiki beach concerns about the finances of and local beaches, and the course. . . How would it benefit water is completely different. my education?” . . . We got to meet people What convinced you to who taught us to make kapa study abroad on the Hawaii (Hawaiian bark cloth). . . [We program? went] hiking in places you’d “Finding out about the never go. If you were there

on vacation, you probably wouldn’t go hiking!” What is the story behind your photo? “It’s the site used in Jurassic Park where the cast finds the velociraptor nesting site. . . We just had a discussion and went walking.” What would you say to students who have concerns or fears about studying abroad? “Stop thinking and just do it! Go!”

Point of View Category Winner


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CU grad becomes professional cheerleader By Courtey McGowan Feature Editor

Former Campbell University cheerleader and dance team member recently paddled out of the Creek and right into the big time to become part of the 2012 Carolina Panthers’ TopCats. Lauren Dixon, 22, graduated from Campbell in May with a bachelor of arts in communication studies, with a concentration in health communication and a minor in marketing. At the end of the same month, she found out that she had made the TopCats team. For Dixon, this was a dream come true. “I’ve always wanted to go for the pros, but this was the first year I was old enough to tryout,” said Dixon. “After the month-long audition process, it was such a relief to finally get the email. I don’t think I got any sleep that night, and I was checking my phone constantly. When I got the email, I screamed, smiled from ear to ear and jumped up and down.” At Campbell, Dixon was not just a member of the dance team, but its captain. She also taught at a local dance school in the community. Needless to say, Dixon’s schedule was constantly full, a fact that hasn’t changed since her transition from the small town of Buies Creek to the Queen City. In Charlotte, Dixon holds a full time job as an administrative assistant at an advertising agency in addition to being a member of the TopCats.

Photo by Courtney McGowan

Dixon, top center, performs at the Panthers v. Saints game on Sept. 16. This is the recent grad’s first year as a member of the TopCats, the Panther’s cheerleading team. “I’m used to being super busy, juggling many tasks, so having down time would just be weird,” said Dixon. The Panthers’ cheerleader went on to explain that while the team is only scheduled to practice twice a week, it is not uncommon for extra practices to be added. Also, time with the team outside practice is important and includes social activities as well as community service. It’s a big commitment, but Dixon loves every minute of it, especially the actual performances where all of the hard work is shown. “I’m cheering on over ten times the number of fans that Campbell’s football stadium can even hold. There are not

words to describe the adrenaline rush that it gives you,” said Dixon. “It’s so loud that you can’t hear your captain counting when she is less than a foot away from you…[and you’re] dodging cameras, photographers, trucks, officials and the huge players. It’s an awesome vibe, and it never gets old.” While everything about the experience is different for Dixon, her biggest fans do not feel that way. “For us, as parents, there is no difference,” said Cecilia Flinchum, Dixon’s mother. “Watching her, or any of our children, excel in a positive endeavor makes us extremely proud. We enjoy supporting Lauren in all of her accom-

plishments.” Dixon is one of five children—four girls and one boy—whose ages range from 9 to 23. Flinchum explained that when Dixon informed her family of her decision to try out for the TopCats, they were not surprised. Dixon has danced since she was a child, and no one expected her to stop upon graduating. “She has always loved to dance and entertain, so this was a natural step for her,” Flinchum said. “She sets high goals for herself and works extremely hard to achieve them. She was Rockingham County Junior Miss, participated in North Carolina Junior Miss

and participated in Miss North Carolina. [Lauren] loves a challenge and the hard work that goes with it.” Pride in Dixon’s achievements extends outside her immediate family. Fellow Camels, whether they have met her personally or not, are excited to recognize her accomplishments. A third-year student in Campbell’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences who attended the Panthers versus Saints game this season was impressed by Dixon’s skill. “I think it is a true testament to Lauren’s talent that in her first year on the team she is placed in the front and featured on the Jumbotron so often,” said Katie Ringley. “Her ability is apparent, and her personality just shines. She is perfect for this.” Ringley’s husband, a Campbell College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences post-graduate in his first year of residency at Rex Hospital in Raleigh agreed with his wife’s praise. “Even with 23 other women on the field, Lauren captures the audience’s attention, and it’s an audience of thousands,” said Tanner Ringley. Whether it is an audience of hundreds or thousands, Dixon feels right at home. This is where she has always wanted to be. “I’ve been beyond lucky to obtain a career in my dream field and to land a spot on the TopCats where I can continue doing what I love—dancing,” Dixon said.

Five Questions with Stan Cole A member of the Athletics Department at Campbell since 1989, Stan Cole has served as the Associate Athletics Director for Media Services since 2007. The Raleigh-native controls the publicily of Campbell’s NCAA Division I sports. What has been your favorie part of being Associate Athletics Director for Athletic Media Services? Internal and external relationships, without a doubt. People always say “relationships with my coworkers and students.” I have friends I stay in contact with from college. Athletes who have come through since I’ve been here have had kids and it’s like I’m an uncle to those kids. Campbell is your Alma mater, why did you choose to return to Campbell as part of Media Services? I was working for Coman Publishing when Wendell Carr and Dan Ensly called me. They said David Snipes was leaving and asked if I was interested in taking his place. It was the right time in life, it was a good challenge, it was good pay, and I had enjoyed my time at Campbell. It also allowed my wife to finish her degree. If you could do anything, what would it be and why? If I could do anything at all, I’d like to own a small bookstore and coffee shop at the beach. But I wouldn’t want to have to work all the time. I think I would always want to do something for print though.


Any advice for Campbell students interested in sports reporting? Number one, take my course in the spring, sports reporting. I’ve enjoyed teaching that. We have some great guests. But really, the number one thing is to do more than just class work. A high GPA is great, it shows your dedication, but find a way to do something in your field. Find a way to get your foot in the door because it will let you know if you want to be in the field and help you get a job or internship. The most successful people are those that start working towards it in high school. Once you figure out what you want to do, you need to work towards it. What was the best thing about your years at Campbell? Oct 25, 1986 was the night I met my wife, Claudia. We’ve built a family and there’s nothing else that approaches it. Without that meeting, there’s no way my life would be as great as it is now.

By Catherine Ardoin Staff Writer


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they were beyond excited. “My family has been a big inspiration and motivation for me. I’m the first generation in my family going to college, and I wanted to make my parents proud,” said Castillo Alfaro. “When I first submitted the essay, I remember reading that I would be notified by the 20th. That day passed, and I thought I didn’t get it. Three days later I got the email… we couldn’t believe it. My family and I were all really happy.” Campbell’s Christian community is part of the reason Castillo Alfaro chose to receive her higher education here. She explained that her parents felt calmer knowing she would be in their environment, and they are proud of her choice. “My favorite thing about Campbell is the close community. Everyone here is really nice,” said Castillo Alfaro. “Teachers place high standards on their students and challenge them to do better. I really like that.” Some may argue the families from which students come, such as senior communication studies major Rachel Canter, influence Campbell’s friendly environment. “The families are all very welcoming,” said Canter. “The tail-gating is really fun with all of these families here. You can tell that Campbell pride runs

deep.” In addition to tail-gating and the football game, other activities of the weekend included a Carnival to raise money for the Campbell Christmas Store, such as family putt-putt and a family golf tournament organized by the PGM program, a Jamie Grace concert, a family worship service at Butler Chapel, and more. For many families, the football game was the most eagerly anticipated event. “We have walked around the campus a lot, but we haven’t really done anything else,” said freshman special education major Rachel Yarbrough, whose family travelled from Prospect Hill. “My favorite part of this weekend will probably be the football game. We have been waiting to go all day.” Still, some families held excitement for the other events Campbell offered. One such family was that of Julie Jennings, a junior middle grades education major. “I really liked the carnival and the opportunity to raise money for the Christmas Store,” said Patty Jennings, J. Jennings’ mother who came from Greensboro for Family Weekend. “I’m also really looking forward to the worship service tomorrow morning in the chapel.” The rain may not have allowed every event to go off without a hitch, but many families said they enjoyed their time at Campbell’s 2012 Family Weekend.


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“I’ve been around music since I was five, but I started rapping around age eight,” Covington said. “At 12, I started to get more serious with my music and formed a rap group in middle school with some friends.” With his first solo stage name as Cash, or Young Cash, Covington worked with multiple marketing companies and representatives. One of the companies successfully set up a video shoot for the song “Miss Cash,” which was shot in Sep. 2010. The high budget video included models, clothing sponsors, BET’s Rip the Runway modeling coach Alva Page, among others. Covington’s mother also played a major part in the video’s production. During the process of the video shoot, former CU student Bryana Quinn noticed the shoot on Covington’s Facebook page, and shared the information with her father, Bryan. “After I showed the video to my dad, he asked me to give Andrew his number and to give Andrew a CD of some of his sample beats,” Quinn said. The CEO and artist joined forces in Feb. 2011 and released ‘Miss Cash’ by T.K. Melodi in April 2011. With the forming of AMG in spring 2012, Covington’s career has made great strides. T.K. Melodi’s ‘Fresh Candy Paint’ plays routinely on WCCG Hot 104.5 FM out of Fayetteville. Students and fans can also call and request the single from 7-9 p.m. every day at (910)-222-1045. He will also be performing at the Fayetteville Crown Coliseum on Oct. 27, as he will be opening up for major artists: 2 Chainz, Future, French Montana, Jeremih, and DJ Drama.

Photo by Andrew Vo

Senior criminal justice major Andrew Covington records in the studio of A.H.O.D. Music Group, where he collaborates with CEO Bryan Quinn. The duo have high hopes for the future of Covington’s music career. One value that Covington carries in his music is the ability to produce many different sounds. “I don’t have a specific genre, I just call it Melodic Music,” says Covington. “Hiphop is my style, but I like doing hard bass hip-hop, rock music with guitar and drums, and the pop/techno style that has a bass that drives the beat.” With an appreciation for different styles, CEO Quinn had confidence the duo would make a successful team. “One reason I really wanted to work with him was his respect and appreciation for music and the history,” Quinn said. “When I look at him, I can almost see myself at 20 years old. But Andrew is also very universal and can write

to almost anything, even if you gave him a bossa nova beat.” However, the senior doesn’t plan on just using his skills on stage. “I’m a criminal justice major because I want to go to law school,” Covington said. “After I master being an artist, I want to handle the responsibilities that most entertainment law attorneys essentially would. I want to be able to negotiate contracts with other artists and businesses. That’s one of the reasons why I’m the President of AMG; it’s that I bring a different aspect to the table other than music.” One advocate and mentor of Covington is criminal justice professor Dr. Catherine Cowling.

“Andrew is actually a very quiet student, he’s very disciplined and thoughtful,” Dr. Cowling said. “I’ve had Andrew in quite a few of my classes, and I certainly enjoy having him.” Covington’s professors view him as a pensive student. “I’ve had Andrew for two classes, and in both of them he was much more of a listener than a talker,” said English professor Kimberly Ward. “He’s pretty focused on his work when he’s in class, but I would call him very laid back, because he seems to evaluate what’s going on around him and take it all in.” The classroom and studio are two places that Covington really values, and he feels help send messages.

“It’s not about the money,” said Covington. ‘One of the main reasons I’m an artist is because I have a message that I want to express to my peers and people that are my age.” Covington has submitted a proposal to Campbell University for AMG and T.K. Melodi to sponsor dances and events on campus for CU students. As the senior continues forward in his career, he has a positive message for other students. “It doesn’t matter what talents or skills you have, just make sure you do it with a purpose and don’t waste an opportunity,” said Covington. “Do it to the fullest of your abilities and try your hardest to make a change.”

Music majors give children the gift of sound

Photos by Jordyn Gum A group of music education majorsand professors taught young children music. The children were encouraged to activrly participate in musical exercises and play instruments. Particpating professors included Dr. Ran Whitley, music professor, and Professor Meredith Williams, Chairman of the math and ITS department.

8 October 1, 2012 • The Campbell Times


Music Review: Comedies highlighting Babel

“bad people” By Brian Brown Staff Writer

For weeks Jimmy Fallon has showcased “Guys with Kids,” the show he created and produced, as a return to old school, heartwarming sitcoms. It’s not a bad business plan because audiences find something rewarding in seeing good people being happy, or bad people learning the error of their ways. People will come in waves to watch a wholesome family hug it out or a coldhearted CEO learn the importance of friendship, but sometimes it’s more fun to let bad people do what they do best.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrel’s

Michael Caine stars as Lawrence Jamieson, a sophisticated con artist who built a fortune by seducing rich old women. His territory, a French town filled with easy targets, is threatened by Freddie Benson, played by Steve Martin, a bumbling small time crook. Jamieson does everything in his power to drive Benson away until the two make a bet over who can first con Janet Colgate, played by Glenne Headly, who they believe to be a wealthy, naïve heiress. The two go to desperate lengths to pull the wool over her eyes because the loser leaves town. As an added bonus, it makes the Dark Knight trilogy more interesting if you assume Alfred is just a facade to take the Wayne’s money.

The Producers

First a movie, then a musical, then a movie based on that musical, “The Producers” is one of comedy legend Mel Brooks’ most famous creations. It tells the story of washed up Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel in the original movie and Nathan Lane in the musical remake), a Broadway producer who has turned to seducing old women to raise funds for his musicals, and probably taught Michael Caine all he knows. Max meets neurotic accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder/ Matthew Broderick), who realizes that under the right circumstances a failed show could make more money than a successful one. Max convinces Leo to help him put on a show that is doomed to fail. They find a script, “Springtime for Hitler,” by unrepentant Nazi Franz Liebkind (Kenneth Mars/Will Ferrell) and hire the flamboyant and infamously bad director Roger De Bris (Christopher Hewett/Gary Beach). The audience assumes the show is a comedy and the play succeeds causing the plan to fail. There are some big differences between the original film and the musical version based on it, but either one makes for some great laughs as the duo go out of their way to do their worst.


“Seinfeld” was created three years after the most “huggy,” heartwarming, lesson learning sitcom of all time “Full House” went off the air. “Seinfeld” had a strict “no hugging, no learning” rule, and it showed. The characters were some of the most selfish and narcissistic in TV history. When George Costanza’s fiancée Susan died, he didn’t even blink. His closest friends didn’t feel and ounce of sympathy for him; there was no need for it. After the characters illegally take a handicapped parking space, a disabled woman’s wheelchair is damaged, so Kramer replaces it with a cheap used one. When comedian Jerry Seinfeld learns he has a fan in a terminally ill bubble boy he is dragged to the boy’s residence against his will by Elaine Benes. Elaine is no saint either; she intentionally caused that poor Nazi to lose his up and coming soup business. Clearly, they demonstrate the cutthroat attitude of the cast.

By Emily McIntosh

Righteous Brothers.” Though this album doesn’t We’ve heard it before: fall under the category of Mumford and Sons is the Brit- Christian Folk, the bibliish band with their multiplecal undertones are prevalent part harmonies and crazy-good throughout. banjo-playing skills, leading Those who follow the indie the new era of modern-folk for scene will be pleased to know the twenty-first century and that Babel’s producer Markus coming onto the music scene Dravs is responsible for helpwith full force. ing develop the sound of not And just as the autumn only Mumford’s previous season begins, on Sept. 24, works, but also albums such their long-awaited sophomore as Arcade Fire’s Suburbs and album Babel has reached the Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto. ears of people everywhere. Some may say this is a reason Mumford and Sons’ sound After they debuted with the hasn’t changed much since always-popular Sigh No More 2010, but I believe it helped in back in 2010, they have once making the sound they strived again delivered a musical gem for become a reality. to balance the auto-tune and With both Sigh No More’s dubstep numbers leading the critical success and Arcade radio charts. Fire’s Grammy win, it’s no While the overall sound question that Dravs knows of Babel remains relatively the what he’s doing with bands like same as their previous album, these. one thing has changed: the While this album is jamenergy. packed with up-beat, highWith a larger sound and energy tunes, those who enjoy more of that foot-stomping slower songs may be finding banjo, listeners will be more themselves wanting more than inclined to dance in their cars they’ve received. or tap their feet in the library The moments of calm and than add this album to any slow tempos are there in songs bedtime playlists. like “Ghosts That We Know”, Songs like “Not With and they are definitely worth Haste” may begin with a listening to. slower melody, but no song is Yet, if there’s one thing that complete without a dramatic Mumford and Son’s just can’t build to keep their audience seem to get away from, it’s defimoving. nitely the slow and epic build One aspect that listeners in songs like “Lovers’ Eyes,” will notice after a few songs is which start with a simple the religious metaphors made melody and end with more within the lyrics. layers and depth than one can The band’s lead singer even imagine. (and lead songwriter) MarThe full and epic sound of cus Mumford grew up in the Mumford and Sons has come church. again stronger than ever. His parents are active leadWith abundant harmoers of The Vineyard, which is, nies, powerful rhythm, and according to Enterainment deep-rooted lyrics, Babel is Weekly’s Melissa Maerz, “an one album Campbell students evangelical movement that has should definitely look into if its own record label and traces they haven’t already. its musical history back to the

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Volleyball builds greater team unity By Hannah Lamb Staff Writer

The women’s volleyball team has been competing in many matches since late August this year, but just recently had their first match of the season against a Big South team. During family weekend the team took on two more Big South opponents: Charleston Southern Friday night and Coastal Carolina on Saturday. Volleyball is unique, just as every sport is, and demands different contributions from its athletes. With multiple matches each weekend, the girls on Campbell’s team sacrifice a lot of time and energy to be out on the courts; but they live for that. When asked what she loves about being on the volleyball team, Lauren Bewick, a freshman, exercise science major said the stress relief benefits her. “It’s an outlet for the stressful things outside of volleyball,” Bewick said. Another major aspect of volleyball crucial to success in the game is communication on the court. Players said the family quality of a team is not something which comes easily every day. “We have to get to know each other as people and on the court. We have to get to know each others playing styles and learn who’s going to speak up when,” said Sam Zuber, another freshman on the team. Both girls said acquiring this communication requires a lot of practice. Assistant coach Kelsey Bendig, said the

Photo provided by and Bennett Scarborough

The Women’s Volleyball Team congratulates each other after a winning point in a match against Charleston Southern. coaches try to “design drills girls who have been playing much more intense, increasing team helps give them an upper specifically to help (the team) together longer and are used the amount of effort and time hand. work together.” to each other, although it’s still needed for success. “We have a lot of depth,” Bendig also said “repetition not a simple task even for the Each of the freshman said said Coach Bendig. “Girls can and having them in game like experienced girls. they gave a different strength play more than one position. situations,” are part of the key The freshmen on the team they think Campbell’s team If a girl is struggling we can to reaching the goal of comalso have to adjust to the colhas. move positions around and municating effectively on the legiate level, which is a big Bewick said the way the someone else can go in to give court. transition from high school. girls play for each other rather her a break.” The coach also commented Zuber said she thinks the than individually is extremely The team and coaches the freshmen are still becombiggest change the new girls helpful on the court, while have high hopes for the team ing accustomed to the commu- have had to adapt to is the Zuber took a different route, as they continue to compete nication with their new team. faster pace. looking at the physical asagainst Big South Conference She said talking on the Both Zuber and Bewick pect of the team, and said the teams. court is easier for the older also agreed the competition is height and potential on the

Campus Recreation Review: Zumba By: LynJosha Russell Staff Writer

Hot and Sweaty. Those are two words that define Zumba. Campus Recreation has several Intramural sports, club sports, and fitness classes. Among one of those fitness classes is Zumba. I attended my first Zumba class early Friday morning at 8:30. I was truly motivated. I had heard that Zumba was intense and many people I had spoken to said, “You’re a going to be very sore afterwards!” Even when I walked past Carter gym, I saw how tough it looked. The instructor started off the class with stretches and warm-ups to the song “Dirty Bit” by The Black Eyed Peas. Then she moved into the squats to a fast and upbeat

song. Many of the songs she used came from the genre reggaeton. Those songs are made for salsa dancing and shaking “your groove thing”. She also did “Bollywood” style dances that kept us up on our toes and toned our arms. She ended with stretches and yoga moves that felt great. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do after a good workout anyway? I really liked the atmosphere. Many of us were still half asleep, but we were dancing and shaking like we were wide awake. We would laugh at each other if we couldn’t get the moves right. There is no one there to judge on how you may move your body; you’re there for a good time. I liked all the dances that we did. I’m pretty sure I will put a few of

the songs on my iPod later. She instructor was amazingly nice and very chipper. At certain times, the she would give us tips like, “Stay on your toes! This will burn those calves!” I did stay on my toes and yes, my calves did burn. A lot of girls, including me, stayed in the back. That was a bad idea. We couldn’t really see the instructor. She came around during one routine and danced with us, but other than that it was hard to see her. Having a mirrored room for Zumba would be a great idea. That was the only problem I had with the class. After attended this class, I saw why so many girls love Zumba. It works your whole entire body. You might look

stupid doing it, but afterwards you feel great and hapy you did it. Zumba may look tough, but it isn’t all that bad once you get started. Would I go back? Yes, I would definitely go back to another class. It is great, and filled with laughter and a good time with amazing and friendly people. Other fitness classes are Cross fit, Martial Arts, Yoga, Hip Hop Jammin’, and a defense class coming up soon. Many people go to these classes not only to get fit, but to have fun and meet new people. We all have the same goal. It is either to get fit or make new friends. So get out there and go to a class or two and you will have the time of your life, and be happy that you did!

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11 The Campbell Times • October 1, 2012

Women’s golf finishes 4th in Golfweek Conference Challenge By Kelsey Bennett Staff Writer

Envision a beautiful mountain landscape in the background with nothing else but green slopes in sight. This may sound like a vacation spot for honeymooners; however, this is the location of the Red Sky Golf Course. This past week the Fighting Camel women’s golf team traveled all the way to Colorado to compete in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at the Red Sky Golf Fazio Course. The Lady Camel’s came to play past rivals East Tennessee, whom were made aware just how serious our Fighting Camels were this past tournament. The Camels played out the tournament with KaylinYost, a junior at Campbell, having 5 birdies in her bogey-free round closely followed by her teammate Brooke Bellomy with the 6thmost birdies amongst the 90 other players. Many players said the

course is difficult to play on, but said the mountainview makes it all worthwhile. Players Yost and Bellomy ended up finishing the meet with a 23rd place finish and a 15th place finish, respectively. Performances by Teresa Urquizu and Lisbeth Brooks also left the Camels looking like a strong force to be reckoned with. Uriquizu finished in 31st place and Brooks finished 32nd overall. Also Freshman Tahnia Ravnjak had a good showing at the tournament as well. Everyone on the team placed close to each other amongst the 90 girls there and showed that Campbell has a strong team as well as strong individuals. Yost also had the low round of golf Wednesday with a 67, and as a whole Campbell finished fourth amongst the other 18 teams that were there Yost said that she had a great time at the tournament. She said she enjoyed everything from the lodge in Vail

that the team stayed at to the beautiful mountain scenery. However, what Yost seemed to really enjoy was playing against some of Campbell’s past rivals and more current ones as well. The situation in Colorado was no different than in the past. East Tennessee, a past rival from the Atlantic Sun Conference, also had a great showing at the tournament; however, it was Denver and Ole Miss that proved to be Campbell’s main competition at the tournament this past week. Denver ended up placing just behind Campbell in 5th place followed by Ole Miss. Yost was thrilled about the team’s competition. Yost said, “I’m proud of my team because we beat a lot of ranked teams at this past tournament.” Campbell’s next stop will be at University of Greensboro for the Starmount Classic to Photo by and Bennett Scarborough be held on Oct. 1_ 2. Junior Kaylin Yost shot 5 birdies at the Red Sky course. Yost placed in the top 20 for the entire tournament.


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