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March 25, 2013
Demand for more traffic safety
Trading orange for green
By Claire Richie Feature Editor
Demand for more recycling bins on campus
Darius Leonard was minding his own business while walking back to Barker Hall from Buies Creek Memorial Baptist Church when he had a harrowing experience. A car, Lloyd speeding down the road, and not heeding the pedestrian right-of-way norm, almost hit the junior communication major. “He must have been going at least thirty, he didn’t even
By Mary Ashley Badgett Staff Writer
Around campus, students find multiple recycling bins in convenient places, such as Marshbanks Dining Hall, in the university’s effort to “go green”. Students at Campbell, after seeing what Ithaca College of Glover N.Y. has done to their campus in an effort to “go green,” wonder if there is more they can do to be more environmentally friendly. According to the “Benefits of Recycling” website, recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product. Recycling goes further than dumping paper and bottles into recycling bins; materials such as aluminum, plastics, and glass, along with a list of other items can be recycled. According to workers of the Physical Plant many students around campus do not use these recycling bins properly and tend to dispose non-recyclable waste into them. Physical Plant workers See RECYCLE page 6
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Campbell’s campus encompasses multiple emergency posts in case students, faculty, or staff are in need of help. Recent events have many wondering if the emergency posts are enough.
MUDDIED WATERS Campus takes on safety initiative after student trauma By Courtney Schultz Editor In Chief
Police conduct continued patrols at Campbell University following the report of a kidnapping mid-March. According to Lt. Tim Lloyd of Campus Safety, the detective division of Harnett County Sheriff ’s Department is seeking witnesses in regard to the March 14
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kidnapping of Conner Capshaw, a sophomore history major with teacher licensure. Within one week of the event, the Sherriff ’s Department mounted a check-point search of cars and people near Buies Creek Elementary School asking for witnesses and information. “Police stopped me,” reported Rebekah West, administrative assistant at
Campbell University. “They said the incident happened a week earlier and they thought a witness might drive through the area again.” Lloyd said police must treat the alleged kidnapping as if it happened. “There’s always a question about whether a crime hap See KIDNAPPED page 7
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Changing views on tattoos By Frankie Crawford Staff Writer
In today’s society, many young adults obtain tattoos to express their individuality and personality. While society has changed drastically through the decades, there are still variables to consider before getting a tattoo, especially if you’re a student. Students often wonder how body art will affect their chances of attaining their de See TATTOO page 8
INDEX In the Creek........................ 2 Opinion................................ 3 Campus............................... 5 Entertainment.................... 9 Sports...............................12
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IN THE CREEK
Cartoons of the Week: H. Tyler Reynolds
Director to arrive at CU On April 11 at 7 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium, the English Department will host a movie screening and director question-and-answer session. The department will play A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet, directed by Mark Kitchell. After the viewing, Kitchell will take questions from the audience about his work. Dr. Ken Morefield of the English Department will introduce the speaker. According to The Los Angeles Times, the movie is described as “Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this Sundance documentary brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought – and succeeded – against enormous odds. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to fighting toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace to Chico Mendes; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, A Fierce Green Fire is ‘nothing less than the history of environmentalism itself.’”
John Roberson named Campbell Dean of Extended Programs President Dr. Jerry M. Wallace announced the appointment of Dr. John Roberson as the Dean of Extended Programs on March 19. The new position is part of Campbell’s initiative to increase emphasis to the University’s extended campus and distance learning programs. Roberson will assume his new duties on April 1.
Cheerleading squad to hold tryouts Tryouts for Campbell University’s cheerleading squad will be held on April 5 at 7 p.m. and on April 6 at 3 p.m. in Gore Arena. Lisa Stewart, head coach of the squad, said she is looking for cheerleaders who put in the extra work, who take the initiative to practice on their own, and who share her vision to compete for championships. E-mail Lindsay Weaver, assistant coach, with questions or for additional information at email@example.com.
Student writer makes Campbell history By Kathryn Linquist Guest Writer
Campbell University’s literary magazine The Lyricist and freshman Jacob Berger made school history at the North Carolina College Media Association (NCCMA) statewide contest by receiving an award. “Encased,” a poem by Berger received an honorable mention nod. This was the first time in Campbell University history that such an honor was bestowed upon one of its students in the literary magazine category. “It feels incredible to receive this award!” said Berger. “I feel like Campbell has given me so much in the time I’ve been here, so it’s great to make Campbell proud!” Berger described his poem as being a metaphor comparing one’s heart to a rose and credited much of his inspiration to the classic Disney film “Beauty and the Beast.” He submitted the poem for publication in The Lyricist and it was not only accepted, but also found its way to the NCCMA contest as part of the magazine. Berger credits much of his success and The Lyricist’s triumphs to Professor Nate Salsbury who heads the magazine as well as the Mabel
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Freshman Jacob Berger poses with The Lyricist, Campbell’s literary magazine. This was Berger’s first time writing for the publication.
English Club. “There are so many people involved and Professor Salsbury is the driving force behind all of this,” Berger said. “Not only is he the leader of The Lyricist, but also he is the one who submitted it in the competition. He is to thank for giving me this amazing opportunity.” Salsbury has been the faculty advisor for The Lyricist since 2010 and has seen it blossom under his leadership. The magazine aims at fos-
tering creativity in Campbell students and encourages them to write, a skill that is often pushed aside. “Whether creative writers or not, students of all disciplines benefit from good writing,” said Salsbury. “The Lyricist course (English 412) includes workshops in desktop publishing, teaches students the art of critiquing, art, marketing and includes a field trip to Barefoot Press in Raleigh.” The staff of the Lyricist has grown to over twenty mem-
bers and is headed by editors Madison Helman and Victoria Berger, Jacob’s older sister. The magazine accepts poetry, artwork, and prose throughout the fall and early spring semesters. It is up to the student-led staff to read through the many entries submitted and decide which ones should be included in the publication. From there, students have the opportunity to make themselves and Campbell proud. “Jacob’s poem helped The Lyricist be mentioned with publications from larger schools like Appalachian State, UNC, and N.C. State” said Salsbury, who thanked Dr. Michael Smith of the communication studies department for suggesting The Lyricist enter the NCCMA contest. Students are encouraged to submit their creative works by emailing them to lyricist@ campbell.edu and are encouraged to join the magazine staff by selecting English 412 during registration. Berger’s advice to other potential writers: “Don’t be embarrassed. Write about a song you love, or a book, or a movie. Write about God, family, friends, loved ones. Write in rhyme, sonnets, free verse, any style that you want.”
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The Campbell Times The Official Student Newspaper of Campbell University since 1936
Editor In Chief Courtney Schultz Feature Editor Claire Richie Entertainment Editor Emily McIntosh News Editor Sean Neal Design/Layout Hannah Hoffner Copy Editor
Claudia Mundy Taylor Smith
Writers Collins Lopez Sierra Fox Mary Ashley Badgett Tyler Marovich Mercedes Torrero Dennis Quinn Lynjosha Russell Catherine Ardoin Brian Brown Katlyn Clark Frankie Crawford Jr.
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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
Social media here to stay
By Courtney Schultz Editor In Chief
It has been weeks since I have gotten to share my thoughts with the Campbell Times audience since we haven’t printed in a while. I know you’ve missed it. Please note the sarcasm (I promise I’m not too vain). Last week, The Campbell Times editors and I traveled to New York City for the College Media Association Convention. We were given the opportunity to listen to various experts in the media field. Although the experts came from various backgrounds, the main underlying theme was social media is here to stay. Social media has become an extensive part of the average person’s day. It has now become an extension of ourselves. We take our personal lives and share them in a public way. Through social media, the average person can easily connect with friends and family. I see Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc as ways to express
ourselves in a constructive way. We can reveal our inner thoughts and interests through these sites. Beyond our own personal use, companies have maximized on the opportunities of social media. In today’s world, companies can constantly be in touch with their audiences. When these organizations are on the same sites as the public, they integrate their commercial messages into your news feeds and cause their messages to become ingrained into the public’s mind. The best way to build a brand is to produce repeated messages to the audience. The most successful organizations utilize social media to generate these consistent messages to connect to their audience. For example, during the Super Bowl, most people are aware the power went out in the stadium. Within minutes, Oreo placed a Twitter post that read: “Power out? No problem.” along with a photo that read: “You can still dunk
in the night.” I applaud Oreo for their quick thinking and their ability to link what’s going on in the world and their brand through social media. I truly feel social media is not only now a major component on how companies will connect to their audience, but the social media world is here to stay. Facebook will remain successful because they have taken on the technology of Google, which discovers your interests and tailors advertisements to your needs. Facebook takes a lot of grunt work out of advertiser’s hands and just allows companies to buy ad space with the comfort their message with reach the appropriate audience. When Capstrat visited Campbell, the representative shared with the audience how Facebook is the only organization which as almost encompassed its entire potential customer base. That means Facebook will “max out” and will no longer be able to attract
Professor of the week column: Professor Gary Taylor
“Great Eraser in the Sky” OK, Pop Quiz! Do you know who Mozart, Chopin, Picasso, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Chaucer, Ulysses Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Monet, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Plato, Aristotle, and Galileo were? If you are like most students in my classes, your reply is something like “I remember studying them, but I don’t remember what they did (so you really might as well not have studied them). It seems that many students are attacked by what I call the “Great Eraser in the Sky” which swoops down and attacks student’s brains. As soon as they walk out of a classroom, the Eraser cleans their brains of any knowledge they just learned and they are unable to remember any specifics about anything. I am very aware that many folks are beginning to argue against remembering “facts, dates, names”, etc., because it is so easy to look up information with a cell-phone. However, you never know when you will be face-to-face with a client and the conversation shifts to a topic with which you are not familiar. You can only excuse yourself so many times to go to the bathroom and look up what you need to know-so it is important for “educated” people
to have at least a minimum idea about people in the arts, history, science, philosophy, etc. I am definitely arguing against Taylor my best interests in this column because, if I had my way, colleges and universities would totally abolish the “psychology major” (and maybe “pre-law” ) and replace it with a thorough liberal arts education. One reason for this suggestion is because, to “do” psychology, one MUST go to graduate school, In graduate school, the student takes most of the same courses he/ she took as an undergraduate student but with more intensity and completeness. And, of course, when the graduate student is confronted with a totally new/different subject, he/she should be able do the course because he/she would not have been admitted to graduate school if he/she were not pretty intelligent. So—back to my sugges-
tion. I think persons who want to “do” psychology should be very knowledgeable about almost every subject, e.g., history, English, music, art and science. One never knows what kind of a client one will deal with and it is, in my opinion, imperative for the therapist to at least be in “the ball park” if the client talks about Rodin, Bach, Picasso, Monet, etc. Also, although Southerners may not agree, the South did not win the Civil War; having that information may make it easier to talk with clients who might be Civil War buffs- or any other area of history. The reality—I am not going to a dumb therapist, lawyer, doctor, accountant, etc. and I want my preacher to be knowledgeable about a variety of subjects besides theology. Campbell is a Liberal Arts University and, I think, provides students with a good liberal arts education. That being said, all students should be careful of the “great eraser in the sky” which attacks students as soon as they walk out of a classroom and erases their brain of any knowledge they just learned. Regardless of one’s major, everyone needs to be able to talk somewhat intelligently with other people.
anymore customers because they will have already signed on. Since such a thing has never happened before, no one knows what to expect. I think a new social media site will emerge and the process will start all over again. Pintrest has already grown a lot quick than Facebook did in its novice years. Maybe “pins” will replace “pokes” and we’ll continue to gloss over recipes of peanut butter double chocolate cupcakes and insightful crafts of seat cushions made out of Q-Tips. Nevertheless, today’s college student needs to build an appropriate media presence in today’s job market. Older generations aren’t as social media savvy as today’s generation, so college students today will have the leg up in demonstrating its capabilities. However, don’t let social media ruin your professional reputation with those no-soflattering photos from last weekend.
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Setting a new conservative voice By Catherine Ardoin Staff Writer
After the recent Student Government Association Executive Board elections and the emergence of the Campbell University College Libertarians, politics is no doubt in the forefront of many Campbell students’ minds. Nate Pencook, a junior political science/pre-law major, hopes to make Campbell University a force in the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans (NCFCR) if he is elected Chairman of the organization in April. Currently, Pencook serves as NCFCR Treasurer and Chairman of the Campbell College Republicans. The North Carolina Federation of College Republicans consists of over 3000 students from twenty-one colleges and universities statewide. The organization promotes the conservative principles of the Republican Party and brings together the various chapters in an effort to make Photo provided by Nate Pencook them an active force on N.C. In an effort to obtain votes for chair, Pencook has traveled to universities, university campuses. speaking to others conservatives about his plans for the NCFCR. As treasurer of NCFCR, over the last year Pencook worked to develop a solid said Pencook. spent the weekend in Washfinancial foundation for the If elected the chair, Penington, DC for CPAC 2013. organization. cook plans to focus on spread- Over one hundred NCFCR “This year I’ll be doing my ing the conservative voice chapters attended CPAC this best to unify our chapters and throughout North Carolina. year. get as many people involved Although only one person “I have been able to talk statewide as possible and preopposes him, Pencook takes with different groups and get pare us for elections in 2014,” the campaign seriously, having to know their chapters,” said
Pencook. “But last week I had the opportunity to visit NC State’s College Republican chapter and next week I plan to visit even more College Republican chapters across the state in order to spread my message.” He believes his platform and his experience in the NCFCR and the Campbell College Republicans sets him above his competition. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Pencook plans to attend law school, practice for some years, and then hopefully enter the political arena. Pencook believes being elected chair could open many doors, including internships
and future careers. However, right now he feels focused on what he will do in his role if elected. “The opportunity to be statewide chair is one of the greatest opportunities I could have and I’m really focused on taking full advantage of this opportunity,” Pencook said. The election will be held during the NCFCR Convention April 12-14. The election outcome will be announced April 13. Campbell students can get involved in Pencook’s campaign by liking his Facebook page, Pencook-Jacobs: Growing NCFCR Together, and following his twitter account, @GrowingNCFCR.
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then have to sort trash from recyclable items because of incorrect use of these recycling resources. David Smith, an employee at the Physical Plant, suggests the university provide more knowledge about proper recycling habits. “Professors can try to intertwine recycling into their lesson plans, especially the professors teaching in the science building,” Smith said. Not only can professors inform students about recycling on campus, but students can also notify their peers about recycling too to help create awareness. Along with professors, students who see their peers not properly using the recycling bins should readily inform them on how to appropriately recycle. In order to be more successful in recycling, many students suggest the university should place more bins in more convenient locations around campus. A proper recycling informatory session could also be held to help people understand recycling better. Smith said, “Although Campbell is involved as much as possible in recycling, there is no such thing as having too many recycling bins around campus, and yes there should be more placed.” Some students on campus demonstrate passion for environmentally friendly conventions. Jade Glover, a senior social science major, said, “I think everyone on Campbell University’s campus should recycle because it helps our environment become more suitable, and air quality clean. Also, recycling bins should be placed beside or near trash cans to help students recycle more.” Glover hopes students will become more aware of the differences betvween recyclable and non-recyclable trash. She believes more recycling bins would help make students more aware of what belongs in them or not. Glover said “Let’s go green and help better our school, Campbell University.”
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Shannon Wilson, a freshman communications major, recycles in her dorm in the designated container.
Battlefield to books
By Emily McIntosh Entertainment Editor
After returning from battle and overseas wars, many veterans have decided to continue education and pursue college degrees. For most college freshmen the adjustment from high school to college can be difficult. However, a transition from the battlefield to the classroom can weigh even harder. For some students, this transition is a reality. Frankie Crawford, a senior criminal justice major, knows has chosen to study at Campbell University after serving in Operation Katrina, Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as others. Crawford’s acclimation to student life was more than just saying goodbye to parents on move-in day. “The transition was very different and very hard,” Crawford said. “I had gone from being a first sergeant who everyone knew and was greeted everyday to just the old guy in class that sat in the back or always near an exit.” Crawford served as part of the Forward support company Parachute Infantry Battalion, and with the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg. Dennis Quinn, a junior communication studies major, said he had an easier time adjusting after serving as a First Sergeant. “Transition was not too difficult,” Quinn said. “But it was weird sitting next to students much younger than me and learning together.” While most Campbell students are enjoying their life independent of their parents as well as their studies,
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Crawford and his platoon stand with the remains after Hurricane Katrina after helping victims of the tragedy.
veterans here at CU have, according to Crawford, “a more attentive stance on classroom learning and studies.” “I understand that college for most young students it is their first time away from home and the experiences and freedom means a lot,” Crawford said. “For me the education and learning means more, I realize that this is something I have earned and the results are more important to me.” For Quinn, an education and a life here at Campbell is for more than just himself. “For me to take my education for granted and not put my best effort forward disgraces these service members that gave so much.” Quinn said. “For the same reason I strive to have as much fun as possible, because I have witnessed how finite life truly is.” Veterans like Quinn and Crawford have also appreciated the kindness of students and staff as they had a transi-
tion from military life to a life here at Campbell. “The professors here have always been so very helpful to me and several other veterans,” Crawford said. For Quinn, the relationships he has made with other students has helped him rediscover loved ones. “My most memorable moment was befriending a freshman who went to high school with my goddaughter that I lost contact with,” Quinn said. “I was able to reconnect with my goddaughter through her.” Veterans here at Campbell have also been able to adjust to student life through the CU Student Veterans’ group, advised by Dr. Michael Larsen. Larsen is a retired US Army Colonel. “My role as advisor to the CU Student Veterans’ group has been more of helping them re-adjust to civilian and campus life,” Dr. Larsen said. “There are different ways of
doing things, critical skills to attain (or re-attain from schooling earlier in their careers), ‘tricks of the trade’ to help them succeed, and even a different vocabulary.” According to Crawford, members of the group seek nothing more than to come together and share experiences. “We do not want any special treatment,” Crawford said, “We just want the chance to continue our education and still serve our country and new life.” When all is said and done, however, Crawford hopes to help others know more about his unique perspective as both a veteran and college student. I have seen things that most people only see on TV: the sights, smell, cold, heat and most of all the pain and sorrow,” Crawford said. “I just hope that I can, in some small way, share this with those that are willing to learn.”
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-pened,” he said. “We’ll continue looking for information.” The office of Vice President of Student Life Dr. Dennis Bazemore sent students information laying out safety provisions. On the Campus Safety webpage, students are urged to “Be alert. Look around you. Be aware of others on the street. Make it difficult for anyone to take you by surprise. Walk with keys in hand. Stay on populated, will-lit streets when you can. If you think someone is following you, turn around and check so that you are not caught off guard. Cross the street or change directions. If possible, avoid dark and concealed areas.” If students do run into suspicious activity, they must take the appropriate actions. “You shouldn’t approach people who are in cars,” Lloyd said. “Just because someone asks you for directions, doesn’t mean you need to approach them or respond. Students need to take precautions they would as if it were on a day-to-day basis at a shopping mall.” Capshaw agrees saying that he was mugged March 14 at 9:30 p.m. and recounted the incident. “I was in my friend’s apartment and I left to go get something from the store and started walking down the street toward the gas station [on Marshbanks Ave],” Capshaw said. “A little bit before I got to the Quiznos [on Main Street], an old, eightiesstyle, white SUV pulled up beside me and someone was hanging out the window, asking for directions. I couldn’t hear him too well, so I stepped a little closer. He mumbled again and that’s when he grabbed me. At that point, I shoved him and hit him in the face and pushed back.” According to the Harnett County Sheriff ’s Office incident report, the passenger who addressed Capshaw was a “black male with scruffy facial hair and wearing a black toboggan and gray or white hooded sweatshirt.” “As that was happening, the passenger door opened up and that’s when I felt something hard hit me on the back of the head,” he said. “They hit me
a couple different times; my mouth is still hurting and I had a knot in the back of my head up until the other day where they had hit me. While I was in the vehicle, I remember waking up, in and out a couple times.” Dr. Charlotte Paolini, chair of Family Medicine of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, said blacking out from a hard blow is common. “Depending upon what he was hit with and how hard he was hit, I would say it is easy for someone to lose consciousness with a direct blow to the head,” Paolini said. Paolini also said the intensity of blow can affect the amount of unconsciousness. “When I finally woke up, I was on the side of the street about two and a half miles away with my hands bound behind my back, my feet were bound together, and I had tape over my mouth,” Capshaw said. “I had electrical tape tied around my hands at my back and I had duct tape around my feet and duct tape across my mouth.” According to the incident report, Capshaw reported being found in the grass on the side of Mabry Road. “I was able to break the leg binding and was able to walk to a house that was a little away and finally was able to get a hold of the cops and were able to untie me.” The incident report indicated Capshaw went to the front yard of 672 Oak Grove Church Road, where witness Jamey Gilbert of Coats assisted the victim. Although he did not recognize his attackers, Capshaw still remembers their appearance. “The driver was a white male,” he said. “I don’t have much to say about him, because I couldn’t see him too well, because he was on the other side of the vehicle. The passenger was African American. Both of these guys were in their late twenties to early thirties. The passenger had facial hair. I can identify the passenger if I had a lineup or something like that. I could definitely pick him out of a crowd. Other than that, I don’t really know who it could be.” The attackers only took the $50 from Capshaw’s pocket, but nothing more. When Capshaw finally
7 The Campbell Times • March 25, 2013 reached safety, he called the Harnett County Sheriff ’s Department. “The police came, followed by detectives,” Capshaw said. “[The Sheriff ’s Department] called Campus Safety that night and got a hold of Lt. Lloyd and told him about it.” The Campus Safety Crime Report March 15 lists the incident as a kidnapping, along with robbery and assault. “At this point, there is still an investigation pending with the Harnett County Sheriff ’s Department,” Capshaw said. Capshaw said the sheriff ’s department is taking serious measures in the investigation and looking at all aspects. “They’re still trying to find motive because it was a random act,” the sophomore said. If the perpetrators are discovered, Capshaw said he would press charges. “They definitely need to be off the streets,” the history major said. “What they did was uncalled for, not right, and random, which means it could happen to anyone. It could happen to my little sister. I don’t want that threat out there. I want to send them to jail, where they belong at this point.” Capshaw has advice for Campbell students to prevent further incidents and used his Facebook page to spread the warning. “Basically, at this point, if someone pulls up while you’re walking, go the opposite way. Stay in groups.” For the sophomore, spreading awareness about safety and potential dangers on campus are the most important reasons for sharing his story. “That’s the reason I want people to know that this happened; so they know that this is generally a safe place, but stuff can happen,” he said. “I’m happy it wasn’t someone else because they could have done a lot worse to a female, for instance. I thank God I didn’t get it too bad and I’m still here today. I just want to get the message out there so people are aware and don’t fall for the same thing that I did. Hopefully, this is a wakeup call for some people and they can take the preventative measures.”
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ting Goals: Junior Class President Andrew Ryan Hall attended the National The following are the ini- Association for Campus tiatives from the March 14 Activities (NACA) in SGA meeting. According to order to seek out potential Advancement Committee academic speakers. Because Chair Felix Lam, all resolu- of Hall’s attendance at the tions passed: NACA, SGA may obtain magician Scott Hammell – Resolution 017at a discounted price as a 13- Baseball Promospeaker. Hammell speaks to tion Initiative: During students about the importhe March 26 Campbell tance of goal setting. $3,100 Baseball Game where the will be allocated in order Camels take on Duke, SGA to both provide an honowill hand out T-shirts for rarium and cover traveling the event. On a first come related expenses. first serve basis, students – Resolution 120will be provided one ticket 13- Pep Band Recomper current undergraduate mendation Resolution: student to correspond to SGA agreed to recommend a T-shirt that will be given to the University that the out during the 7th inning. Campbell University Pep SGA allocated $950 from Band receive the proper the general fund to cover all funding to purchase “needexpenses. ed essential equipment.” – Resolution 018-13– Amendment 002-13SGA Relay for Life SerDebate Rules: The current vice Project: From April 5 edition of Robert’s Rules to April 6, SGA will parof Order is the present ticipate in Relay for Life by standard for congressional providing a service project. meetings, but proper par$800 is allocated from the liamentary procedures are service project allocation often misused and misinin the SGA Budget in order terpreted by SGA members to purchase food and prizes during debate. to raise money for Relay for Petitioners have selected Life and the remainder of specific lines to be added the service project allocato Bylaw II in “Procedures tion will be transferred to in Debate.” The specified the general fund. document and added lines – Resolution 019are located at thecampbell13- Academic Lecture: times.com. The Importance of SetEditor-In-Chief
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-ired careers, whether the tattoo goes against their religious beliefs, and whether they’ll still stand by their tattoo in their elder years. According to the Pew Research Center, studies have found that people in the United States in particular have evolved or altered their view on skin art, but individuals still question how the body art will affect the future. Throughout the past 30 years, the military has taken varying policies in regards to body art. In 1988, their policy stated no tattoos will be added to a service member’s body while on active duty. If a soldier had a tattoo prior to enlistment, he was required
to conceal the art in such a way that it is would not be visible when he was in uniform. Tattoos then are prohibited in areas such as the wrist-hand area, or those area above the neck as they are never covered by a person’s uniform. In 2006 there was a policy change because of an increased need for personnel; the new policy allowed military members to have a tattoo as long as the art was not discriminatory, racial, or sexual in nature. Yet in 2012, only six years later, the Army reverted back to its original policy of not allowing neck, face and head tattoos. Many Campbell faculty members have differing views regarding tattoos. Chair and professor of history Dr. James I. Martin said, “Tattoos are more socially acceptable now than they were when I was a young person.
Director of Campus Safety, Lieutenant Tim Lloyd stresses road safety to students every try to stop,” Leonard said. year. This is one of the many dan“Each year at Welcome gerous experiences reported by Week I try to emphasize the Campbell students every day. safety precautions that should Unclearly marked lanes and be taken, in particular with crosswalks around campus pedestrians crossing the streets create a dangerous environand drivers watching out for ment for both pedestrians and pedestrians,” said Lloyd. drivers. One of roads in need of SGA President-Elect Peter repair is Main Street, which Newby as well as Senior Class has been “scraped” and is in Representative Emily Tadlock the process of being repaired is spreading an initiative to im- according to Lloyd. prove campus crosswalks and “When I drive down Main make roads safer. Street, I swerve around certain “Our proposed changes potholes, hunt to find parking are all things that would make spots in certain areas, and have campus safer and more conto be on constant lookout for venient for commuters and pedestrians walking across the boarding students alike,” said road in unmarked areas,” said Newby, a junior business Newby. major. “We’ve discussed topics The problems on Campranging from potholes and fad- bell’s main road are what ed crosswalks to roundabout prompted Newby to plan safety and outdoor recycling.” a meeting and build a relacontinued from page 1
There may be situation when a tattoo may be a disadvantage to a person, such as during job application. If tattoos are covered, then they may not be an issue, but the first impression, for better or worse, is the basis employers look at, in addition to what the applicant will bring to the company.” Professor of Greek, Dr. Andrew H. Wakefield, sees the issue as having a negative impact in religious venues. “The world of ministry I can speak of, there are many churches that they [tattoos] will be an issue with,” said Wakefield. “There are also other churches that will not see an issue with it, but views on tattoos is a mixed bag. Some churches may be okay with a couple tattoos, but a body full of them may be a different issue. Whereas
other churches may fear that if someone is on staff with them, they may be more concerned with the influence it may have on their congregation or children.” German and Latin professor Dr. Brian Thomas feels the career path of the recipient determines acceptability. “It may depend on the job. Businesses may not want to hire someone that has a visible or extreme tattoo,” said Thomas. “I personally focus more the ability of the person than the first impression.” According to a May 2012 ABC consumer report article, laser removal has increased as the job market slows. The report stated that many companies and other business do not want their employees known as “the guy with the tattoo.” The report also focused on neck tattoos and one individual stated that once he got his neck
tionship between Campbell’s Physical Plant and the Student Government Association. “I wanted a lot of input from members of Congress as to what was discussed in the meeting and did not want to shut anyone out from planning it,” said Newby. “We brought together a lot of great ideas to improve campus.” Some of the SGA’s ideas include adding more crosswalks, repainting faded crosswalks, demarcating clear parking spot lines and adding lines to roads such as those along Dr. McKoy Road and T.T. Lanier Road. Another area where the SGA plans to focus improvements are the roundabouts. “The roundabouts have been an improvement in a couple of ways,” said Lloyd. “When those two intersections were controlled with a stop light and there was a power outage during a storm, there was no traffic
control until power could be restored. Also, since the roundabouts have been in use, it has reduced the number of accidents in those areas.” Newby agrees. “Although I was sad to see the ‘one stoplight town of Buies Creek’ go, I think that the roundabouts are relatively efficient,” he said. Despite these positive sentiments, there are some changes SGA feels can be made to make the roundabouts more efficient. The SGA suggests lining the crosswalks at the roundabouts with reflectors or lights so that students can see better at night. Everything the SGA and Physical Plant are considering is designed to help students, drivers and pedestrians. “I believe safer roads will only help the students,” said Newby. “That is why I pro-
tattoo removed he was almost immediately hired. Dr. Carl Broadhurst, Associate Dean for Student Relations and retired US Army Colonel with 30 years of service, is adamant about his thoughts on college students with visible tattoos and the expectation of prospective jobs after college. “Not in favor of them,” Broadhurst said. “If I am a businessman and interviewing, I don’t like tattoos and it is my business and I will tell you goodbye. I make the decisions and those with [tattoos] are not a protected class.” Although tattoos have become somewhat socially acceptable, not all potential employers have wavered from the traditional views of body art.
posed many common sense ideas to Physical Plant so that they can address them.” Lloyd has advice for students to keep them safe even before the improvements are made. “I would encourage people crossing the streets, whether in a crosswalk or not, to use caution before walking out in front of a moving car. Never assume a car is going to stop, even if you are in the crosswalk,” he said. Leonard is more careful crossing the street now, but say’s he’ll feel a lot safer when these new changes are put into effect. “It’ll make me feel a lot better knowing that crosswalks will be safer for students like me,” said Leonard. “Its nice to know that this issue is being discussed and that our safety is being considered when campus improvements are being made.”
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Explore the outdoors By Katlyn Clark
By Katlyn Clark
If you enjoy hiking, canoeing, camping, or any other activity that involves the outdoors, there is a new club on campus, for you--The Outdoor Club. The Outdoor Club is a new to Campbell’s Student Life, and was started by Julia Holt, a senior exercise science major and President of the club. “I started the club late this past fall after doing a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) course of sea kayaking and backpacking in Alaska this past summer,” said Holt. “I enjoyed it so much that I knew I had to start a club when I got back to school.” Holt says the club’s mission is to provide a setting in which outdoors enthusiasts of all types may participate in activities of their choice. The Director of Campus Recreation, Andy Shell says Campbell is a great place to foster this club since we are in close proximity with the Cape Fear River to go canoeing and Raven Rock for rock climbing. The club has been on a couple of trips since it started, such as skiing at Sugar Mountain for a ski trip and canoeing at Cape Fear River . Vice President Will Keebler, a senior exercise science major, has taken groups of students rock climbing in Fayetteville on Wednesdays, which is College night. Keebler first became involved with the club through Dr.Lange, the club’s adviser, and had a strong interest in outdoors and recreation. “Students should get involved in the Outdoors Club to re-sync their touch with nature, establish a sense of adventure and exploration, become educated on environmental issues and lifestyle choices, and most of all make
Into the wild Staff Writer
Photo by Julia Holt
The Outdoor Club provides opportunities to travel to various exotic locations to enjoy extreme sports and experience different climates.
Photo by Julia Holt
Two students eagerly anticipate their turn on the rock climbing wall.
new friends with the similar passion for the great outdoors,” said Keebler. Keebler and Holt say the club provides leadership skills and opportunities to depend on other members for inspiration. The Outdoor Club’s next event will be in April where they will go on a beach camp-
ing trip to paddle board and to kayak. They are also planning to go to Mount Pilot of N.C. for a camping trip. Contact Julia Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org. edu) or Will Keebler (email@example.com. edu) for further information.
To begin Spring Fling Week 2013, CU Campus Activities Board hosted Exile Island, in which Noah’s Landing, a petting zoo company out of Coats, provided animals for students to “get face-to-face” with. “It was cool seeing all of the exotic animals,” said freshman Allison Younger, a biology major. Noah’s Landing animals included snakes, brown skunks, armadillos, turtles, capuchins, and a cockatoo, who sang the tune “Old McDonald.” Irene Storm, freshman and graphic design major, said that she really liked the cockatoo. Noah’s Landing allowed the turtle to freely roam the floor of the Rumley Center while the snake was hung around students’ necks. Many students said they enjoyed petting the animals or being able to hold them. Students were able to pet the armadillo, which Hannah Naylor, a freshman graphic design major, enjoyed as it was her favorite animal of the event. The capuchin was the only animal that could not be touched because it would bite. Students also enjoyed snow cones as they discussed the animals. Spring Fling Committee chair, Alexandra Dolsman said she was happy with the turnout, which included around 40-50 participants. “Even after the event ended, we had people coming to see the animals,” says Dolsman. Dolsman said she hopes to plan more animal-interactive events in the future.
Photo by Katlyn Clark
A representative from Noah’s Landing shows off an animal while students look on and have the opportunity to play with the creatures.
Photo by Katlyn Clark
A cockatoo perches in the Rumley Center while students listen to the creature sing a rendition of “Old McDonald.”
Students take on the challenge By Mercedes Torrero Staff Writer
CAB hosted Survivor Boot Camp, kicking off our Spring Fling Week which begins March 16. Students competed in a variety of challenges hoping to beat both their opponents and the clock. Each time a challenge was won, the person’s name was placed into a pot.. Names were then drawn from the pot, winners received $50 Cheesecake Factory gift cards or $25 iTunes gift cards.
The different challenges ranged from hitting a target with a Nerf gun, charades, tugaofwar, to guessing how many M & M candies were in a jar. Students enjoyed the variety of challenges offered at the event; the favorite being the Inflatable Obstacle Course. James Cook, a junior clinical research major, said the obstacle course was his favorite because he thought it was pretty cool and all around fun. Cook finished the obstacle course in a record time of 8 seconds. Cook attended in hopes of being a champion.
However, some students found trouble with the obstacle course. LynJosha Russell, a freshman communication studies major, found it difficult to climb the wall of the obstacle. “I wanted to give up, but Andrew said there was only one way to get out. I just wanted to ask if I could live in the obstacle,” Russell said. However, with the help of Hall, Russell made her way up and out of the obstacle. Irene Storm, a freshman graphic design major, on the other hand said her favorite
event was the three-legged race for it proved to be challenging. “My friend and I kept tripping over each other” Storm said. Although Hall said he wished more students would have been in attendance, he said he was pleased with the event and believes the idea behind Survivor Boot Camp to have been decent. “I liked the event, but I believe if more people would have shown it would have been better. I would attend if CAB hosted this again,” Storm said.
Hall claims the weather played a role to play in the days [lower than expected] turn-out. “It is such a nice day, so a lot of people are leaving campus to go out and enjoy themselves,” Hall said. “Plus, it is the first weekend back from spring break, so people probably have a lot of studying to do.” Hall said he would like to host a similar style event in the future to match the spirit theme and make adaptations to the games based on those topics.
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Students enjoy ‘A-Fair’ By Dennis Quinn Staff Writer
The CAB hosted the 2013 Campbell Fair on March 20 in the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center as a part of Spring Fling Week. More than 100 students lined up outside of the center, anxiously waiting for the doors to be opened. Student attended the festivities for a variety of reasons. Many of the students, such as freshmen Mark Williams and Grant Alexander, came both for the free t-shirt, and to explore the Spring Fling. Freshman Shawn Hicks gave a more primal reason for coming to Spring Fling.
“I’m skinny, I need free food,” he said jokingly. Freshman Shannon Wilson said that she came to Spring Fling with four friends because “It looks like fun.” Spring Fling coordinator, Alexandra Dolsman, signaled the opening of the door to allow the students in. As the doors opened, students funneled in to receive their free T-shirts and discover the attractions. The fair offered convections such as cotton candy, shaved ice, and popcorn. It also traditional midway-type games such as corn hole, basketball, and the ring toss, as well as not-so-traditional games, like water pong.
Contestants tried to toss at least two of three ping-pong balls into plastic cups grouped in a pyramid formation. The prize for the skilled marksman was a plastic bowl with a live fish. Prizes for the other games ranged from candy to key chains. S & S Entertainment provided rides for participants to try. On the basketball court floor, the organization set up four rides. The rides ranged from the Whirly Bird, to the “Tramp Jump,” even a mechanical bull. The Whirly Bird is a four-seat self-propelled spinning ride, where four riders controlled the rate of spin by pumping a
Photo by Taylor Scott
Students could enjoy the Tramp Jump which included bungee cords which hung from the ceiling and wrapped around the waist, so the participants may perform acrobatic jumps.
handle in front of each rider. In the “Tramp Jump” students were strapped into a harness attached to bungee-type chords, which are suspended above them, and then flung into the air to perform jumping acrobatics. Then there was the mechanical bull, and the student favorite—the Ironman obstacle course. Students raced each other through this inflatable course that challenged students to run through, squeeze through, climb up, and roll down obstacles. But more attractive than even the obstacle course, was the crowd favorite—funnel cake. Students, such as Shawn
Hicks, reported waiting in line for nearly an hour for a funnel cake. Some students thought the treat so decadent that they opted to wait in line for a second treat—their first funnel cake being consumed while in line for a second. Students flowed in and out of the Convocation Center throughout the evening. Freshman, Bryson Cartwright tried everything the fair had to offer and said, “This is the best idea [CU] has had so far.” Dolsman reports the goal of the fair as getting students out of the dorm to mingle and have fun and feels her goal was achieved.
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Freshman Edward Coleman excitedly rides the mechanical bull, just one of the four ride S & S Entertainment offered students to ride. The other rides included an obstacle course, Whirly Bird, and Tramp Jump.
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Photo by Taylor Scott
Freshman Coy Taylor (red shirt) tries his hand at the ring toss as his friends look on. He hoped to win a prize.
Photo by Taylor Scott
Sophomore Summer Leverette poses for a photo with all her convections. The basketball player was able to avoid the long funnel cake line and still enjoy treats.
Photo by Taylor Scott
Some students forwent the long food lines and went for face paint instead.
Photo by Taylor Scott
Freshman females Lindsey Landreth, Elizabeth Autry, and Shannon Wilson pose with their two friends before the opening of the Campbell Fair. As students waited, they were entertained by the school mascot, Gaylord.
Photo by Taylor Scott
CAB provided a clown to make inflatable balloon animals for students. Some students opted for balloon hats to wear around the fair. The clown also shared jokes with his audience as he constructed the balloons.
Photo by Taylor Scott
Mercedes Torrero jokes with Gaylord, the schools mascot, as he uses the colorful rings to encourage students to participate in the fairâ€™s games, treats, and rides.
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On the road for new coach
By LynJosha Russell Staff Writer
The Fighting Camels are in search of a new Men’s Basketball coach after releasing Coach Robbie Laing in early March. Athletic Director Bob Roller released a statement on March 11 in response to the dismissal. Roller’s message revolved around the legacy Laing left on Campbell Basketball. The statement said, “Robbie Laing helped transform Campbell Basketball over the past decade into a team that was competitive on the court and exciting to watch.” On March 11, President Dr. Jerry Wallace released a statement about Laing on the Campbell University website. His statement read, “Camp-
bell University is grateful to Coach Robbie Laing for his years of hard work and leadership Laing within our basketball program. He paved the way for our future program to succeed.” The Athletic Director and Campbell Athletics have already begun the search for a new head coach. Roller said they have received many applicants nationwide. Roller has been on the road looking for a coach that will improve our basketball
team. “We have had over 50 applicants,” Roller said. Roller said the search is going well and Roller hopes to find someone who can really help improve the upcoming season. As Athletics searches, the Men’s Basketball players anticipate their new coach. “We really want someone that we can have a strong relationship with,” said Andrew Ryan, a sophomore point guard. “This change would be a good one.” Other teammates, such as, sophomore forward Darius Leonard, agreed. “It’s bittersweet to see him go. I hate that he had to leave after a hard year with the injuries to our main key players. But it’s
a business on both sides for the players and the coaches also,” Leonard said. “He turned the program around greatly over the years but it’s time for a change. I’m excited about the idea of change and new direction.” Coach Robbie Laing spent a third of his coaching career at Campbell. “The decade I was there, I had a good relationship with many and a remarkable time,” Laing said. He said he was a disappointed to see that his time at Campbell had come to an end. Laing said he has a positive outlook on his life right now and has positive hopes for Campbell Athletics.
“I hope [Campbell Athletics] will grow and prosper,” he said. In his farewell, Laing also said, “I’ll miss Campbell and the relationships with students and the team. I got to work with good people. I enjoyed my experience at Campbell.” In the 2012-2013 academic year, Laing’s dismissal is the third release of a CU Athletics’ head coach. Along with the release of the Men’s Basketball coaching staff, Campbell Athletics dismissed the head coaches of Women’s Volleyball and Football. Students and faculty are to expect changes for the 2013-2014 athletic season.
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