1990′s hit band The Goo Goo Dolls hit the stage on April 17 in the CU Convocation Center. Students rocked out to hits, such as “Broadway,” “Iris,” and “Better Days.”
Staff writer Katlyn Clark accounts her trip to Washington D.C. as part of a trip with Campbell’s Campus Activity Board.
“We are not in Buies Creek no more,” said our bus driver when dropping us off to take the Metro.
Campbell’s Campus Activity Board took a weekend trip to Washington, D.C. with 35 students en route.
We got there a little past 9 to head to the Smithsonian Metro station where it would take an hour.
I strongly suggest buying passes to take the Metro to transport to your destinations because it is worth it to not deal with traffic and it saves money.
The first place my group went to was the Natural History Museum where it has different species like dinosaur bones and stuffed animals. I even saw a Camel skeleton but this one had no hump. I was slightly disappointed with that until we went into the next Museum.
We walked through the American History Museum, which has to be one of my favorite Museums that I have ever been to. They had the Greensboro sit-in corner where four Black Men refused to leave their seats until they were served. That was pretty cool because History was made in that setting and I saw it before my very eyes.
The Museum also had different exhibits of the Emancipation Proclamation, World War ΙΙ, Food, First Ladies, Presidents, and more.
I love seeing the history of the place I live in and seeing old items that were once used never knowing that it would show up in a Museum.
After that, photo taking was a must while walking outside by Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, The White House, and the Lincoln Memorial.
The Lincoln Memorial makes me think about when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke his, “I Have A Dream” speech as well as the well known movie, “Forrest Gump” when Jenny yells for Forrest as he is speaking in front of a very huge crowd.
I went to visit the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. These memorials are very touching to visit. The Korean War Memorial having the lifelike figures of Soldiers walking in the War to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial having all of the names of the Soldiers that died in that War. Coming from a military family background, I support our Military and show great kindness towards them. Go to these memorials if you do as well.
After, I had dinner with my group in the Ronald Reagan building with a food court. I suggest going there because it is not the expensive and it has a variety of places to choose from.
Throughout the rest of our day Saturday, my group walked around D.C. which was peaceful and being able to rest after a day of walking around.
Here are some tips on going to D.C.:
1. Not all places you go into are free.
2. Always have a map and make sure you are going the right way.
3. Do not lose the group of people you are with.
Touring Washington, D.C. is all of how you make it out to be. You either love it or hate it, but that is the place where history is made for our country and I like that I feel like I am in another world there.
Justin Timberlake’s new album the 20/20 Experience just released last month, having sold almost one million copies in the first week.
I had fallen in love with the song “Suit & Tie” already on the album and have been a fan of JT since his NSYNC days.
I also had JT’s last album “FutureSex/LoveSounds”, that came out in 2006. I love that album still to this day so I was ready for Justin to make comeback.
When I got the album, I had to warm up to it a couple of times to get a feel for the songs, but I am now grateful that I bought it.
Some of my favorite songs on the album are: Pusher Love Girl, Suit & Tie, Don’t Hold The Wall, Mirrors, Let The Groove Get In, Tunnel Vision, and That Girl.
According to the LA Times on metacritic.com on this new album, “Timberlake is reminding us that as quickly as music moves today, great style persists.”
Justin’s songs can be easy-going to listen to, fast-paced, or a good song to dance to.
Some of the songs can go up to seven or eight minutes, but it never dulls your mind to wonder when the song will ever end.
The beats and sounds in the songs are likeable and original, one of the songs that shows these qualities is, “Don’t Hold the Wall” which is one of my top favorites.
I strongly recommend on buying this album, you will get your monies worth for sure.
The 20/20 experience album is just the beginning, this is the part one where part two will come out later this year.
By Katlyn Clark
On Thursday, associate professor of English Dr. Elizabeth Rambo’s Chaucer class has planned to take a journey.
Starting from the Fellowship courtyard behind D. Rich and ending outside Butler Chapel, students will march around campus.
Each student will take the role of one of Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims and retell his or her tale through the journey.
The group takes their inspiration from an event taking place this week in England, where participants are actually hiking from London to Canterbury Cathedral. For more information on their inspiration, please look here: http://www.henryeliot.co.uk/projects/canterbury-tales-2013/
If you would like to embark on voyage through campus, join these English-student crusaders.
Entertainment Editor Emily McIntosh sat down with American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to get he “scoop” on his daily life.
If you had to listen to one artist for the rest of your life, who would it be?
“Eric Clapton, Damien Rice, Dave Matthews and John Butler. If they all formed one big band. They would be named ‘Them.’”
Would you rather play in small venues or larger venues? Why?
“I like them both. They’re both completely different. Like when it’s a smaller one, I like when it’s just playing acoustic, because it’s a little more raw, and I mess up all the time so then you would be able to hear my mess ups. But, you know, when I’m with the full band you can’t really hear them, but that’s what makes it fun too because then you can dance around, move a little bit more. When you’re sitting down and playing an acoustic show people are kind of sitting down, and its still fun, you just kind of listen a little bit more. But I still like them both.”
What is one unforgettable tour memory so far?
“I was walking up the stage, I forget where I was. But I tripped on the stairs. My bass player was right behind me. I knew I was going to fall. I was going up the stairs, but even going down, I was like ‘Man these things are steep, I have a feeling Im gonna fall at some point today.’ Sure enough right when we were going up on stage people were like ‘yeah’. Luckily the stage was dark, I don’t think too many people saw it. Nobody laughed or anything, I don’t think they did. I fell right down and I was like “Oh gosh” and by bass player was like “stick with it, stick with it!” But i couldn’t do it, and I fell.
What is your favorite thing to see in the audience while you are on stage?
“People enjoying the show, you know, if their dancing or smiling or bobbing their head. As long as your enjoying the show, that makes me feel really good because I’ve had a couple of shows where I look out and there’s just blank faces out there, and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, is this going well or not?’ So if I can tell that they’re into it that makes me feel really good.”
If I were to look through your iPhone, what artists would I find?
“A little bit of everything. Lots of ACDC, Bill Withers, John Butler, some Dave Matthews, ZZ Top, Tool, Eminem, a lot of things.”
What’s your favorite song right now?
“I’ve been listening to this song called Warm Shadow by Fink. I just started listening to them, I’ve only heard that one song. And I’ve just heard that Radioactive song by Imagine Dragons is good.”
You’re touring for John Mayer. How excited are you for that?
“I’m so pumped, it’s going to be fun. From what I’ve heard, he kind of asked for me to come out, which is really a big honor, and I’m really looking forward to it. He’s a huge artist, a great musician and songwriter. Hopefully I’ll get to know him a little bit. And it’ll be an honor sharing the stage with him. I’m excited.”
Describe your reaction when you first heard your music on the radio.
“Actually, not counting Home, it was yesterday, with my little niece, she’s like 11, cause I got to go home for two days, and she was going to ride with me back to her mom’s house, my sister. Right when we packed the car up, I put it on pause, she doesn’t really like listening to the songs I listen to ,she likes a little bit of the pop stuff, you know, pop rock, whatever the hits on the radio are. But anyway, I turned the car on, and Gone gone gone came on. And I said ‘Holy Crap Emma! You hear that?’ And she was like ‘yeah’ And I was like ‘That is weird, That’s the first time I’ve ever heard it.’ She was just smiling, not really saying anything, looking at me like I’m goofy…So that was the first time I heard it on the radio, which was weird. We rocked out to it because she’s a little kid, I don’t care if she hears it, so I was just rocking out being funny. She wasn’t really rocking out, she was just looking at me weird.”
Craziest fan experience?
“There’s been quite a few. We went to a Catholic college one time, and we were signing autographs, and I said ‘What’s there to do around here?’ And one girl said ‘Me.’ And I was like ‘Wow. That’s interesting.’ And I just kept walking. So I was like ‘huh. These Catholic girls are here to par-tay’ And then some other ones, you know, people like to wait around the bus, which is a little strange. Those are the ones that stick out the most, you know, catch me off guard.”
“That’s impossible, I watch too many movies. Some of my favorites though I like The Basketball Diaries, Inglorious Bastards. I don’t know, there’s so many good movies out here. Lawless was really good. Warrior, a great movie. I cry every time. So there’s a few.”
What was the last movie you saw at the theatre?
“I think it was Zero Dark Thirty. It was really good.”
What are some of your other hobbies?
“Let’s say I had 3 or 4 months off during the summer, it would be going in the river swimming. I like swimming in the creeks and rivers, maybe driving a jet ski, or going tubing or knee boarding. I’m not that great at knee boarding or anything, I just think it’s fun. Or riding a boat, going fishing. Riding a 4-wheeler or something. I like to swim, you know, jumping off swings or whatever. And during the wintertime, I like to go out in the woods and just chill out.”
What does the future hold for you?
“I don’t know, it’s always scary to think about the future to me. Life already goes by so fast as it is, so I try not to think about it too much. So maybe hopefully some more touring as the album comes out and building a fan base. And not going bald.”
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And he puffed, and he puffed, and he blew the house down!
Many remember the story the childhood of “The Three Little Pigs” and it was brought to life in a modernized version by the Tarradiddle players this past Tuesday night.
“We always do at least one children’s production each year, and such as this musical,” said Dr.Ran Whitley, the chair of the fine arts department at Campbell University. “All the elementary children in Harnett County Schools have been invited to attend through their local school. The college students, however, should also find enjoyment in the production. “
The program started off with the host, Mr.McGill who gave an insight on what we were about to see.
The players started off with a dancing and singing number to start the trial.
Four of the Tarradiddle players put on the production and one of the players played up to 5 roles.
They were dressed up in their pig ears, pig noses, and pig tails.
There was one player who plays a special part in the story and that is the Big Bad Wolf, who was dressed up in his wolf ears, wolf nose, wolf teeth, hairy claws, and his wolf tail.
This story of “The Three Little Pigs” was a different title in this production where it was called, “The True story of the Three Pigs” and it was based in “Piggsylvania”.
The Big Bad Wolf was on trial and they had Judge Prudence who was in her robe and white wig. They also had Prosecutor Julie who would fuss back and forth with the Big Bad Wolf.
The audience was very interactive with the program where the audience was the jury for the Big Bad Wolf’s trial. They all had to stand when Prosecutor Julie said, “Jury all rise.”
The players danced, sang, and especially oinked or howled during the performance.
During the trial, many of the testimonies included Piggsylvania’s community such as Dr. Sheers, Martha Henderson – a neighbor of the Big Bad Wolf’s, and Maxwell who was the brother of the other pigs whose house blew down and Maxwell owns the brickhouse.
Towards the end of the production, the audience was able to hear the Big Bad Wolf’s story.
The Big Bad Wolf supposedly had a cold and was making his grandmother a cake. He was going to ask his neighbors for some sugar and ended up sneezing and blowing down two pigs homes.
The story went along with some of the testimonies where the audience could catch along easily.
The audience had to decide if the Big Bad Wolf was guilty or innocent by oinking really loud.
The suspect was served as being guilty from the audience and the judge, prosecutor, and deputy all rejoiced while the Big Bad Wolf was placed back in his shackles.
The Tarradiddle Players tour across the country to bring smiles and laughters among the audience they perform for.
Many students were in attendance as well as local children and it did not matter how old you were but you laughed at the production.
By Katlyn Clark
ATTN: Reviews do not reflect the opinion of the entire Campbell Times staff.
Campbell alumnus of the Class of 2005, Elaine Lee has found herself traveling the world without ever having to step out of New York City.
Lee co-created Escapelicious, which showcases a twelve-episode series food and travel show to demonstrate the unique diversity of New York City.
Each episode highlights a different culture, often unknown to the typical Newyorker, according to the website.
The website characterizes the series as “a labor of love born from the desire to escape one’s mundane adulthood and live out the childhood dream of globetrotting.”
Escapelicious’ inspiration derived from Lee’s desire to be a globetrotter and to experience different cultures.
Each episode will feature a guest from a different culture as he or she opens their home to help host Elaine Lee escape from her everyday life into their own, distinct country and culture.
The guest also teaches Lee how to prepare a dish from a particular part of the world.
“While our official episodes are in production, we decided to collaborate with our social media friends from Instagram,Facebook, and Twitter to create Escapelicious Quickie, featuring recipes shared by our social media friends around-the-world,” Lee said.
Lee encourages CU students and faculty to expore the social media opportunities of Escapelicious:
By Courtney Schultz