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NOVEMBER 18, 2009 | THE MEREDITH HERALD | PAGES
CAB’S TWILIGHT ADVENTURE
Holiday Open House at North
Hills Shopping Center
Carolina Chrislmas Show, Ra
leigh Convenlion Center
Broadway Senes South pres
ents ABBA Mania, Raleigh
Memorial Auditorium. 8pm
Raleigh Christmas Parade
Carolina Hurricanes v Tampa
Bay Lightening, RBC Center,
November 21 - January 3
Raleigh on Ice, North Hills
November 26 - December 20
Pluiiiiom ol'ilic OjXTii. Durh^iiri
Pcrlbrtniuy. Arts Ccniur
C'ury Aciidi.'niy Holiday Shoppe
One of the most prominent
organizations at-Meredith College
Is Campus Activities Board (CAB).
CAB has been very active in trying
to encourage on-campus unity and
has sponsored several events for
students’ entertainment.,So far this
year, CAB has sponsored the Siz-
zlin' September Concert, Contesta
Fiesta, and the Cornhuskin’ After
Party. Recently, CAB sponsored
a campus wide scavenger hunt in
which students bad to search the
academic buildings in order to find
free Twilight; Nevi/ Moon movie
The.scavenger hunt took place
on November 10.2009 and it was
a very successful event. Students
raced against each other and the
clock in search for clues hidden
around campus. Once they found
the clues, they had to answer a trivia
question correctly in order to receive
^ a free ticket. Needless to say, many
students took the event very seriously and
some even wore matching team outfits. ■
Because CAB's number one priority is
helping entertain the students, they spent
money out of their own budget to purchase
45 tickets to the showing of New Moon
on Saturday, November 21. CAB still has
tickets left, so be on the lookout for an an>
nouncement of another scavenger hunt in .
the near future.
“We really want to try and get students
to stay on campus during the weekend.
We worked with Amy Losordo... and she
was the one who came up with the idea to
give away tickets to a movie on a Saturday,
because that way more students would stay
on campus that weekend. We figured it w/as
a pretty wise investment because we know
how Twilight crazy students are!” stated,
CAB Chair Apiffany Gaither. .
But CAB’S events don’t stop at Twilight;.
They are planning on sponsoring many
more entertaining activities throughout the
school year. Next semester, CAB is plan
ning on hosting several “MC Night tri:s"'as
well as a Valentine’s Day Social, which Is ' '
co-sponsored by RHA. The social will, be p.n ,
Friday, February 12th and will have.Boys ^
from the all male college Hampton Sydney.
“CAB’S main goal is to make people
want to stay on campus, instead of leav
ing all the time. We work so hard on these
events, and we love it when people show
up because it really feels like we are
making a difference for students," staled
.Photo courtesy: http;//blogs.wayne,edu/angeiique/
WHAT WE LOVE WEDNESDAYS
Crafts: Knitting—Now that the weather has officially become fall-like (chilly and rainy, etc.), I am
practically obligated to do a post on knitting. Over the past few years, it has become quite the craze, but
I’d like to focus more on the art and natural enjoyment of the craft than the hype. Anyone that has ever
entered a yarn store will understand how it feels to run your hands through piles of soft yarns that come
in as many shades as you can imagine. And then there are the endless number of knitting needles in all
shapes and sizes, and finally the patterns for every clothing item, plush toy, and blanket you have seen
in stores—all to be knitted to. perfection. One of my favorite knitters of late- is WaysideViolet, a lovely
young lady who sells her knitted coffee cup cozies and gloves on Etsy (at etsy.com/stores/waysidevio-
let). And I know there are plenty of knitters on campus who create wonderful knitted creations as well.'
Now, if only someone could teach me to cast on, I could join in the fun. Any takers?.
Technology: Google Reader - It seems like everybody that’s anybody reads blogs nowadays. My
favorites cover topics ranging from fashion to astrology to graphic design to literature to science news,
and until lately I’ve kept all of them stored in my bookmarks and clicked on each one a few times a .
day, scrolling through until I started to recognize the older posts. I have experimented with blog read
ers before (the online programs that let you put in RSS feeds and then combine all of your blogs in one '
convenient place), but i’ve always had issues with all of the images showing up or being able to read
complete posts. That said, my problems are over as i have found Google Reader. Built in to the Google
platform, Google Reader is accessible to anyone that has a Goo^e or Gmail account. When you add
feeds, it tracks and stores the full blog posts in easy-to-read format with all images intact. )t even lets
you mark your favorite posts and stores them in §i special folder. So to all of you out there who are still
keeping blogs In your bookmarks, check out Google Reader!
Campus Life: Course Flyers—While I often feel like many events on campus are underpublicized
(have you ever heard about something and really wish you’d.known about it so you could've gone? -I
have that feeling all the time)^ I am thoroughly impress^ with the number of fiyers I see advertising
courses for next semester. I am only a freshmari, so this niay happen every semester, and I am simply
unaware, but some of the flyers are quite eye-catching (kudos to the Religion professor that made the
Twilight poster). In a time when departments need more students tp keep them afloat. I think these post
ers are exactly what Meredith needs: an example of how creative the students and faculty can be, and a
bit of a reminder of the great academic opportunities still available at Meredith College'.
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