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Your Instruction Guide to Meredith’s
Most (In)famous Tradition
Erin Etheridge, Class of 2009
Even though you have been
on Meredith’s campus for only a
few days, you have likely heard the
upperclass(wo)men’s popular explana
tion of Cornhuskin’: “You just have to
experience it!” Cornhuskin’, the most
well-known tradition of Meredith
College, consists of a week of class
competitions whose aim is to promote
school spirit and unify the Meredith
community. Still curious about what
the week entails and why you should
participate? Read on to find out what
each day of Cornhuskin’ is all about!
Cornhuskin’ week, typically
held the first week of November, kicks
off with a Big Sis / Little Sis bonfire
on Monday night at 10:00 p.m. This
event is a time for Big Sisters and
Little Sisters to bond, make s’mores,
and promote Even and Odd class
spirit. Moreover, each class presents
its Cornhuskin’ theme, which has been
kept a secret beforehand, through a
series of scavenger hunt clues.
Tuesday’s Cornhunskin’ activ
ity is the President’s Raid, Members of |
each class dress in all black and gather
in the courtyard at 10 pm to process
together to the Massey House, the
president’s residence. Once Meredith
students reach the Massey House,
they attract the attention of President
Hartford with whistles, cow bells, and
pots and pans.
Can Art is the scheduled Corn
huskin’ activity for Wednesday. Par
ticipants and spectators gather at 4:00
p.m. in the courtyard, which has been
divided into four sections, one for each
class. Can Art participants race against
the clock to construct a two-dimensional
representation of their class’s Corn
huskin’ theme out of used soda cans. If
you choose not to participate, watch the
event from the balconies of the court
yard dorms for the best views!
Thursday, being the day before
Friday’s Cornhuskin’ competition, is
a day devoted solely to class practices.
Even though these practices are sched
uled from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. in the
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amphitheater, you will likely find
yourself or your friends up until
dawn perfecting your skit lines,
dance moves, and hog callin’ at vari
ous other locations around campus!
activities commence at 3:30, when a
parade is held along the front drive
of the College. After the parade
is finished, a picnic is held in the
courtyard at 4:30. The most eagerly
awaited event of Cornhuskin’, the
competition, begins at 6:00 p.m.
Students, staff, faculty, alums, and
community members gather and
watch all four classes participate in
the various events, which include
apple bobbin’, com shuckin’, skit,
hog callin’, tale tale, and class song.
After a winner is announced, every
one gathers in the dining hall for the
After Cornhuskin’ Party, at which
Meredith faculty and staff members
serve breakfast food.
Feeling more informed?
Good! But remember, the best way
to discover what Cornhuskin’ has
to offer is to participate in it! Only
then can you say that you have truly
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Your first weekend on
Friday, August 20
MC Night In Event: Fiesta!
5:30 - 8:00pm in the Courtyard (CAB)
Free Salsa Lessons and Entertainment
by Deejay Wesley Boz, Fun Activities and
Games Mexican Menu: $5.25 for
Commuters and Guests (Meal is Optional
- if you do not want to eat, just come out
to the event for the fun of it)
Sponsored by Campus Activities Board
Saturday, August 21
SPLASH! into Meredith (SLS)
Splash is a fun-filled day of entertain
merit and service experiences. There will
be two service opportunities (one with
Stop Hunger Now and one with the Food
Bank of Eastern and Central NC).
Spend the day with rts getting to know
other students and your local community.
Register for the service events at
http: //wvw.meredith. edu/students
Stop Hunger Now (9 a.m. -12 p.m.)
As we have done for the past two years,
we will join students from NC State to
pack meals to be distributed to hungry
people around the world through the
hunger relief organization. Stop Hunger-
Now! We will take 45 people to NCSU to
package meals (transportation will be
provided). We are respectfully requesting
that each volunteer raise $10 donation.
Food Bank of Eastern and Central
NC(l p.m. - 4p.m.)
In the afternoon, we will take
approximately 30 volunteers to the Food
Bank of Eastern and Central NC to help
in their warehouse. This project will give
you the opportunity to see the local
side of hunger relief (transpordation will
Best of the Triangle (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Join us in the cour-tyard for a variety of
activities sponsored by local birsinesses;
and organizations. This event will give,
you a cnance to get to know the local
community resources and enjoy
entertainment. A picnic lunch will also be
available from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 22
Big Sister/Little Sister Social at 7:30pm
in the Courtyard (Class of 2012)
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