Cornhuskin’ 101: 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 uniquities Cam«ron VtUage, Raleigh • 450 Daniels Street * 919.832.1234 North Hills. Ralel^ • 4209 Lassiter Mill Rd 4127 • 919.785.3335 Cornhuskin’ 2006, courtesy of the Meredith Marketing Department 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! Friday’s Cornhuskin’ 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 experienced it! Classified Ads Private tutoring for math, chemistry, coitiputer programming. Bachelors Chemistry, Math minor, indus trial experience. Four years on staff Florida State College Jacksonville, 2+ years private tutor and 1 year in the Triangle. Local References. Upcoming Events: Your first weekend on campus 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 /leadership-seriice/splash.htm. 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 be pr’ovided). 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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