Spring semester at CF is finally on its last week. Time to say goodbye to our spring graduates, enroll for summer or fall classes and prepare for the most stressful time of the year, finals week.
End of the semester exams are a task, but CF understands the frustration students have with the tests. That is why every semester, the Wednesday before finals week, Student Activities Board (S.A.B.) hosts ‘Stress Busters’, an event filled with pie slinging, balloon popping, computer destroying activities just for students to lighten their load of stresses.
The event was held at the Bedford Plaza on April 24 and it had several groups commit to activities for the day. FFEA (Future Florida Educators of Florida) held a water balloon toss, where the future teachers gave the students apples for winning, changing the tradition of students giving apples to their teachers. The P.R.E.P. (Psychological Rehabilitation Education Program) continued the balloon fun, testing students to work together to pop balloons, without using their hands.
“This event is a lot of fun, and I am glad to see that so many people came,” said Yancey Reeder, liberal arts major and S.A.B. member.
Patriot Politics took a physical stress relieving route and allowed students to wear protective equipment and use a hammer to smash a computer monitor or a laptop, which they called ‘Wac-a-Mac’. This was to find revenge in all the times computer technology has malfunctioned and ruined school work.
P.A.N.T.S. (Pantheist, Agnostic, Non-Theist Society) club ran a pie throwing booth because relieving stress has never been sweeter! Members of the club volunteered to be barraged by whip cream on a plate.
S.A.B. had an activity called Blitz Ball on the grass near the Bedford plaza. The entire field was given inflated obstacles where students using air soft guns would attempt to shoot one another. The ammo, air soft balls, were scattered across the field for players to find.
“Blitz Ball stops people from actually committing violence,” said Angel Ortiz Rodriguez, an automotive collisions repair major. “It reduces the urge to actually shoot or harm someone, which is actually pretty common.”
Those who enjoyed the event also received free food catered by Mojo’s Grill. The biggest surprise was having CF’s mascots, Pat and Patty, start up a Harlem Shake in the same area as the Blitz ball game, a moment which brought dozens of CF students and faculty to dance their worries away. Even Dr Henningsen moved with the groove.
The event may be over but the point of the event was to take the stress away.
“’Stress Busters’ is a way for students to celebrate everything they have accomplished this semester,” said Marjorie McGee, coordinator of student life activities. “It is a way to relieve stress before graduation.”
The P.A.N.T.S. club partakes in getting their faces covered in whip cream for the good of relieving students stress.
The Patriot Politics club had only bytes and pieces by the end of ‘Stress Busters’.
Angel Ortiz gets his Blitz Ball on.
“Pie Man” going all out and showing off his moves during the Harlem Shake.
Lady Patriots will compete for Nationals
By: Caylee Underwood
With the softball season wrapping up and their state tournament under way on May 2 through May 5. The lady Patriots finish third in their conference with two record breaking players.
By: Jonathan Nardino
Art has been one of the centerpieces of human society since the dawn of time because mankind has always found a way to express itself through creativity.
However, because of the multitude of ways art can be created, it can be easy to never have the opportunity to admire some of the less known types such as abstract art.
The Appleton Museum of Art, however, is giving the public a chance to view this type of art in it’s most recent exhibit “Out of Abstraction: Divergent Directions in Late 20th Century Art.”
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By: Eric Skinner
Franklin, Tenn.’s Paramore is back with their self-titled, fourth studio album.
In 2011, Paramore went on a brief hiatus due to two members’ departure from the band, Zac and Josh Farro.
Despite the new sound of the new band, Hayley Williams traditional voice still has held Paramore’s sound.
In 2012, Williams announced, via Twitter, that the new album would have a more 80’s feel to it.
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By: Christine Dieguez
In “The Call,” Halle Berry is a Los Angeles 911 operator, but she is no ordinary operator.
In the film Halle plays as Jordon who works in the call center at the police department. Jordan is right in the core of the action. Her stressful job doesn’t stop her from being the best at what she does.
By: Christine Dieguez
The CYCLE environmental club held its Earth Day event at the Bedford Plaza on April 22, 2013. The cloudy weather didn’t stop the various local environmentally involved companies from participating.
Szegi demonstrates the arranged beehive
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By: Brenna Joyner
Despite the heat, admirers waved CF Patriot flags and were decked out in red, white and blue pride, on the Ocala Square this Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Fans lined up and down the square waiting for the players’ autographs. This was in celebration of CF securing the Men’s National Basketball Championship title. This makes CF’s team the first from the Florida to win a state title since 1995.
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