On Sunday, November 13, over 130 prospective high school students arrived at Corban University for the semi-annual Corban Experience. The Admissions team worked to accommodate these students Corban hosts for their overnight stay in the dorm, and put on activities for the students to learn more about what life at Corban is all about.
After students checked in and connected with their hosts Sunday afternoon, they went to the Psalm Center for a brief orientation from the admissions team and met their admissions counselors.
“I always enjoy seeing people on campus and seeing them having fun, and they seemed to be having bunch of fun,” said visit coordinator Jared Hernandez about the high schoolers who came to visit.
The real fun began when students and experiencers alike made their way to the Psalm Center for a night of music and fun at the Battle of the Bands, put on by ASB. Bands of all genres competed against each other for the Corban student body. Some of the highlights included a screamo rendition of The Fray’s “Over my Head” by Peter Ellis’ band, a rapping version of Adele’s “Someone Like You” by Tamara Evans and Sarah Keeley, and ASB’s classic lip-syncing intro of popular songs by Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and others.
The $500 first place prize went to the band Five Male Goats, led by Corban student Chad White, with DJ Brown and Chris Bartmess coming in se
cond place and Evans and Keeley in third.
“Performing in Battle of the Bands was awesome,” said Rachel Endicott, who sang “Poison and Wine” by The Civil Wars with Caleb Stutlz. “It was really chill and the crowd had a lot of energy.”
Although Endicott and Stultz did not place, their song was a crowd favorite, as it blended the two singers’ voices so wel.
Directly after ASB presented the Battle of the Bands winners, the audience meandered down to Farrar for the 15th annual Pumpkin Smash. With smashed pumpkins on the ground and Farrar men wrestling each other in them, the entertainment factor was not in the least lacking. In a battle to the last man standing in the wrestling match, only one man prevailed above the rest, and that was RA Seth Cory.
“The smash was absolutely fantastic this year,” Cory said. “It is a great privilege and honor to be a part of the great legends as a smash champion. Thanks to everyone who came out and watched and supported the brotherhood of Farrar as we participated in one of the biggest and most memorable events of the year!”
The weekend ended with Corban Experience students going to Monday classes, chapel, and meeting professors, counselors, and taking tours of the campus. Overall the weekend was a great success, serving to create great memories for Corban students, as well as showcasing some of the events to prospective students to see if they see themselves fitting in.