Easter Egg Hunting: You’re Never Too Old

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Samford University students participated in the fourth annual, highly-anticipated Easter Egg Hunt. The campus-wide event took place on the picturesque Quad where just over 4,000 plastic Easter eggs were stuffed with candy, gift-cards and other surprises. The Student Activities Council’s Special Events committee was in charge of planning and executing the festive event.

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“I loved getting close with the amazing girls on my committee! I couldn’t have done it without all their help and they made the whole process so enjoyable,” Ashley Martin, director of the Special Events committee said.

“We had a blast distributing that many eggs on the Quad and getting to see the event come to life. It was worth every minute when I saw the students diving after those eggs! All of our hard work paid off and I’m so thankful I got to share in this Samford tradition.”

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About 400 students met on the Quad just before 6 p.m. As soon as a horn sounded, the eggs were up for grabs. A few students were especially lucky — five won either a $200 gift certificate to The Summit, Beats by Dre or a mini iPad.

“The hunt was a lot more like a race. Think the Hunger Games,” said senior family studies major Caroline Dill, “Still, I loved getting to participate in this Samford tradition for the last time.”

No matter the prizes, all participants gathered together after the race for the eggs for dinner and candy.

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Students gathered in front of Hodges Chapel for dinner after the “race.”

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Recipe: Taco Soup

Whether you’re a college student or a parent to young children, you know life is hectic. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to make a delicious and slightly-nutritious dinner for either yourself or your family (cold pizza or mac and cheese just don’t cut it). Thankfully, there is a lovely appliance called a Crockpot. While there are a lot of Crockpot recipes out there, this one is my absolute favorite. It’s relatively cheap and super easy. Crockpot, meet Taco Soup. This yummy soup is packed with flavor, as well as protein and other beneficial nutrients.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Crockpot (of course)
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of corn
1 can of black beans
1 can of Rotel
1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 packet of Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can of chicken

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Step 1: Open and drain the chicken. Pour into the Crockpot. Use a fork to break apart the larger chunks.

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Step 2: Open and add each ingredient (kidney beans, corn, black beans, Rotel, diced tomatoes). DO NOT DRAIN.

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Step 3: Add the Ranch mix and taco seasoning.

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Step 4: Mix it together.

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Step 5: You can either cook it on high for four hours or low for eight hours. Stir occasionally.

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Step 6: Enjoy! Top with cheese and sour cream. Pair with corn bread or tortilla chips.

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By Abby Colella