February 23, 2024

Freshman living area gathers for midterm study break

When studying gets hard, students want to relax so Feb. 22 Tower Hall resident advisers hosted their second Lip Sync Battle with microphones, lights and snacks in the living area lobby.

“We wanted to carry on the tradition and it worked out really well last year,” said Brady Moore, junior Christian behavioral science major and Tower Hall RA. “It’s just a fun event for people to come hang out and be themselves.”

Moore participated in the event by joining in on “Single Ladies” and “Party in the USA.”

The music ranged from Disney songs to Beyoncé, but once a song got going, the crowd joined in.

Aaron Taylor, freshman graphic design major, seemed to be the crowd favorite with his performance of “I Don’t Dance” from Disney’s “High School Musical 2.”

“I’ve never participated in a lip sync battle, but I’ve done singing battles,” Taylor said.

With songs such as “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi and “Love is an Open Door” from “Frozen,” the crowd had energy and positivity extending through the lobby windows of Tower Hall.

Students who had not planned on participating took the opportunity to reduce stress and relax.

Victoria Deweese freshman pre-nursing major, said she decided to participate in the event last minute, but was not worried.

“I honestly (had) no clue what (I was) going to sing, I winged it and just had fun,” Deweese said.

Emma Mensah, sophomore behavioral science major, Alisha Fleeman, freshman liberal studies major, and Pamela Torres, freshman biology major, performed “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars causing the crowd to cheer as Mensah enthusiastically danced.

Whether students participated, those who walked into Tower Hall during the battle experienced their friends and Tower Hall community let loose and relax with their best lip syncing abilities.

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