‘Livin’ in Color’ week ends with talent show and open mic night

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The Coalition of Multicultural Organizations ended its “Livin’ in Color” week with two events Friday night. The first was a talent show called “Celebrating Differences,” which included different forms of entertainment including singing, dancing, rapping and even an eating contest.

Freshman Ellen Pappas said she really enjoyed the event.

“I thought it was awesome. I especially loved the fashion show,” Pappas said. “I had stuff like this in high school all the time so it was fun to keep it going.”

Freshman Olivia Rerat had never been to an event like this at St. Thomas but said it was fun.

“It was interesting to see all the fashion and the raps especially,” Rerat said.

The show started as a scripted performance, but later turned into an impromptu show because many people from the audience wanted to participate.

“It was actually pretty good, the ones that weren’t on the program especially. I thought it was cool they let them on there,” freshman Tori Albrecht said.

After the event, the entertainment continued with Ebony Mic Night at a packed Scooter’s. Students took the stage singing, rapping, dancing and performing spoken word.

To close out the night, guests were treated to free chicken wings, enchiladas, quesadillas and more.

Tom Graves can be reached at grav5886@stthomas.edu.