CAB hosted their talent show, Star Search, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Student Union
Students were encouraged to bring canned goods upon entering to give to the local shelter, LAMP. As students cheered on their peers while they showcased their poetry, rapping and singing, DJ Don was also present to hype up the crowd with fun beats and sound effects.
CAB coordinator, and event host for the talent show, Amelia DeVanni stepped to the mic to display her own singing and rapping skills.
“I put so much energy into this event,” she said. “Sweat, emotions, passion, and consideration for those that are homeless.”
The crowd even called for an encore performance after sociology grad student, Jaque Robinson sang her own version of ‘I Got Rhythm’ by George Gershwin.
“I was a little shaken since I had to do it without music, but you can’t let the crowd down,” she said.
Tickets were drawn, and students received prizes like freebies from Chick Fila as well as other items. There was pizza, drinks and an open mic for individuals to show off their talents.
Shala Huntley, a sophomore accounting and finance major, sang her own soulful rendition of Jasmine Sullivan’s ‘I’m in love with Another Man’.
“I eat, sleep, and breathe singing,” she said.
Junior sociology major, Zach Gosier, explained his inspiration for his rap.
“I’ve been rapping for two years, and doing poetry and spoken word for four years,” he said. “All my inspiration comes from God.”
DeVanni urges more students to come out to all the free events CAB has to offer.