Karaoke night for Omega Zeta Pi and Beta Mu Sigma


Aleeki Shortridge – Contributor

After elementary education major David Lee, a sophomore performed “Say It Ain’t So,” at Omega Zeta Pi and Beta Mu Sigma’s karaoke event, he said he felt very nervous.

“At first I felt like people weren’t feeling it,” he said. “It’s a very unfamiliar song, very old, not really trending so I was like ‘Alright I have to do something crazy.’ I came in not knowing anyone and I feel pretty good now.”

On Friday, Jan. 31, the organizations worked together to host the event in the Farnham Programming Space.

“We’re looking to have a little bit of fun here,” said Mike Franchise, a brother of Beta Mu Sigma, “and put people out of their comfort zones and see what their singing voices are like.”

The karaoke night was a rush event, an event held to meet people that are interested in joining a sorority or fraternity. This was Omega Zeta Pi’s fourth rush event and Beta Mu Sigma’s third.

“I’m hoping to meet some new guys that come out and rush Beta,” said Jay Olsen, a brother of Beta Mu Sigma, “and if not that then just to hang out with a bunch of people that we’re all friends with and to meet new faces.”

Adaeze Iwuchukwu, a sister from Omega Zeta Pi said she had the same sentiments.

“[There are] so many great girls we’ve met here,” said Iwuchukwu. “We’re here to have fun, and hopefully meet our future sisters.”

When the event first began there was some hesitation from the crowd. However, the members of both Greek organizations managed to make the crowd more comfortable with performing by participating first. Soon enough there were large groups of girls and guys going up to sing. Even some solo acts went up. There were renditions of “Bottoms Up” by Trey Songz, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus and many more.

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