Color group lip synch is hot, hot, hot

Everybody likes a good lip-synch competition.

When the participants are first-years willing to make fools of themselves for the audience’s enjoyment, the show is even better.

On the evening of Aug. 31, the first-year color groups performed at the annual variety show in Eastern’s main gymnasium.

Amidst entertained upperclassmen, the first-years danced, acted and lip-synched for the pizza party given to first place. In the end, only one group could win: the combined team of Vivid Violet and Midnight Black.

“We had so much fun,” said Jen Kane, a first-year from the winning team. “I love my team!”

Leah Mulhearn, director and coordinator of housing, was head of the variety show committee. According to Mulhearn, the show, titled “Last Days of Summer,” was mainly a lip-synch competition. The competitors were allowed to choose what they were going to do on stage.

There were 11 songs for each of the groups to choose from, including “Hot, Hot, Hot,” “Summer Nights” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

Between the various skits performed by the first-years, other clubs and organizations from Eastern contributed to the show. Ethel’s Swing Club, Powder Puff Football, Precious Movements, Transformed and the SGA appeared to promote their organizations. The RAs even started off the show with “Wipe Out,” a surfing oriented skit.

When asked about the success of the show, Mulhearn said, “It was an enormous success. The first-years looked like they were having a lot of fun on the stage. I was pleased to see a lot of returning students supporting them.”

The students themselves also felt like the show was a success.

“All in all, it went pretty well,” said Krystal Cairns, a sophomore RA who performed in the show. “The participation was great and it was a great night for everyone to let loose and have fun.”

“It was really cool. I’m pumped!” said Sam Rotz, a first-year in the Sky Blue and Bubblegum team.

Mulhearn would like all the first-years to take to heart the following advice as they enter the new semester and a new part of their lives. “I would hope that the first-years are as excited to be here as we are to have them and that they would get involved with their residence hall and the community as a whole,” she said.

Amen to that.

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