Cashing in chips and singing Karaoke

Rams take a gamble and share their musical talents

By Eunice Tibay
On February 1, 2018

Photos by Marsalis Mahome
Students provided the entertainment throughout evening by playing guitars, singing and showing off their talents.

Students were invited to a Las Vegas casino-themed Open Mic Night Jan. 26 at Plaza Verde.

"We wanted to bring a different feel to Angelo State, and so we thought a casino night would be great," graduate student and Student Hall Director for Plaza Verde Maya Jones said. "This is a tradition for Plaza Verde."

In addition to Open Mic karaoke, there were also casino games like blackjack, poker, roulette and craps.

Prizes such as laundry items, food and office supplies were also given away to students via raffle.

In order to win prizes, attendees were asked to register for tokens they could use to play the games.

If they won at least 10 chips, they could exchange them for an entry in the drawing.

Students shared that they had fun during the event, which also featured food and music.

"It’s been good," Keely Shaw, sophomore, said. "Everybody’s really supportive."

One student also stated that, in addition to having fun, she came to support a friend who performed at the event.

"I decided to attend because I knew one of the performers," Kate Creecy, sophomore, said. "I ended up staying longer than I anticipated because I enjoyed watching the performances, and it’s a really fun atmosphere."

The students who registered to sing were the main performers of the night.

They sang a variety of songs ranging from karaoke or covers to original songs.

"It’s really quite special because I do it as a hobby, and it really is fun to have an opportunity to do this," freshman Sam Cole, one of the performers, said.

Cole performed "All of Me" by John Legend.

Other student performers included Eric Johnson, who sang "Can’t Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley, and Jayde Sanders, who sang her own rendition of "Bust Your Windows" by Jazmine Sullivan.

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