Mr. and Miss Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University partnered with the Campus Activity Board to host “Top FAMU Lounge” Thursday at FAMU’s Rattlers Den.
This event was a mock event of Top Flite, a local nightclub for patrons 21 and older. “The Flight,” as many know the club, also allows customers to perform karaoke with friends.
The idea came to the Campus Activity Board attention when they heard some of the students complain about not being able to attend the 21 and older club on Wednesday and Saturday nights with the older students.
This event is a platform for students to connect and fellowship according to Campus Activity Board members. To create the same atmosphere, the committee came up with the idea to serve mock non-alcoholic drinks with food coloring, wings and fries and karaoke.
Shaya Chamorro, chair of press and publicity of Campus Activity Board believed this was a great way to fellowship with the under 21 crowd and show them that they are not missing out.
“Younger students always say they feel left out because they cannot attend Top Flight, but this is an event to give them a taste of what they are not missing. It’s all about fellowship and the fun,” Chamorro said.
The campus disc jockey, DJ Loosekid, believes Top FAMU pushed students to come out of there comfort zone and gave students a chance to not be cool.
“This event was beneficial because it was more of a social rather than a party, so students had to become more open, almost like an ice breaker,” DJ Loosekid said.
Marquala Dixon, first-year nursing student from Bushnell, believes Top FAMU was a very successful event.
“Even though it was in a small space, everybody seemed to be really enjoying themselves and interacted with the older students,” Dixon said.
The event brought an estimate of 100 students, and student of all age had an opportunity to participate together and enjoyed themselves.
This is the first time that the Royal Court and Campus Activity Board have partnered up for such an event.
Campus Activity Board is planning to host Top FAMU once a month on Thursdays. For more information visit studentactivities.famu.edu.