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Sigma Gamma Rho engages with the rattler community through karaoke night

By Quintavia McKay | Staff Reporter
On November 18, 2018

Sigma Gamma Rho members Zoe Williams and Taylor Reichel.
Photo courtesy of Quintavia McKay 

The Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated hosted a 2000’s karaoke night event in the Rattler’s Den on Wednesday Sept. 19 to have fun with Florida A&M University’s community.

Being that FAMU hosts a diverse crowd of students with various music tastes, the sorority wanted music everyone could identify. No matter the age, hometown, or background of the participant, guests were able to sort through a vast musical collection to find something they like.

Taylor Reichel, a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho Inc., believes events like these are what bring people together. She hoped everyone was able to fellowship singing along to the music.

“The purpose of this event was to relax and just have somewhere to come and have fun, while listening to some throwback music,” Reichel said.

The event opened with introductions from the executive board of the sorority and song selection sign-ups for those who were willing to participate in the festivities. Though some event attendants were hesitant to perform at first, they began to loosen up and get involved in the event.

From selections from Jordin Sparks to Kanye West, the 2000’s theme remained present throughout the night filled with laughter from the audience and lovely melodies from the fearless participants.

Civil engineering major Briana Hargrove was among those who enjoyed listening to the music and speaking with other students. Hargrove said she simply came because her friend invited her along but she enjoyed herself nonetheless.

“I came because I saw them post about it on Instagram and I just wanted something to do for the night,” explained Heard.

What event attendants were impressed with the most was the energy of the atmosphere in the Rattler’s Den. Whether they were singing, dancing, or lounging in the reclining chairs there was something for everyone to participate in.

Mechanical engineering major Kirvin Williams was happy he made the choice to come to the event. The Jacksonville native noted the event brought out the fun side of people FAMU events are known for.

“It’s rare to see people here at FAMU in a relaxing element most of the time, so just enjoying each other’s company was really refreshing” Williams said.

According to their website, Sigma Gamma Rho Inc., is dedicated to “enhancing the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service”. Their goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, healthcare, and leadership development.

Keeping these values in mind, the sorority hopes that attendants were able to leave the event knowing that simple activities like karaoke can be enjoyable. In the future Sigma Gamma Rho Inc., hopes to have more events that bring out the rattler community.

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