Early celebration

The Gamma Alpha chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma Inc., began their homecoming celebration a few days early.

The national service sorority hosted a pre-homecoming talent showcase in Lee Hall on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

The event provided students with a positive on-campus activity with a different twist, said Angela Thomas president of Gamma Sigma Sigma, a graduate industrial engineering student from Atlanta. It was also a way to raise money for future Gamma Sigma Sigma community service projects.

There is a lot of talent at FAMU, said Halo, a radio personality of WANM 90.5 and the event’s master of ceremonies.

Featured acts included FACES modeling troupe and Images modeling troupe, which provided the fashion portion.

The show also featured dance group Boyz of Poison, which delivered a diverse blend of up-tempo dance music and intricate dance moves.

The also performed to a slow-paced R&B mix specifically aimed to the women in the audience.

The Divas dance troupe merged old-school songs from Kris Kross, Another Bad Creation and Biz Markie with the dance steps to match.

The talent show also featured a performance from male vocalists, Jamel and Versatile. The Atlanta-based rap group performed its song “Maintained”.

The night ended with a performance from a neo-soul, ensemble, Odyssey. The group added elegance to the show. They opened with a soul jazz rendition of Eminem’s “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” after which they performed several original songs.

“I thought the show was very diverse and different from any other talent show,” said, Courtney Smoot, a junior business administration student from St. Louis.