NAACP talents showcase skills

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The NAACP at UH hosted a talent show on Tuesday evening for students to sing, rap, and dance. | Raynald Green/The Daily Cougar

The NAACP is trying to provide great opportunities for UH students this semester. Most recently, students had the opportunity to show their skills at the NAACP Talent Showcase on Tuesday night on the stage in Lynn Eusan Park.

Many talented students, including Trillly, Irab, Johnny P., the Introcity Dancers and Mike Checc hit the stage, along with other rappers, singers, dancers and spoken-word performers.

“We’ve been planning this since the summer,” said host and NAACP membership chair Desmond Richardson. “We just want everyone to come out and have fun and showcase other UH peers’ talents.”

Such support of the student performers is what made the event a success. Many students came not only to enjoy themselves, but to also encourage their fellow students in their desire to show off their talents.

“My friend was performing, so I decided to come,” said kinesiology junior Daniel Spencer.

Student involvement is constantly growing because of the growing number of events being held on campus in easily accessible locations. Lynn Eusan Park, for example, is located adjacent to the Cougar Village and Moody Towers residence halls and is easily seen from the University Center. With the addition of the stage in April, the park has become a place where students can host events and socialize more freely.

“I didn’t know what this event was,” said biology senior Leah Eaton. “I just saw the crowd and came over.”

Even though Eaton originally didn’t know what event she was attending, she said she had a good time.

“I liked it a lot,” Eaton said. “It’s really interesting that stuff like this happens at our school.”

NAACP’s talent showcase has brought more awareness to social life on campus.

“I liked the environment. I’m a people person and whenever I see people, I go to the event. I would come to another NAACP event just so I can meet more people,” Spencer said.

Student life will continues to grow as student organizations become more social on campus.

“We just want to let students know that UH organizations haven’t forgotten about them,” Richardson said. “Giving back to students at UH will make them want to get into other organizations.”

If student social life continues to grow on campus, it will improve UH’s current reputation of being just a commuter school. The more that organizations give back, the more involved students will become on campus.

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