Students sing worries away


Photo by: Charday Sparks

Caira Wilson performs at karaoke night.

Charday Sparks, Staff Writer

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted karaoke night from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Grille for their latest installment in the Grille After Dark series.

Caira Wilson, the vice chair of CAB, said this was a great event to get students involved.

“We try to get students out to have fun rather than just sit in their rooms,” Wilson said.

Students trickled into the Grille around 6:30, many grabbing a bite to eat from either Subway or Grille Works before settling down for karaoke night. Over 20 students were in attendance for the event. Although seats were filled, not many students reached for the mic right away.

Josh Smith, a member of CAB, said that it was good for students to come out, even if they didn’t want to sing.

“You don’t have to participate to have a good time,” Smith said. “You can have some food with friends; you can come and enjoy the music or come and sing if you want. That’s how all of our events are, you don’t have to participate to have fun and there’s something for everybody.”

Songs from artists such as Adele, Whitney Houston and Childish Gambino filled the Grille as Wilson took on the mic for a few tracks.

“It was different,” Wilson said. “I don’t sing as much as I used to anymore. I was nervous but it was good. I felt like I chose to sing songs that I could really feel and vocalize with.”

The CAB does more than host karaoke nights.

“Every other week or at least twice a month, we have done things like bingo, painting and other small-scale events,” Smith said.

CAB’s next event will be the Grille After Dark: Holiday Edition from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Grille.