Show 'em what you got

Black alumni celebration sheds light on student talent

Whether it’s dancing, singing, reading poetry or whatever the skill, Ferris has got it.

Ferris students possess many talents and Apollo Talent Night allowed them the spotlight.

Hosted by the Black Greek Council as a part of the annual Ferris Black Alumni Homecoming celebration, the talent night took place in the IRC at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3.

If the crowd liked what they saw, they erupted in applause to show their approval. If they weren’t a fan, the crowd was actually encouraged to boo the performer off the stage, after a 30 second grace period.

Opening the show was Destinee, tackling Beyonce’s “Dangerously In Love.” The performance couldn’t have been more soulful if it had been Queen B herself.

Lonnie Donald showed off his poetic side by an original work titled “Peels.” The piece had a pattern of repeating the word “Sleep” throughout, hence the play on words, Peels.

The second poetic act was an improvisational piece by Preston Little about being “Just A Regular Guy.”

Multiple groups displayed their impressive dance skills such as the “Swag Twins”, Kitwana Clark aka “Ill Creatures”, and of course, Ferris’ own dance team.

“I had no idea we had so many intense and talented dancers at Ferris,” freshman Psychology major Alyssa MacDonald said.

The show was hosted by the Black Greek Council at Ferris, which provides leadership, responsibility, community service, and scholarship opportunities to all of its members on campus.

The event was held as part of Homecoming Week and celebrated the Black Alumni groups at Ferris.