Gargi Gurung / Equinox Staff

Erin McNemar

Managing Executive Editor

It’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t love to sing.

On Friday, October 4, Aspire hosted a karaoke night in the Night Owl Cafe. Those who attended were able to sign up and sing any karaoke song of their choosing. The night showcased music from Hannah Montana to Green Day and various artists in between.

Sophomore Colette Rinker, who is involved with the Aspire program, said, “It’s (karaoke) just a fun event and it’s a great way to have a safe Friday night. Aspire puts on some really great events for all students of all academic years.”

Rinker is also involved in the music department on campus and said she enjoyed switching up the music she performs throughout the week. “It’s nice to have this 180 environment that’s on campus like karaoke. It’s so chill and people can sing literally anything. It’s a great change of pace from all the other stuff I do like classical music to just singing ABBA and not really have a care,” Rinker said.

At the event, first-year Lilly Hetzel performed “All I Ask” by Adele. Hetzel said she attended karaoke because she likes to sing and wanted to meet some more people. “I like my voice and I wanted to show campus that I can sing. I thought it would be a good opportunity to meet some people and make new friends,” she said.

Hetzel said this was not the first time she performed the Adele song in front of an audience. “I sang it for my freshman cabaret in high school and I haven’t done one since. It was the only song I ever performed in front of my school and I really liked it. It’s a good song for my voice and it means a lot to me.”

Hetzel said she would like to see more events like karaoke night and she was glad Aspire put it on.

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