Campus prepares for just another manic (karaoke) Monday

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Music business sophomore Justine Villarreal sings a cover of Stevie Nick’s “Edge of Seventeen” Sept. 14, 2015 during the first karaoke session of the semester sponsored by student life in the Fiesta Room of Loftin.  Photo by E. David Guel

Music business sophomore Justine Villarreal sings a cover of Stevie Nick’s “Edge of Seventeen” Sept. 14, 2015 during the first karaoke session of the semester sponsored by student life in the Fiesta Room of Loftin. File

Participants and spectators can expect music, singing and free popcorn.

By Christian Erevia

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Students might avoid having a case of the Mondays this semester when the Campus Activity Board brings back Karaoke Mondays Sept. 19.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center, is expected to attract at least 200 students, staff and faculty, said Carrie Hernandez, senior student success specialist.

“The thing about karaoke is that it can appeal to any age group, and you’ve got such big genres of music so anything goes,” she said.

Hernandez also said she hopes “students come out and make new friends.”

A student suggested Karaoke Mondays years ago, and it has since garnered a following, Hernandez said. The event has become a campus favorite and “students really love it,” she said.

Students and staff are encouraged to participate and let out their inner rock star.

“Last year we had an older student, and he really got the crowd going. He sang a lot of oldies but goodies, and the kids got really into it,” Hernandez said.

Campus faculty and staff are also welcome on stage. Karaoke Mondays provide an opportunity for employees and students to interact and step away from their desks, classrooms and offices.

“It’s a great chance to just have a laugh and decompress because school can be overwhelming,” Hernandez said.

Karaoke Monday fliers can be found around campus, and Student Activities will post reminders to the college’s Facebook page closer to the event.

Hernandez said students should remember to bring their lunch and singing voice. Those wishing to participate can sign up with the DJ the day of the event. Students are also welcome to just sit back and watch the performances.

Karaoke Mondays also will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct 17 and Nov 7 in the Fiesta Room. The event is open to all students and staff free of charge and includes free popcorn.

For more information, call Hernandez at 210-486-0128.

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