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Student organizations compete at Islander Revue

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AMBER CASTILLO 
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On Nov. 3, student organizations gathered to show off their talents in the Islander Revue the Remix hosted by Student Foundation Association.

The event has been a tradition for the Island since 1999, where student organizations perform eight-minute Broadway styled productions in competition with one another. The show was sponsored by Whataburger and all ticket proceeds benefited Student Foundation Association’s scholarship program.

Islander Improv went home with the winning title and they said it took a lot of work and dedication to get to where they are now with their group. Secretary of Islander Improv and sophomore theatre major Austin Brady said he was glad to be a part of such a great team.

“This was my first year being a part of this event and I had a blast taking part in it,” Brady said. “It took a lot of hard work, though. What took the most work was creating a set list for this specific contest, since we do improv, we had to come up with a game that would work for the rules that were created for this event.”

This year’s show was a little different from previous shows because students had to come up with a remix of songs from any genre if they were mixed together properly. Sophomore theatre major Mitchell Jackson said creating the games took some time.

“We had the first game we did for a solid couple of rehearsals but then we had to change the second game that we did like three different times so it could fit the requirements,” Jackson said. “One of the major part of the points was the music remix so we had to make sure we made music apart of our skit.”

Senior theatre major and Islander Improv president Micah Knupp said they rehearsed more than three hours per week to improve from last year’s show and it paid off.

“This semester, Islander improv is really expanding,” Knupp said. “We got second place last year so this was definitely a step up in the right direction. The music remix was a real challenge to us, but we managed to pull it together in the end which was one of the major scoring points.”

There were four teams who competed in the event and everyone went home with at least a bit of money as their prize.

Fourth Place: The Stage with $100

Third Place: Delta Delta Delta with $250

Second Place: Gamma Phi Beta with $500

First Place: Islander Improv with $1,000

Audience Choice: Gama Phi Beta: with an additional $500

Master of Ceremonies and event hostess Sierra Priest said she thought being a part of this event was a great experience.

“This event was just so fun to attend and be a part of,” Priest said. “It’s great to be able to put on a fun event like this and then to give back for the scholarships. All the acts did such a good job and I enjoyed being able to host it.”

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