High school seniors recently received an idea of what student life is like at UT.
The Minority Enhancement program at UT hosted an event Friday entitled "Showtime: All Orange Everything" to display the talents of various organizations around campus.
ME4UT hosts the event each spring semester. This year's event was hosted by Paul Troy, junior in history and education, and Diane Tate, junior in communication studies and political science. The performances put on ranged from modeling, singing, spoken word, dance and stepping. Also, to keep the audience entertained, DJ and senior in political science Jonathan Daily, also known as "John Doe," kept the music flowing throughout the night.
Tia Shack, junior in journalism and electronic media and ME4UT member, said the organization has changed their message of diversity from last year.
"Within the group we have selected members of various cultures as well as the groups of students that we have coming on the trips," Shack said. "We have seen more diversity within the students who come on the trip."
The night started out with an awesome performance from the university's Love United Gospel Choir (LUGC). They led the show off with their high energy and enthusiasm. People of Style and Education (P.O.S.E.) wowed the audience with their modeling skills and stylish outfits. At one point, the members even brought audience members on stage to "work the runway" along with them.
Talents in dance were shown by UT dance organizations Allure and Strange Fruit Dance Company. Allure used hip-hop styles, while Strange Fruit Dance Co. used various methods of dance, ranging from ballet to jazz.
Another dance performance was put on by the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. In addition to dance, cheerleading was also showcased during the performance.
Members of various Black Greek Letter Organizations gave great performances throughout the night as well. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. performed step performances for the audience.
Jermaine Cheairs, sophomore in electrical engineering, said his favorite performance of the night was Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
"(I) would definitely come to 'Showtime' again next year," he said. "It has been good seeing all of the Greeks united, representing their organizations, so I'd definitely come again."
Janae Walker, junior in kinesiology, said she loved the sorority as well.
"My favorite part of the show was supporting a dear friend Virgie Snow, who is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.," Walker said.