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Coffee house brews talent

October 7, 2010

 

Super Troopers, an improv group started by junior theater major Brandon Engleskirchen, showed off at the Coffee House. They pride themselves on being funny without being inapprorpiate. Photo by Skye Butler

 

Sara Botinelli, Staff Writer

A bustle of noise could be heard coming from Myers Student Center this past Tuesday night, where students gathered together for the second Coffee House this semester to enjoy live music, good food and lots of laughs.

Hosted by the Campus Activities Board, or CAB, the student led event was set for a relaxed evening with low, soft lights and trays full of baked goods and snacks for everyone to munch on.

The evening opened with live music played by some of Young Harris College’s local talent including Cedric Epps, a sophmore music major from Talbotton and Alex Gannon, a senior Music major from Blue Ridge, among others. The group of students refer to themselves as the Young Harris Rhythm, using instruments from electric guitar to piano.

Laughter began to fill the room when the improv group SuperTroupers took the floor. Started late last year by Brandon Engleskirchen, a junior theater major from Jefferson, SuperTroupers consists of students who all share a common passion for clean, comical entertainment.

“We want to show people that improv can be funny without being inappropriate.” Brandon explained.

The group of students tickled everyone’s funny bone as they acted out various skits with help from ideas thrown out by the audience. The musical and comedy entertainment provided everyone with some good, clean fun and an escape from the everyday school grind.

Cory Harrison, a senior history major from Atlanta shared his feelings about the event.

“This is my first time ever coming to a Coffee House, and I am glad I took the time away from studying to see this,” Harrison said.

In order to provide feedback from the evening, surveys were passed out to members of the audience asking their overall opinions of the event and requesting advice for future Coffee Houses.

Janelle Morris, a senior English major from Canton put into words her feelings for the night.

“I really enjoyed everything they had here tonight, but if there was one thing I would like to see more of would be spoken word,” said Morris.

Coffee House gives the student body a chance to gather together and appreciate the talents of their peers. Judging by the reaction of the audience, it seemed as though everyone had a great time and enjoyed all that was offered. Coffee House is held three-four times a semester and is hosted by CAB. For more information contact any member of CAB or the Office of Campus Activities.

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