D.I.V.A.S stands for Developing Dignity, Inspiring Intellect, Voicing Victory, Acquiring Assertiveness and Satisfying Self. They are a women’s empowerment group founded through Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA).
Friday night at 10 p.m., D.I.V.A.S hosted an Open Mic Night in McFeely’s Cafe in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB). They invited students to come out and express themselves by song, spoken word, karaoke or to simply sit and enjoy each other’s company with light refreshments and mocktails. The purpose of this event was to bring students together and spark interest for women to join D.I.V.A.S. McFeely’s low tone ceilings were the perfect setting for a night of expression and inclusivity.
Many students gave heartfelt performances, such as junior Malachi Linen who gave an original rap piece. Senior Dede Floyd sang an acapella version of “Thinkin’ ’Bout You” by Frank Ocean and sophomore Lyimide Shoyem presented a fun afrobeat performance of “Last Last” by Burna Boy.
MSA director Diane Jefferson and associate director Kapri Brown were present, welcoming and socializing with students throughout the night. It was an excellent evening with great vibes that allowed students to once again come together to celebrate everyone’s talents.
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