December 05, 2013
The club formerly known as the Black Brothers Union unveiled a name change along with a new mission at a fun-filled Christmas Kick-Off Party that raised the roof on the Student Life Zone on December 5. The Urban Arts Association (UAA) is "a new club that is here to show positive energy with urban arts, dance, music, even sports," Diamond Payne, a club officer, told the crowd.
The name change is to make the club more inclusive, according to club officer Shanice Edwards. "We want people to join," Edwards encouraged the students in attendance. "Sign up today!"
To give students a taste of what the club has to offer, WHAMLIFE, a break dance group, rocked the floor and sailed through the air as the audience cheered. WHAM stands for "working hard and maintaining" and all but one of the group members are NCC students. Rap and vocal performances were also held before Santa made an appearance, posing for picture with party goers. The event ended with a dance competition.
"This is just the beginning," Payne said after the party was over. "If you like to be creative or just want an outlet to let it out, join! We're going to have fun events and get an education while we're doing it."
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