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Black Student Union Hosts a Successful Fashion Show


Last month was a major month here at Ohio Northern University. From the major theatrical release of Suicide in B Flat to the OAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, there were several major events taking place around campus. The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted one of their largest events, the annual fashion show in McIntosh Center, during February as well. During Black History month, the BSU hosts several events in an effort to increase awareness of the issues that face African American students on campus and also as an avenue to provide students of all different cultures and backgrounds with an opportunity to get together, have some fun, and interact.

This year David Sentongo, BSU member and also a business student in the Dicke College of Business, helped to organize the event. “As a team, we just wanted to throw the biggest and best fashion show ever. And we did”, David said. The committee got together and started drafting plans for this show as early as November. There were so many parties involved and so much to consider in order to make sure everything ran smoothly on the big night. “I don’t think people really know how much goes on behind the scenes in putting together such a major production,” Rodre’ Ana Chapman, BSU President, said.

Over 60 Ohio Northern students participated in the show either as models or behind the scenes and the Freed Center staff set up the lighting. School photographer, Ken Cowell, and videographer, Tommy Ketia Mimura, covered the event.  Student models included:  Justin Gq Wilson, Ryan Finke, Jenna Shumiloff, Rodre'Ana Chapman, Tara Onoriode Tara Ominiabohs, Crystal Boykin, Julieanne Christine, Kaila Lewis, Frank Duffy, Ruth Folake Aminu, Kristin Cellentani, Molly Kulp, Kimmy Gepfrey and V.C. Da Menace

There are big things happening right at Ohio Northern but that’s expected when you have so many great minds and leaders packed together in a small place.