A student club hosted a karaoke night fundraiser Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Piazza dei Santi.
The karaoke night was put on by Students for Life of America, a pro-life club on campus. Students for Life held the event to raise money for Aim Women’s Center, a pregnancy resource center in Steubenville.
Students for Life did not charge an entrance fee. Instead, they asked students to make free will donations to Aim, either with Venmo or cash.
The karaoke kicked off with senior Katie Collins, a Students for Life officer, singing Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA.”
Slowly, more and more people signed up to sing various songs. The songs ranged from pop hits to musical numbers. Individuals performed as well as duos and trios.
The Swords of Joan women’s household intent class performed the Jonas Brothers’ song “Year 3000.”
Students for Life provided beverages and snacks for the audience.
The event ended a little after 9 p.m. The final act was Ronald J. McNamara, coordinator of Student Leadership Development, singing “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music.”
Sophomore Niklas Koehler, president of Students for Life, said, “There was a good number of people who came to karaoke night. Those who came seemed to enjoy their time at the karaoke night, and we were able to raise money to help mothers choose life.”
Koehler expressed his appreciation to his fellow Students for Life officers for their assistance.
“I want to thank all of the Students for Life officers,” said Koehler. “They did an amazing job in planning and running the event.”
Sophomore Meghan Depuydt said, “It was a great time. And not just because we were raising money for an amazing cause. I enjoyed watching my friends absolutely butcher my favorite songs and sing way off-key myself.”
Sophomore Liz Boudreaux said, “The karaoke night was a very friendly event. They provided snacks, operated by donation and allowed any guest to perform on stage.”
Karaoke night fundraisers for Aim have become an annual event for Students for Life. Last school year, the group hosted one each semester.