The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

La Voz News

    De Anza BSU welcomes all: 1st Thursday

    Dylan McMahon
    JAMMIN’ IT UP – Chris Stroman, 18, psychology major, plays some beats before the event.

    It’s more than just poetry. It’s also acoustic instruments, voice, spoken stories, and breakers. The cool part? Everybody is welcome to share their inspirations.

    De Anza College’s Black Student Union held its monthly “1st Thursday” open mic series on May 3. Performers got the chance to show off their skills while the Euphrat Museum of Art served as a colorful backdrop.

    BSU co-advisor McTate Stroman II said he wanted to publicize the Euphrat Museum of Art and the event is “definitely a team effort from the BSU.” 

    Many students find the monthly event enjoyable too. One of the performers, accounting major Jinal Shah, 19, said she liked the encouraging atmosphere of the event. 

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    “People are very supportive, they’re very open to everything, so that helps, you know?” Shah said. 

    Audience members said they were enlightened by the performers. Student Adrian Asbun said, “It’s very inspirational.”

    The event serves a dual purpose Stroman said.

    “Not only does it promote the Euphrat Museum, but it also allows the students’ creativity to shine,” he said.

    RHYMING – Mutate Stroman, BSU co-advisor, recites an original poem on May 3. (Dylan McMahon)

    QUICK REHEARSAL – (from left) Alex Contreras, 19, William Wang, 18, and Bryce Druzin, 27 prepares for their performance at First Thursday on May 3rd. (Dylan McMahon)

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