Saturday, The Leahy Community Health and Family Center arranged a benefit concert with three acts: Royal Harmony, Urban Beats Crew (a dance group on campus) and Octaves! This was our first gig of the semester so we were all pretty excited. Since it is early on in the season, we performed one song from our last concert, which was Chick Mix, along with the first piece we started a few weeks ago, Geronimo by Sheppard. The audience seemed to really enjoy our performance; I think this gave us a lot of confidence for our upcoming concerts. Our next one is on March 8th and I know it is going to be a blast. Octaves is combining with the West Chester Men’s A Cappella group for a concert which will include a collaboration song!
Earlier last week, our directors mentioned that Men and Women for Octaves (the name referring to both a cappella groups on campus) was in need of some new admin, specifically a Vice President and Publicist. Although I was hesitant about running, my friend convinced me to run for Publicist. I realized it would be a good opportunity to get a feel for what public relations is all about, especially since right now my dream career is to be a magazine editor. Long story short, I received an e-mail this morning; I won the position! I was so thrilled and of course, the first thing I did was text my mom. 🙂 Not only will this be a great learning experience, but it will be a way for me to become even more involved in a group I absolutely love.
This new publicist position isn’t the only thing that’s made me happy lately. I must admit my coffee craze has increased greatly this semester! Unfortunately, I don’t have any coffee to use for my Keurig since I’ve mainly used that for tea, so I tend to purchase this addictive beverage at the many sellers around campus; this includes Java City (located in the library and in Hyland), Starbucks (on the first floor of the DeNaples Center) and the Pod Market (also on first floor of DeNaples and next to the gym).
I consume a cup of coffee around every other day. After the first week, I couldn’t help but realize that doing so is quite an expense! However, what I began to notice this semester was the great deal of students who bring their own cup to Starbucks or Java City and drink their coffee in that. And no wonder why they do that…it’s so much cheaper! When a student brings their own reusable coffee cup of any size to Java City, it costs 50 cents and at Starbucks it’s only a dollar! Of course when I heard this through the grapevine I rushed over to the campus bookstore and purchased my own cup. This might have been the best decision I’ve made all semester. Ha ha!
Well on that note, I better go rinse this lovely beverage holder so it’s ready for tomorrow!