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Students lend voices to attitudes, fake meat

By Shirlett Warren/repoter

NE speech students highlighted different types of public speaking and oral interpretation Nov. 17.

More than 60 audience members listened as Kenneth Eberly, Rachel DeLeon, Priscilla Hatcher, Alexander Alatorre, Lola Obe and Zeke Branim gave speeches in the NE theater.

“Most people are terrified to stand up in front of a group and give a speech,” speech club president Alatorre said. “We’re here to appeal to people through giving speeches and public speaking as an outlet.”

He gave an informative speech on “schmeat” — meat created from lab room test tubes and Petri dishes. In addition to his speech, there were also three prose interpretations, a programmed oral interpretation and a persuasive speech.

Obe received applause for her a cappella performance of “Que Sera, Sera” at the close of her oral interpretation about accepting black women for who they are. The audience laughed frequently during Hatcher’s prose interpretation of rude restaurant customers.

“Public performance is an art,” said speech instructor Sean Stewart. “It’s a way to display talent and to express thoughts and feelings.” 

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