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Dance brings sparkle, sass to weekend

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South students Jessica Hughes, D’Ante Stone and Halie Jeanice gather on the dance floor to dance along to “Cupid Shuffle” during the Spectrum Ball Nov. 19 in the Forum Room. Photos by Kaylee Jensen/The Collegian

By Hannah Lathen

South Campus’ Spectrum club hosted a Gatsby masquerade ball Nov. 19 featuring a DJ and drag queen performances. 

This is the first ball ever hosted by Spectrum, a student club started in 2007.

Four drag queens took turns giving lip syncing and dance performances.

Each performance was followed by a roar of applause and laughter.

The air was filled with high kicks and hair flips.

Many students threw dollar bills at the drag queens for their shows.

The ball was used as a way to spread awareness of the LGBTQ and drag community.

Performer Nia Courtland gave a history of drag and talked about how much it has changed over time.

One thing she stressed was how the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race doesn’t show the reality of being a drag queen.

Courtland moderated the event as well as gave several performances including the Gladys Knight medley, “The End of Our Road.”

Spectrum president Tyler Jackson was honored at the end of the ball for his role in organizing the event.

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