Thursday, March 5, 2009

Benjamin Brooks of Young Ballaz performing at Open Mic Night on Tuesday. The purpose 
of the event was to express his feelings in a hip-hop fashion.

P.E.A.C.E hosts Open Mic Night on Campus Corner

Tuesday night was open mic night "The I Love Hip-Hop Edition" at Justin's Bistro on Campus Corner. The purpose of the event to express their feelings in a hip-hop fashion. The event is hosted by P.E.A.C.E, a student organization at OU.

It is "a poets entertainers artists creative thinkers' expressive community," Jaren Colins said president of P.E.A.C.E. "We cater to all specters. It's not just for minorities."

The Young Ballazz performed along with other poets. At the end of the performances, students and other spoke on why they love hip-hop.

"Any problem I have in my life, there's a song I can find to solve my problem," said Nathan Gwathney OU sophmore.

P.E.A.C.E. was started last semester and trying to expand their branches. "We are doing a mentoring program with local middle schools so they can have their abilities to express their minds," Collins said.

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