Marshall’s Got Talent: Students take the stage

This week, the Student Government Association’s Learn games brought students together for a half hour of entertainment.

During Learn on Monday, Sept. 19, students had the opportunity to watch a talent show hosted by the freshman SGA board.

Sophomore Yasmina Van Rheenen said she had fun at the talent show, especially during sophomore Ben Isaacson’s rap.

“I really enjoyed it,” Van Rheenen said. “It was really funny.”

Van Rheenen said she also liked freshman Jamie Choe’s singing act.

Choe, the first place winner in the talent show, said she appreciated the opportunity to perform for the school.

“It was cool to be able to share [my] talent,” she said.

Sophomore and SGA officer Samad Quraishi said students could have been more respectful to the performers.

“Our community was acting in rude ways at some times,” Quraishi said.

Van Rheenen agreed.

“Sometimes during the performances, kids were way too loud and you couldn’t even hear the acts,” she said.

The acts were judged by the freshman SGA board, who scored each act on a scale of one to 10.

Freshman officer Georgia Streett said the simple judging format was necessary because late freshman elections results interfered with the show planning process.

“Because the elections were so late, we kind of didn’t know what was going on until the first meeting, which was last week,” Streett said.

She also said the board tried to make a rubric, but it wasn’t available in time for the show. Despite this, she said the talent show went well.

“It was really cool to see all of the different talents,” she said.

Streett said the board has plans for improving the talent show next year.

“We should make it more organized,” she said. “A lot of people didn’t know about it, so we need more advertising next year.