Before meetings, the Illinois State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America plays music while members gather and converse. A variety of genres is played to suit a variety of people, and it was only a matter of time until our shared love of music brought us together in a new context. On Feb. 8 members of ISU PRSSA gathered to watch the Grammy Awards for this semester’s first mentor-mentee social.
Throughout the night, mentors and mentees conversed over treats ranging from a healthy vegetable tray to PUB II’s infamous cheeseballs. Once the snacking was complete, members cozied up on the couches and glued their eyes to the TV screen to watch Madonna get down with her dancing bulls and Katy Perry sing a heart-wrenching ballad. It is also safe to say that when Beyoncé came on the screen, the room went silent in admiration.
During commercials, members switched their attention to their phones for some Twitter trolling, sharing commentary on the extravagant celebrity outfits (specifically commenting on Rihanna’s pink ball gown), and how Sam Smith was slaying the entire show (walking out with four Grammys to prove it). Popular discussion topics also included Taylor Swift’s dancing, Kanye West’s second speech interruption, and how adorable Ariana Grande and Big Sean are together. Overall, the bonds between mentors and mentees were strengthened. Who would’ve thought that some good music and cheeseballs is all it would take!
By Chloe Kasper
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