By Quedus Babalola
On Thursday, Oct. 26, students came together to participate in the annual Midnight Madness event. Every fall, the event showcases both the male and female basketball teams. Admission was free to students who presented their LIU ID card.
Alumni were also invited to come back to campus and partake in the event. “As a college student, I always looked forward to the events that Campus Life and the school community put together. So when I graduated it just felt right for me to come back and witness the excitement again,” Jameel Cooper, a Post alumni, said.
“I think it’s a great event because not only do they show off my friends on both teams but they also give us students an opportunity to win prizes and money,” Keolani Williams, a senior forensic science major, said.
Awards and prizes, ranging from Amazon are given out to students through various contests, ranging from blind-folded money searches to dance competitions. “I’m extremely shy, but when I saw that the dance competition was going to lead to a prize, I raised my hand,” Motun Olusa, a senior business administration major, said.
The dance team and cheerleaders also performed during the event. With standing ovations both shows seemed to wow the audience. “I wasn’t expecting the event to start off with such a bang but I was surprised at how eccentric and awesome the dancers were,” Jazsmine Kerr, a senior musical theatre major, said.