Springfest at Hampton University is a tradition that dates back many, many, years. It is essentially a homecoming in the spring semester, entailing the Miss. Hampton University Fashion Show, the Comedy Show and the Concert. This year was no exception; at every event masses of people were in attendance in celebration of yet another Hampton University Tradition.
One event that caused a lot of excitement was the Miss. Hampton University Fashion Show, which took place on Tuesday the fourth of April. The show is an annual tradition, directed by the current Miss Hampton University. This year Eyden Thomas, a Senior Sociology Major from North Carolina, conducted the show and with the help of Terrence Hamm the show was ultimately a success. The Garden of Eyden showcased the seven deadly sins, with each of the seven having their own scene.
Each of the seven sins; wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and finally gluttony had their own theme, background and even poster. When asked about the show Crooke Casion described it as being “captivating” and insisted that it was the best Fashion Show she had experienced at Hampton. Brooke Casion is a Sophomore, Aviation major who assisted in decorating the Ballroom prior to the show. “The whole, entire show was connected, from the time you saw the decorations in the student center inviting people to attend, to the time each of the models walked down the aisle,” says Brooke, “it was amazing.”
The show was not with out its unexpected excitement however when a former student took the stage during the audience walk-off. The male student, Dominique, was wearing an especially unique pair of heels and definitely won the walk-off. It turned out that Domonique was actually assisting in helping the models get ready when he heard the calls for the walk-off, and immediately came and took the stage! “It was so, crazy!” says Alexis Best a sophomore Biology major. “I couldn’t help but wonder if I could even walk in those heels as well as he could!”