By Atakora Appiah- Padi ’20 Friday, February 28th Bucknell’s Black student union began the 10th annual BSU fashion show. This year’s event was held in Larrison hall and included a pre-show cocktail hour.
Overnight the hall was transformed into a glamourous celebration of Black creativity on campus. Some of the scenes for this year included “Black Boy Joy” (your author’s personal favorite), “Black Wall Street”, “Animal Print”, and “The Marathon Continues”. As multiple students walked the runway they were greeted by applause and cheers from the Bucknell community. The cherry on top of this amazing event was the energetic and rousing performances by Bucknell’s very own JRock (’22) Yung Miles (’21) and Bucknell alumni Mansa K (’19). The last scene – “The Marathon Continues” – capped off the show with a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.
Before the crowd packed up and went a home for the night; a poll was conducted to see which of the four amazing scene directors would win for best scenes. Effiem Obasi (’20) was crowned the winner of the night but the crowd showed their appreciation for all of the directors Jerra Holdip (’22), Jailyn Forde (’21), and Hallie Robin (’21). Overall the event was a fun and spectacular kickoff for the Black Arts Festival.