Written by Sarah Turner
VSU students are invited to indulge themselves in a jazzy, caffeinated night to begin studying for their exams.
The Campus Activity Board will be hosting their first ever Midterm Study Night and Relaxation event Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms B and C.
“It’s coming close to midterms, so students are welcome to come get some free food, some gifts, hang out and just kind of relax,” Alisha Stabler, CAB advisor, said.
CAB will be giving out free items such as cups and pens. The three hour event will include live jazz music by local band CommonMind Music.
CommonMind Music is made up of former and current VSU students. The band was formed September 2011 and is made up of six vocalists and five instrumentalists.
“We’re a neo-soul band that gets a lot of influence from jazz, R&B, funk and gospel as well,” Anthony Bussey, the band’s bass player and co-founder, said. “Music is truly our passion, and we portray it in the music that we play.”
Stabler said that CommonMind Music has played at CAB events before and have been selected multiple times to perform for students as they always prove to be a success.
The organization offers the event not only to help with exams, but also to benefit students socially as they are encouraged to attend with friends and classmates.
CAB is a student-run organization that provides free, engaging activities for the VSU student body. The organization works to assist students who are planning and creating events.