By Mitch Holt, Staff Writer
Although hundreds of students will participate in Sing Song this weekend, many who don’t are glad to avoid the hype of the production.
The nonparticipants spend time focusing on school, working, playing or doing absolutely nothing.
“Sing Song is a lot like pledging,” said Aaron Bell, junior communication major from Van. “Some of your friends just disappear for a month at a time.”
Bell said he probably will not go to the show because not enough of his friends are in the production.
Other students are trying to avoid the stress that comes with being involved in Sing Song.
“I’m not participating in Sing Song simply because I wouldn’t enjoy it,” said Jason Cunningham, sophomore international studies major from Chantilly, Va. “All of the practices leading up to it would take up all of my time, and the overall result doesn’t seem very appealing to me.
“The appeal of not having anything extra on your agenda is too much to turn down,” he said, adding he would probably wonder at each practice why he was standing on stage waving his arms around with a lot of other students doing the same thing.
Students who do not participate in Sing Song rarely see the show in a negative light, but many just prefer to distance themselves from the production, Bell said.
“Hey, if they enjoy it, then why not participate?” he said.
“I’m having more fun waving my arms around to my own beat,” Cunningham said.