By: Kamil Wojciak, Staff Writer
This Monday of Ranger Week had a major amount of activities that strung from 5:30 PM, all the way to roughly 9:05 PM. From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, their were food trucks, music, and outdoor games that anyone could enjoy; roughly starting at 7:20 PM and ending at 9:05 PM was the Who UR Talent & Drag Show.
Lot 4, Claver Hall’s parking lot, was where all the fun activities resided, except for the “Who UR Talent & Drag Show”. For the food trucks, they had two food trucks, Sweet Cow and The Bamboo Skewer. The Sweet Cow food truck gave out ice cream of many flavors, including the flavors strawberry, mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookie dough, cookies and cream. Aside from tasty desserts for all the guests, there was also proper meals available from The Bamboo Skewer; The Bamboo Skewer gave out street food, which consisted of chicken teriyaki, potstickers and much more. All of the food provided from the food trucks was free!
With all the energy obtained from their free food, the participants were able to enjoy the music and the outdoor games. The music was provided by the band Ten Miles South. In case you didn’t know, Ten Miles South is an indie pop & alternative band that does gigs in and around the Denver area. At the event, some of the songs they played were “Kids” and “Tongue Tied”, while also playing their own original songs like “Future Lover” (a fan favorite) and “Philadelphia” (an upcoming song planning to be released soon).
Jude Montanez, Regis student and the bass player of Ten Miles South, said that “Everyone was just jamming to what we were doing and that made it easier for us to have fun and not really stress about what we were playing.”; both the guests and the band were having a blast at this event. With the bangin’ music in the background, people also participated in outdoor games that were provided. These outdoor games were hugely popular with the audience and some of the the popular games played were bean bag toss, ladder ball, KanJam, and Spikeball.
After all the events at Lot 4, people waited in line for the Who UR Talent & Drag Show that was in Claver Hall’s Mountain View Room. This event started roughly at 7:20 PM and was nearly packed. Starting out with the talent show, many individuals performed songs with different sorts of instruments; some of the instruments used in the talent show were the ukulele, trombone, and the piano. While many of the participants of the talent show were playing and singing songs, one performance way different than the others was the “Lion Dance”. The “Lion Dance” is a traditional dance in Chinese culture (and also other Asian cultures), where two performers in a single lion costume perform choreographed dance and acrobatic moves.
In the Mountain View Room, this performance took place and won first place for the talent show. After a five minute intermission, the drag show took place for the remainder of the night. With the two hosts, Claudia Mercury and Reina Terror, the drag show started with a bang in the form of their opening duet. Onward, there were many more spectacular performances by the drag kings and queens that ended up with one group finale of all performers performing to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer.
At the end of the night, Rico Gomez, Student Body President of Regis University, elaborated on the theme of Ranger Week, “Who U R”. In the words of Gomez, “You are a part of our community”; Gomez’s message tells us that no matter how lonely or how isolated we may feel, we will always be part of Regis University, a community that we can lean on.