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DECA Students Host Karaoke Night
Staphany Chanthauong singing at DECA Karaoke Night

Staphany Chanthauong singing at DECA Karaoke Night

October 12, 2012

CEDAR HILL, Texas-College gives you the opportunity to be independent however it can also be stressful.  Next week is midterms and many students are walking around like zombies studying for them, but DECA students had a solution for the walking dead on campus.

On Tuesday, October 9, the Gaubert Student Activity Center, GSAC at Northwood University was changed into a karaoke bar.  After a long day of classes and studying, students were invited to sing songs and get acquainted with one another. Karaoke is a great stress reliever, therapeutic, and a wonderful ice breaker. 

Karaoke is a great way to overcome the fear of public speaking and stage fright. In fact, the toughest part of karaoke is waiting for your turn to sing. Students paired up for duets to serenade the crowd. The students were very eager to sing. “It’s pretty funny to see everyone singing even if they don’t sound well,” said Adriana Mena, freshman marketing major.  The atmosphere was nice and cozy and the music varied from country to hip-hop and even childhood Disney songs. Dominic Barcelon, sophomore accounting major stated, “It was fun to see everyone come out of their shell.” The knights let go of some stress and came together as a family for a good time.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.