Last night, Project PULL held its 90s-themed “Culture Shock” event at 7 p.m., featuring a variety of talent, including singer Alexis Bridges, rappers “efloW” and Majorloveee, comedian Troy Duchane, poet and Project PULL member Samya Harlaux and the dance troupe Flip. Side.
Freshman Josiah Fields hosted the event, and Baton Rouge-based DJ PK1 was the emcee.
The event represented its 90s in decoration, choice of music and by the organization calling himself “The Freshmen of Project PULL”, a reference to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, a popular TV show from the 90s.
Following the 90s aesthetic, audience members were encouraged to dress in appropriate attire.
As a mentorship program, Project PULL focuses on providing positive role models for students of color and providing a sense of community, which is why they host events such as “Culture Shock”.
“It was a big event, if you weren’t there you missed something. The best aspect was the people who came to the show. That’s what it’s about. We’re all family here,” Fields said.
Audience participation was encouraged throughout the event, including dancing and singing along to various 90s pop hits.
Towards the second half of the evening, onlookers were so electrified by the atmosphere that they collectively stormed the front of the ballroom, some even jumping onto the stage and performing a group dance.
At the end of the evening, awards were given to the various participating artists. One of them was the aforementioned Alexis Bridges, a criminal justice major under the stage name “Nese”.
“I love when we can all come together as a school and have a really good time,” Bridges said.
This is just one of the many events organized by the PULL project each semester. Most of their events are focused on student success and include frequent seminars. If you want to know more about these events or the PULL project itself, you can go to either their social network @sluprojectpull or their website. PULL project