Lip synching is a popu
lar past-time among
college students because it allows students to
mock their favorite songs and
because it's just plain fun.
Students at the University of
California- Los Angeles realized this and created a tradition they call "Mock Rock",
an annual lip synch contest.
Following suit this year, the
University of Houston
spawned its own version of
Mock Rock that included air
guitar, sing-alongs and sing-
that-tunes as well as lip
synching. Mock Rock was
brought to us by Alan Young,
a law student and an R.A.
who once attended UCLA.
Mock Rock was held
in the Oberholtzer Ballroom
on Tuesday, March 15th. Kim
Hales, president of Taub
Hall's hall council, acted as
master of ceremonies. The
night was full of laughter
and fun as residents displayed dubious talents and
laughed and cheered their
R.A.s Angela Lashbrook and Dana Hall confer while they deejay Mock
Rock. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
First place went to
Natalie Merritt and Lynn
Delavictoria who did a lovely
A Capella rendition of "More
Than Words." Second place
was captured by Ogechi
Onunka and Spencer
Huanstein. Jennifer Hewlett
and her reluctant partner,
Jack Middlebrook, secured
third place. Hewlett coaxed
Middlebrook into performing
by saying, "You wanna go sing
with me Jack? Even anal
people have their time to
Dolph Chaney received honorable mention. He
lamented, "This is what Fm
reduced to: during the day I
recite my own poetry and perform for the public and at
night, I lip synch."
The grand finale occurred when the R.A.s
present subjected their infinitely patient area coordinator, Karen Elkins, to a rather
homely version of Garth
Brooks' "Friends in Low
- LaGuana Gray
South Tower 7th Floor- John Ringo, Rick Di Persi, Mike Garcia, Justin Wheeler,
Charles Kelly, Ron Miller, Mark Wolf, Michael Garrett, Daniel Gregory, Bill Dupal,
Jim Starkey . Photo by Tricia Gracia.
South Tower 8th Floor- Bridget Harrison, LaQuita Carmouche, Iris Bonner, Linda
Smith, Angle Bledsoe, Sun-Ahe Kim, Cheri Cleveland, Caren Banks, Michelle
Wardsworth, April Davis, Liz Carter, LaTressa Lacy, Rachelle Moody, Shawada
Shelton, Dottie Newton, Sonya Patterson, LaTasha Jackson, Amy Watkins, Claudia
Ramirez, Salena LeDay, Thuy Huynh. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
Three R.A.s serve as talent judges at Mock Rock. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
Uolph Chaney, junior, creative writing major, croons... well, lip-synchs
one of his favorite tunes. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
SouthTower 9th Floor- Nenita Aguilar, Lisa Tschtschula, Shameka Perkins, Dawn
Piccolini, Sharonda Taylor, Leslie Nettles, Rochell Dickey, Vineetha Valloppillil, Trang
Le, Cindy Coffman, Claudine Johnson, Estelle Wilmer, Cherisse Y. Middleton, Charis
Correll, Ebony Washington, Tamar Evangelestia, Arnitra Williams. Photo by Tricia