Life is a cabaret during Hampton U. homecoming week

By Danielle R. Hawkins

Well Hamptonians, It's Homecoming, the most festive time of the year here at HU. This week is when students can let their hair down, party and have fun with friends and alumni.

There are a number of events lined up for week that are held on campus and a few events that are held off campus.

There was a Sunday bonfire, Monday HU Idol, Tuesday HU Fashion Show and tonight is Coronation. However, that's not all that happens on Wednesday. One of the hottest parties of the year takes place on this day, the "Que Cabaret."

Students know it as "Que Cab," hosted by the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1911.

This fraternity hosts this party annually. The venue is off campus at Club VA Live in Chesapeake.

Tickets went on sale two weeks ago. The first 100 tickets were $10.

Tonight day-of-the-party tickets are $20 and up. Students were encouraged not to wait until the last minute to purchase tickets because the ticket prices increase closer to the day of the party.

This is not your average Holland Hall campus party where students can wear jeans and leggings. This is a cabaret, meaning that students must wear their best after-five attire. Ladies wear blouses, skirts or dresses and men wear button ups and dress pants. Que Cab has sold out of tickets.

So will this be the best party during Homecoming 2014? We will have to wait and see.

The writer is a student in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.

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