RAW brings lip-sync battle to EWU

By Kristi Lucchetta, Staff Writer

The annual Residential Appreciation Week (RAW) is back from Feb. 22-27 and it is bringing the famous pop-culture music reality competition inspired, RAW Lip Sync Battle, to be held in the Showalter Auditorium on Feb. 25 from 7-9 p.m. with no admission charge.

The lip sync battle will be similar to a skit on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” where Fallon competes against other celebrities by lip syncing to famous songs. The contestant who does the most entertaining lip syncing is the winner.

This is the second year Housing and Residential Life has hosted this event. The lip sync battle is part of the week dedicated to recognizing and showing appreciation for the residential students on campus.

Eight teams from all the residence halls will participate in the competition with the theme, “Loving Residents Since 1916.” This was the year the first residence hall at EWU opened and due to the theme, the Lip Sync songs will have to be from before the year 2000.

“For those that want to join in on the competition, each hall may have auditions for their individual team. All of the residence halls are able to participate with a team,” EWU residential life coordinator Brock Sieb said.

“Last year we filled Showalter Auditorium, which is about 500 people,” said Sieb. “We primarily advertise only to the residence halls since participation is limited to those students, but we will not be turning anyone away.”