You might have a chance to rap battle Homecoming King and SAA Director Carl Tart on Wednesday night.
As part of Homecoming Week, SAA has continued its partnership with the Black Student Union to hold Wild N’ Out, a rendition of the popular MTV Show that features celebrities cracking jokes and rap-battling each other. Tart will be the emcee for the evening.
This year, Homecoming Week will be jointly hosted by the Student Activities Association, the Black Student Union and the Ole Miss Sigmas — the Eta Beta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
Tart said that SAA is partnering with the BSU because, according to a BSU survey data, students of color did not feel that past homecoming week events appealed to black culture. Through the partnership, both the BSU and SAA’s programming for the week will complement each other.
Tart said SAA emphasized not over-programming events for homecoming week, an issue they have had in the past.
“We want to make sure people have enough time to attend all events for all organizations as well as get their work done,” Tart said.
The mechanical shark is making a return, as well as a lip sync battle in the Grove and the silent disco. During welcome week in August, Tart said SAA’s silent disco “broke records” with 992 students in attendance.
The week commences on Sunday night with the Miss University Pageant.