The Black Student Association presented Ram ‘N Out, the Texas Wesleyan version of MTV’s Wild ‘n Out, Thursday night.
The show, which drew around 75 people to Martin Hall, featured a rap battle and six other games such as “Let Me Holla” as two squads, Blue and Yellow, competed for two hours.
Anthony Harper II, a sophomore forensic accounting major and BSA information officer, said the MTV version and the Wesleyan version are very similar.
“We pretty much follow the same rules as the show,” Harper said. “The difference is basically in the title. There’s slight twist we add to it.”
The Yellow squad was led by Joshua Rivers, president of the BSA, and the Blue squad was led by Tre’Zjon Cothran, a junior psychology major and BSA vice president.
Rivers said that when Harper first started BSA, he used to ask for a Wesleyan to do its own version of the MTV show.
“I saw that he was extremely passionate about it,” Rivers said. “He really wanted to do it. I tried to make sure he had the space to get it done and he came up excellent.”
Harper said the event used to be sponsored by BSA before he started at Wesleyan.
“I always heard about and thought it’d be interesting to start back up,” Harper said. “My favorite part was to see the crowd was actually listening and got interactive at some points.”
Rivers said his favorite part was the fact that people came out in support of Student Life and the BSA.
“When I came out during the introduction and saw how many people came out it meant a lot to me,” Rivers said.
Rivers said the Yellow squad won more of the games, but the Blue squad won Wild Style and therefore the entire event.
Rivers said most of the preparation for the event was headed by the BSA’s social committee.
Cameron Bennett, a freshmen computer science major and part of BSA’s event committee, said he took part in the event to encourage others to come out.
Bennett said his favorite part of the evening was the Bail Me Out scene, in which each squad has to get their captains to guess which famous person they were imitating, because he got to do his Darth Vader impression.
“If you didn’t come to Ram ‘N Out this time you should come to the next one definitely and try to get more people to come out,” Bennett said. “It’s really fun.”