By (October 20, 2008)
Organized C.H.A.O.S. Steps Up at UAlbany Day
|The Organized C.H.A.O.S. step team will perform on UAlbany Day. (Photo Mark Schmidt)|
Organized C.H.A.O.S. was started last December by Gyasi Daniel and his roommate Jeff Palmere, both sophomores from Brooklyn, N.Y. The group was a continuation of their high school step team. The group started with five guys stepping in the Campus Center and has grown to thirteen members. They have performed at many UAlbany events.
"We want to show people who’ve never seen step what it’s all about, and hopefully they’ll enjoy it," said Atiba Lashley, a sophomore accounting major and founding member from Queens, N.Y.
|From left, Atiba Lashley (aka: Standout); team captain Jeff Palmere (The Ninja); and Mike Akinboboye (also known as Snare). (Photo Mark Schmidt)|
Organized C.H.A.O.S. has chapters at Brooklyn College and other SUNY schools. The University at Albany chapter has traveled out of state for some of its performances, but the UAlbany campus still remains its primary stage.
Other student performances at UAlbany Day are the a cappella groups The Earth Tones and Serendipity. The comedy group Sketchy Characters will provide laughs throughout the morning, as well as other entertainment by various student groups. This is all part of the Student Showcase taking place in front of the small fountain in front of UAlbany's Campus Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.