The MediaPlex had a meltdown
By Dawn Gray
Students of the St. Clair College journalism program took over downtown Windsor’s Phog Lounge for a fundraising event.
The MediaPlex Meltdown featured local talent in the form of music, comedy and art. The event was held on April 4 and hosted by journalism student Todd Shearon, who also displayed some of his own musical talent.
“We’re here to raise a little money for the Journalism Club and we rocked it out,” said Shearon. “My night was awesome. The vibe was good.”
The night’s lineup also included comedic trio Homegrown Weeds. Each member took the stage to display their own unique brand of raunchy comedy to an engaged audience. One-third of the trio, Billy Squires, said he enjoyed the night and the reception of the crowd.
“It was a great time, a great audience,” said Squires. “I had a lot of fun. It’s not often you get a great crowd like this.”
After a raffle of some unique pieces of art, the night was brought to a close by the Dead River Kings. The local band performed some of their original music to an awaiting and enthusiastic crowd.
The event had a turnout of around 40 people, many of whom were students and friends of the MediaPlex. Cici Deng, a student of the Media Convergence program, attended the event in support of her fellow schoolmates.
“It’s an activity put on by the MediaPlex and I’m a part of the MediaPlex,” said Deng. “It was fun, everyone had fun. I loved it.”
All proceeds of this event will go towards the Journalism Club of St. Clair College for their annual Journalism Awards and Networking Night which is scheduled to take place at the Giovanni Caboto Club on April 20.