Making a ‘splash’ in the Pit

Listening to Rihanna’s song “We Found Love” doesn’t usually prompt people to think of Wake Forest’s “Pro Humanitate” motto.

But when a “splash” mob of students, choreographed and coordinated by junior Cynthia Huang, stormed the Pit on Feb. 15, they did so to raise awareness for Random Acts of Kindness Week.

Approximately 20 students danced in front of a nearly full cafeteria at peak dinnertime. They call themselves a “splash” mob – as opposed to a flash mob – because previous performances at freshmen orientation, Hit the Bricks, and for Google + in the Pit, have incorporated umbrellas.

The group, which was a collective effort in enlisting the help of other students to help choreograph and organize dances, flashed the message “All You Need Is Love” at the end of their performance – hence, the tie back to Random Acts of Kindness.

Even though it was a lot of hard work, Huang says the collaborative effort makes it fun.

“Choreographing is not always easy because we all have different experiences with dance,” said Huang, who is a dance minor. “But it always works out for the best because we have people who are willing to give their best and not afraid of making a fool of themselves.”

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