Alpha Street Art

Alpha Sigma Alpha Hosts its Annual Street Art Event


On Friday, October 21st, Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA) hosted its annual Alpha Street Art event. All CNU organizations had the opportunity to participate and compete in a chalk art competition. The goal was to draw the scariest and most creative adaptation of this year’s theme, nightmare on DSU Street! From 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, the participating organizations drew their designs. Once all drawings were complete, people could vote on which one was their favorite. One dollar bought one vote, and five dollars bought 10 votes. Alpha Chi Sigma came first, followed by club gymnastics, and Gamma Phi Beta in third. Alpha Chi’s design consisted of a mad scientist mixing up mysterious chemicals. 

Alpha Sigma Alpha raised $461 for Girls on the Run (GOTR). Girls on the Run is one of the three philanthropies that ASA supports. GOTR is a non-profit organization that aims to empower young women through fitness. The program focuses on a critical stage of life when young girls are constantly being told by society that they will not measure up. Like all non-profits, this organization relies solely on donations to successfully train their young members to run/walk a 5k each year. Natalie Blackburn, Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Service and Giving Chair, told The Captain’s Log why she loves Street Art and Girls on the Run, “I love Street Art because it gives everyone an opportunity to be creative while raising money for a great organization. Girls on the Run has a huge impact on girls in the program, so giving back to them in any way we can is very special.” Blackburn organized this event over the entire semester. Her hard work paid off, as the event was a success. Alpha Sigma’s president, Caitlyn Joseph, also expressed why GOTR is so impactful, “Growing up as a young woman can be challenging, but when you have a safe place to grow and learn, you can truly bloom into your best self.” Joseph also said, “Girls on the Run reminds me to embrace my inner strength and live each day with confidence and joy.” 

Congratulations to all the winners and participants of Alpha Street Art! Also, a big thank you to Alpha Sigma Alpha for hosting a great event encouraging friendly competition and raising money for the young women of Newport News!