May 19, 2024

The lovely voices of the ladies of Wittenberg’s a cappella group, Just Eve, filled Ness Auditorium this past week.

The group sang student arrangements of “Lean On,” “Stronger” and “Cake by the Ocean.” Several of the pieces also included student solos.

“I wanted to go to the show to support my [sorority] sisters,” Payton Hurl, ‘20, said. “I had never been to a show before and I brought a bunch of friends with me and we all really enjoyed it.”

The women of Just Eve also received support from their male counterpart, Wittmen Crew. The men showed up to all three shows and made their presence and support known with loud cheering and clapping from the balcony.

“We give them a hard time sometimes but we love them,” Garrett Stout, ‘18, said. “They’re all crazy talented.”

Saturday night’s performance being the last performance of the year, Just Eve’s seniors were emotional about leaving the group. As a final send out, the group, along with any alumni in the audience, sang “And So It Goes.” Seniors Jillian Stout and Annie Kostell sang a beautiful duet together and couldn’t stop the tears from flowing.

“It’s been so much fun to work with the girls these past four years,” Stout said. “They are and forever will be my go-to girls.”

The song “And So It Goes” has been the traditional sending out song for the seniors. The phrase ‘so it goes’ comes from a book by Kurt Vonnegut entitled “Slaughterhouse Five.” In the book, the phrase is used to signify something coming to an end, hence the use of the song to send away the seniors.At the end of the show, the women left the stage and returned sporting leather jackets, sunglasses and even signs saying “Bad and Boujee” to sing an encore of “Victorious” by Panic! At the Disco.

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