CSUN’s Performance Ensemble sang revamped Christmas carols with lyrics focusing on genetically modified organisms and promoting organic food on campus.
The ensemble started off at the Sierra Center cafeteria, walking around the registers and singing to bystanders. As the group sang, several students were asked to sign a petition for CSUN to provide organic food options.
Hetty Diep, junior art major, knew three people in the group and was told to attend. She was not told what the group would be doing.
“I thought it was going to be some sort of presentation,” Diep said. “But it was great and it would have been better if more people had been in here.”
The group sang a song to the tune of “Jingle Bells” with the lyrics of “Join the gym, swim some laps” and “GMO, GMO, kings of corporate greed.”
They also stopped by the Matador Bookstore Complex and sang in front of Panda Express. Outside, the group marched together in between rows of benches and chanted, “We want organic.”
The ensemble ended their caroling in front of the Oviatt Library.