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What image comes into your mind when you hear the word 'cheering squad'? Blinky cheering uniforms, powerful voices, and colorful performances? If this is the image in your mind, you might easily recognize Hurrah-C, Chung-Ang University’s cheerleading squad. Hurrah-C means 'Praying for Chung-Ang University.' The name comes from a combination of 'Hurrah', which means to cheer, and 'C', the first letter of the English initials of Chung-Ang University. Founded in 1979, Hurrah-C celebrates its 41st anniversary this year. Over the years, one thing about Hurrah-C still hasn’t changed: its love for Chung-Ang University and its people. Let's now find out more about Hurrah-C and its unaltered enthusiasm.
1. As the person who is interviewed today, please introduce yourself and Hurrah-C.
Hello, I'm Byun Yi-sup, the leader of the 39th Chung-Ang University cheerleading squad. The story I want to talk about today is about the Chung-Ang University cheerleading squad, 'Hurrah-C'. Although it started out in 1979 under difficult conditions, it has been active as a pioneer of Chung-Ang University's cheering culture. Hurrah-C is not a club but an organization under the provost. This is a traditional organization that celebrates its 41st anniversary this year.
2. What kind of activities does Hurrah-C produce?
We're currently doing a variety of activities. Here's what we're trying to do the most. First, Hurrah-C tries to actively promote the culture of cheering songs. We invest a lot in cheering songs with pride for Chung-Ang University. This cheering song is easily downloaded from Hurrah-C SNS. I hope many students will listen to it with interest. Second, we are making various efforts to get closer to students at Chung-Ang University. There are some people who think that the atmosphere of the cheering squad is strict and heavy. However, I want to let them know that the atmosphere of the cheering squad is vibrant and harmonious. As a way to do this, we are uploading photos and videos on SNS that show not only official schedules, but also events inside the cheering squad such as how they train themselves and eat meals together.
In particular, on Hurrah-C Instagram, you can always watch us overcoming hard training with a positive mind, including various pleasant tmi (too much information), so please follow instagram.
3. Is there anything you want to say to the students at Chung-Ang University who are reading this?
I get energy every moment by watching students who enjoy the performances and sing along with cheering songs. Every member of Hurrah-C loves Chung-Ang University and feels a lot of love for Chung-Ang University students who can enjoy the stage. In order to repay this much love in the future, Hurrah-C will try to be a tonic for student's campus life.
Currently, the Chung-Ang University cheerleading squad is cutting back on outside invitations that are not related to Chung-Ang University and increasing official schedules such as school ceremony. Following the school festival LUCAUS in May, in September and October, students can enjoy the cheering performance stage in the Seoul campus fall cultural festival and the Anseong campus festival. In the second semester, how about getting lots of energy from the exciting stage of Hurrah-C? Further details can be found on Hurrah-C's official SNS account: U-tube, Facebook, Instagram.
As we saw today, Hurrah-C started out as a dance group in 1970. They have been running constantly for the school for 41 years since it was approved as the school's official cheering squad in 1979. Under the cheering squad lesson 'Ilsim(one mind)', they have tried every day to lead Chung-Ang University students to a single meaning. Remember that behind the colorful scenes displayed at festivals or various events, a lot of sweat and tears are hidden. CAH supports Hurrah-C's infinite development, which will continue for 50 years and 100 years and beyond that.