OCSA’s Black Student Union’s Upcoming Movie Night


This is the official flyer for OCSA’s BSU’s movie night. It was originally posted on the club’s Instagram to promote the event.

Emilyanne Richart, Reporter

Get your blankets and pillows ready, because OCSA’s Black Student Union (BSU), is hosting its first movie night of the year on Monday, November 15th. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 5:00 p.m.

If you are a fan of Disney channel, then you’re in luck, because the night will feature Disney Channel’s Original movie, ‘Let It Shine.’ Tickets are available for purchase on MySchoolBucks for 5$, which includes popcorn and water. You can access MySchoolBucks through OCSA’s website or through the link in BSU’s Instagram caption. All students, regardless of grade, are welcomed to this event and can bring outsiders as well.

OCSA’S BSU aims to make the movie night an annual event. Becca Smith, BSU’s social media representative states that “we feel as though certain cinema allows us to appreciate a lot of the culture and history we don’t get to appreciate in our day-to-day lifestyles.” According to the Disney website, the movie BSU is showing this year, ‘Let It Shine’ is centered around a shy teenage rap artist and musician, Cyrus DeBarge, who “writes romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they’re delivered to the girl of his dreams by his best friend, until he eventually finds the confidence within himself to let his real talent shine.”

OCSA’s Black Student Union was established in 2019, and “strives to celebrate the richness and vibrancy of black history and culture at OCSA,” according to the club’s Instagram. Smith states that “BSU is about representation and diversity. It means the world as it appreciates black culture and allows us to speak freely without fear of judgement because something might sound ‘weird’ to another person.”

The ticket sales from the movie night will be used to raise money for future events. Specifically, it will be used to help the club fund their annual Fashion and Black History Month show. Although it’s a relatively new club, OCSA’S BSU outdoes itself every year when hosting this show. Last year, the club’s models for the fashion show remade album covers in correlation to the show’s theme, which was music genres, then posted the full slideshow on the club’s Instagram. The club also posted a video montage of the first BSU rehearsal, where the hosts, Christine Smith, Amaris Rivera, and Leanny Morales, shared a behind the scenes view by showing sneak peaks of the performances.

We hope to see you there!