COLUMBIA — Missouri might be landlocked, but it didn't feel that way Wednesday at the Summer Beach Bash hosted by MU's Black Programming Committee. The free event brought the beach to MU with water slides, sand volleyball, games, food, music and giveaways. Even the 94-degree weather contributed to the beach atmosphere. 

Lemonade poured into pineapple cups, jerk chicken and potato salad were served to guests. A mix of music — old, new, top 40s and '90s hip-hop — was played by fourth-year engineering student Amenta Christian-Robertson, also known as DJ Menti-Fresh. Attendee Nae Stewart said the Beach Bash was a good excuse to get together with friends. 

The Black Programming Committee hosts shows and activities that appeal to the cultural and popular interests of the African-American student population, as well as the cultural enrichment of the MU student population as a whole, according to the Department of Student Activities website

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