Circus comes to campus

Olivia Barfield

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Students gathered in Fant-Ewing coliseum Tuesday for an evening full of tricks and magic.

The Crescent Circus visited ULM during Spring Fever Week and gave students a night they would never forget.

The award-winning circus consists of Morgan Tsu-Raun and Nathan Kepner, who began working together in 2009.

Tsu-Raun began as a professional hula hoop performer, and Kepner as a magician. The two met at Penn State, where they both attended college.

“We met like all kids do, in the club. The juggling club,” Kepner said.

Their shows consist of not only their individual specialties, but also several forms of impressive acrobatics fused with juggling, comedy and more.

Students were very impressed by the pair. Some of their favorites included Kepner turning a handkerchief into a dove and knife juggling.

Abigail Gould, a pharmacy student at ULM, had her phone taken for a magic act.

When it was all said and done, Gould’s phone disappeared into a cloud of Cheese-Its, only to be found again in an un-opened box of the delicious snack.

“Both sides of the bag were sealed, the box was still sealed, and these Cheese-Its are delicious. I honestly didn’t suspect anything. I’m really impressed,” Gould said.

Hunter Dean enjoyed the show too. He said he regrets not volunteering.

“It was so good, I loved it,” said Dean, a junior prepharmacy major. “I’m really jealous that I didn’t do it.”