February 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Sporting bright blue and orange t-shirts, leggings, hairbands and tutus, members of OHANA stood edging the front section of the seemingly never ending line, growing across the street from the Bryce Jordan Center.
Members from OHANA, a special interest THON group, were waiting in line to snag a section for the Interfraternity Council/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon. Despite the group members' neon colors, the most recognizable portion of their costumes is their matching orange fish hats, complete with a set of fins, eyes and smiles.
"We have these every year," Jill Philips (sophomore-nursing) said. "It's our signature item."
The theme of their costumes, including the underwater aspect, stems from the central route of the organization's motto.
"Ohana comes from the movie Lilo and Stitch, and it means family," Sean Hunt (senior-integrative arts) said. "So that's how we incorporate the Hawaiian theme."
As spectators come in and out of the soon to be packed and lit up BJC, where colors will mix beyond differentiation, OHANA members -- sporting leis and fish hats -- may stand out in their respective section.