Captain George hitches a ride in Johnson Square.
Captain George hitches a ride in Johnson Square.

By Emmi Frankum, Staff Writer

“Armstrong is my second family. I’m graduating in December and I have nostalgia because I am leaving my second family,” said Student Government Association President Andy Cabistan.

“My first family is in Costa Rica, and Armstrong is a wonderful, wonderful place. It is more than an academic institution, it is a place where students grow as leaders and as a family,” Cabistand said on April 3 at the inaugural Paint the Town Maroon event.

As the lights dimmed, turning the packed auditorium pitch black, the audience’s steady conversations turned into ear piercing cheers as We the Kings made their way onto the stage. Although the group was missing guitarist and background vocalist Coley O’Toole, who was with his wife welcoming their newborn into the world, the group still drove the crowd wild.

We the Kings started as a group of middle school boys from Bradenton, Fla., with a passion for music. They adopted their name from Kings Middle School where they met.

However, there were times when the group considered other occupations in their childhood. Travis Clark, the lead singer stated, “I had a weird dream about being a pizza delivery boy,” to which Hunter Thomsen proudly added, “I did that once.”