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Panther Portrait: Sienna Schilling

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

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On Thursday, Oct. 4, freshman elementary education major Sienna Schilling sang a variety of pop and film songs during the noon hour for Maucker Union Live.

“This is a big crowd, but before, Sienna has performed in front of 20,000 people,” said Student Life Team member Siraj Acharya as he introduced Schilling.

That performance had taken place during a missions trip in Africa, Schilling later explained.

Schilling began her performance with “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele. The remainder of her set included “Cups” from “Pitch Perfect,” “7 Years” by Lukas Graham, “Tightrope” from “The Greatest Showman,” “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”

Despite it being early October, Schilling also performed several popular Christmas songs.

“Originally I wasn’t going to, but one of my friends asked me to sing it and then another one did,” Schilling said, adding that her birthday is on Christmas.

Schilling sang “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “Mary, Did You Know?” as well as “Jingle Bells” at the suggestion of an audience member.

“I thought I was going to be crazy nervous, but I wasn’t, surprisingly,” Schilling said after her performance. “I feel good; it was fun.”

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