By: Victor Dixon, A&E Editor
Newman is about to have its second ever Fall Formal dance. The event is happening on Saturday, Nov. 4.
SGA President Alondra Valle came up with the idea for the dance last year after deciding that Newman could use a formal event that all students could enjoy.
“When I came to Newman, I realized there was no big event for every student, " Valle said. “While nonathletic students can attend the Jetspy's, there is a cost. I wanted to create this free dance for students as a time where they can dance with friends and overall have a good time and take pictures.”
Last year, the Fall Formal was primarily sponsored and organized by the Student Government Association, but now the Campus Activities Board has taken over the funding and planning, Valle said.
“The event planning has been very fun; CAB and SGA have worked closely together to bring the theme alive and make a fun event for students to enjoy,” said Salome Romp, the chair of CAB.
Last year’s theme was “Studio 33,” a play on the popular Broadway theater and former nightclub Studio 54. The colors associated with the theme were gold and black, which remain the same this year, although there is no other strict theme.
The event last year was attended by between 110 and 120 students and outside guests. Valle said people who attend this year will get to dance to music by DJ Carbon, pose for pictures in a 360 photo booth and enjoy a chocolate fountain.
“The event is on a Saturday night, and it is made to be a fun night so students can de-stress before finals come up in December,” Valle said.
Attendees are asked to wear formal attire to the event, and they’ll be allowed to bring outside guests.
Fall Formal is being completely funded by SGA and CAB, so there is no cost to students. The event will be from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Conference Center, and a QR code to RSVP will be sent out through the Jet Broadcast and student body GroupMe so that organizers can keep track of the number of students attending. People do not have to RSVP to attend, though.
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