Party like it’s 1999!

Chapel, although one of the most impacting facets on campus, is only one part of our lives as students here. I mean, we also have Alpha Dining Commons, dorm life, studying, scholarship applications galore, and socializing.

The last is probably the most exciting, as we are building lasting friendships here. “Education comes and goes, but friends are forever,” I believe is how the saying goes… Right? In any case, socializing is one of the best things young adults can do, especially on weekends. This past Friday night, the Student Activites Board (SAB) hosted a 90s flashback dance. (I had trouble accepting this, because I was born in 1990 and I firmly believe that I am too young to be attending a throwback event to the decade of my childhood. It makes me feel older than I want to admit. I’ll probably always be 19 and holding…)

Anyway, the event was hosted in Rhodeheaver, so there was plenty of room for dancing (no worries about bumping and grinding, folks). Freshmen through seniors danced to classics such as the Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Cleveland Shuffle, Blue by Eiffel 65, and of course, ‘N Sync. It was a fun and relaxed evening, full of 90s reminiscing about Full House, Friends, snap bracelets, Ring Pops, and the list goes on.

And what dance isn’t complete without dressing up? I didn’t see the Jellies, but I definitely saw the acid-washed jeans, vests, fanny packs, scrunchies, high top shoes, leggings and other fashionable items associated with that awesome decade. It’s amazing what a trip to Goodwill and a little creativity will produce!

All in all, probably one of my favorite events so far this year! And I’d like to ammend my previous statement. I think this is how it’s supposed to go: “Homework comes and goes, but friends are forever!”

– Rachael Ramos

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