Dancing Through A Winter Wonderland


Students embracing their formal fashion at the Snowflake Ball. Photo by Melissa O'Rourke/Spectrum.

Students embracing their formal fashion at the Snowflake Ball. Photo by Melissa O’Rourke/Spectrum.

By Melissa O’Rourke

Asst. Photo Editor

The University Commons (UC) at Sacred Heart University was transformed on Friday, Jan. 27, for the annual Snowflake Ball. Students gathered in semi-formal attire to dance, socialize, and eat at one of the first events of the spring semester.

Blue and white balloon towers stood at the entrance of the University Commons lobby, where students could check into the event. The lobby also had a buffet with snacks catered by Chartwells. It had tater tots, mac and cheese bites, waffle fries, fried raviolis, and cotton candy and snow cones for dessert.

The UC auditorium had a DJ booth and all of the chairs where cleared off to create a dance floor. In one corner there was a photo booth where students could take pictures with their friends. One wall had a curtain of blinking lights, while the rest had snowflakes.

Student government kept fashion in mind while planning the event. They wanted to give students the chance to get dressed up.

“That night people really impressed us with their outfits,” said junior class president Hayley Lopreto. “My favorite part of everyone’s outfits was definitely their shoes, everyone’s were so pretty.”

Most girls wore short, knee-length dresses with statement necklaces. The dresses were mainly darker colors such as maroon. Some girls decided on brighter colors. Guys either wore suits, or a shirt and tie. Everyone was dressed to impress.

“I wore a warm, maroon colored long sleeve flowy dress that matched the wintery themes of the Snowflake Ball. I also wore a long golden necklace with a pearl on it and black high heels to dress it up. Many of the gals wore flowy dresses, some were sparkly, some were plain,” said junior Amy Ricotta.

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