University organizations host nighttime “glow party”

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The University Activities Board, NAACP, and Zeta Phi Beta hosted a dance party on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The three organizations have been planning the party since last semester, and it is the first event of its kind to take place at Clarion University.

Students enjoy the “Glow Party” in the Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room.
Students enjoy the “Glow Party” in the Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room.

Gemmell MPR was transformed to capture the dance’s theme of “glow party.” The room was full of black lights, colored, moving lights, glowing centerpieces and illuminated balloons.

A small sitting area in the back gave way to a large dance floor. Before entering the dance, students got to choose between a glow necklace or glow bracelet.
Sophomore and UAB member Farrah Cornick admitted students into the dance and gave details on the attractions of the glow party.
“We have a DJ, there’s two giveaways, and there are refreshments and snacks,” said Cornick.
Cornick said the dance party was hosted by three groups in order to create and showcase the university’s diversity and to draw a large crowd.
“I wanted to do it, so we could get a lot of people out. Normally, we have like 30 people attend an event, so this event was to get people out to socialize,” Cornick said.
In regards to the party’s unique time slot, Cornick said, “Ten to two—that’s a party. That’s when people like to come out.”
Timing included, every part of the party wa

s created purely for students’ entertainment.
“[I hope] that they [students] have fun, and they know UAB is fun, and there’s other organizations on the campus that they can get involved with,” Cornick said.
Students responded to the dance, including sophomore Jennifer Grenus. She believes the party was a success.
“I think it [the glow party] brings out a lot of people, compared to the other events I’ve been to,” Grenus said.
Grenus enjoyed the music selections, along with the luminous theme.
“I like the ‘Cupid Shuffle’ and the ‘Wobble,’” Grenus said.
Freshman Katie Jo Smith found the dance was a good way to be with friends in a unique environment.
“I knew my friends would be here and it would be a good time. There are not any under 21 clubs around here, so there’s really nothing to do that’s related to this,” Smith said.
The dance also acted as common ground for many students.
“It was more directed toward the entire

campus instead of those that were just like craft events,” Smith said.
Although this is the first dance of its kind at Clarion University, it certainly will not be the last if students have their say.
“It was a lot of fun, and it was a great experience. There needs to be more stuff like this, so there’s something to do and not just sit around,” Smith said.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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