An unfamiliar sight could be seen on Wednesday, September 17, outside the east entrance of the South City Campus. Student Life and Leadership’s North Region committee hosted a Mask Making event for SLCC students.
“The Mask Making activity was designed to advertise for the masquerade ball and to give students who may not be able to afford a mask a chance to make one of their own for free,” says Sheerin Farahbakhsh, North Region Vice President.
Student Life and Leadership provided free masks, paint, feathers, and all of the essentials needed for creating a masquerade mask.
The activity lasted for the duration of three hours in the middle of the day, giving students time to attend class and not miss out on making their own mask.
“I was on my way to class as I noticed a set of tables filled with arts and crafts. I was not aware that SLCC was hosting a masquerade ball,” says student Laura Garcia. “So when I learned this I was thrilled and I immediately returned after class to make a mask of my own.”
The Student Life and Leadership program hosts several events for SLCC students each year. The branch responsible for the Mask Making activity and the Masquerade Ball are the North Region board.
“The North Region is in charge of hosting events for The South City Campus, Airport, West Point, and The Library Square Campus,” says Farahbakhsh. “But we are distributing the tickets and advertisement to each campus.”
Over a hundred Masks were purchased for the activity. While decorating their masks, students listened to music, enjoyed the warm weather, and learned more about the Masquerade Ball event.
“Prior to the activity I was not aware that SLCC was hosting a masquerade ball. Now I’m going to the ball and I even have a mask to wear,” says Garcia.
The Masquerade Ball will take place Friday, September 26, at the South City Campus in the multipurpose room from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Students can pick up two free tickets with their OneCard at the information desk at the South City, Taylorsville Redwood, or Jordan Campuses.