On Friday, Sept. 26, Salt Lake Community College’s Student Life & Leadership hosted a Masquerade Ball that filled the Multipurpose Room at the South City Campus.
Beautiful gowns and colorful masks made up this event, along with some great music, food and entertainment. The evening was filled with great surprises and prizes.
“We did this event last year but we brought it back even bigger this year,” said North Region board member Max Fisher. “We put out 160 tickets and we have 150 already and the night just started.”
All SLCC students were given two free tickets with their student IDs earlier that week, providing them the opportunity to take whomever they liked, even if they weren’t SLCC students. Word spread fast, and students seem to be very excited and interested in the event.
“We sold out just in the first three days, we had to send out to get more tickets printed,” said North Region Vice President Sheerin Farahbakhsh.
The night was young and the room was filled with SLCC students, enjoying the night and dancing to the beat of the music. Student Senate and Life and Leadership members put their best efforts into getting everyone to join the party and have fun.
“My goal is to get all those people who are sitting down to get up and have fun,” said North Region member Ashley Williams.
Dance battles, mask contest, raffles and the limbo went on the whole night, giving everyone the opportunity to join in and meet some of their SLCC peers.
Prizes were handed out, and encouraged even those who didn’t seem too sure about joining in. The event served Student Life & Leadership’s purpose well, integrating with the students and also allowing them to step out of their comfort zone and have fun after a long school week.
Often many students may not be aware of SLCC events, but this is one of those events that seem to truly catch their interest.
“I think this is awesome. This is my first time attending an SLCC event and I like the way it was set up, very creative, especially the Instagram contest,” said former student Chris Moa, who was also one of the winners of the mask contest.
Student Life & Leadership’s goal is to give students the sense that there is more to school than just books, homework and long, difficult days. Events are created to allow students to take a moment from their studies and see what other amazing things SLCC has to offer.
Photos by Gabriela Carreon