The Undergraduate Student Government hosted “A Perfect Winter” on Dec. 7, closing out the Fall 2017 semester with dancing and fun.
The event was meant to “spread holiday spirit to students,” explained Frances Subervi, vice president of campus affairs.
The room was decorated with white balloons and streamers hanging overhead. The winter theme was prevalent in the room, with snowflakes and ornaments on the tables and members of USG wearing reindeer antlers and Santa hats. Each chair contained a Hershey’s chocolate bar wrapped in a wrapper with the event’s logo on it. Candy bags were given out as well, with candy canes and small chocolates inside.
The event began with a short performance of a mashup between the songs “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen and “Let Her Go” by Passenger. Following this was a spoof on the “Jingle Bell Rock” performance from the movie Mean Girls. Four students wore red skirts or pants, as well as Santa hats. They performed the dance featured in the movie, including the part where the speaker stops playing and the audience sings the song to keep the act going.
The audience laughed and sang along as was requested by the performers. After that, the audience sang a combination of different classic holiday songs, led by two students on the stage. The audience replaced the word “Christmas” with “winter” in the songs as a way to respect those who celebrate other holidays or do not celebrate any holidays in the winter.
Two audience members were called to the stage to play a game in which they competed to see who could unwrap a candy faster while wearing oven mitts. The winner received a gift card.
In the corner of the room, two artists drew caricature drawings of attendees. One drew with colorful pencils while the other with black and white paint. The line to get a caricature drawn was long, but students did not mind the wait and seemed happy with their drawings.
An assortment of pastas as well as salad, fish and rolls were served to the hungry guests. After eating, students were invited to the dance floor. The DJ played music from numerous genres, including classic songs as well as Spanish-language music and more current pop songs. People appeared to be enjoying themselves, eating, dancing and singing.
“This event was amazing! It really got me in the holiday cheer,” said student Lauren Tedriani, who attended the event.
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