Glitter, high heels, killer dress, sharp tux, bowtie. And, oh yes, a mask. This was the perfect combination to fit in with the glamorous, yet chill ambiance of the EOFSA’s first masquerade ball.
The Masquerade Ball, sponsored by the EOF Student Association and F.A.M.E, took place on October 19th at McIntyre Lounge from 8PM until 11:30pm. The students dressed in semi-formal attire (although, many students made jaw-dropping arrivals with their elegant gowns and hot dates) and wore masks to conceal their identities.
“This year was the first time the EOF Student Association hosted the Masquerade Ball,” said Ana Rodriguez, an EOF counselor. “This particular event exceeded our expectations; therefore, we plan to make it an annual tradition.”
The event had conventional food (fried chicken, mozzarella sticks and lots of candy) a runway where the students could pose for pictures and even had DJ iLy spinning the turntables. The crowd truly seemed to be enjoying themselves.
“Originally, people were concerned that we wouldn’t have a good turnout being that the event was held on a Friday and many students tend to leave campus,” said Rodriguez. “We exceeded capacity before the doors were scheduled to close at 8:45 pm.”
Some highlights of the ball included the Saint Peter’s Dance Team performing, the Thriller Flash Mob, free prizes and the F.A.M.E models strutting their stuff on the runway.
“I felt a sense of community among both EOF students and non-EOF students who simply enjoyed being in the presence of one another,” said Rodriguez.
Below are photos taken by Jackie Algarin ’13 and Yarleen Hernandez, News Editor, of students at the EOFA Masquerade Ball.