Having the ‘time of their lives’

By Kimberly White
March 17, 2005

Shawn Rice

Cabrini students and guests dazzled the ballroom as they had “the time of their lives” at Cabrini’s formal Friday night. Students enjoyed dancing the night away as they listened to up-beat and popular songs from a “younger disc jockey,” according to junior Pat Downs.

Students in attendance were offered transportation by Cabrini; however many students chose to make their own traveling arrangements.

The annual formal was held at the Ballroom at the Ben on Friday March 11, from 7 p.m. until midnight. The setting was somewhat different this year than it was in previous years because the facility in which the event was held was not a hotel. Therefore students who wanted to stay in the city were forced to walk up to one mile or more in order to find hotel accommodations for post-formal activities.

Although representatives from Cabrini provided students with hotel information it is evident that most students were disappointed that there were not hotel accommodations on the premises.

Some hotel options for students were printed on a list, which they received upon purchasing their tickets. Hotels included on the list were the Omni Hotel at Independence Park, Society Hill Hotel, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn and the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia.

The rates and distances from these hotels to the Ballroom at the Ben varied. The closest hotel option was the Omni Hotel at 401 Chestnut St. and the cost was about $180.00 per room.

Representatives from the student government association announced that those students who were of age would be permitted to purchase alcoholic drinks from the bar at the event upon providing the server with their id. However, “most people got served,” according to many underage students who attended the event.

Although the formal was open to any Cabrini student it seemed as though mostly underclassmen, such as freshmen and sophomores, were in attendance, according to most students.

All in all it seems that SGA’s annual formal was a success and most Cabrini students were pleased with the event. Many individuals agreed that the DJ successfully kept students entertained and most people seemed to have an exceptionally pleasurable experience.

“The Time of Your Life” theme proved to be true with regards to guests’ reactions.

Posted to the web by Shawn Rice

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