Manic Midnight Madness

By Jessica Hagerty
November 3, 2006

Shane Evans

Midnight Madness, held on Friday, Oct. 27 in the Dixon Center, was a successful event and fun night for the campus community. The Athletic Department, Student Activities and Student Government Association were making plans and decorating for the festivities long before the spectators arrived.

SGA senior class vice president and English and communication major Christine Blom said, “the turnout wasn’t as great as we hoped, probably because of the weather.” Blom thinks the steady rain kept people from coming to the event.

At 9 p.m. the doors opened and chicken fingers, chicken wings, cookies, chips and drinks were served.

Nicole Duggan, English and communication major and also a member of the women’s basketball team, was impressed by the food. “I think the food was great, not to mention it was free!” Duggan said.

Also in the lobby were free giveaways and SGA members to greet you as you entered the gymnasium.

A section in the gym was decorated for each class by the SGA members. The seniors, with the biggest section, had the least people attend.

Fiona Bride, senior exercise science and health promotion major, said, “It was a great event, but I wish more seniors would have showed up.”

However, the lack of seniors did not keep the rest of the students from having a great time.

Senior English and communication major Adam Bowen, was the master of ceremonies for the night. As a former member of the men’s basketball team, he said, “it was a great experience for me to have the opportunity to be a part of midnight madness.”

At 10 p.m. the students took on the faculty in a basketball game that kicked off the events for the night. Cabrini staff members, such as Admissions Counselor Saleem Brown and men’s head basketball coach Matthew Macciocca, took on several students.

The final score of the game was 34-28, with the staff taking the victory as Brown had previously promised.

“The match was uneven, but we tried our best so it was still a good game,” Brian Coary, a junior marketing major, said, who was a part of the student’s team.

Next, more students were able to get involved by participating in the shooting and dizzy bat contests. However, the hot dog eating contest that had been scheduled was cancelled.

Free t-shirts and other prizes were given out to students throughout the night, along with raffle tickets. One ticket was drawn and a money prize was given away to the winning ticket.

When the 13-student cheerleading squad took the floor, the crowd was roaring with excitement. Their routine consisted of a dance and cheer with a variety of tumbling, jumps and stunts.

Bowen then introduced the men’s and women’s basketball teams in order for the co-ed game to begin.

The men and women were randomly split into two teams: black and white. The game was close; however, the black team took the victory with a score of 44-42.

Lastly, the dance team performed. Appearing to be the most exciting event of the night, the team premiered their new costumes for the event. The 10 minute dance routine received great reviews from the spectators.

“Thumbs up to the dance team,” Bride said.

“Overall it was a great success,” Joe Johnson, history and political science major and SGA president of the sophomore class, said. “Because everyone enjoyed themselves, it makes us look forward to next year.”

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