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This past weekend we saw a collaboration between Oregon Tech’s sorority -- Kappa Xi Alpha -- and fraternity --Phi Delta Theta -- to put on the annual Carnation Ball with the help of KTEC to DJ. This year’s theme was Euphoria, so we saw a lot of blues, purples, and sparkles, and of course we can’t forget all the lights.
This event happens at the end of Greek Week every winter and provides students with a way to let loose with friends and forget about the stress of class for a night. This year there were around 60 people in attendance including current students, alumni, and some non-Oregon Tech students. 60 is a good number but they always want more, so make sure to get yourself a ticket next year.
Some people don’t go to events like these because they feel like there isn’t anything there for them. Well, that’s not the case with this dance. There’s music and dancing which satisfy most people’s interest, but there are also areas that you can go to sit in the back and just observe if that’s what you prefer.
Also, if you showed up early enough you might have just been able to grab a coffee, but don’t worry if you’re late, they also had a Red Bull bar. And what kind of dance would it be without a photo booth that you can just walk up to and have the attendant take a photo of you and your group that you went with? You didn’t get all dressed up for nothing after all.
With a mixture of fast and slow dances, just about everyone felt like they had a space on the dance floor, especially when the event was coming to a close and the DJs started taking requests. At that point there was almost nobody left in their seat. Those that stayed until the very end seemed like they got the most enjoyment of everyone in attendance because they got to make the playlist their own and then got to be the only ones left dancing.
Overall, I would say that the Carnation Ball was a success this year and that if you didn’t get the chance to go this year, make sure you do next year.