Glow at the ‘Holiday Blacklight Party’Event to fundraise money for future dances
Student Council has been preparing all week for the Blacklight Party. Although the event is casual, students are encouraged to wear neon and freshly washed white shirts for the full experience. "I have made posters to market the event and spirit dance," senior Alexandra Nyguyen said. "The most difficult part of setting up is probably going to be event setup because not only do we have to set up the blackout steps, we also have to setup the blacklights." Photo Credit: Desiree Jacobo
Due to a lack of interest in Winter Semi-Formal, Student Council is throwing a Holiday Blacklight Party in the gym next Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The admission fee will cost 10 dollars.
“I really hope that there is a good outcome for the dance,” Student Council Adviser Miriya Julian said. “We aren’t doing this to make a lot of money, we just want to put out an event that kids will come to.”
“We wanted to incorporate blacklights because I’ve had them stored for a while,” said. “If people want to bring their cans, they can bring it to the dance on Friday so it can count towards their seventh period class.”
Some activities that participants can do during the event are decorate cookies and take pictures in a holiday photo booth. Glow sticks and food will be available, along with music from DJ LALA.
“I am very excited for the event because we have an amazing DJ that a lot of students requested,” senior Alexandra Nguyen said. “This [event] is cost friendly, and something to look forward to with all the stress that the end of the year brings.”
Students are not required to dress formally and are encouraged to bring guests. Those interested must turn in guest passes before attending the party.
“I am so excited to hang out with all my friends, eat pizza and decorate cookies,” sophomore Stacy Cadiz. “All of my friends are going to wear white, so we can glow under the lights.”
If there is a successful turnout at this event, Student Council will consider having a Sadie Hawkins Dance in replacement of WSF.
“I think [the Blacklight Party is] a good idea because homeless people already have a hard lifestyle,” freshman Masina Blackwell said. “Providing them with food is the least we can do to help. I’m not going to the dance, but getting high schoolers to support for a good cause is great.”