Student Association hosted the fourth annual Cardinal Ball on Friday, Feb 22, at 8 p.m. at the Golden Glow Ballroom.
Caitlin Coulter, the president of Student Association, noted there were several changes to the event this year.
They hired a student DJ who was willing to take song requests, which was a popular complaint from previous years.
The menu was also changed this year to include chicken tenders to please more students.
Coulter also said registration was sped up this year by both selling tickets earlier and registering students by a ticket number rather than a last name.
“We’ve spent the last month selling tickets,” Coulter said. “It was hectic trying to get volunteers for table sits, but all the hassle was definitely worth it.”
Over 390 tickets were sold, an increase from last year. Coulter wanted the ball to be more than just another college party.
“It’s an opportunity to socialize,” she said. “It gives students a formal setting to hang out in, which most don’t get if they aren’t part of a sorority or fraternity.”
Kayla Pia, a biochemistry freshman, was also happy to get a chance to socialize.
“I enjoyed dancing and hanging out with my friends,” Pia said. “It was nice to get dressed up and go out.”
Dani Toth, a psychology sophomore, also appreciated the event.
“I thought that it was fun because you get to spend time with friends and you get to see so many familiar faces,” Toth said. “It was nice that they had snacks and drinks, as well as fun activities like the photo booth.”
Despite the slight alteration to the music, many students were still not satisfied with the variety.
“The music was nice, but I wish that the genres were mixed together and not as segregated,” Toth said. “The first two hours was all dance music, then classic rock songs and slow songs at the very end. It would’ve been nice to have a variety throughout the night.”
Reported by Hannah Beach, Vanguard A&E Editor