Cardinal Ball returns with theme ‘Snow Ball’

The SVSU Student Association recently announced the theme for this year’s Cardinal Ball as the 2022 ‘Snow Ball.’

Vincent Ford, professional technical writing sophomore and Student Association campus events director, weighed in on the theme.

“It took a lot of talking, as finding the perfect theme was a little tough at first,” he said. “After working with our Public Information Officers on our poster and ticket designs, we were finally able to come up with the Snow Ball theme.”

Ford said other themes which were mentioned in the running were ‘Starry Night’ ‘Roaring 20’s’ and even ‘Around the World.’

Ford said ‘Snow Ball’ stood out from the others.

“We figured that in Winter, when we’re dealing with the worst of the weather, we seem to forget how much beauty belongs to this season. Especially if you’re a native from Michigan,” he said.

This year’s Cardinal Ball will be the first since 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic posed too many risks for the gathering. This year’s ball has been planned in accordance with the NEST program to help curtail the potential risks to a large gathering.

Morgan Jensen, a marketing senior and a co-public information officer for the Student Association, noted how important the return of the iconic event was.

“After COVID-19 prevented us from doing Cardinal Ball last year, I look forward to the cardinal community coming together once again,” Jensen said.

Mara Lutz, an elementary education freshman and a co-public information officer for the Stu dent Association, gave detailed insight to the underclassmen perspective of the event in the wake of the pandemic.

“As a 2021 high school graduate, I missed out on the majority of the events that make the typical high school experience, including prom,” she said. “I was always in student councils and boards, so I planned many, but never was able to attend”

Features of the event, which is to be held at the Golden Glow Ballroom, include music, photobooths, a cash bar for those of legal age and more.

Vincent Ford said the event will have special features.

“One thing that’s crucial is detail,” he said. “We plan to have more inclusive options for students at our event, including bussing for students who may not be able to make it to the venue on their own, and a more inclusive menu.”

Tickets to the event will be sold outside of the Marketplace and Zahnow Library 1-5 p.m. today through Friday, as well as Feb. 14 through 18. The Student Association will be providing additional details, as well as any updates to the event, on its Instagram account.

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