When the rain came in late Friday afternoon, Loras After Dark, usually an outdoor event, was in danger of being canceled. Luckily, CAB found a way to make the event happen. The event was moved from Loras Parkway to Graber on Friday Sept. 20 from 9 to 11 p.m. It ended up being a huge success for CAB and all students who attended.
CAB brought in free pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings and a caramel apple bar for food. They also brought in a caricature artist, a photo booth stocked with quirky costumes and different prizes which were raffled off. Additionally, the Dance Marathon Morale captains led the students in last year’s morale dance. The event allows students a break from the first few weeks of classes and an opportunity to hang out with friends and experience one of the first CAB events of the year.
“It brings first years through seniors together in a fun atmosphere where they can eat, hang out and meet new people,” said CAB member and junior Allie Kaleta.
Besides enjoying the social aspect of being around students of all grade levels, first-year students also got the chance to see how exciting CAB events can be. Loras After Dark had a DJ and dance floor set up, complete with strobe lights and colored disco balls. This allowed students to dance and mingle with ease, and created a similar atmosphere to other events hosted by CAB and other student organizations.
“Loras After Dark was a great way to start the year,” said first year Madison Tolley, “and I am excited to attend more CAB events in the future.”
CAB’s next major event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1 with hypnotist Jim Wand. The event starts at 8 p.m. located in St. Joseph’s Auditorium.