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ASA hosts the first ‘AFROGALA’ on campus

Solé Scott – Features Editor

Lights, camera, action! Looking for a party where people dress up like the Grammy awards or Met Gala? Well look no further than the AFROGALA. 

The African Student Association hosted one of the biggest events of the year on Nov. 9 in the Adanti Student Center ballroom on the 3rd floor. This was the first year that the event ran on campus. 

Psychology major Cielo Rhymer, a sophomore, was one of the first guests to attend the event. 

“Honestly for me I just wanted to show out, you know support everybody because my babies are on the dance team,” said Rhymer. 

Studio art major Rouba Momori, a freshman, went to the event with friends. 
“I’m trying to see everything cultural; diversity is where it’s at,” said Momori. 

The decoration theme was black, purple and gold and had a gold backdrop outside the ballroom where guests can take pictures.  

The event was catered by “Betty’s,” an African restaurant in Bridgeport. 

Students that attended the university had to RSVP through OwlConnect, while off campus guests had to pay $15 online or $20 at the door when they arrived. 

Patience Henry, a freshman, attended the event with her friend Madison Harvin, a freshman. 

“We wanted to dress up,” said Harvin. 

There was a dance floor in the middle of the ballroom that was utilized by the ASA dance team as they performed. 

The attire for the event was black tie and African clothing. 

“Excited about the food and the music,” said Harvin. 

Doors opened at 6:30 p.m. and the event was supposed to start at 7 p.m. However, not a lot of guests showed up until around 8 p.m. The doors remained open until 9 p.m.  

By 8 p.m. the line to sign in started to get longer as more people arrived in their elegant gowns and sophisticated suits. 

The event was so popular that all tickets were sold out before the day of the event. There was a waiting list of a few people who did not RSVP. 

F.A.C.E. Models E-board made an appearance during the night. 

African Student Association has been advertising this event since Oct.7. 

The music was provided by deejkwame. 

The celebration ended around 12 a.m. after a long night of partying. 

ASA is looking forward to continuing the AFROGALA on campus as they already teased for next year. 

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