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Mace & Crown | May 25, 2017

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Monarchs Enjoy New York Touristic Culture at SAC Event

Monarchs Enjoy New York Touristic Culture at SAC Event
Anika Williams
Contributing Writer

The Student Activities Council held an event in the Webb Center that had students thoroughly entertained and relaxed for a Thursday night. With a turnout of almost 500 students, “A Walk in Times Square” was a successful event.

The first 200 people attending the event received a free customized ODU t-shirt, which ran out within ten minutes of the event’s start with a long line of students waiting to get inside. The fun included a Henna tattoo artist, a balloon sculpture artist, a caricature artist, spray paint artists and name-painting artist.

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A student poses with his penguin balloon sculpture. Photo by Josh Boone.

All of the artists had long lines for the entirety of the event and almost all of the chairs in the North Café were full. There were also many performers to maintain the attention of the large crowd of students. A fashion show from Imperial Couture, student rappers Covi and Mauci who performed and a band from Norfolk State University called Hot Gumbo Brass Band were also in attendance.

Cosponsoring with SAC was Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. of the Theta Chi Chapter and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. of the Delta Chapter and Zeta Rho Chapter. Members also did some strolling throughout the night to keep the crowd interested.

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SAC Special Events Director Cynthia Rosario poses with the team that collaborated to make the event happen successfully. Photo by Josh Boone.

Music played from one of ODU’s very own Dj 2Nasty which had the students pumped up dancing along with the performers. Another co-sponsor, Omega Phi Beta Sorority with one of their ladies, Mariam Abdelhamid, was the lively and spirited host for the night. The event was fun-filled with positive vibes and had an amazing and connected atmosphere among students.

According to SAC’s special events director Cynthia Rosario, it took a lot to prepare for this event. Rosario came up with a proposal that was approved from the other SAC executives. She also reached out to different vendors trying to make the huge five-hour event happen for less than $8,000 with advertising included.

Rosario got in contact with the talented artists for great prices and started booking them. The event took about 2-3 months of planning.

“I just love having different events that bring in all different types of students. This hard work I went through was worth it because the students enjoyed their selves and that’s all that matters at the end of the day. I would like to thank PAW [Programs All Weekend] for funding this event. Without them, this event would not have happened,” Rosario said.