Students gathered in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multipurpose Room (MPR) to spend time with friends and dance to pop hits at Club Karma, an event created by the residence hall staff held Saturday night.
It was the first time Club Karma was held.
“I expected this event to be one where a lot of students showed up, and we all came together as a school to enjoy the weekend,” freshman Julia Ebersole said.
There were activities such as tie-dying T-shirts, coloring and taking pictures at a photo booth. Students entered raffles throughout the night to win gift cards from Red Robin, Amazon and Starbucks.
Club Karma had a playful atmosphere as tables were covered with Durex condoms and fidget-spinners. Students were offered free food such as cotton candy, popcorn and pizza.
The Heritage Dance Co. made a short hip-hop performance to Nicki Minaj’s song “Good Form,” and earned cheers and shouts for an encore.
By the end of the night, there was a dance competition where students could perform as a solo or a group. Laughs echoed through the MPR as students awkwardly danced to win prizes.
The club’s main attraction was the mocktails handed out by senior resident adviser Nathan Favretto.
“Doing mocktails was my idea as a contribution to this program,” Favretto said. “This whole program was thought of by the RA’s of Harley.”
Many students showed up to take a break from studying and get out of their rooms.
“My friends and I came [to] this event to try something new,” Ebersole said. “It is nice to take a break from studying for a couple hours.”
Senior Andrew Newton has lived in the dorms since his freshman year and wanted to support the event.
“People seem to like [Club Karma] and socializing. I like community events,” Newton said.
A few students felt that there are not enough opportunities for networking and believe the residence halls need to hold these events more often.
“If I didn’t come to this event I would be in bed watching Netflix,” freshman Hannah Keller said.