posted on: Thursday March 7, 2019
Julia Acquavita ’22
This past weekend on Friday, March 1, Providence College’s Board of Programmers (BOP) hosted their third annual Black & White Ball in the Peterson Recreation Center. According to BOP, over 2,700 tickets were sold in anticipation for this special night. Students from all grades were represented as they danced the night away in black and white dresses and suits.
Immediately when walking in, the monochrome decorations noticeably stood out.
Whether it was black and white chairs, tables, sofas, or simply the black runway situated near the entrance, all the decorations added to the lively atmosphere. Also, the chairs and sofas served as the ideal places to sit and relax with friends when taking a break from the dance floor.
Peterson was filled with energetic music from the band “East Coast Soul.” This band performed several well-known covers of popular songs, such as “Party in the USA” and “Mo Bamba,” encouraging students to get on their feet and dance.
At one point, Elizabeth Carlson ’22 claimed, “I had to take my heels off because I was dancing for so long and my feet were in so much pain!” Carlson was not the only student who decided to relieve themselves of pain by tossing their shoes to the side.
Another popular hit throughout the night were the unique varieties of food available for the taking. The food consisted of a table full of tortilla chips, artichoke dip, chicken kabobs, and sliders. These finger foods were certainly a crowd favorite, since almost every time I went to go grab a snack, the food was continually being replenished.
They served as the perfect energizer for students taking a break from dancing; all they needed was a quick handful of chips for fuel and then seconds later they rejoined the mosh pit of students in the center.
Overall, the night was one to remember for PC students of all ages and, due to its success in ticket sales and attendance, Black & White Ball will hopefully be an event to look forward to next year.