Sophomore cotillion recap

Avra Bossov (’11)/ Eastside News/Features Editor, Avra Bossov (’11)/ Eastside News/Features Editor, and Avra Bossov (’11)/ Eastside News/Features Editor

On Saturday, February 27, the sophomore class and their dates gathered in Cafeteria 1 for sophomore cotillion, themed “Cities of the World.”

Over 500 people were in attendance, which is more than the amount of people in the sophomore class. Tickets cost $20 and were sold the weeks prior to the event during lunches.

“I thought it was a great success. We had loads of people, we definitely made money off of it and everyone had a great time,” said Mike Berkowitz (’12), Sophomore Class Vice President.

The hallway leading into the dance was decorated as North America, featuring a cutout of President Obama and a face-in-hole cutout of two people at the beach to match the blow-up palm tree. Each wall of the cafeteria was decorated as a different continent, being Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. The walls contained everything from flags to an elaborate jungle scene consisting of several stuffed animals, vines and plastic plants.

“I borrowed most of the stuffed animals from friends and then cleared out my sister’s bedroom, which happens to have a jungle theme. I made the display boards, computer print outs and the vines, [which were made] out of brown grocery bags,” said Brendon Rush, the main contributor to the wall representing Mombasa, Kenya specifically. “It was fun being involved and a good way to get to know everybody in SGA a little better.”

The refreshments provided included a variety of foods from around the world, including nachos, pirogi and egg rolls, while DJ Jack Friedberg (’08) played all the latest hits as sophomores and their dates danced the night away.

Since sophomore cotillion used to be referred to as the “ring dance,” sophomores who purchased class rings were available to pick them up from a Jostens table set up in the faculty lounge adjacent to the cafeteria. About 90 sophomores purchased rings.

“Overall, I couldn’t be more happier with the way everything turned out. I would like to thank the sophomore class and anyone else who was in attendance, and the sophomore SGA reps for helping with the planning process. Thanks for making this year’s cotillion the best,” said Adam Rosenthal, Sophomore Class President.