It was Casino and Karaoke Night in the ballroom of the newly added Sara and Michael Abraham Student Center Friday night at 7p.m.
Casino and Karaoke Night finished off a week of events organized by the students and faculty of the Student Life administration, where both students and faculty were invited to games of laser tag and outings at Boomers.
Approximately 150-200 students attended the event, lasting until 11 p.m.
“It felt like a good event for both students and faculty,” said Angie Anderson, Assistant Director of Student Life.
Anderson was present along with Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs, and Ruby Montaño-Cordova, associate dean of student affairs, for the Casino and Karaoke Night, as well as other assorted faculty.
“This is the last big event of orientation,” Rahmani said.
Student organizers also held events at Cosmic Bowling, a movie night at the Campus Center and a catered barbeque on Sept. 3.
Food provided at Casino and Karaoke Night was served by Sodexo, which catered the event, providing students, faculty and others who attended with drinks, fruits and vegetables, as well as artichokes with spinach dip, chicken skewers and jalapeno poppers.
To go along with the theme of Casino night were several tables with attendants with a variety of gambling games, such as poker, blackjack and craps. The most popular attraction at the Casino Night was the karaoke machine where students were very eager and willing to perform.
Songs such as Sir Mix-a-Lot’s well known song, “Baby Got Back,” were played. The students were extremely enthusiastic about karaoke, and were often clapping, cheering and singing along with the performer.
There were one, two, even 12 people at once singing along to songs that could possibly be heard throughout the entire Campus Center, and of course, dancing.
“This is the last hurrah for orientation, before we all start concentrating on school,” said Naime Laskar, of the Campus Activities Board.
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