Snow Ball: An Annual Tradition

Michelle R Morra

On Saturday, December 3 the school held Snowball, an annual dance that is turning into a tradition here at the University of New Haven.  It was a magical night filled with bonding, dancing, and even a proposal.  It was definitely a night that will be remembered forever by everyone that attended.

Snowball planning has been going on for months to make the night very special for the two hundred and eighty people that attended.  All the planning paid off, because this had to be a record breaking and most memorable Snowball since we started the tradition.  Tickets for Snowball with a “Night in Paris” theme went on sale on Monday and sold out completely Tuesday morning, a record breaking sell out for the event since the tradition started at the university.  We broke records, and then on Saturday we made so many memories.

All the students showed up to the Programming Space dressed so elegantly that they put celebrities walking on the red carpet to shame.  After students signed in, they had the opportunity to take pictures with their dates and their friends to remember the night and remember how beautiful and handsome they looked. Then it was time to get on the bus and head over to Amarentes Sea Cliff, where all the fun really happened.

Everyone sat down at their assigned tables with their friends and sat with anticipation for the night to begin.  There were appetizers that were beyond delicious that kept students and special guests busy until everyone had arrived.  When all the guests had reached the restaurant, the Class of 2012 President, Cori Barboza, welcomed everyone to the party and then introduced Josh Van Housen to make a special speech.  Josh talked about how many memories he has had here at the university and the person that has been with him to make those memories even more special.  He invited his girlfriend of three years, Megan Fimbel, up to the front and got down on one knee and asked, probably the biggest question for a man to ask in his entire life, her to marry him.  Megan of course said yes, and as Josh put the ring on her finger they kissed and the attendees broke out with cheers and applause.  It put everyone in a great mood and everyone spent the rest of the night partying.

After dinner was finished, the DJ broke out the dancing music, and everyone got out of their seat and headed out on the dance floor.  All students were on their feet and danced with their dates and their friends.  And in between breaking a move, students had the opportunity to pick up the pictures they had taken at the university which were placed in a nice Paris themed frame with a night sky background.  Everyone couldn’t believe how nice the pictures came out. The wait was worth it.

The rest of the night was filled with dancing, picture taking, and just having fun with friends and having a good time.  Memories were made one on top of the other, and this Snowball will always be the one as remembered as the one that there was a proposal and showed the university community how many great life moments students have at college.

Congratulations Josh and Megan and we all hope that the two of you have a happy life together!