‘Twas the weeks before Christmas, when all throughout campus not a creature was stirring, not even a louse. The projects were done in the late night with care, in hopes that Winter Break soon would be here.
Then, from out on the Green, there arose such a clatter that we sprang from our dorms to see what was the matter. Realizing it was time for Winter Formal, away to the RSC we flew with a flash. Trading in our normal wear, we got on our dance.
That’s right, Northwestern, close the books and put the projects on hold! This Saturday at 9:30 p.m., come boogie the night away in the RSC at NW’s annual Winter Formal.
The dance is a chance to dress up in your finest before finals. While many NW dances tend towards a more casual atmosphere, this event offers a merry and sophisticated setting to celebrate the upcoming holidays.
SAC member Holly Lawrence said, “The holiday spirit will be in full swing. There’s going to be lots of Christmas trees and lights and cream puffs. SAC is putting a lot of work into it, and I think it’ll pay off in a really fun night for everyone.”
Sophomore Charlotte Richards said, “I think people should definitely go! It’s so much fun. I love dressing up with the girls on my wing and having fun with them.”
Freshman Shannon Gier agrees. “I keep hearing how it’s an awesome bonding experience because you get to get ready with all the girls on your floor. I can’t wait! It’s an excuse to dress up, and it’s fun to dance away the stress that upcoming finals bring.”
Sophomore Tyler Zeutenhorst said, “I went last year and it was a lot of fun. I liked the formal atmoshphere and the Christmas decorations were great.”
Still two big questions remain: who to go with and what to wear. Like the formal events from high school eras gone-by, some suggest bringing a date, while others encourage going with a group of friends or floor mates.
Nate Johnston recalls asking his date to the last year’s formal. “I went over to where she was sitting in the Caf one night at dinner and just said, ‘Your going with me to Winter Formal.’ And she said, ‘Um… okay.’ And the rest is history.”
His advice to NW’s young men considering asking a special young lady to accompany them this Saturday, “Be bold and confident. And just ask!”
He adds, “It helps if the girl you’re asking doesn’t already have a date.”
Morgan Stahl recommends sharing and borrowing dresses among friends. “Last year, our floor was like one big closet. We had a pre-dance fashion show to figure out what dress to wear. It was a really fun way to start off the evening.”
No matter what you choose to wear or whom you choose to go with, Zeutenhorst encouraged everyone to “link arms and head over to the winter ball” to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Admission is three dollars and a free photo booth is provided.