Party Till The Break of Dawn
By: Korey Hines
Party till the Break of Dawn
Darius Essex is walking through downtown Oakland, California trying to find the perfect suit. He is looking for a suit or tuxedo that gleams” encore.” This years Dawn Dance celebration will be his last undergraduate party, and he wants to go out in grand fashion. Rasheed Flake is walking down Madison Avenue in New York City also looking for a suit or tuxedo. Flake is returning to Wilberforce University as an alumnus for the first time. He is looking for a suit or tuxedo that says,” I have arrived.”
Alumni weekend at Wilberforce University is a great time for students present and past.” I think Dawn Dance is going to be better this year because more present students and alumni are attending”, said Wilberforce senior Marcus Pierce.
This year, alumni weekend will begin on Saturday, March 29, 2008, with the Mr. and Miss. Wilberforce Pageant in the Alumni Multiplex. The event will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is a very special year. The royal court is calling for all past Wilberforce University Queens to come to the 86th crowning. There will also be a “tea party” with the past Queens and the future Royal Court on March 29.” The pageant activities are much livelier this year”, said pageant contestant Kenya Arocho.
April 2 is Las Vegas night. There will be a simulated Las Vegas casino from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Health and Wellness center. “I’m just looking forward to it because the school has a limited amount of activities”, said Sophomore David Bellizario.
” Casino night is a new event but should be instant staple in the alumni weekend celebration”, said Deandre Johnson.