UNB-SRC Puts On Back-to-Class Stop Light Party

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It is now 2015 and once again our Student Council wants to bring in the term with a big bang, and on Friday, Jan. 16th, 2015 they were successful with this by hosting a stop light party.

Now for those of you who don’t know what a stop light party is, don’t feel bad. Before attending this event , I had though that a “Stop Light Party” had something to do with the childhood game of ‘one-two-three red light.’

I quickly discovered that it’s a theme party where students show off their relationship status, and wear the colours that represent said status with pride. Single students had to wear green, students with a complicated relationship status wore yellow, and those who were madly in love or in relationships had to wear red.

The colours relate to the traffic lights; red meaning stop, yellow meaning approach with caution or slow down, and green meaning go.

The idea of the party is to apply the traffic signals to meeting new people. It was a package deal, having a mixer and a party in one.

The back-to-class bash took place on campus at Howler’s, and the music could be heard throughout the Thomas J. Condon Student Centre.

Micheal McEachern, also known as DJ506, created an atmosphere that brought close to 150 students to the event. His playlist touched on all genres— from upbeat pop mixes to the cool smooth tones of the Caribbean.

Prizes were also won; some of which included lava lamps, NB Liquor cards, and much more.

One student said that she danced the whole night long and that the party was one of the better events of the year.

VP Social Reno Pereira said, “I think the event went very well. I was happy with the turnout. It was definitely one of the better student party nights. I received a lot of positive feedback.”

He was also excited about the other events that the UNB-SRC are planning, like the Spice Up Your Life party– a Spice Girl themed party at Grand Hall on Friday, Feb. 13th, 2015.

The event was a huge success, making the students who did go want to see more from the UNB-SRC and the students who didn’t wish they had gone.

Emily is in her third-year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's an avid plant mom and a stern black coffee drinker. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find her listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation.