Homecoming dance and Casino Night take over
Students went “all in” with the annual Homecoming Dance and Casino Night on Friday, Oct. 11.
Students entered University Activities Board’s (UAB) “Dancing through the Decades”-themed dance through a “time warp” that set the tone for the event which featured hit songs from different decades from the 50′s to the present.
During the dance, President David R. Hopkins stopped in to announce this year’s Homecoming King and Queen, Vinícius Vargas and Kailah Ware.
Assistant Director for the Office of Student Activities and UAB adviser Jack Pence said he was pleased with the turnout to the Homecoming dance.
“I’m happy,” said Pence. “It seems like there’s a lot of people here having fun.”
However, Pence also said the energy at this year’s dance seemed a little low.
“I think it was a lot louder last year, which had an effect on the dancing,” said Pence.
“One of the great things about Homecoming is it gives Wright State students, especially residents on campus, something to do on the weekends which is something we really struggle with,” said junior Mechanical Engineering major and Resident Assistant Alex Henz. “We see a lot more residents stay this weekend for that reason, and it gives them something fun to go to that’s different from all the other events around.”
Henz also said that Homecoming is an attractive event for freshmen at WSU.
“The great thing for freshmen is that they can understand Homecoming because they had that in high school, so it’s familiar to them,” said Henz.
Senior Anthropology major Erica Edwards said she enjoyed the dance more than the other event.
“I didn’t go to the casino things because I don’t know how to play [those] games,” said Edwards, “but the dance was really fun; I love dancing.”
On the other hand, Electrical Engineering graduate student Kaushik Reddy Katpally said he he preferred Casino Night.
“I liked the Casino Night more because there were fewer people around and they would just give you more ‘money’ whenever you asked. Last time, you only got one pack of money and you didn’t get any more,” said Katpally. “There were fewer people this year but I still had fun just like last year.”