Last Friday night ushered in a wave of nostalgia, as students entered a time warp to the greatness of the '90s. The College Programming Board, also known as CPB, hosted this eventful night that was held in the Alumni Lounges. As students piled in, they entered a room full of '90s themed snacks, prizes and music.
“Right when I walked in, I heard one of my favorite Destiny’s Child songs, so I knew it was going to be a great night,” said senior Deanna Santiago.
Along with songs from Destiny’s Child, other '90s artists such as the Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys had their decades-old hits played during this event. Students were able to take their seat and enjoy the wide array of music while eating and socializing.
The food became a draw for attendance because it too fit the theme of the event. Students were able to head to the food and beverage table and wait on line for their turn to grab a plate and fill it with snacks including Dunkaroos, Pringles, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gushers and Capri Sun.
“My favorite part of the night was definitely the throwback snacks,” said student Atasia Keeling.
As students started to pile in, grab their seats and eat their snacks, members of CPB started handing out raffle tickets to the students. Throughout the evening, raffle tickets were pulled from a basket that included items like '90s themed stickers and Nickelodeon’s famous slime.
After some raffle tickets were drawn and prizes were claimed, the '90s trivia game began. Each table became their own team and they were each given a dry erase board to write their answers on. Competition began to grow serious as students battled for the $100 grand prize that was awarded to the winning table.
“I was excited for the trivia part of the night because I am a huge trivia fan,” said sophomore Joseph Conciatori.
Much of the trivia revolved around television shows like “Arthur,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Dawson’s Creek” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” The variety of activities that paid homage to the decade, in which many current students were raised in, turned out to be a success.