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Spring Fling dance enthralls students with Aurora Borealis theme

Ryan Burke-Stevenson
At the annual Spring Fling dance on March 23, themed “Aurora Borealis Bash,” students danced the night away in Sherry Lansing Theater with a high attendance of 420 students.

This story has been updated to correct inaccurate information.

On March 23, students danced the night away to trendy tunes at the annual spring fling dance, themed “Aurora Borealis Bash,” hosted in the Sherry Lansing Theater and Gordon Parks Art Hall.

Students also enjoyed watching March Madness, an accessorized photo booth and cotton candy. 

Cultural Union President Adam Cheema explained that the turnout of students exceeded the hopes of Student Council, with 420 students attending. 

“Spring fling falls during a busy time of year, so we typically expect a lower turn out,” Adam said, “but this year there were more students in attendance, which made us all really happy.”

Student Council hosted the traditional spirit week in the days leading up to the dance to raise students’ excitement and to bring attention to ticket sales. Tickets were $10 the week before the dance or $15 at the door. 

Sophomore Alishba Shah said she was pleasantly surprised by how much she enjoyed the dance. 

“I think the decorations were really nice. I liked the cotton candy and all the lights,” Alishba said. “With the good music, and everything being on theme, it really made the experience more fun.”

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Zara Siddique
Zara Siddique, Sports & Leisure Editor
Zara Siddique is a member of the Class of 2024 and serves as the sports and leisure editor. She joined the journalism family in the 2021-22 school year as a sophomore. Her favorite part of journalism is getting to meet new people. Her favorite story she has written is “Qatar sparks controversy as World Cup host.” Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing tennis, reading and listening to music. Awards: 2024 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award: Second place (with Sahana Unni), photo layout: full page (Page 3) 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, San Francisco convention: Superior, commentary writing
Ryan Burke-Stevenson
Ryan Burke-Stevenson, Photographer
Ryan Burke-Stevenson is a photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2025. His favorite part of photojournalism is being able to give a visual aspect to stories. Outside of photojournalism, Ryan is interested in cooking and cycling. Awards: 2024 Scholastic Press Association of Chicago, non-sports photo: superior 2023 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest, advertising, first honorable mention

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