By Robin Riskin
Editor in Chief
Students donned black ties and dresses this Saturday in preparation for Snow Ball, the annual winter dance in Haverford’s Dining Center (DC). Little did they know their night of chicken tenders, photo ops and dancing would soon be over.
Two freshmen were being transported to the hospital for alcohol poisoning, when a fight broke out between two Fords in the DC, Tom King, Bi-Co Director of Safety & Security, wrote in an email in to the Bi-Co News. Police were already on the scene for the ambulance escort, and they closed the party down.
“It was really annoying that they [Safety & Security] didn’t tell people what was going on,” said Josh Thorn ’14. “They just burst in and shut it down. Students didn’t have any information.”
“I was disappointed that Safety & Security and the police could not come up with a solution that didn’t involve shutting down the dance, especially because we seniors don’t get another Snow Ball,” Caroline Kaigh ’11 said.
Chris Flores ’13, a member of the Special Events Committee for Students, said it was upsetting because they had put time and effort into hosting one of Haverford’s few “formals.”
“A lot of people only had the chance to be there for five minutes,” he said.
Julie Sieth ’11, the Quaker Bouncer Co-Head who was on-point at the party, expressed concern over increasing numbers of alcohol hospitalizations at Haverford, but said she didn’t think the problem was “anything specific to the dance.”
Some students didn’t mind.
“I wasn’t disappointed, I was already leaving,” said Margo Schall ’11.
Rob Breckinridge ’11 said it didn’t matter – “the real party ended up being in Lloyd anyways.”
Additional reporting by News Editor Matt Fernandez and Features Editor Cameron Scherer.