Last Club Ben of the Year Delivers
By: Michelle Reilly
What do you do when you’re stressing over finals and papers to calm down? If you go to Benedictine University, you know the answer to that question. Go to Club Ben. The last Club Ben of the year was country themed and was held on Saturday, April 30 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
If you aren’t familiar, Club Ben started two years ago so students could have somewhere to go on campus on the weekends. It’s an event where Coal Ben gets turned into a dance club for that night and there are drinks available for those who are 21. The tables and chairs are moved out of the eating area so there is room to dance and of course for resident DJ Pharaoh to provide the entertainment for the night.
While it was dubbed “Country Party”, music from all genres was played. The country theme was made more for the attire for the night, as many students showed up wearing their flannels or cowboy boots and hats.
“I wasn’t going to go tonight because I hate country music, but I’m so glad I did. The music was great and wasn’t just country, thank God,” says junior Aliya Murray.
Saturday night was one of the last times students could go out and be with their friends on campus before the semester ends in less than two weeks.
When looking back at the night, fellow student, Chris Rafacz says, “it was very energetic and a great way to wrap up the semester with everyone.”
Unfortunately, now it’s time to get back to studying and doing those projects and papers for finals week. On the bright side, at least we got one night where we didn’t have to worry about any of that.