Photo Source: Amy Reglin
By Patrick O’Neill, Staff Writer
On Thursday, February 7, the English Department hosted their second annual Yule Ball winter celebration. The ball featured live music from resident Regis faculty band, The Plagiarists, who sang classic rock and pop songs from about 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The event was open to the whole campus, bringing the community together.
This celebration was based off the Yule Ball featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and was decorated to match. Tables around the Mountain View Room in Claver Hall held glowing candles. Twinkling lights surrounded the room in a pleasant glow that reflected off the fancy dress of attendees. As the flyers around campus have said, “English Club hosts a night of fun and frivolity with a touch of Harry Potter magic!”
One Katie Clark, a freshman in attendance, said, “English majors can really dance up a storm!”
The Plagiarists, showcasing Regis’ English Professors Dr. David Hicks, Professor Alyse Knorr, and Dr. Scott Dimovitz rocked the room with classic songs such as “Heroes” by David Bowie (a personal favorite of mine) and newer hits such as “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry. People twisted and shimmied across the room to other hits such as “S.O.B.” by Nathaniel Ratecliff & The Night Sweats.
English professor and Plagiarist band member, Alyse Knorr, also commented, saying, “The Yule Ball is the single greatest thing to ever happen.” – It seems like this year’s Yule Ball was a hit!