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Black light party could return

| Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005

The Student Activities Board at California University of Pennsylvania is talking about throwing a black light party during Homecoming weekend next fall.

That's because the first black light party, staged last fall,...was so successful, according to Stacey Williams, 20.

"I didn't even recognize the per-formance center," she said of the initial event. "It looked like it had been transformed into a real night club."

A vendor brought the black-light party to Cal U. It decorated the Natali Performance Center with an array of multi-colored lights and black lights.

A huge projection screen featured music videos and Cal U partiers. The walls were covered with white sheets that students marked with neon paint.

Although the party started at 9 p.m., many arrived fashionably late - around 11 p.m.

LaTasha Reed, 21, president of the Student Activities Board, said she was worried early on about the turnout. It was the first such event sponsored by the board.

"By the end of the night, the room was filled, and we were asking people to leave," she said.

"Towards the end of the party, all you could see was a sea of glow-in-the-dark hats and bracelets and the projection screen filled with people dancing," said Tiara Flowers, 20, Black Student Union president.

The Student Activities Board has agreed sponsor another party. Some board members suggested the next party be paired with a large event, homecoming possibly, in an effort to draw a bigger crowd.

Tunisha Hubbard, 20, of Pittsburgh, is a sophomore public relations major.

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