Every year, the Carrboro Student Government Association (SGA) throws the Snowball dance, the only SGA-sponsored dance where all grades are invited. In past years, it has been held at venues such as the Haw River Ballroom and the Friday Center. This year, Snowball is taking a different turn, as it will be held on Saturday, January 27, in the commons of Carrboro High School.
This year, all SGA officers ran on a platform of wanting to be more inclusive and that all Carrboro students should be able to feel like a Jaguar, explained Cameron Farrar, Carrboro’s SGA treasurer. In past years, some students have refrained from attending school hosted events due to transportation and money issues. The changes this year are meant to make Snowball a place where everyone feels welcome.
Since Snowball is being held at the school, there is easier access for students to attend. For example, Chapel Hill Transit, the city bus system, provides easy transportation. Many students also live in apartments within walking distance of school. Another important aspect of the dance being held at Carrboro is that everyone knows its location, since; we come here everyday. In the past, location has created issues with cost and attendance
SGA didn’t want price to be a deciding factor in students’ attendance. This year’s Snowball tickets are only $10 for a single and $15 for a couple which is much cheaper than previous years. Hopefully this drop in price will encourage more students to attend.
Farrar mentioned that there is a large demographic of students who don’t feel welcomed at school events.
“I think there is a certain comfort in knowing about the school and where the school is so you don’t have to be worrying about a bunch of different things,” said Farrar.
Additionally, SGA is really pushing the winter wonderland theme, with plans for: trees, snowflakes, lights and even chicken nuggets!
Snowball will be held Saturday, January 27 from 8 to 11 p.m. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, don’t worry; they are available for purchase at the door!