The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

PRISM Hosts Open-Minded, Alphabet-Soup Friendly Prom

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“Who’s in the Soup: Understanding the GLBTTQQIAAP Community” Cultural Awareness Week will conclude this Saturday, Oct. 31 when PRISM throws its first “prom.”
Unlike a typical campus dance, PRISM’s goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment so that everyone can have the prom experience they want and deserve.
The black tie affair is the perfect kickoff to Halloween.  The prom is early so that everyone can come dressed in his or her best and vote for prom king and queen before throwing on costumes and celebrating Halloween.
“Most people in PRISM didn’t have a prom in high school because they didn’t feel comfortable going.  So this is a fun opportunity to dress up and dance,” says PRISM Social Chair Caroline Ebrill.
The dance, which will include prom staples like pictures, dancing and food, will take place from 8-11 p.m. in the Great Hall.  Tickets are $2.  E-mail for more information.