Last Friday was the event that every engineer eagerly awaits, the legendary Viterbi Ball. V-Ball (as it is affectionately called) is held on the friday of E Week and is the culminating event of the week. For more information about E Week, check out Steve’s blog. The theme for this year’s V-Ball was 1920’s, so engineers showed up decked out in Gatsby-esc flapper dresses and broad rimmed hats. My friends and I decided to go all out for the event. We got dressed up and went to a fancy dinner before meeting at Ronald Tudor Hall to catch the buses. The Ball was held at a venue in Long Beach so we all enjoyed a long bus ride there. Once we got to the venue, everyone headed to the dance floor to kick it off. Anyone who says engineers can’t dance clearly hasn’t been to V-ball. Everyone on the dance floor was busting moves out of nowhere. It was a great way to release tension built up during the past few weeks from midterms, problem sets, and projects. When I wasn’t dancing, I was either downstairs eating the delicious finger food provided or talking to friends I hadn’t seen in a while.
I particularly enjoyed V-Ball because it gave me a chance to reconnect with a lot of my friends from the Viterbi Summer Overseas program in Rome that I went on last summer. I’m quite busy during the semester with classes and my a cappella group that I don’t often get to see friends that aren’t in one of my student organizations. So it was a nice change to catch up with my engineering friends for once, especially because I was abroad last semester and hadn’t seen many of them yet. Near the end of the night, they gave out the awards for the most spirited student organization, which was the Society of Women Engineers and Viterbi King and Queen, which went to fellow VSA bloggers Ryan and Claire. All in all it was a great night and it just made me even more excited for next year’s ball! Check out some pictures of the event below: