by Wallace Whitfield
The Rochester College Diversity Council hosted a “totally rad” 1990’s party for the campus community on March 27, which featured a rap battle, “Friends” decor, photo booth, a best-dressed contest, and popular ’90s brands.
About 45 students attended the event, and they enjoyed a nacho bar, and candy and soda popular in the ’90s such as Ring Pops, Sour Jacks, Baha Blast and Surge. Moet Dickinson, junior mass communication major, won the freestyle rap battle. Dalen Kaiser, sophomore nursing major, and Shakira Hodges, senior sports management major, won the best-dressed contest.
Damon Alexander, sophomore psychology major, coordinated the event for the Diversity Council. He and his team set up a Central Perk ambience, reminiscent of the ’90s TV hit “Friends” with couches, signs and a coffee shop atmosphere. They also prepared a ’90s video montage of TV shows and music videos that ran on the large screen throughout the party.
Alexander said it was stressful to get everything put together for the party, but that “it was also very fun and interesting finding the supplies because you find supplies that you’d never really think of.”
Kyra Durrett, sophomore psychology major, said she enjoyed the vibe of the party, and Prince Worthington, sophomore business major, said “I can tell someone actually put in the effort.”
Dickinson, who serves on the Diversity Council, said its purpose is “to include everyone on campus and help us learn from one another.”