Science Council social takes on Paris

By Rachel Winter

The Science Council successfully brought a Monte Carlo theme to
Cal Poly in their 7th annual winter social on Friday.

“The theme and decorations are nice and they seem to have an
impact on people dressing up more than when I last came,” said
Monica Barhoma, a fifth-year biology student.

Pictures of the Eiffel Tower were projected onto a screen to
make it look like the event was actually at the foot of the

“The music and slide show seemed to help people get into the
mood better as well as decorations and games,” said Giselle Atalla,
a fifth-year biology student.

The light decoration set up gave the feeling of being outside of
a Parisian cafe with a live disc jockey playing a jazz tune on the

A buffet of crepes, a popular French dish, was catered from the
“Crepes and Grapes,” a shop in Whittier.

“The theme fits with the food and decorations that they have put
up,” said Lauren Wong, a fourth-year chemistry student.

A new theme did not take away the traditional casino games of
craps, roulette and blackjack with professional dealers to help a
beginner gambler.

“I think that the theme is creative and fun,”said Jenny Hoang, a
fourth-year nutrition science student. “It kind of gives a feel of
Moulin Rouge.”

With no age restrictions, guests came in groups of all ages to
enjoy the games.

“It’s a mixture of people from all majors, and people bring
others,” said Hoang. “It’s a good way to let loose and have fun
instead of studying all the time. I have fun.”

Gamblers were given a “slip” of money, which allowed them to be
dealt into any of the tables and to receive an allotment of

At the end of the night, students would turn in their winnings
for a raffle ticket to win the various prizes.

A variety of prizes were given such as gift cards to Chevron and
Stater Brothers, free meal tickets to Chick-Fil-A and a grand prize
trip to Las Vegas for three days and two nights.

All the money the Science Council raised will be given back to
students and campus clubs through scholarships.

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Science Council social takes on Paris

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