On Thursday, December 8, the Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board held its final event of the semester, Silent Disco. This night took place at Downs Hall from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
In a unique approach to a party, instead of music playing through speakers, participants of Silent Disco were given headphones. Headphones were connected to three different channels, each represented by the colors red, blue, and green.
Each channel played different types of music. Partiers could cycle between channels using a switch on the left cup of the headphone. This gave users the option of listening to the same channel as their friends, or to listen to a different song entirely.
The Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board also provided refreshments which could be accessed with one of the two raffle tickets provided at the entrance. Partiers could grab a snack by using their red ticket and a mocktail by providing their yellow one.
Before entering the party, participants revealed why they came to the Silent Disco. Students also shared what music they personally liked to dance to.
“My roommate is actually with Kean P.U.L.S.E.,” said Junior and Criminal Justice Major Gabriella Penunzio.
Penunzio’s roommate convinced her to give Silent Disco a chance. When it comes to music, Penuzio prefers a combination of throwbacks and rap. Some of her favorite artists to dance to include Lil’ Baby, Lil’ Durk, and SZA.
“I think the concept is really cool, so when I heard that Kean P.U.L.S.E. was throwing an event like that, I was really excited,” said Junior and Psychology Major Camila Barbosa.
In previous years, Barbosa wanted to participate in Silent Disco. This semester she finally had the chance to do so. Some of Barbosa’s picks for dance music are Spanish artists like Bad Bunny, as well as oldies like the Bee-Gees and Fleetwood Mac.
Ashlee Jacobs, a senior studying sociology, attended Silent Disco last year. Because of last year’s success, Jacobs decided to revisit the event this semester. Jacobs likes to listen to top 100 artists, including rap and R&B artists.
As the event planning department of the university, Kean P.U.L.S.E was responsible for planning many events this semester. With Silent Disco being their final event of the semester, students thanked Kean P.U.L.S.E. for all their hard work.
“They really have put a lot of time into their events,” said Penunzio.
“Thank you for just always taking the time to throw these events for us,” said Barbosa
“Keep up the good work,” said Jacobs.
A special thanks to the Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board! May Spring 2023 be just as memorable.