The Highly Anticipated Green and Gray Ball

Sydney Burnett ’23

 As the pandemic continued to pose challenges within the Berkshire community, the highly anticipated Green and Gray ball entered a vicious cycle of being rescheduled and postponed, rescheduled and postponed. Finally, after three quarters of uncertainty, Berkshire commenced the spring term with the annual Green and Gray Ball. While the ball garnered mixed opinions, it proved to be an overall success as the night marked the school year’s first dance. 

 The semi-formal theme turned out to be one of the highlights of the night. “It was nice to dress up and to get ready with friends before the dance,” junior Danielle Page said. Senior Olivia Mirabito added that “the semi-formal attire at the dance was a fun change from [her] usual Saturday night sweatpants.”

 The lights and decorations captured the attention of many students as the dark walk down the hallway led to the brightly colored lights that enlivened the dance floor. “The lights were pretty cool and really complimented the semi-formal theme. I think the colorful lights livened the mood,” junior Kate Dorman said. 

 While the theme and the lights were memorable, for some, the music and song choices were a disappointment. Senior Graham Hynes recognized the enjoyable aspects of the dance; however, “some of the songs drew people away, and overall the music was fairly average,” he said. Junior Libby Blodgett agrees with Hynes and wishes that there was a way for students to request songs. 

 Despite the mixed opinions, there is no doubt that the first dance of the year generated excitement for future dances and other school spirit activities. Overall, the well-executed Green and Gray Ball marked an enjoyable start to the fourth quarter and set the tone for an exciting spring to come.