#282: Midnight in Paris

Maintaining their reputation for putting on only the best events, the University Scholars held yet another fabulous program last week, this time bringing us not to Stony Brook, but to that city of love, that city of light—Paris, France.

Well, maybe not actually. But the atmosphere was certainly there—the art, the photography, the music, the “Paris” of it all. One got the impression that SAC B was not so much a ballroom as it was perhaps a dimly lit lounge in some quaint back alley Parisian café. In addition to the well-crafted atmosphere, moreover, the event, aptly titled “Midnight in Paris,” offered two exciting components: an art show, made up of photography, drawings, poetry, you name it; and an Eiffel Tower-building contest, in which participants (~40 of them) had to build the tallest and most accurate Eiffel Tower out of plastic bottles. And the takeaway—responsible recycling—was just as important as the event was entertaining; indeed, never before was recycling so fun, so exciting, so artistic.

Many thanks go to the Scholars Program for putting on awesome, eco-friendly events!



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