• March 8, 2013

Have a Happy Homecoming

Megan Johnson

Over the years, Homecoming has changed drastically. Each fall, the Homecoming Committee throws students a different type of dance; whether it is different themes, DJs, or venue- students are always surprised. This year, Homecoming will take place on October 31st, aka Halloween.

Following a Haunted Mansion theme, the dance will be held in the gym with a semi-formal attire rule. Although absolutely no costumes will be permitted, spooky decorations are sure to make up for the restriction.

“Ryan Dignan is brave enough to wear a speedo as a costume to the dance,” said Chris Bergthold, Senior, “and ROCK it!” he exclaims. Exact details about the decorations are to remain a surprise, but they are expected to be superbly extravagant this year.

Despite the magnificent theme students are expecting, some kids aren’t too happy about the date that the day the dance falls upon. Opinions on this topic range from anger to excitement; some believe it’s taking two fun nights and clumping them into one, which they see as a waste. “It’s lame,” said Lauren Snyder, Junior, “because it’s on Halloween and nobody wants to be at school on Halloween.”

Others view this as a good combination; creating one huge enjoyable event out of two nights. The only way to truly judge the coexistence of these two affairs is to attend the celebration!

Homecoming is typically paired with an elegant dinner, a photo-session with a group or date, and festivities after the dance. These activities could easily be put to the theme of Halloween- an orange dress with black accessories or a monster mash after-party would be appropriate.

Tickets are sold in the bookstore for $15 for a single and $20 for a couple, but the costs go up at the door to $20 for a single and $30 for a couple, so hurry! The dance begins at 8 pm and ends at 11 pm. Don’t forget your id, security will be checking for them at the door. See you there!

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