Homecoming 2K15

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Amani Jackson, Staff Writer

What is a homecoming dance? Some people say its lame and a waste of time, while others say “it’s a night to forget about your worries and just have fun,” according to Symone Coates (’17). The school celebrated the annual homecoming dance on October 24, 2015. With a red carpet theme, many young ladies and gentlemen stunned eyes with classy dresses and suits.

Since the first day of school, homecoming is set in teenagers’ minds. What to wear? Who to go with? Who’s my ride? Where to eat after? How to stand out? All these things for one night. Some may ask is it worth it? “Having a homecoming brings people together,” Deonna Young (’17). Schools everywhere have a homecoming to help students relax and not think about homework or grades for a night. Some take it seriously and worry a lot but, others relax.

For underclass students homecoming is pretty much equivalent to a prom, since prom is permitted only for seniors and juniors, unless you’re asked by an upperclassmen to attend. Before the dance, a majority of girls get their hair or nails done, and gentlemen usually get their suits fitted or buy the perfect corsage for their dates.

Homecoming was full of energy; almost everyone who attended this year danced. The DJ kept people entertained by playing new songs, such as Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Big Sean’s “I Don’t Mess With You,” and old songs, like Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls),” and Soulja Boy’s “Crank That (Soulja Boy).” Most students end the night at a popular place to eat, with this year’s “hot spot” being T.G.I Fridays, while other students chose to dine at traditional favorite IHOP to cap off a perfect evening.