Words: Chy Murali
Be sure to bring in canned foods! The Centennial Salvation Army and the Student Government Association have partnered up to established a “5 for 5” discount for everyone who wishes to purchase Homecoming tickets.
Students who bring in five cans of food during any lunch shift from September 15 to 17 are eligible for a $5 discount on their Homecoming tickets.
Salvation Army members and board members will be available to collect goods during lunch. The maximum discount is $5, but donations of more canned goods are always welcome! If there are any questions on the matter, please contact Hali Kim, the club’s liaison, for any additional details at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Words: Amanda Ali
The time of the year has finally come. Many students have been anticipating the moment when they get to witness or even be a part of homecoming proposals, dress up and take pictures with friends, and have a blast dancing the night away.
With Homecoming right around the corner, it seems almost impossible to get everything ready in time, but here are a few tips to make sure you are all prepared:
1. Get Your Outfit Early.
- Ladies, none of you want to be the ones who go to the mall the day before Homecoming and stress about not finding a dress. Knowing that Homecoming is two weeks from now, you should hit up different stores this weekend to find the perfect dress. Don’t forget to check out those stores that have nice dresses at an amazing price, such as Forever 21 and JC Penny’s. Once you get your dress situation figured out, it’s better to decide on your hairstyle, shoes, and makeup before the big day as well. That way, you will have everything ready for Homecoming day, and you will not have to worry about any of those details.
- Fellas, you may have an easier time getting your outfit prepared for Homecoming than girls do, but there is still a lot to think about. If you bring a date to Homecoming, make sure both of your colors match when dealing with a dress and a tie. If you don’t want to dress too nice for Homecoming, you may want to represent a more casual style, such as dress pants and a button-up shirt.
- Corsages. Many people choose to figure out corsages closer to the Homecoming date, but you might want to put your orders in now just in case anything happens to them.
2. Organize A Group To Take Pictures.
- Whether it’s through a Facebook group or a group message, make sure there is some sort of organized communication that you can have with everyone in your group. Keep a list of how many people can come to pictures and how many cannot come. Start planning where everyone is going for pictures and decide if people are getting ready together.
3. Figure Out Dinner Before the Dance.
- If you want to go all out, making reservations at a nice restaurant prior to the Homecoming day is a great idea, but make sure you manage out your timing between being at the restaurant and leaving for the dance. A nice way to save money and keep things casual is to host a potluck at someone’s house where everyone brings a type of food dish with them. Whether you have dinner at a top-notch restaurant or decide to order-in pizza, dinner will be a great appetizer to the main event.
4. Find Transportation.
- Taking pictures and eating before Homecoming is great, but it would mean nothing if you did not have a ride to the dance. Before the day of Homecoming, you should figure out who is driving whom to the dance, and who is driving whom back home. If a parent is picking you up, make sure they know when the dance starts and when it ends. Make sure you do not get to the dance too late because long lines will be forming at the front of the school to check everyone in who bought tickets.
Start planning all of the details now because the dance will come by a lot sooner than you think, and I hope you have a great Homecoming!
Photos: Corey Grable, Martha Hutzell, Anna Mitchell, and Caroline Oppenheimer
Words: Emma Harring
Contributor: Miranda Mason
Spirit Week: The order of the spirit days has been announced and will be as follows:
Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Twin/Multiplicity Day
Wednesday: Character Day
Thursday: Decades Day
Friday: Color Day
Homecoming Tickets: This year, homecoming tickets will be sold for less money if you buy them sooner. On Monday, tickets will be sold for 17 dollars, on Tuesday they will be sold for 18 dollars, and the rest of the week, tickets will be sold for full price at 20 dollars. Students cannot purchase tickets if they have obligations, and all students must present a dance agreement form at the time of purchase (if students attended a dance earlier this school year, they do not need to turn in another form).
Paint on Face: Students will be allowed to have paint on their face; however, paint must be applied before they arrive at school. If paint covers the entire face, is found distracting, found on walls or in the bathroom, or if other problems ensue, privileges will be taken away.
You voted for what you wanted, and now the results are in!
Homecoming Theme: Gatsby
Spirit Days (in no particular order): Pajama Day, Twin/Multiplicity Day, Decades Day, Character Day, and Color Day (on Friday).
It may seem far away, but Homecoming is right around the corner. You can now vote for the spirit days and Homecoming theme online, just click here. Sign in with your username and password from school and then select your favorite options. Voting will close next Tuesday, September 17th, after fourth period.
Photo Credit: Caitlin Martin