By Patrick Skelly and Trisha Signorello
With my senior year quickly coming to a close, I’ve been reminiscing about the friends and memories I’ve made over these past four years, but surprisingly prom wasn’t one of them. This bothered me because in almost every high school movie, prom is highlighted as the best time of their lives. I started asking around to see if I was the only one with this predicament, and surprisingly, I’m not.
I started brainstorming with other students on what could’ve been done differently to maximize how much fun we should have. Here is what what we had to say:
If you don’t have a significant other in your life going with a friend is your best bet. Don’t go with someone random just to say you’re going with a date, you will have a much better time going with one of your friends, trust me on this one.
Senior Nick Prior said, “You should definitely dance, no matter how good you are. We’re here to have a good time so you shouldn’t let your dance ability get in the way of that. I’m an average dancer at best and my best move is ‘The Carlton’ but that didn’t stop me from getting out on the dance floor. If you go solo and see that girl you like sitting by yourself ask her to dance. Don’t sit on the sidelines and watch her get asked by someone else, you’ll come to regret it.”
Money is what makes the world goes round, it’s personally why I get out of bed in the morning, so it’s gut wrenching to see how much girls spend on their dresses. It turns out a lot of girls agree with me too: “You don’t have to pay $500 for a dress, you don’t need to pay to get your makeup done.” Katie Skowronek said when we spoke to her. Prom is very costly, but only if you make it. Having your makeup or hair done by one of your friends is a great way to save a few dollars, as well as borrowing a dress from a family member or friend. Instead of hiring a limo driver or someone to drive the party bus, you can see if any family friends are willing to.
“If you have one person at your table that you know, that’s all that matters.” said Griffin Grabowski. You’re only going to be at your table to eat for about an hour or so anyway so don’t let having a bad table ruin your night.
Griffin Grabowski says “Don’t take it too seriously, this is like practice prom.” so if your experience isn’t the best night of your life, just remember that there’s always next year.