Time for Prom, ladies

Kaity Carlson

      It’s that time of the year again: prom season. Yes, that’s right ladies and gentlemen, the grand finale of dances, the last high school hoorah for the graduating class is upon us. 

     Prom is the biggest, most stressful and most expensive event of the year; obviously girls are going to be excited. So what are the HHS girls’ opinions of the annual occasion? Let’s find out.

     Senior Ally Spitz has been to prom twice, with this year hopefully being her third time. Her sophomore year she went with Hudson High School graduate Kyle Idoine, and her junior year she went with graduate Matt Moleski-Belski.

     Both guys went all out in order to ask Spitz to prom, with Idoine writing “PROM” in her front yard with candles and Moleski-Belski having teacher Nancy Dunker give Spitz a fake quiz in English class, with the last question asking her to go with him. 

     “I know that not many schools do it, but I really like that the boys at HHS go above and beyond to ask a girl to Prom,” says Spitz. “It really makes you feel wanted and special.”


     Chloe Skinner, a senior at HHS, shares her ideal way of being asked to prom.


     “I’ve always wanted to be sung to by a boy. In public or something where everyone could see it, I think that would be so cute,” says Skinner.


     I think I speak for all girls when I say that we love being asked to a school dance in an extreme, elaborate way. It lets you know that he put time and effort into his idea because he thinks you’re worth it. 


     Another thing that the boys are usually responsible for is buying the prom tickets. And if purchasing a $65 ticket for you doesn’t reveal how much he cares, what will?

     Some people say that it’s unfair for the boys to buy the tickets. And by ‘some people’ I mean boys. But is it really that unreasonable?

     When a guy asks a girl to go out on a date with him, say to dinner and a movie, does he expect her to pay for the evening he invited her on? Talk about unreasonable. 

     “I think it’s fair that the boys buy both tickets,” says Spitz. “Ultimately it is a date and that’s just the chivalrous thing to do.”


     Again, I’ll take the risk of speaking on behalf of all HHS females in saying that the boys should expect to buy the tickets, especially if they’re the ones doing the asking. Boys, if you’re planning on asking a girl to prom and then asking her to pay her own way, I wouldn’t hold your breath on securing a date. 

     Last year, prom was held at the Arcade in downtown Cleveland. The venue was absolutely gorgeous and everyone had only good things to say about it. But what do we think about the location for this year?

     Senior Lauren Tejkl has never been to prom, so she’s very excited to finally be able to go. When asked about her opinion on this year’s venue, Tejkl said her opinion has changed.

     “At first I didn’t like the idea of having our prom at the Great Lakes Science Center, but once I heard more about it the idea grew on me and now I’m extremely excited,” says Tejkl.

     This may be the first time that the males like the prom venue more than the females. Knowing that they’ll be able to play with the exhibits, the boys might be missing from the dance floor.

     “If I could have prom anywhere in the world, I’d want it to be on the moon…obviously,” states Tejkl. 

     If the Prom Committee, made up entirely of girls, didn’t have to run the ideas by Principal Brian Wilch, imagine how insane the venues could be for prom. Paris, Rome, the set of Nicholas Sparks’ “The Notebook…”

     Another controversial aspect of prom is the new alteration made that everyone eats together at the pre-selected venue.

      Taylor Martz, HHS senior, talks about whether she preferred eating at a restaurant with her own group, or eating together with the whole class at the venue. 

     “Out of the two years I’ve gone, I actually liked everyone eating at the same venue. It was actually cheaper and I felt like I was able to see everyone,” says Martz. “When we were separated for dinner, everyone got to the dance at different times and it made it hard to coordinate.”

     Although eating together may allow us to see each other, what if we don’t all agree on the menu? Is it worth eating decent food just so we can glance at all the other people?


     Personally I’ve never been to prom. Even though I tried and I tried to get asked last year, it didn’t work out. Thinking about and getting prepared for prom is an entirely new experience. 


But I’m a worrywart naturally, so perhaps that’s just me. Regardless, I think it’s safe to say that majority of the female population is very eager for prom this year. It won’t be anything short of fun, beautiful, and of course, memorable.



Sue Cain helps her daughter Morgan, 18, find a dress and shoes for prom at Peaches Boutique in Chicago, Ill. Shopping for prom can be a stressful time but is much more magical when you have the love and support from friends and family. 


Used with permission / ANSE Wire Service


2012-04-27 15:00:23