The stars are aligning

Kassem Ossman and Gwen Royle

This was the school’s first huge event right after the pandemic, and sure there were bumps along the way but man what a way to start the year off with a bang – literally, there were fireworks. Looking at the dance in a positive lens can overlook the problems that were at hand.

One of the changes that were different this year that I actually liked was the fact that it was outside. Having the dance outside made the uncomfortableness of sweaty teenagers jumping around for a couple hours actually tolerable. There were times when I had to take a breather and sit down and was glad to feel the cool breeze then hop back in the dance.

One of my favorite parts about the dance was the galaxy lounge: a collection of inflatable chairs that had lights inside of them where you could take a break from the dancing. They were surprisingly super comfortable and that matched the space theme perfectly. I also loved when people started throwing them into the crowd like beach balls.

Of course we can’t forget the finale: a huge firework celebration while the DJ played “Firework” by Katy Perry. While the song choice was a bit on the nose, the night ending in a blaze was the wrap up only in corny teen films. Not only as we start the year on a good foot but to show how we have persevered through so much while the pandemic is far from over we can enjoy each others company.

There were a lot of amazing aspects of the homecoming dance. It provided a wonderful atmosphere to hang out with friends and enjoy some music and dancing.