Advisor - Mrs. Foran

Monday, January 26, 2015

Do I Need a Date to Prom?

Ah yes, that is the ultimate question during this time of the school year. Prom fever is just about beginning, and not just Senior Prom. To me, “Junior Cruise” is basically the same thing as Junior Prom. Now a lot of my friends have asked me and a lot of other people that question, and I always tell them the same thing. “Why? What makes you believe that you need someone accompanying you to Prom?” This goes back into the beginning of the end, also known as, “When the Media took over the World!” From being exposed to television and movies, we always see the boy asking the girl. Over time, it changed to where a girl could ask a boy. Now in our present day, we see that anyone can ask anyone and we are not limited to the same gender roles. But the problem with this is now everyone thinks you have to have a date, which is not necessarily true. If you don’t feel comfortable attending an event by yourself, then you don’t have to go. But if you have a group of friends attending, then there should be no reason why you shouldn’t be in that group! Three’s a party, right? So the answer is: It depends. Would you be more comfortable with one person rather than a group, or would you rather spend time with all your friends and not be limited to one person throughout the night? It really depends on how you feel and whatever makes you comfortable. A lot of people I’ve spoken to are afraid they will be judged if they don’t have a date, and truthfully there will always be at least one person to have those thoughts. But so what?! Why let one person ruin your good time? Heck, you spent over a hundred bucks on this event, at least make it count! It’s YOUR Prom, and what you make of it.