To prom or not to prom


Eric Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief

Many movies describe prom night to be a night to remember for the rest of your life. A prom is a big, fancy-dress, dance party, thrown for the seniors as they are together for one more time. It’s the perfect chance to ask the girl of your dreams for one night out, be dressed in a suit or tuxedo, and dance the night away. But is it worth the hype?

Prom is a memorable night to spend with your significant other, or with your best friends. It’s a high point in people’s lives, before the assumption of adult responsibilities of employment and family by having one more night off as a teenager. Seniors have been waiting their entire life for this opportunity to look their very best. When I asked the seniors around me why they think prom is worth it, the common answer was having one last night of freedom before we enter adulthood.  We won’t have another chance to experience an amazing night, and it is a night we all seniors deserve. There are many reasons why prom is worth it and there are many people who disagree that making prom another normal dance party.

For example, one of my friends told me that prom is just another dance. There is no point in spending 800 dollars or more for one night out. There is a lot of money that is spent for a prom night such as restaurants, limos, hotels, etc. There are two sides to prom; you can go and have a fun time, or you can also skip your prom night by doing something else with friends.  You won’t really miss out because it all depends on who you want to hang around whenever you’re having fun. It depends on your opinions, because you can make your prom experience all to yourself and express yourself in your own way. The choice is yours.