Student council tried to play with fire but was frozen right in its tracks.
It has long been an idea floating in the suggestion box to have a fire and ice themed winter dance. When it was first brought up 3 years
ago, the theme was discarded and never came to life. Perhaps that is how it should have stayed.
Last trimester, student council meticulously planned out the dance from the start. The original idea was to have a Snowflake Ball, like other winter dances in the past. However, it was decided to introduce a relaxed, semi-formal, themed dance. A few ideas were mentioned, but Fire and Ice emerged from the ashes like a sudden cold front.
Immediately, the Student Council began preparations, handcrafting a large string of snowflakes and fire blazes, the snowflakes each having above a foot and a half diameter. Before long, the theme
started to really grow on some people. Excitement grew as music was selected, tickets were sold, and plans were made.
Among the excitement, a storm brewed, or rather a cold front. Nobody could do anything but throw on another layer as frigid temperatures engulfed Sandpoint and the surrounding areas during the week of the dance. Black ice formed on the roads, and cutting winds dominated wherever they touched. Student Council made the choice to reschedule the dance for the sake of our safety.
But Fire and Ice wasn’t quite done burning yet. During the first week back from winter break, Student Council hurried to pull together all of the plans and decorations that still seemed frozen from where they left off. The dance was scheduled to light up on Friday the 13th, but the plans went down in flames. Due to requests for ticket refunds and lack of sufficient funding, the dance was sadly canceled
There was a silence over the student body when the news was announced by our President, Emily Hieronymus. Perhaps we were all thinking the same thing: “Is this the last we shall see of fire and ice? Shall it come again, giving us the hope of a warm joy, but only to leave us soon afterward with nothing but the bitter cold of frostbite?”
Maybe next time Student Council will think twice before playing with fire.