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5 Unexpected Things at Prom… Story by Lauren Roth

Prom was even more fun and exciting than I had predicted. But what was even more unexpected was how my peers acted at Prom. Here are the five behaviors I did not expect to see at Prom:

1. A lot of people went without dates. I was pleasantly surprised that so many people were brave enough to go to prom, even if they didn’t have someone to “slow dance” and “take couple pictures” and other couple stuff that we singles wouldn’t know about from personal experience. Bravo to those who went anyway!

2. My peers find dancing awkward too! Though there were some people who just owned the dance floor, the majority of those dancing were in the same boat as me. Most of us were in a
transitional, but totally acceptable and common place where we are only mildly confident about our dancing skills. Congrats to my peers for stepping out of their comfort zones and just dancing!

Under the Blacklight... This years prom theme was much more popular than last year
Under the Blacklight… This years prom theme was much more popular than in previous dances

3. Our seniors are amazing dancers! With their higher status as citizens, and emerging sense of freedom and personal identity, we must respect our seniors by applauding their fearless dancing. Seeing them bust out epic moves definitely made the night entertaining. Special thanks to seniors Martin Chilcott, Connor Conway, Emily Hieronymus, Emily Invernon, Lakiah Turnbull, Andrew Van Winkle, Brandon Michelsen, as well as junior Jared Van Winkle, for making prom exciting.

4.  My peers dance in friend groups. Being in a large group with your friends can make it much more comfortable to dance, as I found out from personal experience. It was by far the most common trend amongst everyone on the dance floor. Thanks to friends for not making us feel absurd while dancing, or dancing absurdly with us.

Hanging with friends… Over 70 students attended prom this year, many of them together
Hanging with friends… Over 70 students attended prom this year, many of them in groups

5. Lastly, I was surprised that so many of my peers came! I was blown away that about 70 people came to prom. Prior to the dance, it seemed like everyone I talked to wasn’t going, so I honestly expected only 20 people to go to prom. Thank you for showing school spirit, and attending this dance!

If you didn’t go to prom, you missed out. According to a survey I conducted with students who went to prom:

  • 100% of the students liked the venue of this year’s prom (At the Warehouse by Evans Bros.) better than last year’s prom venue (At FBCS).
  • 57% of the students liked the theme of black light compared to the 43% of students who did not like the theme of black light.

In summary, this year’s prom was fantastic and I highly anticipate next year’s prom.

How not to ask someone out to Prom

The top five things not to do when asking someone out to prom. This helpful guide should help students to navigate through the mostly arbitrary event of prom, which has in recent years been trivialized and its image tainted by popular mass media. Bird Eye News takes a stand against the big corporations through comedy.

Script and Video by Lauren and Leah Roth, respectively.

 

The Prom 2016: A night in review Story By Mack Jastle

 

While the announcement that school prom would be at school itself would be expected at most other schools, at FBCS, the announcement was met a good helping of confusion.

Tranquility…An outside pavilion area gave students a place to talk and relax after dancing. Photo-by: Mary Jensen
Tranquility…An outside pavilion area gave students a place to talk and relax after dancing. Photo-by: Mary Jensen

It has long been a tradition for the FBCS Student Council to find a venue outside of the school to host the prom.  Whether it’s the Panhandle State Bank or the Heartwood Center, prom was always held at locations outside of the school itself.

However, this year was different.

Originally located at the Granary across from the Evan’s Brothers coffee shop, the prom was moved to the school due to a lack of early ticket sales.  Decorations for the dance began on Thursday and carried into Friday, hinting at the transformation that the school would undergo for the dance.

‘What was the theme of those decorations?’ you might be asking.   For this year’s dance, the theme that was selected was Italian Formal.  Plenty of rich golds and purples adorned the school on Saturday night, while a chandelier swung overhead.  A nearby table, supplied with snacks and desserts, provided nourishment to those brave enough to cut a few moves on the dance floor.

At the kitchen area, President Elle Mearns and her brother Conrad dished out fancy drinks and martinis (no alcoholic of course), of all shapes and sizes, quenching the thirst of the student body with grace… and just a hint of lemon.

In total, sixty-one tickets were sold, with most the sales occurring on the ‘Twin Ticket Thursdays’ that the Student Council implemented amid concerns of ticket prices being too high.  This awareness, coupled with the decorations students could see being put up, spurred many to buy their tickets before it was too late.

High Rollers….Several students try their hand at biribi, a classic Italian game. Photo-by: Mary Jensen
High Rollers….Several students try their hand at biribi, a classic Italian game. Photo-by: Mary Jensen

At the dance itself, the garden area behind the school was transformed, with pavilions and tables providing students a place to cool off once they had danced to a few songs.  It proved popular both as a place to hang out and talk, or just a place to cool off after tearing up the dance floor.

Back inside the main room, a chandelier hung suspended over the commons, with large bands of fabric stretching out from it like an explosion.  Numerous stars and globes hung from the strands of fabric, creating an entirely different atmosphere than what is normal in the commons.

A photo booth was set up inside the room to take pictures for free.  Students could buy the pictures for later if they liked how they turned out.

All in all, the prom was a very fun and exciting event.  Everyone who went had fun, and it was a blast for everyone.