Location is not important for prom
~By Naomi Kowal
As a graduating student, I've noticed there have been a lot of issues brought up concerning where our prom will be held this year.
From the updates I have received on the plans, the casino is no longer much of an option, so we have a choice between the Highliner and the Civic Centre.
In my opinion, prom is prom.
Although it would be nice to have it at the casino, throughout the night most of the lights are turned off anyway. You can barely see anything, so we can just pretend we are somewhere else if we're truly concerned about it. Besides, other schools have hosted their proms in their own gymnasium, and hardly spent any money or time on possible venues.
I remember when my older siblings were graduating, they had extra money fundraised that allowed them to do other grad activities. Maybe if we had it at a cheaper venue, we could do other activities as well.
Quite honestly, it's a bit ridiculous to spend $10,000-plus on a dance. We have school dances all of the time and they don't cost nearly that much.
I realize that prom is considered to be a lot bigger of a deal than a regular school dance, but it's not $10,000 bigger of a deal.
The most important thing about my prom is my dress. Yes, that is a bit conceited, but, oh well! This is what high school girls look forward to from the second they enter Grade 8 until the second they try on that perfect dress. Once again, very "material girl" but what can you do? It's just the way it is, and no matter where the prom ends up, there are still going to be 60 or so beautiful girls wearing the dress they have anticipated for nearly five years.
We should stop arguing about where the prom is going to be held, because in 10 years we won't reflect on the location, we will reflect on the last big celebration spent with our best friends.
Oh, and the dress of course.