October 15th, 2018
With the season of fall starting to take over our temperature and trees, homecoming came and went. For some, it’s just a boring week of dress-up. For others, it’s one of the best parts of the school year. I took the time to interview several seniors on how they felt about their last homecoming and what the meaning of the celebration is.
What was your favorite part of homecoming? (i.e. dressing up, the football game, the dance)
R. Perrault: Easily the dress-up days. I really enjoy watching everyone dress up and seeing how creative we can be.
E. Schoff: Probably the week going up to it with all the float building and activities building up to it.
Give me the good, the bad, and the ugly.
B. Wessel: I like how excited everybody is throughout homecoming. But like, stop the inappropriate dancing! Leave some room for Jesus.
Anonymous: I liked being a senior, heh. I felt like I wasn’t included in some stuff because a lot of people let homecoming get to their heads. They overdo homecoming; think they own the place.
How can it be improved?
C. Tackman: Get more people interested in the dress-up days. Like, incentivize them! Or have the teachers participate more.
Anonymous: I feel like Powderpuff should be brought back as a school activity even if it has academic repercussions. It would be more safe that way.
What does homecoming mean to you?
E. Schoff: Homecoming is when our fellow graduates-to-be to celebrate high school, what it was, is, and will be.
R. Perrault: It’s a time for our school as a whole to show how much we love Escanaba and how much school spirit we have.
How much did you dislike the music choices for this year’s dance?
B. Wessel: Oh my gosh, so much! Like literally, those songs were popular a decade ago. I was so ready for Havana.R. Perrault: It was a mix between a wedding and a daddy-daughter dance. We are looking into different DJs.