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Homecoming Dance is Literally "Lit"


Yes, it’s true–homecoming is outside this year. It will be out on the quad where pep rallies are usually held at lunch. But before you buy a ticket… read this!
Homecoming has never, in the history of Culver City High School, been held outside before. So, what if Homecoming gets a little windy tornado action this year? It will all be within theme, Wizard of Oz. And we could not have chosen a more fitting theme for our dance this year. The Wizard Of Oz was actually filmed here in Culver City. This year’s dance has roots and meaning to the city’s history and the theme could not be more authentic.
After interviewing many students, not to mention our Homecoming Coordinator Dr. Valverde, I have gathered some inside facts about what homecoming this year is going to look like, and whether or not you should buy your tickets. With increased space outdoors and a night under the stars instead of a hot sweaty gym, this homecoming dance is geared for success.
A fence will be enclosing the dance this year, and security guards will be stationed at the dance so regular rules about staying in the dance will still apply. ASB has really upped their game this year, and gone all the way to Emerald City to bring you what seems to be the most promising dance in CCHS history.
This year is the Centennial Parade for Culver City, and ASB put together an amazing float for the parade. But don’t worry if you didn’t make it to the parade, because this float will be featured at the Homecoming Dance! The AVPA Art Department has been working tirelessly making an amazing backdrop for this float which will contribute to the atmosphere of a Wizard of Oz dance this year.
Dr. Valverde has explained that ticket sales are the highest they’ve ever been, and it’s predicted that sales will break the current record held by last year’s dance with 617 tickets sold. So it’s safe to say that your friends and classmates will be there!
Furthermore, the advantage of an outside space has encouraged ASB to use Lighting to enhance the event. The lighting company ASB uses will be creating some really captivating lighting effects and overall contribute to the ambiance of the outdoor space. Having homecoming outdoors is going to let students see our school in a whole new light(literally!).
It has been brought to ASB’s attention that the gym can get really hot during dances, so having it outside will allow makeup to stay on faces, and shirts to stay on men.
When interviewing students, I found that a lot of hype has contributed to the  different kind of energy surrounding the dance this year–an energy which has endured despite the loss of our Annual Homecoming Assembly due to the Robert Frost renovations. Students said that the loss of the assembly affected the overall hype surrounding the dance, and I think we can all agree that the weird homecoming theme announcement over the loudspeaker did little to fill the void left by the assembly. Students expressed that the lame attempt at an announcement disappointed them. But even without a homecoming assembly, there is no loss of school spirit at Culver City High School.
The members in ASB this year are the most hard working Dr. Valverde has had, and so there is no lack of enthusiasm or hard work in planning this year’s dance. Hosting the homecoming dance outside this year is definitely a welcome change to many high school students, and the student body seems more excited than ever to see what ASB has in store. So buy your tickets before it’s too late and come check out the new and improved Homecoming Dance. There’s no doubt that homecoming this year will be, quite literally, “Lit”.

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Homecoming Dance is Literally "Lit"