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Let’s Have a Second Chance at a Second Dance

Robinson should have more than one school dance a year
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Photo Photo courtesy of Parker Srinivasan
2023 RHS homecoming dance.

Some of the fondest memories made in high school, so far, have been at the dances. You can meet new people, express your style with an outfit, support your school and get closer with friends. Robinson is seriously lacking in creating special moments like these. If you’re an underclassman, you get one dance a year. We need to step it up!

In 2019, Robinson held a winter dance called the “Snowball”. We should bring that back. It wasn’t as formal as homecoming, it was just held in the gym, but it gave the Robinson community a fun way to get together and spend our evening. The dance also sold raffle tickets throughout the night, so it ended up doubling as a fundraiser. I have no idea why we stopped doing this, it’s not mandatory, it’s only for people who want a fun reason to get together with your classmates. It also gets boring waiting for a dance every year.

Here is my proposal. If we have a Sadie Hawkins Dance (where the girls ask the boys to it, so it can be more casual by buying a rose) around Valentine’s Day, and students will buy tickets and also have the option buy a rose for 2-3 dollars, as a way to ask your date to the dance. It can be held in the gym, so that already covers the cost of rent. All we would need to pay for is decorations and food, which would most likely be covered by the tickets and rose-invitations. And if not, SGA, Knightmare or Booster Club could be open for donations. This exact dance is just an idea, but it would be implemented around the middle of Homecoming and Prom. The dance would just be a fun motivator throughout the year.

In my opinion, we should have another school dance because it would be fun and somewhat easy to plan. I love school dances because you get to see another side of your classmates that is rarely out in the classroom. You can also end up hanging out and getting closer with friends that you normally wouldn’t think about. It makes high school much more memorable and gives students more chances to have a good time, whether homecoming was good for them or not.

Overall, a second dance would be fun for students, and a surefire way to raise money towards our school. I am sure that many other students would also enjoy having another dance. It’s another chance to make new memories, maybe if homecoming wasn’t your favorite and you didn’t like your outfit or your date. It would brighten up these dreary months before summer.

 

 

 

 

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Ryan Rolle, Staff Writer
Ryan Rolle is a sophomore at Robinson and a staff writer for the Knight writers. This is her first year on staff.  A bookworm at heart, Rolle joined journalism because she is interested in anything English related. "I’m interested in learning how to write fascinating stories and hopefully get to practice reporting," Rolle said An engaged member of the RHS student body, Rolle is involved in both Knightmare and Book Club. Rolle is a part of Knightmare because she finds school spirit an important aspect of high school. She joined book club because she enjoys reading in her free time.  “In Book Club, I like how instead of reading a specific book, you can be introduced to new books that other people like,” she said. Outside of Robinson, Rolle can be seen practicing basketball as a part of the RHS girls' basketball team. She also just started rowing for Team Tampa. When she is not at school or playing sports, Rolle likes to spend her free time reading her favorite book “Internal Devices” or watching her favorite show “Pretty Little Liars.”  “I enjoy any show that is romantic-comedy or drama," Rolle said. Not a fan of math or science, she aspires to pursue a career in writing.  “I hope to do the creative writing program at NYU,” Rolle said.  (Profile by Sophie Le)
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