The Cupid Shuffle is always a draw

October 8, 2018

Homecoming — the time when the school splits into two groups.

Girls choose between those who will spend hundreds of dollars and those who are barely willing to spend $50. Guys, on the other hand, just have to choose whether they are even going to attend.

No matter what side of the spectrum you are, there is a good chance most people remember their homecoming — well, their school dances at least.

Homecoming was originally meant to welcome back alumni and former residents of the town. Although homecoming’s original intention was good, like most things, it changed over time.

Now it is seen as a “big deal” in schools because it is a time for the school to come together in spirit and cheer for football and volleyball. My school dedicates a whole week to homecoming with each day being dedicated to a special theme. Seeing everyone make a fool of themselves is fun and all, but my favorite part of homecoming is probably the dance.

I do not think there will ever be at least three boys who paid to get in just to sit in the bleachers. Unlike those boys, I love to dance; sometimes I’ll take it upon myself to at least get one song out of them because letting them sulk afterwards is just too funny to pass up. Living in Nebraska comes with a lot of country music, so anytime I can get a group of girls to do the Cupid Shuffle with me, I will be there even if I have to put on a sparkly dress.

Who knows, maybe sitting in the bleachers was the optimum way to spend your Saturday night? Whatever the reason, is I believe everyone should participate in homecoming. Whether you favor the dance or cheering on the teams, there is always some way to make a memory during this special week.

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