The Homecoming Royalty is Wearing Your Crown


Ah, yes: the infamous Homecoming season has arrived. Welcome home, Westlake!

Before we worry about creative puns, carnival games and one of our most exciting football games of the year. (With the only clear exception being the Lehi rivalry game.) Let’s just get right down to business: How in the WORLD are we supposed to know how to spell corsage and boutonniere?

It’s a good thing we’ve got autocorrect. Siri, I hate you—but you know, I hope you don’t take that the wrong way, because I actually really need your help and there’s this cute boy that just asked me to the dance and I don’t want to look like a fool, but we’re texting about those little flower things and they’re giving me so much grief, so it would really be great if you would step in for a moment—and can you please stop making me look so foolish? Good grief.

If you’ve ever seen the Hilary Duff version of A Cinderella Story? Homecoming might seem like a daunting whirlwind of emotions. I mean, what if you get humiliated in front of the whole school over a homecoming proposal? What if your crush doesn’t want to go with you to the dance? What if it starts to rain at the football game, when all of a sudden the star player rushes off the field just to give you a kiss and—wait, actually that might not be so bad. . .

In fact, besides the unspellable French words that plague consciences of teens across America, Homecoming is nothing but limitless, luxurious fun. In the words of Sam’s (Hilary Duff’s) father, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Homecoming means: Cute flirty posters that lead to out-of-the-ordinary dates. Creating a new, or stronger, friendship with someone else. Laughing and singing and dancing and chilling—all while looking like a million bucks.  And last, while whirling around a colorful dance floor, every couple feels, at least for an instant, like a prince and princess.

Come to think of it, it looks like your crown might even be falling—might want to hurry and push it back into place before your Homecoming date starts to laugh at you. The dance begins at 8:00 pm, and for heaven’s sake, you’ve only got two days left to freshen up.