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8 Hints To Make Homecoming Magical

It’s almost the beginning of October at Christian Brothers — and there is tension in the air. Girls and guys are both treading the waters to find the “perfect match.” Poster boards are selling out at CVS, and puns are being googled left and right. The atmosphere had been cooling down from the Holy Bowl hype, […]

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It’s almost the beginning of October at Christian Brothers — and there is tension in the air. Girls and guys are both treading the waters to find the “perfect match.” Poster boards are selling out at CVS, and puns are being googled left and right. The atmosphere had been cooling down from the Holy Bowl hype, but it’s now sparking up for the next famous CB event: Homecoming.

Ranging from hoco-posals to Homecoming night, the Talon has put together Homecoming Hints to knock out the Dos and Don’ts of CB’s annual all-school dance.

1. DO ask in person! 

Ever wonder what makes a hoco-posal stand out? Drew Taylor (’18) suggests to use “something only you know about them.” But in doing so, don’t spend too long prepping for the hoco-prosal.

“Not more than an hour” for prep time, Drew says. 

Madeleine Molitor (’18) offered some crucial advice.

“Never text, always ask in person, even if it’s a short ‘hey, homecoming?’” she says. “Texting isn’t cool for homecoming.”

So put the phones down, Falcons, and ask face-to-face.

2. DO NOT assume that you cannot ask someone. 

Whether you are friends with them, dating them, or even breaking the boy-asking-girl stereotype for them, Drew says to just ask them.

“Especially if you’re good friends with them,” he says. “You don’t always need to be dating.”

Friendly Falcons, ask away!

3. DO be personal in your hoco-posal!

The classic puns of Homecoming roam the hallways on poster boards during this spirited time at CB. Sadly, most puns are so been-there-done-that. It would make me beary happy… Homecoming would be so sweet with you…just to name a few. 

To stray away from mediocre mayhem, Chase Mehlhop (’17) suggests to ask “in private, with a few close friends, using an inside joke…something special for sure.”

This year, maybe take it down a notch, Brothers — in the end, it may be sweeter. 

4. DO NOT ask too early.

“Freshmen ask so early on!” says an annoyed Nina Vitorelo (’18).

Asking at Holy Bowl is considered too early. Cameryn Walker (’18) suggests to start asking in the beginning of October.

“Gotta give the girl some time to prep,” he says.

How sweet of you, Cam. CB will be on the lookout for your hoco-posal in early October.

5. DO dress up!

Nina concluded that her favorite part of Homecoming is the fancy attire.

“I always get a cute dress and high heels — I love dressing up.”

If you are worried about the perfect outfit, fret not, Falcons. The loyal dress pants/shirt and dress/heels combination stays classy each year.

6. DO NOT be a wallflower. 

There are perks to being a wallflower, but at our Homecoming dance, you only miss out if you are standing along the gym walls. Grab your date, bust a move, and make the night last.

“Teachers even end up dancing,” Chase says with a laugh.

7. DO pre-dance activities!

Make sure to round-up your group prior to the dance. The lovely Emma Brueckner (’18) says to “get ready for the night with a huge group of friends.”

She continued to explain that having all of your squad members for pictures is a great way to enjoy pre-dance activities.

Post-pictures, everyone tends to be hungry.

“[Don’t] go into the dance on an empty stomach,” says MacKenzie Brown (’17) “Dancing isn’t fun when your stomach is rumbling.”

So when 5:30 rolls around, plan to meet your squad at the best spot to munch, pre-dance. It is recommended to make reservations, since the rest of the school may have the same fabulous idea as your squad does.

8. DO save the date!

October 29 will come before you know it. Whether you have a date or not, still plan to attend. Homecoming is a friendly tradition that brings the whole school together. Make the night memorable. Mary Enos (’18) lends a few words of encouragement.

“[Homecoming] is great because you are able to get ready with friends, go with a date or friends, and you feel like an upperclassman as a freshman because the whole school is there to party all night,” she says.

Brothers, come ready for a fabulous time as an “upperclassman.” CB goes hard in the Cupid Shuffle — so be prepared.

Homecoming is a fabulous time to celebrate tradition by bringing in new tunes and fresh faces to dance the night away. This night was created for YOU, Falcons. So, don’t be anxious — in fact, be excited! October 29 is just a few weeks away, so spark your creativity for your hoco-prosals, reservation skills, and dance moves. 

It’s about to be LIT! See you on the dance floor, Falcons.

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