Zheyla Jimenez Vasquez
Prom is a stressful time for most students here at McMahon, from finding the perfect dress, to getting the right date, and making sure you have ultimately have a good time. Prom, short for “promenade” according to “The History Of Prom: Where Did This Weird High School Tradition Come From?”, was originally created for college students in the Northeast as a debutante ball. A debutante was “An upper class young woman making her first appearance in formal fashionable society” but later was converted into what we now call Prom. Prom is a Junior and Senior dance where students dress up and take another fellow classmate for a night to remember on the dance floor.
Joshua Vega, a senior here at Brien McMahon, was asked if prom was really worth all the stress, money, and time. Joshua stated, “I think so because it's something everyone does all over the place and it's like a tradition and it's something you will remember forever.”
Another senior, Chelsea Lindo, agrees. “I would say yes. I do think prom is worth the money, time, and stress. For me just like buying the dress and getting ready. All that is so fun for me. The experience and the way it makes you feel putting on your gorgeous long gown is just indescribable. The only prom I did attend was Junior prom. The dance itself was alright… but I still had fun with a couple of my friends that did go and I just made the most of it and it was a great unforgettable night.”
Ultimately I believe prom should be worth going to. It allows for us to have a fun night out with our friends and even get to know some other people we might not have had the chance to talk to around school.