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Homecoming ends successfully

This year’s Homecoming allowed students to leave their desks and travel around the world. From the freshmen tooting on their French horns in Atlanta to celebrating with friends at the dance, the week passed by with most complaints centering around time conflicts because of conflicts with tests and SATs.

Homecoming was the crucial week before SATs, which resulted in some classes not being able to gather enough students to help out for decorations. Even so, all the grades were able to gather enough people to participate in their homecoming dances.

After much debate, class scores were released, with seniors in first place, juniors in second place, sophomores in third, and freshmen ranking last.

The junior class jeopardized its chances of winning by the addition of many racial comments in its quad day; however, after a long ASB discussion, the officers decided to let it go.

“I was really disappointed in the junior class,” said Homecoming commissioner Jennifer Li. “I did not expect that they would say so many racial comments, so I wasn’t surprised that we got third place for [quad day].”

This year, unlike last year, there was no teacher quad day dance.

“I was actually really looking forward to teacher quad day,” said freshman Danielle Hata. “My [sister] told me about how the teachers performed ‘Crank That’ by Soulja Boy, and I was disappointed that they didn’t have anything like that this year.”

The freshman class performed their quad day dance on Tuesday, featuring instrument playing, dancing and trivia about Atlanta. The sophomores followed the day after with cross-dressing and classical Roman love problems. On Thursday, the juniors performed their Tokyo-inspired quad day dance and on Friday, the seniors performed their quad day dance on Cairo.

“Homecoming went better than expected,” said junior Jessica Tam. “The quad day dances were way better than last year’s.”

On Wednesday night during the night rally, the Homecoming princes and princesses and the potential kings and queens were revealed. The court consisted of freshman Chad Keating and Megan Kao, sophomores Vanessa Block and James Reed and juniors Chiyo Hartley and Trevor Teerlink.

At the Homecoming game versus Los Altos on Oct. 3, seniors Chris Rea and Christina Robert were crowned king and queen.

The dance was held on Oct. 4 from 8-11 p.m. in the gym. Decorations included a hot air balloon and other symbols that depicted the theme “around the world.”

“Even though the dance ended early because of some miscommunication, I still had a great time,” said Tam. “Winning the game against Los Altos on Friday and having the dance on Saturday was a great end to homecoming.”

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