Can we talk about prom?


COVID-19 has rearranged Westside in many different ways from switching to virtual class to canceling sports. Although all of Westside has been affected, it’s safe to say the ones we should feel sorry for are the seniors. This is supposed to be their last year in high school and the most memorable moment should be their senior prom. Due to certain conditions, the prom isn’t a sure thing as of right now. But we must ask ourselves the question “Is a prom during this pandemic really worth it?”

Now obviously this decision is up to the school and its administrators, but we have to ask those who plan on going if there is one, how they feel about the chance of not having a prom for their last year in high school. I took it upon myself to ask around to see how seniors feel about whether we should have a prom or not.

Even if it's outside, & you have to wear a mask, SENIORS- DO YOU WANT A PROM?

  • Yes, absolutely! (61%, 28 Votes)
  • Yes, but I really don't see how we can (15%, 7 Votes)
  • No, too expensive, not a priority at all (9%, 4 Votes)
  • I don't care, seems frivolous to me (15%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

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“Yes, I think Westside should have a prom. Even if it’s outdoors and we have to wear masks, it would still allow the senior class to have something special in this year where we have gotten practically nothing that normal senior classes have gotten.” (Rachel Wright, class of 2021)

As you can see, the seniors would prefer to have the option to go to the prom this year. They would like to make it memorable before they go to college, so a prom wouldn’t be a bad idea. In fact, if we can make sure that those who have been tested are able to come and everyone there wears the proper masks, the prom shouldn’t be a problem for anyone. We should let the students have one more special night before they become adults.