by Luckie Lovette
Prom is a few weeks away, and everyone is getting ready for it. Except for me.
Prom is one of those school events that everyone says they don’t care about but secretly do. For me, even if I wanted to, I can’t go. Tickets, transportation and tuxedos exceed far more than the $100 advised to spend in the once in a lifetime night.
On top of that, being a guy, I’m supposed buy my prom date’s ticket and pay for dinner. Realistically, we would ride AC Transit to a Denny’s and split an order of nachos, but that doesn’t sound as luxurious as the movies make it seem.
I’ll just stay at home and watch the movie “Prom” on prom night.
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by Eric Abundis
Is prom worth the time, the money, the hype? I don’t think so.
Prom was never a priority or even a thought: it was always a matter of money. I’d rather spend it on clothes I need or school supplies.
I figure prom costs far more than the $60 ticket. A limo. $300. A tux or white suit. Somewhere between $100 and $200. Even dress shoes cost a lot.
Someone actually asked me to prom.
I’m a junior, so maybe I’ll save money and go next year.
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