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Homecoming Mardi Gras; let the good times roll

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

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North’s homecoming dance will take place on September 30 in the school gym. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras exhibits a fun, care-free atmosphere to the students and staff. The streamers in the air will be filled with purple and green colors.

“I’m excited about [the theme]. It’s easy to decorate and has a fun spirit,” senior Megan O’Brien said.

The excitement may not be shared by all student body.

“It happened already with masquerade. It’s not like anyone is going to put effort into matching the theme. People go to homecoming to do stuff before and after; like taking pictures and going to parties,” senior Lauren Buck said.

While past dances may have disappointed students in previous years, new ideas and repaired problems have come to fruition by student council and their supervisors Ginger Brest and Rachel Hidalgo.

The prices for tickets have dropped from $30 last year to $25. Sales are now being made online through There is an additional $2.37 for processing. No tickets will be sold at the door. Approximately 57% of the student body likes the idea of ordering their tickets digitally instead of in a line or at the door.

“As soon as [the students] pay, they receive an e-mail for their ticket,” Brest said.

The change in price is not the only change the school has made for this homecoming dance. While the BOOM Tour DJ will be returning, this time he will go through entire songs instead of having short remixed versions.

“I think they provide great entertainment. This year they have promised to play full songs. Songs can be requested on the website,” Brest said.

North makes certain that every student feels the excitement counting down to homecoming by including different events and activities for students to participate in. Students will be able to dress up each day for spirit week and be able to attend the junior and senior girls’ powder puff game on September 27. Immediately after, students can enjoy an extravagant bonfire behind the football field. The homecoming football game will be on September 29 against Joliet Central, with the homecoming parade on October 7 in Downtown Plainfield.

“[The student events] provide a sense of unity so people don’t feel uncomfortable for how they dress,” senior Nico Lipari said.

North has organized all of their spirit, decorations and entertainment in order to give its student body a night of dancing and magic.

“Everyone puts in effort and tries really hard to have the most fun they can,” senior Jordan Stewart said.

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Homecoming Mardi Gras; let the good times roll