What is Homecoming all about?

**As someone who gets annoyed when people tell me to “live in the moment” instead of taking a cute picture, I would like to clarify that I, in no way, am sticking my nose up to what I’m going to discuss in this post.**

In my time in high school so far, I have come to recognize 3 stages of Homecoming. Freshman year: ohmygodogmyogododddddd I don’t know how to grind

Sophomore year: my tan on my shin and my tan on my ankle are 2 different shades I am NOT GOING

Junior year: it’s cold and it’s wet please carry me to the car

You might think all of these sound like opposite experiences, but I actually have concluded one super important similarity between all of them: pictures.

Pictures before dances are a guarantee for any high school. But with the entire school?

It is undeclared Mariemont tradition to meet at the concourse (or perish center if it’s monsooning outside) and take pictures with your date, your friends, your friend’s friends, your friend’s friend’s sister that graduated 10 years ago, etc.

In my opinion, I think that Homecoming has become sort of a “Red Carpet” event. I honestly only care about looking good for the pictures and give almost 0% of my attention to the quality of my time at the actual dance. And I know I’m not alone.

I know the world would completely end if people were to stop attending pictures, but I know that if they were cancelled I definitely would’t put AS MUCH pressure on myself about how I look.

I’m in no way suggesting that I want pictures to be cancelled and that I won’t always try to outdo everyone else, but it’s an interesting thought.

Now, look at all of these pictures I took at Homecoming!!!!!

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