Avonworth’s Homecoming was held this past Saturday, September 30th. Usually, Homecoming is a fun time for students to have a nice night with their peers, but this year there was more negative feedback than positive.
A second year in a row at the Convention Center for Homecoming also meant a return to frustrations about the dance floor size, the music selection, and even the lighting.
Early in the night, boys ranging from Freshman-Juniors began pushing and moshing on the dance floor surrounded by others. A notable moment was a number of boys being held up, or sometimes crowd surfing, on the dance floor early in the night.
Something different from previous years is that the lights stayed on the whole night.
Most people in attendance left the convention center around 9:30, leading to a noticeable emptiness on the dance floor.
Most felt that the music could’ve been better and that it was mediocre at best. The transitions felt awkward, and the playlist seemed repetitive from previous years. Clean versions of songs didn’t prevent kids from shouting out profanities.
Because many students were disappointed by the event there is some feedback for next year. There should be a bigger dance floor, so students don’t feel as squished. There needs to be a better DJ, who is more in touch with what teenagers now enjoy. Many believe that the lights should be turned off like they were in previous years. Faculty should also better address the crowding situation on the balcony.