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Michael Fanta
Michael Fanta
Staff Reporter

RB reacts to Homecoming theme

 

This year’s Homecoming theme at Riverside Brookfield High School has been announced by the Student Association. Voted on by the members, the theme is “All Roads Lead to HOMEcoming”. Homecoming will be held in RB’s football stadium on September 30.

The theme for this year underwent a voting process by the Student Association. Ideas were proposed by members, which were then narrowed down and voted on via a Google form. Other proposed themes included “Magic Fairy Garden,” “Four Seasons,” “Barbie,” “Taylor Swift Eras Tour,” and more.

“I think the voting process was good,” said freshman Student Association member Eve Colmone. “It was very organized, it was easy to do, [and it was] clear and understandable.”

Angela Ziola, one of the Student Association sponsors, helped in the planning process for the week.

“The theme is more like an umbrella for the whole week,” Ziola said. “We’re going to incorporate it into everything we do throughout the week: the dress-up days, the hallway decorating, the Friday pep rally, and then, of course, the dance.”

The theme for this year has evoked many opinions from students, including members of the Student Association such as freshman Avery Long.

“I think it’s really fun. I think it’s unique,” Long said. “I’ve never heard of another high school doing it before, and I also think the spirit days are going to be really fun.”

Students not involved in Student Association also have thoughts on the chosen theme.

“I think it was definitely an interesting decision,” junior Kathryn Nesler said. “It was very out of the box, but I think it is definitely very misleading. I think there were definitely options that would’ve been more widely accepted, but I’m excited to see what they do with this one.”

Student Association does the job of coming up with and voting on the theme together. However, some are wondering why other students are not a part of the voting process. Freshman Student Association member Avery Blair hopes to include the entire student body in the voting process in the future.

“One thing I think they [Student Association] could improve on is getting more of the student body to vote on it [the Homecoming theme] instead of just the Student Association, because all students should be in this decision,” Blair said.

Student Association welcomes students who wish to be a part of the Homecoming theme process.

“Be involved,” said principal Hector Freytas. “[Student Association] leads Homecoming events. They co-create the themes. They do a lot of the schoolwide events. So if you want a voice, be involved in those clubs and sports that co-create these themes, dances, and spirit weeks.”

Senior Student Association president Emily Hernandez is optimistic about the outcome for this year’s Homecoming, including the theme itself, and the organization is excited to execute their visions for the school.

“‘All Roads Lead to Homecoming’ is supposed to be a road trip theme, so all of the decorations will be destinations,” Hernandez said. “We pick themes for the spirit week and for the decorations and the pep rally [but] not for the actual dance.”

Student Association is working very hard this year to create a fun and lively Homecoming experience.

“My favorite themes have been the ones where the students get into it the most,” Freytas said.

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Ella Herr is a senior, and this is her first year on the Clarion staff. She has been on the Math Team all four years at RB. She also participates in NHS, AST, Girls Who Code and Bowling Club. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, reading, and traveling. She is also a mac and cheese enthusiast.

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