Homecoming or No coming?


Alejandro Delarosa and Steven Rivera

Maya Angelou students are anxious about what they’re going to wear  and how they’re going to look at Homecoming this weekend.

Unlike prom, Homecoming is a dance open to all grades.

Bruno Silva, an 11th grader who’s also on the football team, says he’s being forced to go to Saturday’s dance — which has a casino theme — by his girlfriend.

“I hate parties,” chuckled Bruno. “I’m afraid of dancing.”

Nonetheless, Bruno is going. He even bought a dress shirt, new black pants and a tie to wear.

Before arriving, he said he will let his mom put product in his hair and style it.

“Fun can’t be forced, but I’m going in there with an open mind.”

Jocelyn Lopez, an adviser at Maya who is in charge of Homecoming, said it will be a welcoming time for all students.

“We want it so that all grades can dress up together (and) be together in the same space.”

The cost for each ticket is $15 for a single and $25 for couple. That will buy admission to the dance, a Chinese food buffet with dessert and access to a professional photo booth.

Of course, we can’t forget about the life of the dance: Music.

Tunes will be provided by the school’s very own disc jockeys.

Homecoming is this Saturday at the MPR from 6-10 pm.

Be there or be square.