News: Bringing Back Winter Formal
After only having Homecoming and Prom dances last year, the M-A leadership class (lead by Mike Amoroso and John Sengalia) decided to bring back the Winter Formal.
The dance has a long history of failure, however this year the leadership class is determined to make it a success. The dance will be held on January 25th at the Computer History Museum. M-A has rented out the Grand Hall at the museum to accommodate all of students attending.
From now until the 15th of January, tickets will be sold at $30 for singles and $50 for couples. After January 15th, will be raised to $35 for singles and $60 for couples. Tickets will be sold at the green during lunch.
But what is the reasoning behind bring back a dance that in past years cost M-A to lose up to $10,000? Amoroso explained that it's a gamble but Homecoming's success gives him hope that Winter Formal will succeed as well.
Leadership's goal is to have at least 600 students attend the dance. Since 300 students was the goal for Homecoming and 600 showed up, Amoroso believes that the student body will have enough spirit so as to yield the same turnout.
However, most students are skeptical of this dance's success because it will, as in years past, be Sadie Hawkins dance (for which, traditionally, females are supposed to invite males to the dance). Amoroso however, has faith that the girls will be able to ask the boys this year, “sometimes I think that the women on this campus are actually stronger then the men” he explained. “But if a man really wants to step up to the plate and be a man and ask a girl, than I see nothing wrong with that!” exclaims Amoroso.
This year the leadership students are prepared to do all they can to get the student body to show up, an effort that is being kicked off with a great deal of advertisement across campus.
Ultimately, the main goal of the dance is simple, for students to attend and enjoy themselves.