Sadie Hawkins Dance
By An-Vu Phan, Sports Editor
On Saturday, February 4th, James River is set to host its first annual Sadie Hawkins dance. The unique dance, in which girls ask out boys, is being sponsored by Mr. Joyner and the junior class council. Students attending are allowed to wear what they want within dress code but are encouraged to wear red as the theme is Valentine’s day.
“So as junior class officers, we felt like the school needed at least one more event. We thought a dance would be a good opportunity to get the school altogether since the underclassmen have only one dance and upperclassmen get two dances,” junior class president Samuel Gans said. “So we felt that a dance would be an awesome activity for everybody to be a part of.”
The dance will be held in the open commons while there are also refreshment scenes in the courtyard and the closed commons. Tickets are priced at five dollars so get them while you still can!
By: Eva Dorn, Online Editor
By now everyone at school either knows what a Sadie Hawkins dance is or that we are having one soon. But how do people really feel about the whole idea of girls asking guys to the dance? Several students shared their thoughts on the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance.
“I like that the roles are reversed, and girls get the opportunity to be creative and ask the boys,” senior Brady Hamilton said.
Many have similar thoughts as Hamilton about girls asking the boys. Senior Marshae Dabney had the same feelings.
“I feel like it would be nice for girls to get out of their comfort zones and ask guys out,” Dabney said.
Contrary to Dabney and Hamilton, junior Olivia Caplan and sophomore Sydney Williams think there are some drawbacks to the switch.
“It’s a good idea, but I feel guys will reject girls to prove a point that girls reject guys,” Williams said.
“Dances, in my opinion, are kind of stupid. They look cool on TV shows that are focused on high school, but honestly this idea sounds dumb,” Caplan said.
The girls have voiced their opinions on the dance, but how do the boys really feel about being asked out?
Junior Andy Liscio, is one of the many James River boys who feels that girls should go for it, and ask the boys out.
“Girls need to man up and ask someone,” Liscio said.
Junior John Morley believes that getting the girls to ask the guys out is a great idea.
“The girls ask the guys. It’s always a surprise; there’s nothing better,” Morley said.
People may disagree about the roles being reversed, but there is one thing we know for sure: it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. The first annual JRHS Sadie Hawkins dance will on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30. Tickets will be on sale in the open commons until Friday, February 3rd.