10 Thoughts About Homecoming

unrestricted opinions on the 2021 homecoming

  1. Despite the wet and gloomy weather that plagued the hours leading up to the dance, the weather during the actual dance was perfect, warm but still breezy, with not a drop of rain in sight.

  2. The threat of breathalyzing students who came from party vans or of those who appeared to be under the influence seemed just that, a threat. To my knowledge, no student was breathalyzed. The warning was most likely issued in hopes of discouraging students from attending the dance under the influence, which could, and has led the school to be involved in lawsuits.

  3. It seems that the getting ready, picture taking, pre dance dinners and after parties are all far more valued than the actual dance itself.

  4. Another improvement from the 2019-2020 Homecoming, in addition to water, this year there were also cookies available to enjoy.

  5. The Homecoming game and dance were a perfect opportunity to test Blake’s susceptibility to a COVID-19 outbreak. The crowded venues, such as the student section and moshpit, though outdoors, are still scientifically considered superspreader areas. Luckily, it seems as though the Upper school’s high vaccination rate among the student body has proved to be successful in preventing a COVID-19 outbreak as of yet.

  6. Despite the lack of a COVID-19 outbreak post homecoming, many Blake students seem to have come down with a common cold/flu. This less worrisome sickness is most likely a result of our recently sheltered immune systems that have been shocked with exposures to regular viruses over the homecoming weekend.

  7. The post partying exhaustion was obvious among the student body throughout this week at school.

  8. Differing again from the 2019-2020 Homecoming, this year there seemed to be little if any Homecoming “proposal” signs from the lower classmen.

  9. As promised, most (if not all) teachers delivered with a homework- free homecoming weekend. This lack of homework definitely gave students more time to rest and recuperate post Homecoming in preparation for another school week.

  10. Though a vast improvement from the 2019-2020 Homecoming Dance, most students still seemed eager to ditch the dance and attend the main event: the afterparties (often with lack of breathalyzers).