by Claire Collins


It is the day before Evarglow and I’m pretty pumped. There is a lot of hype around this dance, so my expectations are high. I have heard things like, “best dance ever” used to describe Evarglow, and as a freshman I believe everything I hear from people older than me.

I am actually excited for the entire day, Culture Shock and the sporting events included. My plan for the Friday goes like this: Crush it at Culture Shock, watch the tennis players crush it, crush Hood River during lax, and then crush it on the dance floor. We will see how it all pans out tomorrow, I guess.


I had a great time at Culture Shock!! Sam Killermann was a great keynote speaker and I am so glad that I was able to see him speak. After Culture Shock ended I went down to Sparc to watch some tennis! I made sure to cheer on my sister and her teammates, even though tennis is usually quite silent.

When tennis was over the girls won 7-1, so GREAT JOB. JV lacrosse was a little less fortunate, as we lost to Hood River. Later on in the night we got redemption on varsity when we beat them 17-3.

And now to the main event: EVARGLOW! I arrived a little late from the lacrosse game, so the party was in full swing.

It was the basic layout of homecoming dance, but with more lights. The music was bumpin’ and everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves. I don’t think I have had a pushier experience. There was a lot of pushing, but luckily I was able to stand my ground thanks to some defensive training from lacrosse. In summary:

The dance was a good training opportunity if you play a contact sport or a fun event if you like dancing and loud music. I ended up staying at school from 8:00 in the morning to 10:30 at night, so at the end of the day, I was pooped, but I had a great time.