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‘The Great Gatsby’ Prom is the Bee’s Knees


Students had a night to remember on April 11.

Prom was held at the Renaissance Hotel at the Arboretum, with this year’s theme inspired by The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Annie Xue ‘15 and Ben Chen ‘15 won the titles of Prom Queen and King, respectively.

For four hours, students danced and socialized, swaying to music ranging from slow songs such as “Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran to more fast-paced songs such as “Anaconda,” by Nicki Minaj. Alternatively, students had the option to gamble with fake money and play poker, and to take pictures at booths with props reminiscent of the 1920s.

“The music was amazing,” Carmen Styloriknson ‘16 said. “The dance floor really came alive.”

Compared to last year, students believe that both the venue and the theme were much better.

“I really enjoyed this year’s prom more,” Chloe Troupe ‘16 said. “I had fun last year, but I was a sophomore then. Now that I’m a junior, things were more exciting. I thought the Renaissance Hotel was better than the Bob Bullock Museum, too.”

Seniors are especially happy about how this year’s prom turned out.

“[Prom] was a really fun experience, just being with friends and people that are close to you,” Mo Tareq ‘15 said. “I thought it was something everyone should have gone to because it will be one of the first things you’ll remember after you graduate. I will definitely remember my senior year prom for a long time.”

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Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief
Hi, I’m Mackenzie Farkus,  Editor-in-Chief 2014-2016. I’m a lifelong bookworm, I love to travel, and I collect vinyl and comics. I’ve lived in Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA, and a very tiny town in NC. After Westwood, I’ll attend Simmons College in Boston, MA, where I am majoring in Communications.

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