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Official Publication of La Jolla High School Since 1924

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Journey to the Wild-Wild-West

Last month, La Jolla High’s ASB committee threw a Wild-West-themed Homecoming dance for students. ASB President Peyton Smith said, “Homecoming as a whole is the hardest event for ASB to plan because it’s at the beginning of the year and makes everybody feel chaotic.” She also discussed how difficult preparation can be. Finding a managing company and food trucks, setting up the event, hiring security, and finding chaperones for the dance are all things ASB students had to plan.

Senior homecoming Queen and King, Payton Smith and Jackson Diehl. Image via LJHS ASB.

A highlight of the homecoming night surrounds the class-nominated Homecoming King and Queen! The winners per class were Dexter Black and Brennan Coleman for 9th, Emma Finegan and Indy Kane for 10th, Kassen Johnson and Sierra Schiebler for 11th, and Peyton Smith and Jackson Diehl for 12th! Generally, students had mixed opinions about Homecoming. Most students who disliked the dance did not have a problem with ASB but preferred that students retain more control of the themes and setting. An anonymous student noted, “The DJ kept trying to guess what kids wanted, and the DJ should’ve let the kids decide that.” In addition, numerous students did not go to Homecoming at all, as most were upperclassmen who had gone previously. Overall, while there are positive and negative reviews regarding the Wild West Homecoming, it is undeniable that Homecoming is an iconic event that strives to bring students together, an activity crucial to those seeking a social space to connect with new peers.

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Em Gonzalez is a freshman reporter for journalism class at La Jolla high school. She is interested in journalism and story writing. Em is super excited to partner with the Hi-Tide for certain parts of the class. She has been looking forward to writing articles for the Hi-Tide for a while. Some of Em’s hobbies include playing the guitar, storytelling videogames, drinking iced tea, and taking photos. Em loves trying to capture a moment in a photo and take pictures that show real emotion with the people around her. Em hopes to use this time in journalism class to learn to write creative stories with fantastic prompts and have a good time exploring all the things that go on in La Jolla High School.