‘Homecoming’ gets new meaning in middle school

Nia Carter, General Assignment Reporter

You sit there, trying to watch a game you have zero interest in, sandwiched between couples having the time of their lives.

It’s a situation no one wants to be in.

Growing up, many students thought of homecoming as the “friends” hangout.But middle school brings a lot of changes.

In elementary and intermediate school, I never went to homecoming with a “date.” My friends and I always just went as a group.

In middle school, you may realize that many of your friends have ventured off into the dating stage of their life, which leaves your traditional homecoming group smaller and smaller.

Personally, I dislike going to homecoming with a date.

Instead of having fun and being yourself with your friends, you try your best to impress your significant other. Usually, you’re cracking jokes and have the weirdest laugh, but now you’re over-thinking every word that comes out of your mouth.

So try and enjoy homecoming equally with your friends and date instead of focusing all your attention and time on your boyfriend/girlfriend.

Or maybe even watch the game.

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