ASB announces Homecoming details

Adele Bloch, Author

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Sophomore Social Commissioner Cezanne Lane describes the formal Homecoming for this year. Lane and senior Social Commissioner Alex Pelayo have been planning the dance since the beginning of the school year, recruiting DJ something for music and Jenny's Churros for food.

Sophomore Social Commissioner Cezanne Lane describes this year’s formal Homecoming. Lane and senior Social Commissioner Alex Pelayo have been planning the dance since the beginning of the school year, hiring DJ Tasi for the music and Jenny’s Churros for the food. Photo by Adele Bloch.

The Associated Student Body announced the “Black and White Ball” as the theme for Palo Alto High School’s formal Homecoming Dance, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Small Gym.

DJ Tasi will provide the music and Jenny’s Churros will cater the food. Unlike last year’s Homecoming, which had a closed photo booth, there will be an open photo booth with props and a screen, according to sophomore Social Commissioner Cezanne Lane.

“I’m really excited about him [DJ Tasi],” Lane said. “I’ve heard really good things about his work.”

According to Lane, ASB is holding an asking competition in which the top two winners with the best Homecoming asking video will receive a $40 gift card and $20 gift card, respectively, to the Stanford Mall. To win, the video must be posted in the “PALY Homecoming Dance 2014 and Asking Competition” group or emailed to Student Activities Director Matt Hall (mhall@pausd.org) by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 27. A poll will proceed to hold the videos with the most likes, which students can vote on from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 at 11:59 p.m, according to the official Facebook event.

“I think it’s exciting and super interactive, so we’re doing that again this year,” Lane said. “Last year the asking competition got everyone super pumped about it [Homecoming].”

Students are told to wear black, white, silver or gold, but the theme is really up for interpretation, according to Lane.

“It [the theme] is classy, but it’s a little bit different,” Lane said. “We thought this was … fun, but still easy to adapt to.”

Tickets are $12 without an ASB card and $8 with one. They will be sold at the door, online at Paly’s Web Store, on the Quad and at the Homecoming football game. Homecoming will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Small Gym. For more information, click here.