Students unhappy about parade, dance on same day

Bilingual Club gets ready to march in last years homecoming parade.

Dayna Contreras

Bilingual Club gets ready to march in last year’s homecoming parade.

Mariana Franco and Dayna Contreras

Most students are not happy with having the Homecoming Parade and the Homecoming Dance on the same day. 

 In a random survey of 100 Morton East Students, 58 reported that they did not agree that the Homecoming Dance is the same day as the Parade.  The Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th.  For the past 7 years, the parade has been on the Friday before the Homecoming Dance.  Previously, Students had a half-day on Friday and were immediately dismissed to participate or watch the parade from East to Morton West.  

 “They should put more effort into decorating and do more activities!,” senior Alma Castillo said.   

Another student mentions having more activities. 

I really liked the homecoming dance, but I feel that they should do more activities since if you don’t dance basically there is nothing else to do,” sophomore Brandon Martinez said. 

Other students agree that there should be more to do.   

“The dance is very boring, there is not much to do, and it is also very expensive,” Genesis Mancilla, a student from Morton said. 

Students may not like the idea, but Homecoming Parade and dance used to be on the same day – for many years.   

When I went to school here, homecoming was all in one Saturday. The parade was in the morning; the football was at 2 pm and then the dance was that night,’’ journalism co-teacher Mr. Tony Asay said.