Prama

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Prama

Elena Foster, Positivity Editior

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A freshman’s hopeful eyes glance over at her older brother’s friend. Her heart pounds at the thought of him accidentally bumping into her. Her stomach drops as he walks over with a rose. He gets down on one knee, takes her hand and says, “Will you go to the prom with me?” Her friends giggle and gasp while seniors glare and realize that the infamous drama of prom, better known as “prama” has been set upon the halls of City High once again.
In Disney Channel’s “Prom,” Nova’s journey is all about having the perfect Prom. Her world revolves around it: the perfect date, the perfect dress, and the perfect ask where a boy puts themselves out there and declares to the world, this girl is mine and no one else’s. This one-of-a-kind story did not hit blockbuster standards with much intrigue.
Whether they are single and ready to mingle or in a happy committed relationship, every girl knows that they need a showstopper dress thanks to the media. Girls flock to the Coral Ridge Mall’s GLAM where they pull teenagers in by promising that your dress cannot be purchased by anyone else in their school. Appearance is everything to high schoolers, but will anyone honestly notice whether your dress costs $400 from New York or ten from Goodwill?
Proposals are all about either spoiling the girl into going with someone or making a public service announcement to everyone saying, this girl is off limits so don’t even think about it. For the girls, it is completely nerve wracking waiting for someone to ask them, but it’s worse for the boys. The boys have to make sure that it is perfect out of fear of the girl not liking it as well as her gang.
Where did this unrealistic expectation come from for the perfect night out of your high school career? When did the norm become spelling out PROM in christmas lights on a front lawn in April? A text message is on the same level as ripping off your shirt and writing in sharpie across your abs. They are all ways of showing someone your affection for them.
“You only have one Prom” is a lie for most people, so don’t stress about a prince charming busting into Biology or your boyfriend calling you dude all the time. Grains of sand are running through the hour glass, but the empty space should not be clouded with thoughts of sequins and corsages.