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Students prepare for prom


It may be a spring Saturday, but there is not much time to stop and smell the flowers; unless that flower is part of the arrangement in your boutonnière or corsage.

Although the event itself only is one night, the preparations and primping for prom starts weeks before when girls hunt for the perfect dress and send their dates out to find matching pants.

Then, the week of the prom, that is all every Junior (or Senior) can think and talk about. Between finalizing the outfit with perfect jewelry or a bowtie; to finding your outfit for an after party.

And when the day of prom actually comes around, there is much to do, and many start the day off with a perfect amount of sleep and an energized morning.

“For prom I usually like to sleep in as late as I can because it’s going to be a really long day,” Logan Murphy ’15 said.  “First thing I do is probably shower, get into comfy clothes, pick up the boutonnière, and eat a bunch of food that way I’m not too hungry when I am getting ready.”

The day then gets jump started in the early afternoon with beauty appointments all around town.

“I have a hair appointment at the Blow Dry Bar and a makeup appointment at Blue Mercury,” Siobhan O’Loughlin ’15 said.

Although hair and nail salons and makeup stores will be packed to the brim, it is a fun time for girls to see each other before the dance and enjoy the process with friends.

“I love getting my hair and makeup done because it adds to the excitement and makes the day special,” Sarah Herbsman ’15 said.

When the girls have finished getting ready and have slipped on their dresses and strapped up their shoes, pictures usually start around 5:30 and the night hopefully goes off without a hitch.

“What I’m most excited about is getting all dressed up and taking pictures with my best friends, and hopefully the weather is nice,” Murphy said.

Have a fun and safe prom, from everyone at Inklings!

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Caroline Cohen, Managing Editor
Caroline Cohen ’15 is a team player. And in true MVP fashion, she has made a name for herself on Inklings with her pep and strong work ethic. Since taking Intro to Journalism freshman year, she has put in countless hours of hard work and, this year, even snatched up the coveted position of Blue Staff managing editor. Cohen’s dedication stems from her passion. She loves writing, especially thoughtful opinion pieces and interesting feature stories. And the more daunting the challenge, the more willing she is to tackle it. The story she is most proud of is an investigative piece about snow day policies, for which she interviewed Superintendent Elliott Landon. Cohen’s favorite part of Inklings is, naturally, the team spirit. “I never really played sports, so Inklings is my team,” said Cohen. “It’s a way to be more involved in our school and form close bonds with lots of people.” Cohen’s love of teamwork is especially evident when she talks about her goals for her final year of Inklings. Number one on the list is writing a “twofer,” or working with another writer on a story with a challenging topic. And like any other great sportswoman, Cohen is always looking out for the other members of her team. Her “claim to fame,” as she puts it, was coming up with the idea to have editors chip in for a refrigerator for the Inklings room to store snacks in after school. Cohen especially loves the support and positive feedback from her Inklings-reading fans. “I had a copy of the graduation issue at my house, and my friends saw it and were amazed,” she said. It’s sure to be another great season for Caroline Cohen.

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