I pose for a photo in the mirror in the midst of the getting-ready chaos. (Maggie )
I pose for a photo in the mirror in the midst of the getting-ready chaos.


Going to Prom is a quintessential display of community

May 1, 2023


Women have been in competition forever. When women could not own money or property and had no rights without a husband, their adolescence turned from a time of growth and development to a cutthroat competition for men’s attention. This is less and less applicable to girls today, as movements for girls to support other girls have inspired a culture of more friendship and respect between women. However, the competitive nature of women can still meddle female friendships, causing girlhood to be a fleeting and treasured experience. 

While a seemingly mediocre event in the grand scheme of life, Prom is one of the last grasps at girlhood during adolescence, especially the process of getting all done up. 

At an event when appearances are so emphasized, having a tribe of supporters is essential. Inviting these supporters into your home or going into theirs is saying you trust their advice and suggestions and believe they have your best interest at heart. This applies to any big life event: having a baby, promotions at work, marriage, etc. You trust them as sounding boards for any important decisions, and although right now those decisions are about how to wear your hair, later they may be more life-altering.

These are lessons from my mother.




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Maggie Storts, Staff Writer, Editor

Maggie is a senior at JAHS and this is her second year as a journalist. She is a Varsity cheerleader and participates in Quick Recall, French club, Drama...

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