ASB to hold winter Sadie’s dance, Club Day 2 and Valgrams sales

New spring activities planned in hopes of more student involvement

Palo Alto High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) has many exciting events planned for the couple of months to come. From new events like a movie night to traditional events like prom, the ASB is looking for new ways to involve the students.

On Jan. 30, Paly ASB hosted a movie night in the Media Arts Center. Despite this being its first movie night, the turnout was satisfying. At the event, the ASB screened “The Breakfast Club,” an all time classic. Snacks like pizza and popcorn were available for purchase. However, if Paly students brought friends from Henry M. Gunn High School, they got a free bag of popcorn.

In other news, second semester Club Day is approaching. Held on Feb. 6, it’ll be relatively similar to first semester’s. Club tables will be centered around the quad, but lunch will not be extended. Regardless, students are encouraged to check out the different club tables.

“Make sure you visit all the tables and ask questions if you have any,” junior Class President William Zhou said. “Also, don’t be afraid to sign up and just go to the first meeting. There’s a lot of room for testing. ”

Spirit Commissioner Emma Cole echoed Zhou’s encouraging words regarding Club Day.

“With so many options it can be overwhelming, but I would really encourage students to go look at each club and see what their options actually are,” Cole said.
Valentine’s day is also just around the corner, so Paly ASB is getting prepared for its annual distribution of Valgrams. Like previous years, ASB will set up its station on the quad. Valgrams, which include a Crush soda and a small message written by the sender, will be available for $3. They will be distributed during third and fourth period in early February.

This year, Paly ASB will also be hosting a winter dance on Feb. 20. Though it hosted one last year as well, ASB is looking for new ways to attract more students. After considering various themes and sending out a survey to the student body, the winter dance will be a Sadie Hawkins dance, in which tradition is reversed and girls are encouraged to ask boys. However, this theme has brought much controversy to the ASB tables.

“Sadie’s is offensive to some people because it presents a situation where girls have to be allowed to ask boys to a dance,” Spirit Commissioner Emma Cole said. “Of course ASB does not support that idea and we want to always encourage girls to ask guys whether it is a Sadie’s or not, but we do understand why Sadie’s can be offensive to some.”

The prom location was announced at the Winter Rally and will be held on April 18 at the San Francisco City Hall. Details concerning food, activities and theme are yet to be finalized.