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Come on Barbie, let’s go party for spirit week

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Kathryn Kupchek
Seniors channel their inner Barbie via movie inspired costumes. Pictured from left to right, Riley Conry, Fawne Ford, Sophia Pirie, Emily Manalli, Jess Rimbo, Maddie Smith and Kylie Meloni.

Students made the hallways shimmer in pink for Homecoming spirit week’s “Barbie and Ken” day with their hot pink outfits inspired by the “Barbie” movie previously released this summer. Many students were dressed up as western and retro Barbie, and even patriarchy Ken!

“I thought it was really fun, I love seeing everybody in pink and it reminded me of being at a Taylor Swift or Harry Styles concert…it was definitely a day to remember,” junior Allison Rihtar said. 

Along with bright outfits, many students also created Barbie skits to help their grade get ahead in spirit points. The seniors took home first place for the second day in a row with an elaborate ‘Barbie’ dance with the junior class following in second place with their ‘Barbie Dance Crew’ skit.

“My favorite skit was the one the dancers did because one, it won and two, it was just very good choreography,” senior Lauren Grames said.

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A total of 825 students all came to school dressed in their best Ken and Barbie outfits, which was a 15% increase in participation compared to Monday’s barbecue dads vs. soccer moms theme.

“There’s more engagement [on Barbie Day] because [with] Barbie I feel like people know more about [it] compared to Barbecue Dads and Soccer Moms. Grames said. “I feel like the freshmen and sophomores kinda saw how full out people go, so today people got used to or warmed up [to spirit days], that’s why there’s more skits.”

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Sophia Bushnell, Staff Writer
Sophia Bushnell is a junior and first year-member with the Tom-Tom. Her friends and family would describe her as artistic, intelligent and critical. When not stressing about her numerous honors classes, Sophia can be found listening to music, napping or watching movies. As a junior class officer, Sophia is very involved in LHS events and volunteering. A proud Macedonian, she is also hoping to become an officer in the World Languages Club and teach people about her culture. Sophia aspires to maintain her 4.0 GPA and attend Vanderbilt University.
McKenna Crane, Staff Writer
McKenna Crane is a sophomore at LHS and a first-year staff member. During school hours, she loves everything having to do with reading, writing and science. In her freetime, she enjoys playing sports and hanging out with her friends and family. She has played a number of different sports over her life, but volleyball and softball stuck. McKenna is a middle hitter on the JV volleyball team and a pitcher for the JV softball team. As for after high school, she would like to use her love of science to go into the medical field.
Lauren Magdziarz, Staff Writer
Senior Lauren Magdziarz is a first year Journalism member. She is super excited to share all that she has to offer with you this year. Lauren is a very dedicated student in the classroom and beyond. If not in school or studying,  she is working to better herself in her craft of dance. Lauren has been dancing competitively for four  years and is ready to carry her dancing career beyond high school . She is also involved in NHS and loves to volunteer whenever she can! Lauren is very ready to apply all that she has learned in high school to her future college career.
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Ella Murray is a senior and third-year Tom-Tom staff member. Outside of school, Ella loves to play volleyball, spend time with her friends and her three-legged husky, Jack. Ella is an avid hockey watcher and her favorite team is the New Jersey Devils. She is very excited to take on the role of co editor-in-chief this year and hopes to continue writing about sports and branch out with photography. Ella wishes to major in Journalism in college and hopes to become a social media manager for a professional sports team. 
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