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Students crowd onto the football field to dance by the DJ booth under fairy lights that lined the football field.

On Sept. 30 the 2023 Homecoming dance, “In The Stars” was held. The dance opened its doors at 6:00 p.m. and hosted students until 9:30 p.m. The tickets for the dance were $30.00 until Sept. 26, where prices increased to $35 afterwards. 

Students entered the dance through the Performing Arts Center, where staff members directed students to the check-in tables in the decorated hallway of lights and stars by the field house. There, students would use their online tickets and receive a golden wristband for their scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  

After checking in and receiving their wristbands, students were led to the football field, which was decorated with string lights, high top tables, photo-op stations and the DJ booth. The DJ played top hits all through the night, with flashing lights and a fog machine. Students gathered in the endzone on the makeshift dance floor to enjoy the night.

The Ben and Jerry’s ice cream truck was stationed under the scoreboard, supplying students with their scoop of ice cream. A multitude of flavors were offered to students, ensuring there was something for everyone. Ice cream was not allowed on the field, but could be enjoyed at one of the many tables set up near the truck.

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“They had different flavors to choose from like churro and lemon sorbet,” sophomore Matthew Schmitt said. “But the size of the ice cream was a big disappointment.”

Although ice cream was not an attention grabbing factor of the dance, the DJ saw lots of students who attended the majority of the dance. 

“The DJ this year was definitely better than last year because I think they played better music, and stuff that was more popular,” sophomore Isabella Locascio said.

Throughout the night there were glowsticks tossed into the crowd and also mini light-up balls that students picked up and shared with friends. 

To conclude the three and a half hour dance, students took home snapshots from the photo booths to remember the 2023 Homecoming dance.

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Starting her sophomore year and second year on the Journalism staff, Ava Amato looks forward to the 2023-2024 school year. While Ava’s heart is mostly filled with writing, she also has a special place for the LHS Track & Field team as she throws shot put and discus in the spring. Outside of school Ava spends her time listening to podcasts, reading cringe-worthy romance novels and gushing about shows like “Gilmore Girls” and “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” Ava looks forward to a successful year filled with friends, family and laughs. 
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