Spring Semi: A Spectrum of Music, Fashion and Colours
By: Adrianna Spitzbart
As a senior student at STM, the Spring semi-formal on April 25 was my last high school dance. Though I have only attended a total of four semi-formal dances in my time at STM, I can honestly say this dance was the best of them all.
While most of the boys arrived wearing nice pants and shirts with ties, some showed up simply wearing jeans and a t-shirt. The girls, on the other hand, wore a variety of dress styles. Dresses were a variety of lengths and styles, from asymmetrical to lace detailed, from solid colours to ombré.
The DJ quickly caught on to the diverse and complex nature of STM’s student body. Though the DJ was running late, his assistant was set up and doing the best he could to get started with the help of our own Vice Principal, Mr. Barone. Needless to say, we were off to a rocky start music-wise, but once the DJ arrived, he played a variety of music to suit everyone’s taste. The best part was that when songs were requested he actually played them, unlike past DJs who have been known to refuse requests.
Something that stood out was the theme, "Spectrum." When you walked into Carmen’s Banquet Hall there was a table set up with multi-coloured finger lights, so people could safely assume the theme dealt with colours. To clear things up, I asked STM Student Council President, Stephen Cattafi, the meaning behind the theme. I was told the idea was based on the song “Spectrum” by Florence and the Machine.
Overall, the dance was a hit, and it's safe to say that most people enjoyed the three hours spent dancing the night away.