Story by: Jenna Jones, Opinions Editor

As someone who may never really stop being fascinated by pretty lights and lizard skins, prom was a huge success to me.

I never planned on attending my senior prom when I was younger. Attending prom this year was probably one of the greatest decisions of my life.

My senior prom was without a doubt the best one I have ever experienced. Holding it at the Children’s Museum was a genius idea. Being able to visit the different exhibits and dance in between was amazing, and the snacks were definitely a lot better this year than last.

I had the chance to spend several hours of pure happiness with my friends and my girlfriend at a place that was, to me at least, magical. I visited the dinosaurs twice and rode the carousel four times. My only regret is not doing it more.

I would like to personally thank everyone who made it happen, because it was honestly one of the best nights of my life. Thanks, MV. It was great.

Prom preview

Story by: Dakota Fisher, Sports Editor
Photos by: Samuel Jobe, staff photographer

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Mt. Vernon has seen its fair share of interesting prom themes, and this year’s prom certainly follows suit. Entitled “A Walk Through Wonderland,” students will take a trip down the rabbit hole and venture into wonderland in this “Alice and Wonderland” themed prom.

And what better place to let imaginations run wild than the Children’s Museum? MV students will be allowed to explore a number of different attractions during this night full of adventure.

“I think the venue is perfect of the theme,” said Wil Dant, 11, “Especially since the Children’s Museum has so many different exhibits.”

From pizza to fine dining, downtown Indy has it covered, but if prom-goers are looking for somewhere a little more magical, they may have to dig just a little deeper.

prom story 2Shelbi St. Rooftop Gardens is a restaurant in Fountain Square, just seven miles away from the Children’s Museum where guests can dine under the stars. Milano Inn, located on College Ave. is an Italian restaurant, unlike any other. While providing guests with excellent Italian cuisine, they also have frequent Mystery Theatre nights. If prom goers are looking for a unique place that will cost a fortune, the Eagles Nest sits atop the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown indy and provides a bird’s-eye, 360 degree view of the city. Prices at the Eagle’s Nest can range anywhere from $35 to $60, but the food in immaculate and the view is to die for. Reservations are not required but they are strongly encouraged.

“I think sometimes it can be really hard to choose the perfect location especially for this theme,” said Megan Schilling, 11 “but the Rooftop Gardens restaurant sounds magical.”  

Picking a location for the perfect prom photo can be a real hassle, but luckily Downtown Indy provides the perfect scenery. The Indianapolis Museum of Art is only a seven minute drive from the Children’s museum and is absolutely beautiful. From outdoor gardens to indoor art exhibits, it is hard to go wrong. Monument Circle and The Canal are just two more of the many beautiful places in Downtown Indy.

Prom will be April 23 and tickets are on sale now.

The Adventures of Dog Leg: Prom dress fitting

Photos by: Jenna Jones, Opinions Editor

Dog Leg prom dress options

It seems students aren’t the only ones getting excited about the upcoming prom on Saturday, April 23rd at the Children’s Museum. Dog Leg got into the action too. Dog Leg had quite a bit of fun trying on prom dresses in preparation for the occasion.

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It was hard to find the perfect dress, but after much deliberation, Dog Leg might just have to say yes, to this dress.