The student publication of Fort Zumwalt West High School


September 26, 2017


Photo Provided by Ben Ridder

To decide plans for homecoming, one must decide if they are going with a date or a group of friends. This decision can change what to wear, where to take pictures and how to ask a date.

What to wear:

If taking a date, it is appropriate to match their attire. It is obvious to wear the same color as your date, but complimenting colors can take your homecoming pictures from good to great. If your date wears a navy dress, a traditional black suit would clash with their dress. Try a gray suit with a navy tie for an exciting look. Homecoming dresses are often colorful, but a good way to match is a black suit with a matching tie. If you choose to go with a group of friends, a navy suit goes a long way into looking stylish.


If one chooses to go with only a date, an intimate picture setting is ideal. Most homecoming pictures are taken at Fort Zumwalt Park, but for the best picture, try a new venue.

“The best place for a couple is either somewhere special to them or somewhere pretty,” senior Anna Laughlin said. “I think The Meadows, a park or New town are good places, but there are always little secret places that are beautiful for couples.”

New town has countless amounts of beautiful scenery for that perfect picture to show your grandparents. Park 370 is a great place for photos no matter the weather, since there is a large pavilion to take pictures under. If you are going with a group of friends, larger options like Main Street will better suit your needs. No matter where a group takes pictures, make sure to plan ahead and scout out where photos will look best.


It has long been said that it is hard to be a guy because of proposals, but if planned correctly, there will not be any stress. Whether it is asking a friend or someone you like, preparation is key. Do not wait until the last minute to ask someone to go as your date. Ask early, but get creative. Pinterest can spark awesome ideas. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a proposal. Ask friends for help, and use some posterboard and markers to create a homemade poster that will make your date feel special.

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