Student concerns over prom ticket lines


Photo by Will Hollon.

William Hollon, Staff Writer


Every high schooler knows that word too well. We all wait for the last possible minute to get things done, but recently there have been many concerns about the length of Prom ticket lines and the way it is sold.

Senior Adam Kraus has expressed some of his concern.

“I just don’t think there is enough time” Kraus said. “On the last day there were so many people and people were sprinting to get to to the front of the line, and then getting kicked out of line for being early. So I just think they should allow more time, especially since it is so early.”

Yeah, Prom is a little early. But there is a reason for that.

Since a lot of other high schools want their Prom later in the year, it is a lot cheaper to have it earlier.

Also, I can agree that the format for selling Prom tickets isn’t the best, but there is reason that ASB hasn’t changed it to the format like Yearbook does.

When asked about why there hasn’t been a change to the Prom ticket selling system ASB officer Angela Lankenau said, “We wouldn’t be able to do what Yearbook does because we need the computers.”

“We have to go through the system and Yearbook already has a list of everyone that has bought one and we don’t so that’s why we need to go through the system.”

There is no such thing as a perfect system. Two weeks is enough time to buy a ticket.

I could understand if you still need to find someone to ask and that might not be until the last couple of days before tickets stop.

But if you already have your date, just do everyone a favor and buy your ticket.