New Trier goes all out when it comes to school dances. Homecoming was this weekend and the lead up was grand. Homecoming starts off with the pep rally in the auditorium a week or two before the dance/football game. In my opinion it is a weak way to start off a fun event. Sitting in the auditorium with 1/3 of the school at 8:15 on a Tuesday morning while stale tootsie rolls are being thrown at you is not how you get teenagers pumped up for such an event. The week to follow is spirit week. I love spirit week I think it is really fun, and its nice not having to plan out outfits for a whole week. When it comes to spirit week though the turn out for spirited kids decreased from last year in my opinion. The Sophomores seem to bee too cool for school and didn't dress up it looked like. I think people are too scared about what others think so it holds them back from participating in spirit week, and not just the sophomores, juniors too, and even some seniors. The next big part of Homecoming week is the football game! Unlike spirit week, most students show up to the game ready to win, this is where I find the school making another fault. As the adviser chairs may think this is a good idea to only let 800 of the 3000+ plus students who might actually want to go into the bleachers, it is not being stuck on the outside watching all your peers having fun in the stands when you have to stand with the freshman is not fun. Then, Saturday comes around, where every time who is going to the dance is rushing around trying to fix the last little details for their night. The night of Homecoming is a whole ordeal, you have pictures, dinner, dance, and after party. At most schools you don't order a party bus or limo to cart you around to all these places, but of course at NT we go all out.