Ladies, get ready for Sadies

Nadia Lee, Staff Writer

It’s finally back—after five long years, USB has finally won its debate against Diamond Bar High School’s administration to bring back what Brahmas have been wondering about for so long: Sadie Hawkins.

As some students may already know, the Sadie Hawkins Dance is similar to the other dances that DBHS holds annually like Prom and Homecoming, but with a twist. Instead of the traditional “boy asking the girl” that the students are so familiar with, it is now the girls’ turn to ask.

This year, the dance will be taking place in the DBHS gym on Nov. 25 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. The theme for the dance will be based on the well-known 1978 movie, “Grease.”

“We thought “Grease” would be really fun and new theme to bring in. The dance is going to be a 50’s theme and we encourage everyone to dress up like the characters from ‘Grease,’” Rochelle Sun said.

Food, movies, music, and other exciting activities such as a carnival games, game trucks, face painting, temporary tattoos will be provided at the event.

Sadie’s was not held after March 2009 because of the school’s concern over dirty dancing.

“After having so many off campus dances [Homecoming, Winter Formal and Prom], Sadie’s was just not making enough money, and Sadie’s actually ended up losing money for the school,” USB Commissioner of Spirit Rochelle Sun said via text. “But the number one reason we can’t get any more dances is because of our dirty dancing.”

While the return of Sadie’s might have been a sudden shock to most students, USB has actually been negotiating with the Administration’s Office for years.

“USB has tried to get Sadie’s back for years now. We haven’t had a Sadie’s for at least the last five years. Several [generations of] USB members have been passing down the fight to get it back,” Sun said.

Over the past two years, Sun has been personally working to get Sadie’s back so the students will be able to experience what students at other schools like Troy High experience.

“I waited in front of the Administration’s Office for weeks to discuss this dance. But I’m super appreciative of Administration’s willingness to hear our opinions,” Sun said. “It took quite some compromise, but I’m glad that we’ve been able to bring back something we’ve wanted for so long.”

Tickets will be sold for $15 with an activity card for a single person, and $20 without one. Unfortunately unlike Homecoming and Prom, date passes will not be available for this event which means students will not be allowed to invite people from other schools.

So ladies, don’t keep the guys waiting and use this extraordinary chance to show them that they aren’t the only ones who can ask for a dance.