Sadie Hawkins comes to Hannan

February 8, 2019

Archbishop Hannan High School hosts their first ever Sadie Hawkins dance.

A Sadie Hawkins dance is a dance where girls ask guys to go to the dance with them. The history behind Sadie Hawkins originated in a newspaper comic strip where a 35-year-old lady, Sadie Hawkins, whose father was worried that she would become an old single maid. To prevent this, her father went into town and gathered all of the eligible bachelors and declared that it was “Sadie Hawkins Day” and if they were caught by a woman, they were set to be married.

“I would’ve never known that there’s a dance because of a news comic strip,” said Ava Duplechain. “That’s so weird!”

Class of 2022 Student Council President, Victoria Fernandez, proposed the possibility of having a Sadie Hawkins dance during her election speech last year and later went on and a vote was taken.

“I brought it up to the council and we discussed it for a while and when we voted basically everyone agreed,” said Victoria.

There is quite some controversy over whether or not people should stick to the traditional guys ask girls dances or switch it up by girls asking guys.

“I’d rather ask a girl because girls don’t really ask anybody,” said Carter Hufft. “I feel feminine when a girl asks me.”

Although most people would rather the traditional way, some people disagree.

“It should be girls-ask-guys” said Brandon Wyble. “Guys don’t have to worry about the pressure of asking anybody to the dance.”

In spite of the fact that most people have pretty strong opinions about who asks who, people also have a strong in between opinion too.

“I don’t think dances should tell you who asks who,” said Carly Walker. “Just ask whoever you want.”

The Sadie Hawkins is open for 9th through 12th graders to attend which disappoints some of the lowerclassmen.

“The Sadie Hawkins dance sounds fun,” 8th grader Rachel Maestri said. “I wish my grade was allowed to go.”

Don’t hold back and ask who you want. Remember, “Guys have been asking girls to dances since Jesus!” said Zach Howell.

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