The Californian

Practical prom tips and dragons

Raz Mostaghimi, Staff Wtiter

March 10, 2015

  Cal High students have grown up with certain expectations of prom - punch bowls, teary-eyed confessions, romantic slow dances - only to have them ripped apart upon actually attending the dance. As it turns out, prom is hard. It takes the savvy of a couponing mother and the artistic touch...

Prom and ball bring pain to all

Prom and ball bring pain to all

Sam Gershik, News Lite Editor

April 10, 2014

Junior Prom has come and gone and next on many students’ agenda is Senior Ball. Prom and ball are the bat mitzvah, the quinceanera, the Sweet Sixteen party every young man never had. He gets to dress up in his finest suit and tie, ride in a limo, and stay out late. But this isn’t without quite...

Formal dances are too costly

Formal dances are too costly

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer

April 10, 2014

Big dances call for big costs. But are these costs, which seem to grow each year, justifiable? Prom costs can easily exceed $250 at the cheapest, and that’s just covering a ticket, limo, dress, and shoes.  Throw in the price of going to a salon to get hair, makeup and nails done, as well as...

Dress trends for prom and ball examined

Dress trends for prom and ball examined

Olivia Percivalle, Staff Writer

March 19, 2013

With Junior Prom and Senior Ball rapidly approaching – April 13 and May 11, respectively – many girls are beginning the hunt for the perfect dress. Here’s a quick guide to ease the frustration many may have trying to pick a gown to wear for the “City Lights” themed Junior Prom or “The...

Sequins, Satin and Silk OH MY!

April 25, 2012

by Emily Jones, staff writer Shades of gold and silver in the forms of sparkling sequins have long gleamed in the formal dance dress scene, but for the 2012 prom and ball season, they stepped out into the spotlight. Metallics were spotted at certain spring and summer 2012 fashion shows, and made...