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Word of Advice Helpful tips to find the perfect
prom dress at reasonable prices
Photo from www.windsorstore.com Paula berNal These stores offer a wide vari- If you look long enough you are
Staff writer ety of prom dresses in various price bound to find a great deal.
ranges. Most of their prom dresses
For many girls in high school When you first walk into Wind- range in price from $50- $250.
prom can be a very expensive night. sor you can’t help but stare at all the There is a price range for everyone
When you start adding the costs colorful dresses in the back of the in between, and there are even a few
for the dress, shoes and all the other store. dresses under $50.
items that are necessary to get ready Not only does Windsor sell Since Macy’s is a department
alexa Mauzy-lewis for the big day, Prom spending can dresses but they also have clothes, store, it is easy to find everything you
Staff writer easily balloon to an average of over shoes, and accessories for your hair, will need for prom.
$1,000, according to USA Today. and jewelry. If you decide to purchase your
As May 19th draws closer and If you can afford to pay that Long prom dresses at Windsor prom dress from either of these two
the prom-mania takes over, many much many people would argue that range from $70 to $200 and up, and stores I can almost guarantee you will
students consider it to be an almost it’s worth it. the short dresses range from 50 to get a beautiful dress worth its value.
mandatory event. Prom is a once in a lifetime $150. I also recommend checking the
Prom is a major tenet of high event and you will remember this Windsor also carries a small se- MCHS prom dress page on Face-
school. It’s the night that everyone is night your whole life. lection of shoes ranging from $25 to book for anyone who is planning on
supposed to remember for the rest of So why not spend the extra about $35. attending prom.
their lives. money to look nice? The next store I visited was Ma- This site was made for girls who
Except prom is not everyone’s When you look back at your cy’s, a big department store not spe- are going to MCHS prom to show-
thing. A lot of people don’t really like pictures 20 years from now, you will cifically known for prom dresses. case their dresses so other people
the whole “spend $50 on a ticket and probably not regret buying that ex- However, they carry a huge as- will not purchase the same one. You
buy an outrageously expensive dress pensive dress. sortment of dresses in the store and can also get feedback on what other
that you’ll only wear once” deal. Oth- However, if you are on a tight online. people think of your dress.
ers cannot stand the atrocious music budget, then I advise you to take the Macy’s is constantly having sales This site may also help if you’re
they exclusively play all night. Yet they time to look around and go to many which makes this an affordable op- unsure of how much to spend on
still feel compelled to attend prom different stores to find the best deal tion to purchase your prom dress. your dress.
simply because everyone else is going. on your dress. This store is not as organized It can give you an idea of where
Here are some tips on how to enjoy I visited two stores, Macy’s and as Windsor, so if you plan to buy to purchase your dress and the look
yourself at prom despite such draw- This dress and a variety of other options at affordable prices can Windsor, which can be found in sev- here I advise you to take your time most girls are wearing so you can be
backs. be found at Windsor, a store selling formal wear for women. eral malls. to browse. original.
Prom dresses reveal individual style
First, go into it with a positive
outlook. You don’t have to be such
a negative Nancy about the whole
ordeal. Lighten up a bit and have a
good time. If you convince yourself Kelsey ellioTT ity be your guide. pendent.
beforehand that you are going to be opiNioNS editor A big issue for many girls is finding Heels are another matter. For those
miserable the whole time, odds are, a dress that no one will have. In order to going with a date that are shorter than they
you will be. This time of year the main issue is achieve that goal, go to stores that are not are, high heels are not the way to go.
Going along with the whole let- prom. And with that comes the stress of name brands such as Nordstrom’s, Cache, While many dont want to wear flats,
ting loose idea, forget about how finding your perfect Cinderella prom dress. Windsor or Macys. Search at little boutique always remember you can go with a wedge
much you may hate the music that is Everyone is wishing for the cliche moment shops that not well-known. that gives the illusion of being higher than
playing. Music is music, just dance it where you walk through the doors and the Another way to ensure that your dress they actually are.
up with your friends and live a little. sea of people turn, dazzled by your gown will not be worn by another is to look at the The perfect dress will find you when
You will survive, I promise. that seems to be on another level then ev- Facebook where girls can post pictures of you least expect it. on the day of looking
Finally, if you are worried about eryone else’s. their prom dresses. for your dress, don’t go in expecting any-
the economic burden of prom, there While some go ball gown, others go By doing this you not only get to see thing special.
are ways around the tremendous mermaid. Every style is different and most- who has what prom dress, but it gives you Keep an open mind because some
costs. You don’t have to buy the $300 ly unique.The key is finding that one special a feel for what type of dress you might dresses may look better on than off. Trying
prom dress, instead go for something fit. The perfect dress is not far from your want. on many dresses is never a bad thing. This
a little less superfluous. You don’t reach. Just a quick drive to your favorite Not only is the dress important but is the highschool experince!
have to pay to get your hair and nails shops with your favorite of friends. accessories matter just as much. Having a Grab it by the reins and enjoy the
done either. Call up your best friend The key to finding the perfect dress is simple dress can easily be played up by fun cheesy moments because this is one of the
and get your makeover on. It’ll be a to let your character and personality shine costume jewelry. few left in your highschool life.
blast and, more importantly, free. through it. If you’re flirty, go with brighter Chunky necklaces are always praise Prom can be stressful, however, it is
Go for the experience. Prom colors with some jewels on it. worthy when worn with a simple, sleek also a time to dress up and look stunning. KendAll JAcKson | PHOTOGRAPHER
could end up being the time of your Classy? Go with a sleek, neutral color and elegant dress. Also there is the choice Own the dress you choose, don’t let it own Taylor Jackson(12) samples a dress that manages to
life if you let it be. dress that isn’t revealing. Let your personal- of finding the simple delicate chain with a you. show off her personality and taste in fashion.
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Title: Making Mirrors Name: Port of Morrow Name: Pho Ca Dao Name: Think Like a Man
Genre: Alternative Genre: Indie Genre: Vietnamese Food Genre: Romantic Comedy
For fans of: Ellie Goulding For fans of: The Kooks For fans of: Udon Noodles For fans of: Madea’s Family Reunion
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If you’ve listened to the radio anytime in The Shins is arguably one of the most Located in Rancho Bernardo and Mira Starring a very attractive cast, “Think Like
the past month or so, then you’ve experienced well known and definitive indie bands to grace Mesa, Pho Ca Dao is one of the best pho places a Man” is a romantic comedy based on Steve
the uprising artist known as Gotye. the genre. So when the band didn’t release a in San Diego. As a veteran pho connoisseur, I Harvey’s bestseller, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like
Wouter De Backer, better known by his new album for a period of five years following have eaten where pho is too bland, too salty, a Man.”
stage name “Gotye” has become an instant “Wincing the Night Away” in 2007, fans and too expensive. Pho Ca Dao offers excellent Following the release of Harvey’s book six
sensation in America after his hit song became antsy with anticipation. food for a reasonable price. men’s love lives are drastically changed. Feeling
“Somebody That I Used to Know” hit number So, to say the least, their new album, “Port Pho is a Vietnamese rice-noodle soup betrayed by one of their own kind, they decide
one on the Billboard Hot 100 list. of Morrow,” had a lot to live up to when it usually served with beef or chicken and to use the book to their advantage.
His success is partially in thanks to his was released about a month ago in late March, seasoned with Asian basil, mint leaves, bean There is the Mama’s Boy versus the Single
very interesting voice and style. The Australian especially since the entire band, minus lead sprouts, and lime. It is the main feature at Pho Mom; the Dreamer versus the Woman Who Is
artist’s creative use of unusual instruments also singer James Mercer, underwent a lineup Ca Dao, and the broth maintains a great balance Her Own Man; and the Non-Committer versus
gives his newest album “Making Mirrors” a change. of flavor, fragrance, and clarity. the Ring Girl; plus the Happily Married Man
unique edge. It’s obvious at first listen that this album Other food selections are also superb. and the Happier Divorced Man.
Other songs such as “Making Mirrors” marks a new era for The Shins. There is a great Wrapping oily egg rolls in fresh, crunchy lettuce The movie did not have an extremely
and “Eyes Wide Open” have also impacted the possibility that Mercer’s experimental album leaves counteracts the greasiness and gives the moving plot, but it did feature a number of
musical charts worldwide. The lyrics of most with Danger Mouse under the name Broken appetizer a lighter feel. The spring rolls are hilarious comedians such as, Kevin Hart and
of Gotye’s songs deal with the problems of Bells had some influence on the albums new average, though still good. Wrapped in moist Gary Owen. Within the first five minutes of
life or love, and put a deep spin on things that sound. Although it was great alone, mixing it rice paper and stuffed with rice vermicelli the film, Hart stole the show making the entire
everyone can relate to. with The Shins distinctive sound didn’t play and fresh lettuce, customers can choose from audience laugh out loud.
The relatable content of the songs makes well for the album. shrimp, pork, or beef. If you are looking for Overall the movie wasn’t only funny, because
them ever more popular in the U.S, while also The tracks are hit or miss. Some reek of something light, the shrimp is an excellent of the diverse roles; people in the audience were
reaching platinum in places as far as Poland. clichés such as the song “It’s Only Life” while choice. For people looking for something more also able to relate to at least one character.
To anyone who enjoys alternative music others are pretty spectacular, like “The Rifle’s flavorful, the charbroiled pork offers a great This movie is a mixture of hilarious
like Bon Iver, Empire of the Sun, and Ellie Spiral” and “Simple Song”. meal in mess-free, compact eggrolls. comedians and decorated actors, so it is bound
Goulding, Gotye is definitly someone to check Regardless of the new sound, it’s a great The vermicelli at Pho Ca Dao is average to be a hit. Walking out of the theater you are
out. record. Mercer’s songwriting, as always, is compared to other pho venues, again offering almost forced to review your morals as far as
All in all, I recommend this album to untouchable and there are moments that are a little too much vermicelli, but nonetheless dating.
anyone who is a fan of indie music. The reminiscent of past albums. delicious. Besides being an overall hilarious movie it
meaningful lyrics of Gotye attract fans of all In the end though, it’s not really The Shins All around, Pho Ca Dao is my favorite pho also had great acting. I would pay to go see this
kinds, and his music continues to grow more as much as it is just Mercer. But Mercer being venue in San Diego. I recommend it to first movie again, it’s a must see if you want a good
and more popular each day. Mercer, he pulls it off extremely well. time and senior pho eaters alike. laugh, whether you’re single or not.