Tolo Goes Snowlo

Jane Hurley, Staff Writer

As the night of the Homecoming dance fades into memory, Prep students are buzzing about McHugh Gymnasium’s next big event: Tolo.

Tolo, one of two winter dances at Prep, will be held informally this year. Students will shed their corsages for Christmassy costumes to fit the newly established winter theme: Snowlo. Matching costumes with a date is highly encouraged, as is creativity.

Known in some parts of the country as Sadie Hawkins, the dance will retain its tradition of girls asking a date. However, this is not the end-all-be-all, said senior ASB executive Mai Nguyen: “Tolo is an event where everyone should feel welcomed – I’m going with a group of my friends and we’re all each other’s dates!”

Another exciting addition to the rich tradition of Tolo is the return of Prep’s regular DJ after a hiatus at Homecoming. Skillful song selection can be appreciated on the dance floor, or, if you’re feeling a little more mellow, games will be available in the commons and a movie will be playing in the theater. “There’s really something for everyone,” says Nguyen.

So, think of Tolo sort of like the back-to-school dance: dress for a theme and have a good time with friends in the gym. The only exception is asking a date.

Some final details: arrive at Prep between 7:00 and 7:30 PM on the night of December 11th in winter-themed attire, pay the $10 ticket fee ahead of time at and have the time of your life until 9:00.