Prom Night

By Emily Gold Boutilier Well after dark on the Friday after Valentine’s Day, a handful of students mill about in the lobby of Charles Pratt, the new first-year dorm. A band is playing, but no one is on the dance floor. Still, it’s early—only 10 p.m. And Katherine Black ’10, who organized the night’s Pratt Prom with her fellow RCs, isn’t worried. She doesn’t expect a crowd until 11 or 11:30.

Prom Night

Submitted by Emily G. Boutilier

It’s prom night, and once again, I don’t have a date. This time, it’s because my husband is home with our 3-year-old, who is, I hope, in bed. Usually my Fridays end around 9 p.m., when I fall asleep on the couch while watching TV, but tonight is different: it’s nearly 10, and I’m not even in my jammies. I’m going to the Pratt Prom, a dance that Katherine Black ’10 and her fellow RCs have put together for the Class of ’11. It will take place in Charles Pratt Dormitory. There will be a band, a DJ, a dozen cakes and sparkling cider for a midnight toast.