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MORP: A Wonderlandish Night


The week of 1/29 was filled to the brim with loads of fun and cheer. After Spirit Week with a Western theme came Rodeo Night or more precisely, MORP! Because of its comforting and laid-back vibe, this year’s theme was a tremendous hit with ACP students. MORP, short for “Prom” spelled backward, is a fun and quirky event that schools organize as an alternative to the traditional Prom, which will occur toward the end of the school year. It’s a night where students can let loose, dress casually, and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed and refreshing atmosphere. MORP promotes individuality and creativity, which are always appreciated by both students and staff, in contrast to Prom, which frequently has specific dress codes and formalities. It was fun and festive, with plenty of music, dancing, and food trucks to keep the hype skyrocketing.  MORP fosters a sense of inclusivity, allowing students to embrace their unique personalities inside and out. This night boosted the connections between the students of ACP and the community as a whole. It was a memorable experience that brought students together in a spirit of fun and camaraderie.

I had the opportunity to interview a fellow student, Timothee Nicholls, who was in attendance at MORP, which took place on Saturday, 2/3, around 7 o’clock. I asked him about the atmosphere during MORP, to which he responded, “At the beginning of MORP, for the first hour and a half, there was a wonderful atmosphere. There weren’t many people, and the people that were present there were just hanging out or on their phones, but toward the end, it was truly enjoyable.” Timothee’s favorite part of MORP was the last hour of it. People really got into it at that point and started dancing to the music, which was a lot of fun and a great way to cap off the exciting night. In his opinion, MORP boosted the connection between friends, brought them closer together, and made the ACP family closer. I asked Timothee whether he would go to MORP again next year, to which he responded, “Yes, I would go to MORP again, but I would like more people to come. It is more fun when there are more people.”

School MORP offers students a refreshing getaway from the usual school activities and events, as well as a different scenery outside of the classroom. By embracing individuality and encouraging unconventional attire, MORP fosters a sense of community and fun that transcends the typical high school dance experience. As students dance the night away in their comfortable outfits and enjoy the company of friends, they create memories that will last a lifetime after high school. MORP proves that sometimes, turning traditions upside down can lead to the most unforgettable experiences.


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