Winter in the Woods: Third annual TWIRP deemed a success

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Winter in the Woods: Third annual TWIRP deemed a success

Seniors Justin Richardson and Lauren Sawyer pose for a picture. Taking pictures before TWIRP has been a popular thing to do.

Seniors Justin Richardson and Lauren Sawyer pose for a picture. Taking pictures before TWIRP has been a popular thing to do.

Seniors Justin Richardson and Lauren Sawyer pose for a picture. Taking pictures before TWIRP has been a popular thing to do.

Seniors Justin Richardson and Lauren Sawyer pose for a picture. Taking pictures before TWIRP has been a popular thing to do.

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You walk in with a date or your group of friends and see the long string lights hanging down the glass walls. The pulsating music is in the background and you see people singing and dancing. It’s Jan. 26, the night of TWIRP.

TWIRP, which stands for “the woman is requested to pay,” is an annual dance the student council organizes every January that takes place in Bryan Park. Student council members and adults go to Bryan Park the night before to decorate for the dance. Hanging lights and woodsy centerpieces are set up to go with the theme of the dance.

“Our theme this year is Winter in the Woods so we are getting a bunch of cool patterned string lights along with some fake bare trees with lights and decorating with that,” junior Kema Leonard said. “We got pinecones and sticks and sprayed fake snow on them to use as centerpieces.”

Many students take pictures before the dance. Popular destinations include parks, hotels or simply just at their house. It’s a tradition to go to dinner with your date or a group of friends before the dance as well.

“Pictures and dinner before the dance are always so much fun,” senior Lauren Sawyer said.

The dance had a photo booth where students could take pictures with props and there was a separate room for those who wanted to take a break from dancing. There were punch and cookies for anyone who wanted anything other than water.

Music of many genres was played by the DJ on the dance floor.

“The dance this year was great and the DJ was amazing,” Sawyer said.

The music ranged from line dances to pop to hip hop to country to fit to the music tastes of more students. However, some students like senior Daniel Yim had some critiques.

“There was very little country music played,” Yim said.

In general, TWIRP has deemed a success by the students who went.

“I had an awesome time,” senior Emma Cook said.

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