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NUEVO: Twitter poll doesn’t squarely represent juniors

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BRIAN NUEVO

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Over winter break, the class of 2018 Twitter account ran a Twitter poll asking what type of music would be prefered at Junior Prom.

The options were a DJ or student-playlist. The poll resulted in 187 of the 236 votes voting for a playlist rather than the normal DJ. As a junior, I felt the Twitter poll was an inaccurate representation of our class.

Rather than tweeting a poll, the junior class officers should let the juniors vote the same way we vote for dance court or sending out an email asking teachers of juniors to get a hold of votes.  This way would provide the most accurate representation and let the entire junior class know the results instead of word-of-mouth. I am not even sure 236 people will attend the dance – maybe I’m incorrect on that one, but we’ll see.

I’m no Sherlock Holmes, but I’m starting to suspect that the vote may have included responses may not have been exclusive to juniors. This means that other grade levels, and maybe people from other schools, decided that we will have a student-made playlist.

I, and many others, feel like the student playlist won’t deliver to the expectations of students right now. I mean, why would we trust each other’s tastes in music more than a DJ who knows what to put in a playlist to keep things together. Our music tastes differ greatly. The music could go from rap, to country, to rock, to a slow song.

I highly doubt that students can form a better playlist than a DJ who does this as a job. Not just throwing on one or two songs because you, and you specifically, like them.  The money we could potentially save by doing this ourselves must be nice though. That’s one perk I see in this entire thing.

But where is that money going? More decor would be a great addition to the dance. The playlist could also push blame onto fellow students, rather than having the DJ take all the flack for horrible music, the blame moves to the students, which could create conflict.

I haven’t heard about a song limit that would apply to each student. Can one student put 10 or more songs on the playlist?  I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that there is a limit. (I just don’t know the limit.)

Also, I need to address the fact that some people will request songs as a joke, which can just ruin the night.  Sure, I’d love to listen to Soulja Boy during the dance, but some people will request stuff like Nickelback– artists we all love to hate. While the new student-playlist doesn’t really sound great to me, I hope it works out well for everyone.

And who knows? Maybe you’ll see me dance to Nickelback.

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