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By: Hannah Hutton |L’OT Reporter

On Friday, April 20, Moline High School hosted an 80’s themed dance for students. Students were sent an online poll to vote for the dance’s decade theme, with a choice of 70’s, 70’s and 80’s combined, and 80’s, with 80’s being the winner. Last year’s 70’s disco attracted many students, and the throwback music, retro outfits, and decorations made for a fun atmosphere and precedent for this year’s dance.

Unlike the typical MHS high school dance, the 80’s dance required no hassle and little expense for students. No date, no fancy pictures, and no expensive outfit required. Only students and their friends were needed, with outfits that perfectly fit the event plentiful in parents’ closets or thrift stores.

The Line-O-Type heads perfectly organized the event. The DJ played music MTV-worthy, featuring icons such as Michael Jackson, Prince, and Madonna. The gym was decorated nicely, and snacks and drinks were provided. Students responded enthusiastically with dancing and appropriate attire, such as neon, big bows and ruffles, preppy outfits, and popped collars. The highlight was the dance was the costume contest, equipped with a cash prize, which was awarded to a prep-themed outfits perfected with a skilled sweater-around-the-shoulders detail.

Overall, the 80’s dance was a fun way for students to spend a Friday night together dancing and reminiscing a decade past without the planning and expense of a typical dance. With great music and atmosphere, the 80’s dance was hosted wonderfully, and students should most definitely look forward to a decade’s dance next year.


Josh Stover