The Rock Report: Ask an Upperclassman
January 29, 2014New Haven High School
Ask an Upperclassman
Got a question about high school? We’ve got answers!
We had the fill out these forms the other day in algebra for Datamatch. What is it? When will I get my matches? Will other people see my answers?
Thanks, Data What?
Dear Data What?,
Datamatch is a Student Council fundraiser that takes place in January and February. Basically, it is a matchmaking service that pairs up guys and girls based on their answers to the survey. Everybody in the high school fills out a questionnaire, and it is sent off to the Datamatch company. In February, you will be able to purchase your results. Each person can buy two lists: one of their matches in their grade-level, the other of their matches in the entire high school. Each list costs $1. On both sets of results, your top ten matches will be listed. You will also notice a number in parentheses next to each name. This number indicates where you are on that person’s name. EX: 2. Billy Joe Bob (4) This means that my #2 match is Billy Joe Bob, and I am #4 on his list.
Overall, don’t take your matches too seriously; this is supposed to be fun!
Do people really dress up for Homecoming? I’m worried that I’ll be the only one dressed in ‘50s wear!
The number of people who dress up for Homecoming varies every year with the theme. As you’ve already said, this year is a ‘50s Sockhop theme. Nevertheless, every year, there is always a group of people who dress with the theme. I know a bunch of people are excited about it this year, so I bet there will be more people dressed up than in the past few years.
If you’re still nervous, you could try getting together a group of friends to all dress up together. You could go as the cast of Grease. It’s always fun to go with a group. If you’re still not convinced, try wearing a modern outfit and adding some vintage accessories. Worst-case, you can just take off the accessories. Don’t worry too much about fitting in. Wear something you love!
Best of Luck,