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  1. Q&A: Deciding to dress up for spirit week

    Life

    It is well known that with homecoming comes spirit week, but as the upperclassmen strut their stuff in costumes so over the top it will blow your mind, the underclassmen stick out like a sore thumb. So I decided to find out what was going on with the lack of spirit.

    From left are spirit week participants and seniors Ciera Alonso, Mckenzie Russel, Lauren Kelleher, Hope Sullivan, Natan Montes and Celine Bates.
  2. Homecoming week at CCC is a creative battle of the classes

    Life

    Spirit week is as much a part of most homecomings as the dance and football game.

    CCC senior Jacobi Adderley
  3. Dress the part: Finding homecoming dresses to fit the theme

    Life

    Though we don't quite get why, themes for homecoming have persisted through the ages. Or at least the decades.

    Jirah Melvin, Lakewood High sophomore, and Lindsay Graves, Canterbury School of Florida junior, model homecoming dresses at Plato’s Closet in St. Petersburg.
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  4. Chatting about homecoming: She's from Venus, he's from Mars

    Life

    Boys and girls see homecoming differently. Duh. Really big duh.

  5. Illustrated homecoming dance, uh, dynamics

    Life

    We're pretty sure most of you know what the current dance moves you see on the homecoming floor are called. But just in case you weren't sure, or in case your homecoming police shut down the action, here's a little picture dictionary. We went with illustrations because, well, ahem, we couldn't find models to pose for …

  6. Gallery: Sweet scenes from homecomings around Tampa Bay

    Life

    Although much of this issue is devoted to homecomings gone bad, we want to end with proof that this autumn tradition indeed can be a really fun week of your life. We hope you enjoy these photos from homecomings around Tampa Bay. If yours hasn't happened yet, send your photos with complete information (who's in …

    Wharton High students celebrate at their homecoming dance “A Night Under the Big Top.”
  7. Homecoming proposals to forget

    Life

    Lots of people get pretty creative around this time of year to land a homecoming date. But asking can quickly turn from awesome to awkward, leading to broken hearts or at least popped balloons and, if the proposal is made in public, lots of gawking. • Here are observations on three actual asks. We've not used …

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  8. Homecoming: When a simple question is not enough

    Life

    Homecoming may not be as big a deal as prom, but that doesn't stop some from making the invitation a really big deal. Get your "awwwwww" ready. Here are three stories (caught in pictures) of guys going above and beyond to ask their dates to the homecoming dance.

    Not too corny for her

    Courtesy of Hayden Parks
  9. A first aid kit for the hazardous sport of homecoming

    Life

    It's the second-most-magical, not-as-nostalgia-filled night of your life, the homecoming dance. • Homecoming traditionally has been the second-tier dance at high schools, the Steve Young to prom's Joe Montana, the Joey Fatone to prom's Justin Timberlake, the Thanksgiving to prom's Christmas. Great in a sense, but …