HOCO Proposal Ideas

Ellison Schuman

Homecoming at the NCLA will be here before you know it. And while you don’t need a date to have an amazing time, if there’s someone you are dying to go with, don’t be afraid to take the lead and ask the question.

If you aren’t sure of the best way to ask them out, take some inspiration from some of the greatest homecoming proposals below:

1.) Find out who their favorite artist is, like this 21 pilots themed hoco proposal:


2.) Sports themed proposal:



3.) Use their favorite food/candy as a “sweet” way to win them over:


4.) Use their favorite movie/tv show:


5.) “Just Friends” proposal



National Vanilla Cupcake Day

By: Cyd Leister

In honor of National Vanilla Cupcake day on November 10th, here is a fairly simple recipe for made from scratch vanilla cupcakes.

Recipe (Makes roughly 12 Cupcakes)
1 ¾ cups Cake Flour
¾ tbsp Baking Powder
¼ tbsp Baking Soda
¼ tbsp Salt
½ cup Butter
3 Egg Whites
2 tbsps Vanilla
½ cup Sour Cream
½ cup Whole Milk
All ingredients should be at room temperature, and the oven set to 350 °F to begin. The dry ingredients are sifted together first, not including sugar as its weight will cause it to sink to the bottom of the mixture.
In a separate bowl extract the egg whites. Crack the egg turning it to one side and then shifting it between the two shell halves careful to not drop the yoke, until all or most of the egg whites are collected in the bowl below.
A mixer will be needed to begin to beat the butter. Once it is relatively soft add sugar and continue to beat the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes or until the graininess of the sugar can no longer be seen.
Next, the egg whites and vanilla are added to the butter and sugar mixture. This will be mixed until all ingredients are incorporated.
The egg whites and vanilla are followed by the sour cream, and the process is repeated. Don’t fret the sour cream will not affect the flavor, but adds the needed moisture to the cake.
Once the sour cream is thoroughly mixed in the dry ingredient mixture is added. After 20191105_172115-COLLAGEthat is incorporated into the batter the final ingredient, milk, is added.
The batter is beat until it appears smooth and well mixed. Move the now finished batter into cupcake pan.
Bake the cupcakes at the previously set 350 °F for 19 to 22 minutes. Once cooled toppings are up to baker’s choice.
“I love it. It’s moist and cool. It’s nice and sugary,” commented Lily Davenport, NCLA junior.