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Jess Marinaro:

Due to COVID I was only able to go to prom my junior year, and I went with a group of friends due to me being PAINFULLY in the closet. All of my friends had dates, but in hindsight were any of these dates actually good? No. No they were not. So I don’t feel too bad about being left out of all that. However, that night I went to a party and got drunk for the first time! So that was a good time.

McKenna Kelly:

I had two proms and I honestly didn’t like either of them, and I didn’t stay long for either of them. The first prom I went to with a friend of mine who was in the grade below me. I invited her because her best friend, who I was also friends with, was going with her boyfriend and she wanted to go too. I didn’t have any close friends in my grade so I sat with her, her friend and the friend’s boyfriend and his friends who I didn’t know. There was lots of drama, I don’t remember what about. I started crying because I wasn’t having fun and was sad because I was actually looking forward to prom. We left early. We stayed friends until about December after she kept canceling on me/ghosting me. My second prom I went with my current best friend. We were supposed to sit with another group of girls we were somewhat friends with but there was too much drama. We only stayed for like an hour and a half. 

Nina Fichera: 

I only had one prom (thanks, COVID) so I only have one prom date to speak of. He and I are still really good friends—I still have his promposal, too. I also recently got up the courage to ask him if we went to prom together platonically or romantically and learned that it was, indeed, romantic. So maybe that’s an avenue I’m going to venture down this summer when we get together for the first time in four years!


I went to my senior prom with my friends, but I did go to prom my sophomore year. My date was a great friend and us going to prom together started some DRAMA in my hometown. Long story short, a grown woman called me a “high school homewrecker” on her public Facebook. Anyway, we are both gay now and lovely friends! We do not see each other a ton but do have an almost 3,000 day long Snapchat streak. 

Venus Martinez: 

I went out to prom with my then-girlfriend. Funny enough, I wrote an article about how badly she treated me so I think you can guess how that went. :) At the time it was obvious we were gonna go to prom together and it was kinda nice, but she was kinda being a bummer because of these girls we didn’t really hang out with anymore and then she “had a migraine.” We kept dating until about checks watch three months ago and we are very much not friends anymore because she is a *censored* *Spongbob whale censor noises*

Venus Martinez is new to Her Campus. They are a Psychology major with a minor in Human Development. They dream of standing in front of Jacob Elordi and making eye contact with them. Their main hobby is falling for men who are borderline red flags. In their free time, they like to yap, listen to music, fail at cross-stitching, buy new silly earrings, save edits of men who will never know them, cry over the fact that BTS is in the military, and try to learn K-pop dances. They want you to stream Earth, Wind, and Fire by BoyNextDoor because it is an amazing song that you should totally listen to and it would change your life.
Jess Marinaro

Geneseo '24

Jess Marinaro is the senior editor and secretary at the Her Campus at SUNY Geneseo. They edit articles and correspond with general members of the club. Outside of Her Campus, Jess is studying English Creative Writing and Sustainability Studies. They have had creative writing published in literary magazines such as Gandy Dancer and Iris Magazine. They are a member of Sigma Tau Delta. She is also an RA at Geneseo’s campus and loves helping her residents. When not hunched over her computer, Jess can often be found hiking, running, or frolicking around the nearest New York State Park with Geneseo’s Outdoor’s Club. They love to write about queer topics, taylor swift, and movies–especially horror.
McKenna Kelly

Geneseo '27

McKenna Kelly is a new Her Campus user from SUNY Geneseo. She is an undecided major, but is considering choosing history. She enjoys binge watching Grey's Anatomy in her free time.
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Nina Fichera is the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Geneseo. She oversees meetings and writes about a variety of topics, such as music (especially K-Pop and Taylor Swift), her experiences as a hopeless romantic, what it's like for her as a writer, and other entertainment-based articles. Outside of Her Campus, Nina is currently a senior with a double major in English (with a Creative Writing concentration) and Adolescent Education (with an English concentration) as well as a minor in Human Development. She was the head fiction editor for the SUNY magazine Gandy Dancer in Spring 2023. In her free time, Nina adores writing to her heart's content, usually in the realm of fiction and fanfiction. She also loves cross-stitch, spending time with her friends, learning K-Pop dances, and reading.