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The Controversy Surrounding Dress Code

Mackenzie Copenhaver, Co Business Manager / Photographer / Writer

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If you are a female student, I’m sure you can relate this: You’re walking down the hall or taking a math test and all of sudden you get a tap on the shoulder. Only to be told you have too many holes in your jeans, or too much of your shoulder is exposed.

In my opinion, a strict dress code is unnecessary and it’s taking away from the learning of female students. While talking to the students/staff of GWHS, I noticed many people had a lot to say.

“I think the dress code is insulting to the boys,” said Hunter Cole, a sophomore at Greenbrier West. “I have never been distracted by someone’s shoulders, or holey jeans,” he also adds.

Cassey McMillion, a junior, states that a strict dress code is time- consuming. “No one should have to spend an hour, the night before school, wondering if they’ll get called out of class the next day to change.”

While many had a lot of negative opinions about the dress code, some were supporters, or honestly couldn’t care less. Like one staff member I asked said she didn’t understand why students were making it such a big deal, “You’re here to learn, not be worried about the rips in your jeans.”

All that aside, we are at school to educate, and to be educated. The dress code is distracting everyone from the true reason we are at school. I feel it shouldn’t matter what you wear as long as you’re working hard.

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5 Responses to “The Controversy Surrounding Dress Code”

  1. Rose on September 13th, 2018 3:09 pm

    I absolutely love this article!

  2. jarp on September 13th, 2018 4:56 pm

    Thank you!

  3. Kaitlyn Hughart on September 18th, 2018 2:10 pm

    I agree with this article very much. Women have been told ever since we were young girls to cover up and act ladylike. The dress code is just an example of old practices they have been used in the past. Although I don’t think shoulders are distracting; There are people out there who abuse the dress code and wear something that is very inappropriate . I also don’t think it’s fair that the young women in this school have to be careful with what we wear and the guys don’t.

  4. Abby on September 28th, 2018 12:48 pm

    Besides, most of our shoulders have acne so it’s not like everone is just gonna sit there and stare at your shoulders.

  5. Sloan Stidom on October 11th, 2018 12:38 pm

    Can we have more opinionated topics like this on Cav Talk?

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