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No More Dress Code Stress

This quarter, graduation isn’t the only thing on CB seniors minds. “I’m chillin’,” Joy Wilcox (’17) admits, lounging on the grass with a striped tank top and jeans on. Though they almost lost them, senior privileges have finally arrived with tardy passes, facial hair, and best of all, sandals. Seniors were officially allowed to dress […]

This quarter, graduation isn’t the only thing on CB seniors minds.

“I’m chillin’,” Joy Wilcox (’17) admits, lounging on the grass with a striped tank top and jeans on.

Though they almost lost them, senior privileges have finally arrived with tardy passes, facial hair, and best of all, sandals. Seniors were officially allowed to dress within the guidelines of the agreed upon dress code on April 19th.

Joy is one of many seniors enjoying the dress code, especially concerning what she refers to as “those horrid cotton CB shirts.”

The modified senior dress code mirrors those of previous years, including non-CB shirts, flannels, blouses, sweaters, jackets, and tasteful jeans and sports shorts. But something is very different this year. For the first time in Senior Privilege history, seniors have been granted to right to wear open toed sandals.

Seniors show off their style while lounging on the lawn at lunch.

“We decided that the seniors were mature enough to walk safely around campus in open toed shoes,” says Co-Dean of Students Mr. Mike McCarthy (’80). “Plus, we thought it might be a nice perk for the senior class.”

The seniors are grateful for the modified dress, but improvements could be made.

“I think that we should be allowed to wear tank tops that follow the homecoming dress code of the three finger rule for the straps.” Grace Leu (’17) says. “I think hats wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. But most importantly, I think the shorts rule should be adjusted.”

Many girls have complained about the shorts rule, citing that is is difficult for taller girls to follow as their legs can be longer. For all girls, it is simply difficult to find shorts that follow the three inches above the knee rule. But Grace is still happy that senior dress code was put in place.

“It’s a nice perk to have your last few weeks of high school,” she says.

But was it worth the stress of the infamous 30 dress code ultimatum?

“I think it was,” shrugs David Rosas (’17). “But at some point it wasn’t as stressful for me as it was for others. I am always in dress code so it wasn’t really hard for me not to get one of the 30 dress codes.”

Talon’s Sam Clark shows off his senior dress code approved shirt.

But with such a freeing dress code, a much larger issue has come to light.

“It’s made me realize how little non-CB clothing I actually own,” David admits.

Looks like the class of 2017 will be hitting the mall before classes start next fall.

Matt Rhodd (’17) poses proudly in his Blink-182 shirt.

Harrison Daly (’17) and Joe Nazareno (’17) embrace lovingly.

Eden Kolb (’17) shows off her pearly whites.

 

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