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Sweatshirt Stories: Collegiate Apparel

Find out the stories behind students’ collegiate apparel.  Now that the bitter chill of winter has begun to set in, it’s officially sweatshirt season, and here at Christian Brothers, we have two ways of bundling up: either a CB approved sweatshirt or a college sweatshirt. While some students prefer their CB sweatshirts, many students opt […]

Find out the stories behind students’ collegiate apparel. 

Now that the bitter chill of winter has begun to set in, it’s officially sweatshirt season, and here at Christian Brothers, we have two ways of bundling up: either a CB approved sweatshirt or a college sweatshirt.

While some students prefer their CB sweatshirts, many students opt to wear a college sweatshirt instead and this winter, the Talon went to find out exactly why students sport the colleges they do.

For some people, their sweatshirts represent the college they’ve been accepted to, or the college they desire to attend.

Kayla and Camille

Best friends Kayla Thompson (’14) and Camille Hill (’14) sport a Saint Mary’s College  sweatshirt and a San Diego State University sweatshirt. Kayla (left) wears her SMC sweatshirt because she has verbally committed to play soccer there next fall.

Camille (right) wears her SDSU sweatshirt because it is one of her top choices for colleges next year.

“I hope to possibly attend SDSU one day so then I already got a head start on college wear,” she explains.

For other students, their sweatshirts literally represent who they are as a person.

Emery

Students Emery Cline (’15)  and Elizabeth Dewey (’15) both wear college sweatshirts that also happen to say their name. Emery (above) wears an Emory University sweatshirt located in Atlanta, GA, while Elizabeth (below), who also goes by her last name Dewey, wears a Dewey University sweatshirt, a school located in Puerto Rico.

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While some students’ sweatshirts represent their future or make a statement about who they are, other students, like Camden Belliveau (’15), have another unique story behind their choice of sweatshirt.

Camden

For those who do not know, Camden is wearing a Smith College sweatshirt which is an all female college in Northampton, MA.

“My mom went there,” he explains, adding that “it’s kind of like my own little personal joke because no one understands what it is.”

While some people are affiliated with the college sweatshirt they are wearing, whether it be because they’re going there or because their parents went there, there are also those who wear a sweatshirt simply because it’s comfortable and keeps them warm.

Jacob

CB Senior Jacob Cervantes (’14) wears a UC Davis sweatshirt. Jacob does not plan on attending UCD, nor did any of his family members attend UCD, but nonetheless, this is one of his favorite sweatshirts to wear, and he wears it with pride.

“It’s comfy and it fits me nice,” he states.

Even though Jacob doesn’t have any real affiliation with the school, there is still a story behind his choice of collegiate apparel.

Jacob’s sweatshirt story dates back to freshman year when he realized he was in need of sweatshirt for school.

“I needed a sweatshirt freshman year and I did not want to get a CB sweatshirt so my mom got me this sweatshirt because she works at UC Davis medical center,” he explains.

So, whether it be because the college is your dream school or because the college happens to make very comfortable sweatshirts, every student here at CB has a unique story behind their choice of collegiate winter wear.

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