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A double standard?

Is the SHS dress code hypocritical?
A double standard?

The dress code for SHS has always been clear, but never enforced. 

If it’s enforced, it’s only on certain areas of the dress code and not everything. 

For example, the dress code clearly states “Pajamas or similar nightwear is prohibited.”

Yet, you still see over half of the students in pajamas everyday. 

Dress code also says “All tops must have sleeves.”

But, the second a teacher sees a girl with no sleeves on her shirt, she’s dress coded. 

There have been so many times guys have worn tank tops and don’t get dress coded. 

So, tell me, how is it fair that the dress code is not only enforced on only certain parts of it, but also gender specific when it comes to certain teachers?

Also, why is it such a big deal if a girl is showing her shoulders? 

They’re just shoulders. It’s one thing if the top you’re wearing is very revealing to certain body parts, but shoulders are not a big deal. 

I should be able to wear a tank top when it’s 90 degrees outside.

If this school is going to have a dress code, then they need to either get rid of the things that they don’t prioritize or enforce them better. 

Dress code also states that, “Student IDs should be worn and made visible at all times.”

However, hardly any students wear their IDs. I feel like if the rule was that you just have to have it with you, it would be easier to enforce. 

Most of my classmates tell me how they don’t want to wear their lanyards because it doesn’t look right, and they would rather just have it in their pocket or in their bag. 

If a teacher or administrator needs to know who we are, they can simply ask for the ID. 

Students and myself would just be more apt to have their IDs on them rather than around their neck, and it makes it easy for everyone. 

Another thing that I’ve never seen this school enforce is hats, slippers and sunglasses. 

The first thing on the dress code says, “Hats, head coverings, curlers, or slippers are prohibited.”

Yet, every day I see a multitude of boys wearing hats, countless students wearing slippers and I’ve even seen a few with sunglasses. 

So, are they really enforcing the dress code? The only thing I’ve ever seen them enforce is if a girl has her shoulders showing. 

I think if the school isn’t going to enforce it, they need to get rid of it because it’s pointless to have it on there when nobody follows it and you won’t enforce it. 

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Maddie Stutz, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
Hi! My name is Maddie Stutz, and I’m a sophomore this year. This is my first year on The Journal, and I am an Arts and Entertainment reporter. Outside of The Journal, I am in the SHS drama club and will be doing the musical this year! After high school, I plan to make my way through college and medical school to become a psychiatrist. I want to be able to really help people who need it, and this particular medical field is the one that sparks my interest. Outside of school, I enjoy reading and watching movies/tv shows. My favorite shows are The Last of Us and The Vampire Diaries. One of my favorite movies is "Pulp Fiction." My favorite author is Sarah J. Maas, along with my favorite two series, "A Court of Thorns and Roses" and "Throne of Glass." I also really enjoy listening to music. I will do my best to put in my best effort and hopefully I can contribute great work here.

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