Milton Academy Dress Code Revisited
by The Milton Measure on Friday, September 30th, 2011
From its athletes that wear sweatshirts and sweatpants to its students that wear only button-down shirts and its hipsters that are always on top of the fashion world, Milton Academy has long been known for its “tolerant” dress code.
But for some time now, it seems the school has actually been too tolerant of what its students wear during the academic school day. Though we, the students of Milton Academy, should be able to wear what we want and express ourselves through the way we dress, we should be also be respectful of the school’s serious environment.
Since the all-school assembly in the ACC on Monday, September 19, students have expressed mixed feelings about Mr. Ball’s announcement regarding our school’s dress code. Mr. Ball believes that ripped up jeans and muscle shirts pose a threat to campus unity.
While some students are outraged at the idea of not being able to wear ripped denim with their favorite body-hugging, muscle-showing shirts, others feel that it was about time the administration addressed the clothing habits of Milton students.
Since my first year at Milton, I can recall seeing some outfits and thinking to myself “How has that girl not gotten in trouble for wearing that?” Aware of Milton’s strict policies regarding behavior and discipline, I had assumed that the same rules applied to the way students dressed.
Never in my life had I seen so many sky-high skirts, shorts, and dresses worn by female students during the academic day. Though I believe that all students should be able to wear what they want, I think it is best for them to dress appropriately for school.
As students, we should keep in mind that the way we dress represents who we are and the school we attend.
When students applying to Milton tour our campus with their families, you can imagine what their parents think when they see boys with their pants about to fall down and girls with barely-visible skirts.
The students of Milton Academy must remember that we are, within reason, still allowed to wear what we want. But if we take our school’s tolerance for its dress code for granted and do not obey the current rules, the next step the administration will have to take is enforcing uniforms.That solution is one which no Milton student wants.
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