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Dress code changes promote safety

Dress code has been a student concern for many years, but this year there are more clothing styles to choose from. While in the past backless shoes were not allowed, the administration seems to be allowing more trends to be worn such as sandals. And to the relief of students on campus, the threat of uniforms seems to have passed.

“I don’t envision us going to uniforms,” Principal Gary Schultz said. “They don’t eliminate the dress code problem. We’d still have to enforce the uniforms.”

Students agree the dress code does not need changes.

“I don’t have a hard time finding clothes acceptable for school,” Mark Bonnar, ’05, said. “The dress code is fine.”

While shopping in stores such as Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle and Hollister, clothing can be seen that would not be acceptable in school including spaghetti strap shirts, tops which would show a student’s midriff, flip-fop sandals and jean shorts.

Though none of these styles are allowed, students still agree the dress code is lenient.

“I like this dress code better than my old school’s,” Perri Potigian, ’07, said. “We don’t have to wear the same thing every day here like when students are required to wear uniforms.

In addition to modesty, the dress code also promotes safety on campus for both students and faculty.

“Twice this summer when I was coming up the stairs I tripped,” Scott Falk, campus pastor, said. “I was wearing flip-flops and I hit the front of them and fell down.”

A copy of the dress code can be found at or call the office for more information at 299-1695.” “Madeline Ervin, Photographer” “With changes to the dress code, students who take Molly Sargent’s, center, English classes be warned. As Dean of Women, Sargent is also responsible for enforcing the dress code amongst girls on campus. Here Sargent checks the footwear of senior Marcy Froese.” “Madeline Ervin, Photographer” “Schools across the San Joaquin Valley have adjusted their dress code standards and campus is no different.

Despite her taste in clothes, Kacie Filgas, ?05, right, was required to alter her outfit on Sept. 2. A “cover shirt” was supplied by teacher Molly Sargent when Filgas apparently broke the dress code. Dress code violations have recently been tighted and students have had to adjust their choice in school attire.

According to Sargent, the blue “baggy tent” was supplied to bring Filgas’ clothing into code.” “

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