Do I Look Sexy To You?

Sprinkled throughout the halls of Penn Manor are girls in short shorts and ripped jeans, and guys with their backsides exposed for all to see.

No matter what rules are put into place about the dress code, it never fails that students will be showing too much skin to handle.

Many students in Penn Manor are familiar with Dr. Mindish’s infamous video about the dress code which highlighted points about what not to wear to school. Inappropriate clothing includes:

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1.)    Hats and hoods

2.)    Shirts that reveal cleavage

3.)    Tank-tops that are less than three inches wide

4.)    Midriffs that are not covered

5.)    Shorts/Skirts/Dresses that are shorter than mid-thigh

6.)    Holes in jeans above mid-thigh

Yet, everyday, students in Penn Manor violate the dress code.

“If I can see your undergarments, I’m saying something,” Jason Hottenstein, school resource officer states.

Girls may be sent to Krista Cox’s (high school principal) office due to dress code violations. They will then be asked to change into a unisex pair of sweatpants or an oversized tee shirt, according to Hottenstein.

Despite the penalties, student Taylor Smith said, “I feel very sexy,” when she breaks the dress code, wearing things like low cut shirts and ripped jeans.

Karli Heiserman believes that she wears what she wears because “I really don’t feel like it concerns anyone what I wear,” and, “a little cleavage never hurt anyone.”

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Many other students agree with Heiserman. Cheryl McDonald also thought that “You should be able to wear what you want.”

“I’m not trying to impress anyone,” says Teerney Nace, who reportedly breaks the dress code by wearing holes in her jeans and having shorts that are considered to be too short for school.

Lauren Richards also said, “ripped jeans are just in style.”

Also in style now, are low cut shirts and short dresses with leggings underneath, all which are violations of the dress code, and can be found on the bodies of many students walking though the hallways.

As opposed to the students’ cries that ‘it’s just what is in style,’ and their claims that ‘they just want to wear what they want to wear.’

Michelle Wagner, part of the staff at Penn Manor exclaims that, “I would say that they (the students) are looking for attention.”

By: Kimmy Bowman

Comments

  1. Who cares? The administration are the ones making this into a distraction. I don’t really notice what any one is wearing untill they get yelled at for it, then it’s gossip and every has to say something. If adminastration cared less, it would be less of a distraction in the first place. Let people learn on their own how their poor taste in clothing gives a bad impression;yelling at them for it just makes them want to rebel, ignoring all else.

  2. You shouldnt feel sexy for breaking a rule. I think people should wear what they want but really some girls take it too far. Like the whole just leggings with shirt is gross. If its with a dress shirt that covers your butt and front then thats okay.

  3. we should be allowed to wear what we want cuz its a free country and we should wear our clothes the way we like to wear it and whenever we feel like it.

  4. I AGREE WITH CHERYL WE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WEAR WHAT WE WANT TO WEAR AND WE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WEAR IT AT SCHOOL.THERES NO REASON WHYWE CANT HAVE OUR OWN STYLES AND CLOTHING WE WANT TO WEAR AND THE WAY WE WANT TO WEAR OUR CLOTHES.
    WHO CARES WHAT PEOPLE WEAR? ITS THERE RIGHT TO WEAR IT.AND AS FAR AS ADMINISTRATION IS CONCERNED ITS NOT THAT BIG A DEAL THEY ARE MAKING IT INTO A BIG DEAL OUT OF NOTHING. AND MOST KIDS DON`T EVEN REALIZE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE WEARING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I like wearing does kind of jeans.!!!
    i don’t think theirs anything wrong with them,
    i do think its a dumb rule tho,
    people should be able to wear what they want and what they like,
    its their style. !
    the adults in Penn Mannor need to let it go,
    its not really that big of a deal what we ware here.
    people spend time together when we are not in school.
    is not the first time boys see rip jeans.
    ugh; its just a dumb rule !

  6. I think we students should be able to wear what we want. As long as nobody’s body parts are fallen out the rips in your jeans, if your a guy. N for some girls that wear the skirts a little to short, sorry but I don’t wanna see your but cheeks when your walkin down the hall. So I think we should wear what we want, but make sure it isn’t “X” rated ya knowww.

  7. If clothing is such a big deal for students and adminstration then why not go to school uniforms,Then everybody wears the same thing.

  8. I wish we had uniforms it would be so much easier. you can sleep a bit longer and I dont see what the big deal is with them? I mean your not wearing it the whole day it is only 6 hours people. Plus we can have days were you can wear your own clothes.

  9. Dana Poetzl says:

    I agree with officer hotenstien where underwear should not be exposed, but I disagree with not allowing holes in jeans above mid thigh, as long as a students attire isnt vulgar then we should be held acountable foe how we dress.