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Controversy Over Socks

Grant Govrik (11), John Hornak (11), and Auggie Ralson (11) show off their fun patterned socks. They all wore crazy socks to school that day.

Grant Govrik (11), John Hornak (11), and Auggie Ralson (11) show off their fun patterned socks. They all wore crazy socks to school that day. "My socks are me, and I use them to express who I am," Ralson said.

Grant Govrik (11), John Hornak (11), and Auggie Ralson (11) show off their fun patterned socks. They all wore crazy socks to school that day. "My socks are me, and I use them to express who I am," Ralson said.

Grant Govrik (11), John Hornak (11), and Auggie Ralson (11) show off their fun patterned socks. They all wore crazy socks to school that day. "My socks are me, and I use them to express who I am," Ralson said.

Sophie Ames

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Every teenager has that pair of socks in their drawer. The one they love the most: with pizza slices, or blue polka dots. Sadly, the girls do not get the chance to strut their favorite pair at school, unless the socks are plain white.

A highly discussed topic among the female students at the school is the dress code for girls’ socks. According to the Student Handbook, the girls must wear white socks with their skirts; meanwhile, boys can wear whatever socks they want.

How can this be fair? This rule should be changed for next school year, and female students should be able to wear any socks they want. This part of the dress code has frustrated many girls throughout the school. Caroline Snapp (11) is just one of these and disagrees with the rule.

“If the boys can wear whatever socks, we should be allowed to also,” Snapp said. “Also, our uniforms can be more fun and less boring if we could wear fun socks.”

Some people argue that the boys can wear any socks because their pants cover them. However, anytime the male students sit down, their socks are visible. Considering that students spend the majority of their time sitting in class, this argument is invalid. Students constantly see the cool socks that their male peers wear.

Fun, colored, or crazy socks also let the students express themselves. The girls could wear the dress code uniform, but then they could have a little room for self-expression through their socks if this rule is changed.

At Catholic High School Cascia Hall, the administration has created a rule that is the same for both genders. At Cascia, girls cannot get upset because they have the same option as the boys: any professional colored or patterned socks.

John Hornak (11) wears a fun pair of socks every day to school. He is always happy to have the chance to show off his socks.

“Honestly, the boys really lucked out ’cause we can wear any socks here,” Hornak said. “I feel bad for the girls.”

Every year, female students ask the administration to reconsider this white-socks-only rule. To satisfy the students and make the dress code fair for both the boys and girls, girls should have the option of wearing any socks they want.

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