Pelicans Against Sweatshirt Removal
Dear Deans, Headmaster, Faculty, Staff, and Student Leaders: Most of the Island knows that several dress code changes are upon us. The most notable of these is the suggestion to remove hoodies from classroom dress. While this is a valiant cause, it is one that can have the Loomis Chaffee community in shambles. Sweatshirts are a very common article of clothing. When one walks on the quad, a hoodie is almost guaranteed to be spotted. The biggest concern of our fine educators is that wearing these comfortable clothing items will hide t-shirts being worn underneath. This is understandable, which is why a possible solution is to have students remove sweatshirts and similar outer clothing while in class. Hoodies are not the only outerware that can hide t-shirts. Northfaces cover our clothing. Are they next on the dress code hit-list What is perhaps the most disturbing of all, and should therefore be noted, is that this clothing item was grouped in a proposal to also remove yoga pants and denim clothing (jean skirts). When our esteemed faculty looks at this group, the answer could be a, "no brainer." Many teachers would like to see denim clothing removed, and most can understand the sweatpant-like yoga leg ware. In closing we, the students of Loomis Chaffee, ask that hooded sweatshirts remain in classroom dress, or at least allow us to wear them to-and-from classes.