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The Suburbanite
  • What's Going On, Yoga pants spark debate

  • The recent trend of yoga pants has caused some differing opinions at Green High School. After numerous students violated the dress code by wearing tight yoga pants and see-through leggings, school administrators decided on Feb. 10 to make an announcement reinstating the dress code. Those students who violated the dress code would be punished.

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  • The recent trend of yoga pants has caused some differing opinions at Green High School. After numerous students violated the dress code by wearing tight yoga pants and see-through leggings, school administrators decided on Feb. 10 to make an announcement reinstating the dress code. Those students who violated the dress code would be punished.
    A Facebook event quickly formed encouraging students to wear yoga pants and protest the dress code on Feb. 13. Monday arrived and a dozen students wore yoga pants only to be punished with a Friday school for violating policies.
    Principal's reaction
    Green High School Principal Cindy Brown says the school is simply reinforcing a dress code rule that has been in place for years now.
    “We were seeing more and more girls wearing tight pants and we just cannot have that,” said Brown.
    The dress code in the Green High School Code of Conduct book states that suggestive, revealing, see-through, or excessively tight clothing such as leggings and or yoga pants is not permitted.
    “The word ‘ban’ was never used as students are permitted to wear yoga pants as long as they properly cover themselves,” Brown said.
    Students that violate the dress code are always warned first and required to change into another outfit. As only repeat offenders are punished. Brown said students are welcome to their opinions and that her door is always open to talk with students about their concerns regarding the dress code.
    “We try our best to be consistent about enforcing the dress code,” said Brown. “When we catch it, we address it.”
    With 1,300 students in the school, the school administrators rely on other staff members to send any students that violate the dress code to the office.
    Student's thoughts
    Senior Kristen Holt and junior Robbie Wilson, who created the Facebook event for students to wear yoga pants, simply wanted to protest the dress code.
    “I thought it was wrong the way they sprung this on us and I just wore them to protest it,” said Holt.
    Holt and Wilson felt there was some misunderstanding among students about whether yoga pants were banned or not. Some students are still not satisfied with the policy the school has in place.
    “They should just focus on stuff that is more important other than yoga pants,” said Holt.