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Students reflect on their different wardrobes

By Brandy Voirin/reporter

Be it a hyperbole or a tell-all book, clothes continuously illuminate new narratives without saying a word. 

NE student Tanner Sieve’s school uniform consists of neon shorts and flip flops, even when the temperature’s below freezing.

Illustrations by Katelyn Townsend
Illustrations by Katelyn Townsend

“When I’m at school, it’s all about getting my work done and leaving,” Sieve said. “People probably assume I’m cold, but I’m comfortable.”

Sieve acts out a different story when he’s not at school, choosing khaki pants and polo shirts for daily life.

“I would never wear shorts and flip-flops outside of school,” Sieve said. “It’s just not my style.”

In Jennifer Baumgartner’s book You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You, the author says “Clothing is an extension of who we are. Much like a turtle with its shell, we tell the world the who, the what, the where and the when of our lives by what we wear on our backs.”

NE student Sandra Fifta’s story consists of a sheer black long-sleeved top and fitted dark jeans paired with boots.

“Today, I have plans outside of school, so I’m dressing differently, but normally, I wear sweats every day,” Fifta said.

TCC doesn’t have a dress code policy, so students can be creative, so to speak.

NE communication arts chair Cheryl Hamilton said what students wear doesn’t affect their grades, but certain speech classes do require students to wear business professional attire for presentations.

Hamilton highly recommends students start dressing for their majors now.

“It’s excellent practice for the future,” Hamilton said. “You never know what job opportunities are in your near future.”040115_shoes

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