For as long as any current Brien McMahon student can remember, graduation is defined by the aesthetically pleasing combination of blue and white gowns, but the tradition of boys rocking blue while the girls wear white may be broken this year.
There seem to be two different reasons behind the idea of one color being worn; the first is that one color will symbolize the unity of the graduating class, the second is that students won’t have to be classified by gender.
“I personally feel that we can sacrifice the tradition of girls wearing white and boys wearing blue so that everyone can feel comfortable and have a happy graduation and don’t have to choose to identify when they’re not comfortable.” Said senior Carly Danziger
However, other McMahon seniors feel that the tradition is something that should not be broken.
In fact, a large number of the senior students have started to take action against the notion that one color should be worn by both girls and boys on Twitter with the hashtag BMHSGradution. One senior, Nicole Gallagher, took it as far as making a petition.
“I feel the vast majority of kids are going be uncomfortable with wearing one color.” Claims Colby Scovel.
Chris Martinson came up with a third idea that seems as though it could settle the debate.
“You choose what to wear in your yearbook picture [a tuxedo top or a dress top], you should choose what color to to wear at graduation.”
Martinson’s idea would eliminate classification of gender, yet keep the blue and white combination.
[Updates to come]