By Hannah Kerlan
Art by Michelle Jun.
The third quarter of the 2019-2020 saw the announcement of the new St. Mary’s uniform.
Between the arguments in grade group chats and circulation of fake uniform designs, there is no doubt that this announcement shocked the St. Mary’s community. The initial vocalized negative response may have signified that a majority of students had negative opinions towards the idea of wearing a uniform; however, a new survey sent out by Tatler to upper schoolers proves that this is not exactly the case.
According to the survey, when the administration first broke the uniform news, 52.5% of those who responded claimed they were anti-uniform, 25% were pro-uniform and 22.5% were neutral on the matter. Now, 47.5% of respondents say they are pro-uniform, with only 32.5% being anti-uniform and 20% falling under the neutral category.
Though some students remain opposed, in the few short months between the initial announcement and the daily uniform requirement, student views seemed to have flipped substantially. And, as uniforms become a routine sight around the halls, opinions may continue to change.
“In the beginning my opinions were mainly neutral. I already wore the uniform skirt every day so it wasn’t such a drastic change for me personally. But I knew that wasn’t the case for everyone. Now I really like the uniforms. It saves time in the morning,” another student said.
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