Time to take away Tie-Dye Day

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Time to take away Tie-Dye Day

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By Aly Sadowniczak, Staff Writer

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Tie-Dye Day takes the “spirit” out of Spirit Week.

Spring-Ford is known for having an outstanding and widely participated Spirit Week. However, this all changes on Tie-Dye Day.

Because of the creativity and diversity of the costumes, it is a mutual agreement among Spring-Ford students that Twin Day and Rockstar/Superhero/Celebrity Day, which the student body actually calls Character Day, are the best days of the week.

Despite these much enjoyed and timeless themes, there is Tie-Dye Day as the least participated day of the week.

The other four days have an average of 80-100% participation each year, while Tie-Dye Day’s participation is usually 70% or below. Part of this lack of participation could be due to it being on a Monday, which I think definitely should be taken into consideration.

However, since the administration has placed it on a Monday, the widely accepted worst day of the week, they are practically admitting the mediocrity of the tie-dye theme in comparison with the other days.

Additionally, many students face the problem of finding any tie-dye to begin with, or do not want to bother buying all white clothes and going through the messy process of making their own tie-dye themselves.

A tie-dye t-shirt may be relatively easy to prepare, but finding pants and other accessories to complete an entire outfit is hard to come by. And creating an entire outfit is easily accomplished on the other days.

It has gotten to the point where you could consider Tie-Dye Day “Rainbow Day,” because people have to settle for rainbow or colorful articles of clothing in place of the elusive tie-dye.

After speaking with several students about Tie-Dye Day, none of which wanted to keep it, there were two common themes suggested that would be a good replacement for Tie-Dye Day: Decades Day and Meme/Vine Day.

If we put a more exciting day on Monday, it could possibly garner more participation and/or make a great kickstart to Spirit Week and keep Spring-Ford’s legendary Spirit Week status. I call for the Spring-Ford administration to change next year’s Tie-Dye Day to one of the previously suggested themes.