The Hat Dilemma

A school rule is still in effect despite the number of violations students innocently commit.

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The Hat Dilemma

Infographic by: Jessica Guzman

Infographic by: Jessica Guzman

Infographic by: Jessica Guzman

Infographic by: Jessica Guzman

From beanies to baseball caps, hats are a year-round trend that increase in popularity as winter approaches. Wearing a hat is a way to be an individual while still staying warm. Many hats are being worn inside the building of Antioch Community High School, posing questions as to whether the hat policy is still being enforced or if students are now able to sport their favorite hat to class.

At ACHS, the hat policy is as stands: there are to be no hats worn inside the building and hats must be put away in order for no risk of confiscation by a staff member. However, many students are constantly seen wearing hats from class to class. These actions are a violation of school rules.

The concern behind students not being allowed to wear a hat inside the building is related to gang associated situations. Though situations like that have a minimal chance of occurrence at ACHS, it is necessary for staff to take precaution. To be a responsible, respectful and proud Sequoit, students should not be wearing any type of hat anywhere inside of the school. However, gang risk is not the only reason for ACHS’ strict hat policy. Respect is another factor behind the rule.

“I am a traditional person. When a man is inside a building, it is respectful for him to remove his hat,” said ACHS dean of students Wilbur Borrero. “The rule should also be followed by girls as well.”

Despite the recent sightings of head-wear, the no hat rule is still in effect. Students are still encouraged to stay warm on these brisk winter days by wearing a hat until they enter the building.

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