Opinions on hat rule differ among student body


Senior Aaron Jeffus wears one of his favorite hats. He believes hats are a good way for people to express themselves.

Whether it be unique haircuts, makeup, clothes or glasses, students have nearly endless possibilities to express themselves. Hats, unlike the before mentioned things, is one self-expression device that cannot be worn at school, a rule that is trivial among students.

Senior Aaron Jeffus, the owner of 16 or more hats, feels headwear should not necessarily be banned from school.

“I think it should be either way,” Jeffus said. “As long as the hat is not really flashy, I don’t think they are very distracting.”

While hats are not allowed to be worn in class, other potentially diverting things are barely regulated, if at all.

“If people are allowed to have crazy colored hair then hats should be allowed,” junior Alanna Hansen said. “Hats are just as distracting as that.”

Headwear comes in all shapes and sizes, and certain hats are tied to certain groups of people. Though this may further help people to express who they are, some believe allowing hats may lead to harsh stereotyping.

“I don’t really think they should be allowed,” freshman Yordans Cabrera said. “They’re distracting and people are judgmental.”

Jeffus believes that hats are a great way for students to be able to convey to the world their interests, a right which should be controlled, but not banned completely.

“My favorite kind of hat is probably trilby fedoras, because I just like how they look,” Jeffus said. “Hats help me express myself because sometimes they have sports teams I like on them, and sometimes I just think they look really nice.”