Do appearances really matter? Monday, April 26, 2010 By Abbie Reeves and Dillyn Rutledge
Everyone at Bandera High School looks different. Pow! A trend hits and an outbreak of clones swarms the halls. No one ever looks the same after that; everyone is wearing the same print or color, or everyone dyes his or her hair that one way that one girl did. Then there is that one kid who has piercing, and their hair is not a “natural shade” so it’s banned from the halls. Whatever happened to freedom of expression? What’s wrong with a piercing here or there? If you allow students individuality, they’d be more likely to come so school than not. All human beings should be in full control of what goes in or on their bodies, but it seems that right is slowly slipping away. It’s sadly come to the point to where if you don’t look relatively normal, you can’t get a decent job or do well in school. Why is individuality frowned upon? Why is appearance so important? If I think I look good, then that’s all that matters. Everyone deserves to be happy and we should all be able to look as we please, to get the full satisfaction of life.