Blast from the Past: What did they Wear and What's Up with that Hair?Sunday, December 05, 2010 By Krissa Polimeni and Vick Diaz
Morris Hills High School has been here for decades. Since the 1950’s, fashion and sports have been changing rapidly. From poofy, outrageous hair to what you see now, the Morris Hills’ yearbooks show major differences in this school. As generations go on, many things change: new technology, new jobs, and new styles. Within the walls of Morris Hills there have been major changes in sports uniforms, hair styles, daily clothes, and even the yearbooks. Fashion changes and doesn’t! During 1988, the common hair style you would find on girls was the voluminous hair. Now, you find girls with straight hair with side bangs. The hair styles now are nothing like the 1980’s considering the new styles that have erupted. However, similar to the 1980’s, girls today are wearing leggings and big hoop earrings. They have taken it upon themselves to live in the past and bring back the old fashions! Guys, however, had a different perspective with fashion. Their hair was parted down the middle and was usually long; it had a resemblance to the mullet in the eighties. Now, 2010 guys are sticking to the well-known “Jersey Shore” hair style, of spiking their hair. Another popular style for guys is shaving different symbols in their hair. Unlike girls, there is no real connection to the past of featured clothing styles. On the field and the court There have always been sports teams at Morris Hills, but the uniforms have evolved tremendously. It was shocking to find that in 1973 the girls’ basketball team actually had to tape on the numbers to their jerseys. They also wore skirts like the field hockey players today. Unlike today, they wore blouses to cover any excess skin the jersey did not cover. Today, the uniforms are sleeveless jerseys that have the numbers imprinted on the shirt. For softball, the girls did not have numbers on their jerseys at all. They wore plain white shirts with long black shorts. Having jerseys with no numbers was surprising to find. The basketball team at least taped their numbers on, but the softball team did not even do that. Both of these appalling uniforms were from 1973, a year before Title 9 was put into effect. In an interview with athletic director Mr. Robert Haraka, he said, “Title 9 mandates that female sports athletics have the same opportunities as the boys.” Title 9 includes finances and equipment. We have a growing pride for our school and sports teams and we show that by now supplying nicer uniforms that are better suited for the players.