The Class Color Day That Almost Didn’t Happen

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Renata Hernandez

Bulldogs Dance Theatre performing their choreography to “Clout” at the pep rally.

Elena Key, Editor

On Dawg Day, aka class color day, students screamed their lungs out, trying to outdo each other in a show of school spirit. More than a 1000 SBHS students filled the gym dressed in white, black, blue, red and gold, sweat drenched students jumped and yelled as the school gym rocked with dance, cheer, and band performances during the annual growl. 

 

“It was the best of all three years,” said Nade Jean-Louis, a senior at SBHS. 

 

The tradition of the classes coming together to represent their graduating year and showing school spirit is one that students look forward to each year. But this year it almost didn’t happen.

 

This year administration tried to replace class color day with Dawg Day, where every class would wear red and gold, class c

olor day is when freshmen wear green, sophomores black, juniors blue and seniors red and gold. But, administration saw Dawg Day as a way to unite all of the students, and wanted everyone to wear red and gold.

 

 “We are South Broward, we are not seniors, juniors,” said Assistant Principal Ms.Itzkowitz 

 

But for the graduating class of 2020, the tradition of class color day was not going to be taken away that easily. Since, the majority of seniors have been anxiously waiting to wear red and gold, and by having every class wear the same colors would be a ruin part of their senior year experience

 

“No way that the underclassmen get to wear our colors, they need to wait just like we did,” said Jean-Louis.  

 

Last year, administration tried to change the culture of class color day but students still dressed in their colors anyway. Rumors swirled on social media saying that administration would not let  anyone not wearing red and gold enter the Growl. 

 

“No, we didn’t say that,”  said Principal Brown.“We just want to hype our school colors and have a red out for our football game.”

 

After several students spoke with administration class color day was revived. The only difference, freshmen would wear white.  

 

Besides the change in colors, the Growl is no longer outside in the field, but instead inside the big gym. Students were miffed wondering how would 2,300 SBHS students would be able to fit in the gym.

 

 “How are they going to fit all those kids there,” said Amanda Monzon, an SBHS senior.  

 The solution was that students had to sign and turn in a waiver before Wednesday’s deadline. 

 

The waiver spelled out the consequences for students if they were to bring paint, glitter, or anything that would damage school property. 

 

“We want it to be a positive experience for everybody,” said Brown. “It should be a really exciting positive day.”

 

Also wristbands with the student’s name were given out, only students who turned in their waiver got a wristband and without it, students are not allowed to be released from their class.

 

“The changes only made the Growl even better and one to remember,” said Jean-Louis.