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The Whittier Miscellany

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The Whittier Miscellany

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New School Colors

New School Colors

This spring’s sports season is the last time parents, teachers, and coaches will shout “GO BLUE!” from the bleachers while watching WFS dominate a sports game. But why?

 

As Friends students fill the halls for the first day of school this fall, the new head of Upper School will not be the only change afoot. Effective immediately, on September 3rd, 2024, Wilmington Friends school colors will officially change to a gorgeous Kelly green and white hue. While this change may be daunting for some, students who have heard the news are already excited about what this means for the future. Frank Murphy, ‘24, says, “It is unfortunate that we are switching to superior colors the year after I graduate. Green and white are colors that have never been used before by another school in our area. I believe in my heart and soul that the originality of the colors will surely boost the self esteem of our student body.”

 

Some may be asking, what is the reason behind this change? Well, the reason is simple. It is all about aesthetics. School authorities agree that green and white are much more pleasing colors to the eye than blue and white. This is why the school plans to redesign the school website to match our new colors and be less of an eyesore. Our sports uniforms, school merchandise, and other previously blue and white items will all be updated to comply with our new colors. Another reason for the change aside from aesthetics is that green and white are unique colors for a school. School policymakers understand that blue and white are colors that often represent schools, which has made it confusing in the past during sports games. With our new colors, it should be easier to tell the difference between athletes, especially when playing against Tower Hill. How cool is that?

 

With all these fantastic benefits, what are the drawbacks of these new colors? These new colors come with a fun little policy that some might find controversial. As of October 1st, 2024, the school will issue a widespread ban on utilizing the colors blue and white in relation to our school. This means that all blue and white merchandise bought in the past is not allowed to be worn. If this policy is broken by students or staff, the item will be confiscated, and the school will issue a $1,000 fine to the rulebreaker. Some may argue that buying new merchandise is a waste of money and resources, but as they say, beauty is pain!

 

“GO GREEN!”

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Scarlett Murphy is a new member of the Whittier Miscellany who is currently beginning her first year as a writer. Scarlett enjoys writing about current events in the Whittier and also loves creative writing using her own characters. Scarlett believes that writing is powerful and that words can be used to motivate, inspire, and educate others which prompted her to join Whittier. Scarlett likes to write as a way to advocate for herself, voice her opinions, and express her emotions. Outside of writing, Scarlett loves to read and Irish dance.

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