The seniors will tye-dye white shirts ordered from customink.com bearing the word “Sen10rs with blue and orange dye.
“We wanted senior t-shirts, and I suggested that we do them tie-dye colored, senior class officer Ben Chesler said. “Someone said it would be cool and cheaper to get white shirts and let kids tie-dye them.
“We thought it would be something fun and unique to kick off the year, senior class officer Liza Barnes said.
According to Barnes, the senior class officers will also be offering more senior apparel as the year goes on.
Tie-dying will take place by the greenhouse by the Cutler House back exit.
The event, organized by South’s chapter of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), aimed to raise awareness about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transsexuals (LGBT). Both speaking and nonspeaking participants wore rainbow ribbons.
The GSA raised awareness for the Day of Silence by hanging posters in the school and making announcements on the loudspeaker.
GSA advisor and founder Robert Parlin wished the event could have been more publicized but still felt pleased with the number of participants.
“The Day of Silence had the biggest effect on the people who took the vow, not necessarily the school [as a whole], Parlin said.
Students generally felt the Day of Silence was effective.
“Day of Silence brought forth a positive attitude from the school, freshman and speaking ally Noa Golan said. “I hope it continues to remain as long as needed.]]>