Story by Mannan Mehta '18
Ever since the start of winter break, an ever-expanding group of STA students, led by seniors, has been participating in a brand new tradition: Turtleneck Tuesdays. Though the STA student handbook has always allowed turtlenecks as a replacement for buttondown shirts and ties, no upper school student has worn one in recent memory. However, with this new tradition of TNTs underway, students have embraced the forgotten-rule and even wear their turtlenecks on other days of the week, such as Warm-Neck Wednesday.
In addition to turtlenecks, students have been adding accessories to their TNT looks every week. It is now common to see seniors wearing sunglasses, neck-chains, visors, and cowboy boots on Tuesdays. “Since TNT started, Tuesdays at STA have become much rowdier,” said an anonymous sophomore. “They feel like Fridays”.
Since TNT started, students from all grades have talked about starting other traditions to brighten the typically grueling STA school week. These traditions include Greased-Back-Hair G-Day, Fanny-Pack F-Day, and Absent A-Day (the administration would love this one!) Only time and the strong Senior Class of 2017 can dictate whether these rumors become reality.
As for this Tuesday? If you haven’t already, make sure to go into your closet and dig up that old turtleneck, find some fake-gold-chains from an old Halloween costume, and as your dad if you can borrow his cowboy boots. Join the movement, because, at the end of the day, who doesn’t want to be a dude with a really warm neck. #TNT