Damani Hood, Editor

My philosophy throughout high school has been “Dress well, feel well“.  So when I come to school to flex on the masses, I feel like a supreme being.  A lot of people would state that my interest in clothing is solely due to the materialistic, consumerist society we live in.  However, that could not be farther from the truth. Winning the Best Dressed Senior Superlative attested to my desire to being different.  My wardrobe is a record of my hard work and dedication to unapologetically being myself.  Throughout high school, employment opportunities and a great deal of saving has funded my ability to experiment with how I like to represent myself.  Dressing myself was one of the very few things in life that I could control so I manage my image as if it is the last thing I could do.

Well that’s just a little bit about me.  The other winner of the Best Dressed superlative was the stylish Amanda Fong, ‘20.  Her personal style is based off being “cute and comfy,” as she put it. Amanda has even received a lot of compliments and flattering remarks for her flair.  For instance, Alondra Lozano, ’20, stated that she admired Amanda’s use of “really bright colors and thrifted pieces”.

It’s amazing that people like Amanda and I could be recognized for dressing well.  But this admiration for our fashion tastes has also been met with great hostility from others who believe their outfits are top-notch.  Milosz Pankiewicz, ’20, shouted “I wear $800 Rick Owens and designer stuff all the time and no one even notices it or seems to care at all.  Just wait ’till I get a bust down and flex on all of y’all.”

No matter what the case may be, it is an amazing thing for Whitney Young students to go down in history for the everyday things that separate them from each other, besides the existing barriers like talent and academics.