Central students unite over geeky sweaters

By Emily Money

Tis the season… for cringe-worthy holiday sweaters?  Central’s annual “Ugly Sweater Day” will take place this Friday, December 20. The festive unofficial spirit day, held the last day before break, is sure to get all students excited for the holidays.

On Friday, all students are asked to spare their shame and don the most atrocious sweater they can find, be it something grandma knitted or something retrieved from a thrift store. The entire school should be decked out in hilariously tacky prints and some creative costumes.

“It’s very festive and fun to see all the ugly sweaters and no one will be complaining about how cold the school is,” said sophomore Eric Hoskins.

This tradition has occurred at Central for a few years. But does anyone really know how this unofficial spirit day was created? “I don’t think it’s an official spirit day. I think people in general like wearing ugly sweaters and we needed an unofficial holiday to have an excuse to wear them,” said sophomore Jill Ciampa.

However, some humiliation is often paired with the appalling garments. “It’s a little embarrassing to be wearing something so ugly, but everyone else in school is doing it,” stated sophomore Anthony Nguyen. “It’s really just a lot of fun.”

Next Friday is sure to be a day full of festive attitudes and hideous holiday sweaters. All students are encouraged to participate.

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