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Battle of the Sexes gains new color: Purple

A third color was established to give another option for students who didn't identify with either pink or blue.

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Sadies week, full of dress up days and games, also held some controversy. If you looked around on Wednesday, there was plenty of blue and pink to be seen, but there was also a good amount of purple.

The Battle of the Sexes dress up day has traditionally been a chance for girls and guys to duke it out and show their school spirit. This year, however, Lani Kineret and Kianna Hudgins tried to shake things up.

Lani and Kianna pitched the idea to the Sadies committee, hoping to advertise a third color that would still count for spirit points. The committee, however, voted that offering a third color was unnecessary and that it wasn’t a big deal. The third color would have negligible representation, the committee argued.

“We just wanted to protest gender-roles,” Kianna said. The idea for a third color was established to give another option for students who didn’t identify with either pink or blue.

Even though the idea was shot down by the Sadies committee, the two seniors still pursued it. With help from other members of the GSA, they “took twitter by storm,” as Lani put it. Through social media and word-of-mouth, the idea spread.

The movement to wear purple may seem small, but both Lani and Kianna hope to raise awareness about the issue and offer another option in order to be all-inclusive. Thompson stated that purple did count towards spirit points so students who participated in the purple movement were not ignored.

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