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Did you agree with abolishing uniforms?

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    teenj12

    [1]Sep 2, 2012
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    Just asking. The whole reason uniforms were put in was because of the way the students were acting. So lets recap:


    For ALL of season 10 before the uniforms all anyone was doing was breaking rules, and also you hear Mr. Simpson say how test scores have been dropped. Let's see here.


    A kid was tied to a flagpole, a teacher's car was keyed, a pig was brought to school, there was cheating on schoolwork, a transgender student was bullied and thrown into a door, gay slurs were written all over by owen, plus homophobic comments were often made, AND of course in all falls down, there were sex acts, and knife fights. So yeah uniforms happened. I think this was a GOOD plot device. Even though they didn't change anyone's behavior.


    AFTER uniforms were added:


    Pornography was sent around, there was a fight, the dress code was often IGNORED, there were secret parties, students were getting high, students were spreading lies about dances, there was bullying, a student crashed his car, transgenders were still slanderized, MORE people were getting high, there was a student stealing girls' underwear, illegal poker games, ANOTHER shooting, another car accident, someone covered the cafeteria in aluminum foil, MORE people were getting high, there was MORE bullying, and more fights, some more cheating, and just because ONE dance goes great, the uniforms are taken away.


    Now after the uniforms are abolished:


    People are getting drunk at parties, the school president intentionally sabotages a pep rally video, the roof garden is trashed by unknown offenders, fights between students are STILL continuing, people are drinking at school, people being drunk during school is continuing (Clare. The last to do it was Fiona), Protest about a school play erupts, a tenth grader jumps off the railing and breaks his arm, money is stolen from the school which led to a police investigation, and a kid was intentionally locked inside a room so he couldn't participate in the play.


    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad uniforms were abolished. It feels like the old days to have everyone wearing regular clothes again, but Uniforms really came and went, and without changing many of the student's behavior.

    Edited on 09/01/2012 11:59pm
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    UnovaChampion

    [2]Sep 2, 2012
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    I liked uniforms because of the color coding for each grade.

    For example, I'm pretty sure Campbell is a niner since he was in classes with Maya, Tori, and Tristan. But without those uniforms it's unconfirmed.
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    teenj12

    [3]Sep 3, 2012
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    UnovaChampion wrote:
    I liked uniforms because of the color coding for each grade.

    For example, I'm pretty sure Campbell is a niner since he was in classes with Maya, Tori, and Tristan. But without those uniforms it's unconfirmed.
    Campbell is a tenth grader .

    He's taking language classes with the Niners, because he didn't have enough credits to pass it last year.
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    vgplaya89

    [4]Sep 3, 2012
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    I lol'd when Katie said the hockey team was the worst thing to happen to the school. I was thinking "....did you go here during the events of Season 10?"
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    teenj12

    [5]Sep 4, 2012
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    vgplaya89 wrote:
    I lol'd when Katie said the hockey team was the worst thing to happen to the school. I was thinking "....did you go here during the events of Season 10?"
    Lmao, Sav confirmed that Katie has been going to Degrassi since atleast Season 9.
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    SqueakyYugi

    [6]Sep 10, 2012
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    No, because now it's too hard to remember what grade everybody's in.

    More seriously though OP, I don't think your arguments are that sound, you haven't shown that the uniform or lack thereof were the CAUSE of those things happening.
    Edited on 09/10/2012 12:36pm
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    baller12xx

    [7]Sep 10, 2012
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    Degrassi has a habit (since paige and her aids storyline) of starting plots and


    (1) either not finishing them


    OR


    (2) ending the storylines in the most random and abrupt way possible


    There was no real rhyme or reason to go back to regular clothing, especially with the shooting, how would Simpson ever consider going back to regular clothes after only (technically) 2yrs of enforcing uniforms..


    The uniform plot was a temporary thing, to make the show look "different" .Theyonly really did it for the shock factor, and something Degrassi fans wouldnt expect. but the short-lived enforcing of unifrorms was EXPECTED once i first saw the promos for ITD.

    Edited on 09/10/2012 5:01pm
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    teenj12

    [8]Sep 11, 2012
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    SqueakyYugi wrote:
    No, because now it's too hard to remember what grade everybody's in.

    More seriously though OP, I don't think your arguments are that sound, you haven't shown that the uniform or lack thereof were the CAUSE of those things happening.
    They weren't .
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    teenj12

    [9]Sep 11, 2012
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    baller12xx wrote:

    Degrassi has a habit (since paige and her aids storyline) of starting plots and


    (1) either not finishing them


    OR


    (2) ending the storylines in the most random and abrupt way possible


    There was no real rhyme or reason to go back to regular clothing, especially with the shooting, how would Simpson ever consider going back to regular clothes after only (technically) 2yrs of enforcing uniforms..


    The uniform plot was a temporary thing, to make the show look "different" .Theyonly really did it for the shock factor, and something Degrassi fans wouldnt expect. but the short-lived enforcing of unifrorms was EXPECTED once i first saw the promos for ITD.

    Agreed. I think I was getting really used to the uniforms and the Degrassi kids all looked great in them.

    I kinda knew the uniforms were not going to be permanent anyway. I do think that the the Uniforms plot was only put in to shwo the school cracking down after The Boiling Point. But after The Boiling Point, people's behaviors were still out of control (Now Or Ever-Showdown).

    So unrealistic that he'd just abolish them. But Simpson is a big softy anyway.
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    baller12xx

    [10]Sep 14, 2012
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    ^ he really is.....i mean, the kids in the school just walk all over him...he was more firm when he was a teacher, never mind the principle.....SMH
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    ktfahel

    [11]Sep 16, 2012
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    Slight digression, but am I the only one who wouldn't mind a quick scene of Simpson walking down the hall humming "Everybody wants something..."

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    teenj12

    [12]Sep 17, 2012
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    ktfahel wrote:

    Slight digression, but am I the only one who wouldn't mind a quick scene of Simpson walking down the hall humming "Everybody wants something..."

    Lmao! Would so love that ^^.
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    baller12xx

    [13]Sep 17, 2012
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    ^ 100,000% agree.
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    ktfahel

    [14]Sep 18, 2012
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    baller12xx wrote:
    ^ he really is.....i mean, the kids in the school just walk all over him...he was more firm when he was a teacher, never mind the principle.....SMH


    OK, let me now bring it back...


    I've been watching the original Degrassis (Jr. High and High), and Simpson is actually staying rather true to character. While once in a while he would stand up and say "no", more often than not he was easily swayed - usually reluctantly -to go along with whatever either Joey or Wheels wanted to do.

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    baller12xx

    [15]Sep 22, 2012
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    ^ oh ok...I've seen many episodes of the original 80's episodes, so i understand what u mean. I just think simpson can still be the goofy, fun, guy and still be strict when he needs to .
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