You know, it's been a slow blogging year over on T&S. Nate resurrected the dead horse otherwise known as the "BYU dress code" so it could take a few more public beatings. (Horse: "Please, not again!") Along the way, he confessed his past transgressions vis-a-vis the BYU dress code. Yes, it's so hard being forced to go to a university where your tuition is heavily subsidized by a church with a moral conscience.
Perhaps these guys would have preferred to attend BJU. No, it's not the Scandinavian spelling of BYU. And no, it's not.. hey, get your mind out of the gutter. It's Bob Jones University. Think of it as a born again Christian version of BYU, only, with no mountains or visiting general authorities. Somehow I don't think these people are the type, if they had a mountain next to their school, to put a big "J" on it. A sample of their dress code:
(Women) Classroom/general dress consists of a dress or top and skirt; however, pants may be worn for some recreational activities. Shorts may never be worn outside the residence halls and fitness center... Denim skirts may be worn for casual dress (not to class or other professional-type events)... All dresses, skirts, pants, and shirts must be loose-fitting, having a minimum of three inches of ease at bust and hips... Hose must be worn for all professional-type activities including class, church, and recitals.The BYU of today has got nothing on these people. But, to reference another T&S/BYU dress code thread, I wonder if BJU prohibits "breast enhancing backpacks"?
We ask the young men to wear collared shirts and casual or dress pants and to have their hair trimmed neatly (off the collar and with their ears showing). Except for recreation, we ask that you not wear blue jeans.