Faculty denies entrance to Night of the Stars for broken dress code
The red carpet unrolls as designer gowns swish elegantly through the crowds at the Night of the Stars gala. Here, Josh Wright, '05, and his guest enter the lavishly decorated foyer of Ground Zero in the 2004 formal.
A girl walks into the room wearing her hair in beautiful curls and a long sparkling gown. She appears as a vision of loveliness, but because she wears brown flip-flops she is immediately sent out of the theater.
Students must consider the guidelines before buying that dress or renting a tux, with Night of the Stars scheduled for Jan. 20. Anyone arriving out of dress code will be asked to leave.
According to Molly Sargent, women?s counselor, these are the top two guidelines most likely to be broken.
For the girls...
-Appropriate formal footwear or dress shoes are required; beach-type flip- flops are NOT allowed.
-Dresses that are see-through or have an exposed midriff, or too low in the front are NOT permitted; chiffon or similar fabric jackets or wraps are acceptable.
For the boys...
- Appropriate formal wear must be worn including proper footwear
-Facial hair is NOT allowed.
For a more detailed description of the dress code click here Fresno Christian announcements and scroll to FCHS Night of the Stars Dress Code Policy.
In addition to the dress code, there are also some guidelines to follow if a student wants to bring a date from another campus. The guest must make an interview with Jon Endicott, associate principal, for authorization to attend.
?It is important that I have a talk with the non-Fresno Christian student to get to know them and let them know how important our event is,? Endicott said. ?We want to make sure they have appropriate behavior so the focus does not end up on them.?
Some students agree with the purpose of the rules.
?The dress code rules for N.O.T.S are extremely fair,? Kara Linkowski, ?08, said. ?Even though it is hard to find a modest dress, the rules are flexible and easy to abide by. Our dress code is not much different than the public schools, so students should be grateful.?
Night of the Stars is at the Wilson?s Theater, located downtown at 1400 Fulton. Pictures start at 5:15 P.M. and dinner begins starts at 6 P.M. Tickets will be sold for $60 until Jan. 19.
For more information on the movies, check out Benjamin Dang's Jan. 18, 2007, article, Deadlines challenge directors. For NOTS history check out Kelly Gong's Jan. 19, 2007, article, Suggestion creates tradition.
For more information please visit the following:
Jon Endicott's e-mail
Molly Sargent's e-mail