Who will win the battle of the sexes?
This is going to be recap of past events, but I feel the need to write about last week at Gridley High School. Last week was "Battle of the Sexes" week at school. It is a week every year that most students look forward to. It's a week of dress up days, hilarious picture opportunities and an awesome conclusion rally. What's really fun about the week is almost everyone gets involved, so the spirit of the week is spread throughout the entire school.
To start off, Monday's dress up day theme was Sports Day. A wide array of sports come into play with the outfits to dress up in. From paint-ball uniforms to football jerseys, nearly anything goes.
Tuesday was Celebrity Day. Around campus, you could be see Snookis, Kardashian sisters and Paris Hiltons, just to name a few. Celebrity Day was followed by Beach Day on Wednesday, with Hawaiian shirts and bathing suits under clothes galore.
For me, Thursday and Friday's dress up days were my favorite. Thursday was Gender Bender Day, meaning girls wore guy's clothes and guys wore girl's clothes. Many people borrow each other's clothes, and some get more involved in the dressing up than others. Some people were nearly unrecognizable with makeup and wigs on for guys and baggy pants, corn-row hairstyles and painted on mustaches for the girls.
The end of the week was marked with Friday's dress up for Blue and Pink Day. Honestly, the girls tend to get more involved in dressing up in lots of pink. Pink tutus and tights could be seen nearly everywhere throughout the school.
"It was really fun dressing up during the week and getting to do something different for a little while during school," said Melissa Holmes, GHS sophomore.
The end of the week was also marked with the Battle of the Sexes rally where the girls were pitted against the boys in various competitions. The activities included a "Jeopardy!"-style game and a relay in which competitors had to sit on blocks of ice, stick their feet in tubs of ice water and drink a Slurpee as fast as they could while a partner spun around bent over with his or her head on a baseball bat. The partner on the ice, once finished, had to skip back to the beginning with her partner and tag the other group of partners to repeat the tasks. The groups who finished fastest won.
After tallying the points from dress up days and rally activities, the girls came out victorious. "I was very excited for the week because nearly everybody gets into it, even if their side doesn't win. It made for a good yearbook opportunity, too," said Ruethai Steve Allard, our yearbook, digital photography, multimedia and technology exploration teacher.
Last week was enjoyable for everybody, and it gave the students one more moment of fun before STAR tests start for two weeks to come.
Mariah Holmes is a junior at Gridley High School. Her column appears every six weeks in Education.