Expectations of appearance and attitude:
- Wear loose, brightly colored clothing. Girls wearing bralettes or going completely braless in public places.
- Henna Tattoos
- Boys and girls with longish hair. Dreadlocks. Allowing body hair to grow out
- Don't really care about their appearance, nonmaterialistic.
- Sunny and laid back disposition
"They always have a cause, and I would say that's a negative tone. They always have something to say like "You're killing the environment" and 'Don't eat red meat'"
"Flannels. Very outdoor, woodsy type. Instagram aesthetics. Overall pretty chill and nice people."
"A lot of weed. Who can climb the highest mountain and take the most artsy pictures."
"Longer hair. Really chill. I think about potheads when I think about hippies."
"It's a growing population compared to Freshman year"
I am the theater kid.
Unlike many other high schools, I feel like the theater crowd is well accepted at Thornton Academy and are somewhere in the middle of the social ladder. Because we have the means to support a strong arts program, we have teachers who take it seriously, which inspires the students to take it seriously, students who go on to put on quality productions for their family, friends, and fellow peers. Also because the theater group has diversity within it, many students have more than one social circle.