Jokes I’ve heard from students (in hallways and classes):
~”The D.O.C. must have had some extra t-shirts lying around.”
~”Nothing says ‘college’ in my neighborhood like ‘jumpsuit orange.'”
~”Maybe Harold Washington College students are getting lost a lot on their way to school and they wanted to put them in something so people can spot them and send them in the right direction.”
The above notwithstanding, I am personally a fan of “Blaze Orange” (it usually means that I’m in the woods or headed there and it makes me feel safe once there; you have to see it a half a mile or more away through trees to really appreciate the visibility that it affords), but I am puzzled as to how it ended up being attached to us.
Does anybody know the process?
Has anybody asked their students what they think of it?
Regardless, I look forward to blaze orange stationary, drapery, carpeting maybe? Maybe a glowing orange statue of Harold out in front of the school? Art department–get on that!