Pajamas are not the new professional

By Sarah Luckert
November 24, 2010

There is an epidemic affecting students at colleges and universities everywhere, a problem with a simpler solution than people realize. The problem: whether or not it is a good idea to wear your pajamas to class.

Don’t worry, your prayers have been answered, I have decided to help you make the decision just in case you didn’t know what to do. Do not wear your pajamas to class.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a pajama is known as a loose, usually two-piece lightweight suit designed especially for sleeping or lounging, exactly, known for sleeping or lounging. Not studying, learning, presenting, or any other thing done during class.

Everyone loves to be comfortable but that does not give anyone the right to show up to class in their pajamas. What has happened to the world that used to care what they looked like? College, for most people, is the step right before they enter the professional world of a career. For most people this should be a time to start to dress how they want to be viewed in life.

Unless you have plans on working in a career where you wear your pajamas every day, you shouldn’t be practicing so hard by wearing them everywhere.

I understand that waking up for your 8:15 a.m. class on Friday morning is difficult because you were up the night before studying but that does not give anyone an excuse to not take an extra five minutes to attempt to look professional for the day. Being lazy when you first wake up shouldn’t determine how you will feel the rest of the day.

Another problem I have with wearing your pajamas to class involves waking up and changing into new pajamas. Now who would think of doing something like that? If you are going to waste the time to put on new SpongeBob pajama pants, then there isn’t any reason why jeans wouldn’t work just as well.

I will have to say that students at Cabrini College and other private schools are not as big offenders of this fashion disaster as students at larger universities. I am not a professional on the matter so I do not understand why but I think it has something to do with how serious you take your college career.

If you are not feeling well, that should not be an excuse. You probably shouldn’t be showing up to class anyway.

We live in a world that is filled with people who do judge a book by its cover, and personally I never want to have to read that novel about you and your Elmo ensemble.

Nobody enjoys a dress code but if the repeated pajama-wearing offenders start rubbing off on other helpless students, a dress code may have to be implemented.

When prospective students visit our college, I hope they do not have to be surrounded by the lazy students of the day decked out in their plaid PJ bottoms.

Although showing up to pajamas in class is a huge problem, showing up anywhere other than your own personal living space in pajamas is a problem. allows the normal Wal-Mart shoppers of the day, capture the not-so-presentable creatures who can often be spotted in pajamas. These photographs represent what the world is slowly turning into. They represent the image that the future of America is creating.

If we don’t put a stop to this problem now, who knows, soon you will be able to look at a photograph of yourself on

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