Writer chips in her two cents: ‘Don’t ban the bracelets’

”I love boobies” are causing at stir at some schools.

Are the ”I love boobies” bracelets harmless or inappropriate for an educational setting?

Many schools have banned these bracelets, but the question that lingers in my mind is will they be banned in Hamilton?

I personally see no problem in the bracelets; kids buy them because they have turned into a fashion statement. I don’t think they are buying them to be inappropriate.

Hamilton Principal Doug Braschler said he will have to see how it works out.

“If they cause a big enough stink, they could be, he said, adding however that, “I don’t think that will happen.”

The proceeds of these bracelets go towards breast cancer research and these bracelets have to be racking in the cash for cancer, considering that it is a nonprofit organization.

Who knows how much money has been donated through our school alone.

Fennville’s Principle Amber Lugten said at her school she does not expects them to become a distraction.

“I do not foresee (the bracelets)being banned at Fennville High School, as I think the message they are attempting to send is a very positive one,” Mrs. Lugten said. “My mother is a breast cancer survivor so this is an issue that is very near and dear to my heart.”

I understand that schools are not turning away the cause, but by schools banning them, they sort of are. When you ban these bracelets you stop those students from buying more of those bracelets.  It will no longer be cool to buy the new style of the rubber bracelet.  Therefore, the school that bans the bracelets may reduce money that could be going to breast cancer. Let’s be honest, barely any students would just give money to breast cancer without receiving anything in return.

If the ”I love boobies”  bracelets are what gets students to donate, then I encourage it.

Ed note: Principal Amber Lugten is the aunt-in-law of sophomore writer Kathryn Lugten.


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