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There are 13 comments on YouSpeak: BU Fashion

  1. I cannot stand walking past your team filming all down Comm Ave. I find it obnoxious that you film students without their permission; you don’t show faces but people know what their bodies look like. On a side note, the student outfits you selected to show personal style were pretty average. Yes, this is Boston, but there must be some fashionable people on campus?

  2. I’m glad there’s a video on this, and I agree that if you walk around in public in PJs you don’t show or command respect to or from anyone. But why does the video focus almost exclusively on girls’ fashion at BU? There are lots of dudes at BU who need more than one or two pointers about how to dress well and look decent here… If I could have had a second profession or major, it would have certainly been men’s fashion.

  3. This video is unimportant, unimpressive, and just plain silly. There are a multitude of other topics you could have interviewed students about that matter, such as their thoughts on the upcoming elections and the voting process, the recent bombing in Beirut, or even asking students about their plans for parents weekend. That would have been exponentially better and more productive.

    Don’t use this outlet of media as a way to shame students into thinking they need to dress a certain way to their classes in order to matter.

    Instead, why not use this channel to create positive, thought-provoking pieces that incite discourse about local, national, and international happenings.

  4. I agree with the first comment that filming students and what they’re wearing without their permission is NOT OKAY. Did you really think that it was appropriate to take students modeling “fashion don’ts” and cite them as examples for criticism? Pathetic excuse for journalism.

  5. I agree with the preceding comments. It’s really cruel to film students without their consent, especially if you’re going to use the footage to criticize the way they are dressed. Style is completely objective, and is a medium of self-expression, so if someone chooses to express themselves by wearing gym clothes, uggs, or whatever, that is their choice. It doesn’t bother me, and shouldn’t bother anyone else, so why comment on it at all? And again, to reiterate what previous comments have said, there are much more important issues that could have been discussed, rather than fashion on campus.

    1. THERE is consent when you accept to go to the university you sign something saying you can be filmed without permission, so this isn’t a valid arguement. Furthermore, there is a multitude of students on campus that dress absolutely ridiculous, and should try to carry their appearance with some dignity. Do we want to be known as a University of slobs? I don’t.

  6. Great idea, poor execution. This idea definitely had the potential to be a fun and relaxing topic. However, the video did not reflect that. The majority of the video was spent explaining what not to do, and criticizing people who didn’t conform to the acceptable fashion. Clothes don’t make the person. I personally roll out of bed for my 8 am and go to class in what I slept in. Years from now, my life is going to be just fine whether I went to class in pjs or completely dressed up. This video was just negative. It would have been fine if instead you had showcased some of the more interesting styles on campus and left it at that.

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