DC learns about Individuality
By Jacqueline Ito
Discovery college students learn about how to be an individual
Individuality : Individuality is someone's characteristic or personality that makes them stand out from everyone eles. Stargirl teaches DC students how to be an individual because it is sometimes better to be an individual and for some people not to accept that, than be exactly like everyone eles, just another person in a huge school. This shows that DC students should try not to conform as much as they do, and find a way to show their individuality in other ways.
Stargirl shows her individuality in many ways, this is one of them, "She wore an off-white dress so long it covered her shoes. It had ruffles around the neck and cuffs and looked like it could have been her great-grandmother's wedding gown."(Spinelli, 2000, p.4). This shows that when she wears this, she shows that she wants to be different from her peers and to do that she took a risk of doing something no one has ever done before at her school.
Wearing a wedding dress to Discovery college might not be efficient, but there are other ways to show your individuality, such as joining something you have never tried before.
Stargirl shows why individuality is important to DC students
Stargirl shows that individuality is important to Discovery College students because without individuality the students will be so conformed that they won't have their own personality anymore, they would just be another student in another school, a replica of others. Some conformity may be needed, but the level of conformity and individuality should be balanced.
Why Discovery college students should be an individual and conform
Like in the other paragraph, Discovery College students should have a balance of conformity and individuality. Too much of either could result badly at the Discovery College community. If the students had too much conformity, they won't have their personality and won't be seen as themselves, just as one of them. If the students had too much individuality, they could do something so individual that it could break the school rules.
About conformity at Discovery College and what other ways can they show their individuality
As showen in this picture, some of Discovery College's students have some conformity rules, which students can not stop with individuality, like Stargirl can with her school. But there are other ways for Discovery College students to show their individuality at school, such as trying something the student has never attempted before.