BREAKING: Kelley School of Business to Include AirPods in Business Professional Dress Guidelines
By: Maura Less & Jake Spear
After Carmel High School announced this new standard, Dean Idalene F. Kesner decided that Kelley should follow this trend of requiring all students to wear AirPods. When asked about her decision, Kesner said she was heavily influenced by the memes her fellow professionals were sharing. “At first, I thought these memes were pedestrian, created by SPEA professors,” she explained. “But after I saw them showing up in my LinkedIn feed, I started to feel insecure if I wasn’t wearing ‘Pods’ while scrolling through my timeline. AirPods have clearly become a status symbol and without them, our school is beginning to look like we’re broke. We’re not broke, and this will prove it.”
Students at the Kelley School were mostly pleased with this addition. Kelley junior Kyle Reece expressed
However, not all students are as enthusiastic. Aman Saifi, a freshman living in the KLLC, claims this change is “classist” and “an undue burden on students of lower socio-economic status.” Saifi has spearheaded a group to standardize Kelley’s dress code in a way that is both professional and affordable, named the Professional Organization in Opposition to the Rich (P.O.O.R.).
So far, P.O.O.R. has been unsuccessful. During a meeting with the Dean requesting