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Maica Ho ’22
Nancy Dextrom ’66 was in high school when she had the opportunity to work in the business office of a small community hospital in northern Wisconsin for two summers. “In my daily contacts, I was enthralled with the nurse who administratively was in charge of the hospital,” she says. “After two summers, I decided that I would become a nurse and model myself after her unique traits. ”
After graduating from the School of Nursing and getting married, Dextrom and her husband served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. Upon returning to the United States, she worked as a staff nurse for the Visiting Nurse Service, Veterans Administration, and a small community hospital in Wisconsin. From there, she moved to Michigan in 1975 and began an administrative track that opened the door to new opportunities, including assistant director of nurses, patient education coordinator, associate chief of nursing education, director of med/surg nursing, and eventually CEO of the Rogers City Rehabilitation Hospital.
“I have always enjoyed new opportunities to learn new roles as a nurse,” Dextrom adds. “Leadership roles require advanced skills. I have never been satisfied with the status quo and have always been focused on raising standards for nurses as well as the entire workforce.”
Like Dextrom, Maica Ho began her nursing journey in high school. “I grew up always wanting a career in health care,” she says. “In high school, I decided to become a certified nursing assistant in an assisted living facility/nursing home as part of this pursuit. Through the memorable relationships I developed with my residents, I not only felt fulfilled but also realized that I am well suited to caring for people in this capacity. The experience helped shape my path into nursing.”
Throughout her journey as an undergraduate in the traditional BSN program, Ho has been actively involved in Delta Phi Lambda, helping to promote, educate, and inform the student-body on Asian awareness, empowering women leaders, and advocating for social justice and environmental awareness. She has also been involved in the Vietnamese Student Association, helping to execute fundraisers to support the philanthropic work of building schools for children in Vietnam.
Nancy Dextrom ’66
In addition, Ho has held significant roles in the School of Nursing as well as the surrounding community. As she has worked towards dual degrees in nursing and human development and family studies, she has held down four jobs and is actively involved in the multicultural community. All these extracurricular efforts have helped fuel her passion for contributing to health systems through actively seeking opportunities around her.
Her hard work in the classroom has earned her Dean’s List honors throughout her academic career at UW–Madison. A member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, she notes that her time at the School of Nursing has helped her develop an interest in patient advocacy. “Through nursing school, I developed a great passion for advocacy-related work and refined my skills to provide individualized care to patients across their lifespan. The School of Nursing helped challenge me to become a better nurse leader, and I will continue this work through the nurse residency program at the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at University Hospital post-graduation.”
Ho will receive her pin from Dextrom, who chose to donate her pin because she appreciates the meaning behind the tradition. When asked what advice she has for graduates, Dextrom reflects, “Nursing is a lifelong learning experience since there are so many jobs that require you to learn more. ”
For Ho, the pin holds significance because it symbolizes what she admires most about the nursing profession. “Nursing is a combination of both tradition and innovation,” she says. “The profession has an extensive history and has evolved through the efforts and drive of individuals and institutions with the common goal of providing compassionate care. As the world changes and our patients’ needs change to suit, there is a need for leadership and collaboration to address emerging challenges. In this context, I hope to continue my current research and clinical work to positively impact my community.”
One of the fashion trends of this year has suddenly become such a minimalistic item as an alcoholic T-shirt. A simple t-shirt is perfect for hot summers and a great underlayer for the off-season. This past Fashion Week saw a plethora of options, ranging from chic versions of Prada and Bottega Veneta to layered looks from Gucci and Sunnei to experimental suits by Diesel, Ambush, MSGM and MM6 Maison Margiela.
In an era of agender fashion, normalization of sexuality and insatiable narcissism (and why not) for many designers, the alcoholic T-shirt has become a blank canvas for representing male and female identities in a new perspective. With designers revisiting the multi-faceted cultural aspects of tank tops, this item is moving further and further away from its original function as a humble undergarment item.
T-shirt-alcoholic — item evolution
As you know, before the 1920s, it was not customary to bare your arms in public. However, the Roaring Twenties revolutionized the world of fashion and clothing. The style of women has changed especially strongly: girls began to choose shorter haircuts, wear open dresses and short skirts.
In 1912, women’s swimming was included in the program of the Olympic Games. A total of 27 women entered the competition, and many news outlets and viewers criticized the contestants for their «revealing» uniforms. The leotards they wore were very similar to today’s tank tops, but had an extra detail resembling shorts that covered the top half of the thighs. From such one-piece swimsuits («tank suit»), which in the 20s were worn in pools and artificial reservoirs (which in those days were called the word «tank»), they got their name alcoholic T-shirts («tank top»).
British women’s swimming team at the 1912 Olympics
Swimsuits were made from various materials, including silk, which was considered very «immodest», as it often became translucent after immersion in water. Cotton and wool were also used, which, due to their density, was considered the most acceptable. The upper part of such bathing suits had straps, which are almost no different from the straps of modern T-shirts. The lack of sleeves gave swimmers the freedom of movement they needed to reach their full potential in the water.
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In the 30s and 40s, T-shirts often appeared on men in American films. Actors who wore tank tops usually played the role of villains who abused their wives. Because of this, in English, in common parlance, the item of clothing was called «wife-beater» («beating the wife»). And in the USSR, as you might guess, alcoholic T-shirts got their name due to the fact that they were an integral part of the wardrobe of a typical drinker.
A brief history of the swimsuit
In the early 1950s, the drama A Streetcar Named Desire was released starring Marlon Brando, who was wearing a dirty and tattered T-shirt, which symbolized his character’s low social status and his animalistic sexuality. His hero also acts as an antagonist, raping his wife’s sister in the film.
Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire
In later years, the alcoholic T-shirt was seen on big screen stars like Nicolas Cage (Con Air) and Kevin Bacon (The Loose Ones), which further contributed to the popularity of T-shirts in mass culture. By openly viewing a man in an alcoholic T-shirt as an object of sexual desire, cinema has never departed from classic notions of masculinity — this is demonstrated in films such as Raging Bull, Rambo, Die Hard or The Wolverine. At the same time, the T-shirt symbolized the strength and determination of female characters in adventure and horror films, very often appearing on the so-called “last girls” (traditionally, the main character of the film, the last survivor).
Despite the growing popularity of the item, it was only in the 70s that men and women began to wear T-shirts as an everyday item of clothing. Thanks to movies, music videos and celebrities, this period saw a huge change in fashion. It was believed that the upper half of the image should be tight-fitting, and the lower half should be looser. As a result, many wore T-shirts with leather jackets or blazers and wide leg jeans or bell-bottoms. As the Western world has become more liberal, more people have taken to beaches and parks, wearing more revealing clothing to sunbathe and enjoy the warm weather.
In the next decade, alcoholic T-shirts only became more popular. One of the key types of T-shirts was the Bundeswehr T-shirts, which appeared as a result of an overabundance of the form of the German army. These T-shirts quickly spread to stores in the US, UK and the rest of Europe.
The 1990s were marked by the rise of a minimalist trend that is still relevant today: the classic combination of a plain tank and blue jeans. Many pop stars, including the icons of the period, the Spice Girls, showed off their figure with the help of T-shirts. The main favorite of women was cropped T-shirts with thin straps, exposing the torso, which subsequently led to the emergence of crop tops.
The first brand to take tank tops to the catwalk was Dolce & Gabbana, who included them in the Spring/Summer 1991 menswear collection (it also featured them in the Fall/Winter 19 ad campaign a year earlier90). So the fashion house broke the stereotype of rude men that such T-shirts were associated with before, making the piece of clothing bold and attractive. If Dolce & Gabbana settled the T-shirts in the collective consciousness of Italians, then in the following years the item appeared as a countercultural, informal and liberating item in other European brands: Ann Demeulemeester included T-shirts in the Spring/Summer 1997 collection, and Maison Margiela, Helmut Lang and Raf Simons join the trend for Spring/Summer 1998. The jump in symbolism for this wardrobe item came a few years later with the same Helmut Lang, who presented at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2004 a series of asymmetrical alcoholic tank tops that deliberately exposed the nipples of the models — as if anticipating all the agender tank tops that we see today.
Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 1997Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 1998Maison Margiela Spring/Summer 1998Raf Simons Spring/Summer 1998Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2004
As author James Wayne explains in Courageous Manners, the cultural origins of this trail can be traced back to southern Italy: “In fact, it was in regions of Southern Italy like Naples and Sicily where factors such as warm weather converged , economic frugality and Italian machismo, the T-shirt began its evolution from underwear to outerwear. In southern Italy, men with only a few shirts saved them for Sunday service, work, and special occasions. […] Therefore, for ordinary southern Italian men, regardless of their physique, the T-shirt has become part of everyday fashion. […] In America, men who wore T-shirts personified the Italian “guido” (a disrespectful American nickname for Italians, similar to the Russian “Italian”): poor, rude, daring and at the same time sexy.”
The T-shirt has become a trend that challenges the very concept of formality and social class, while exposing and to some extent sexualizing the male body. Over the next decades, the popularity of T-shirts only grew. They entered the wardrobe of punks as anti-bourgeois clothing. Item has become an integral part of the emerging LGBTQ+ culture, for example as the uniform of the disco group Village People. Finally, along with basketball jerseys, they also gained popularity in the hip-hop world, and then, after the clash of the rap and fashion worlds, entered the streetwear lexicon and spread into the hipster subculture.
History of underwear as outerwear
This term has other meanings, see T-shirt (meanings).
T-shirt — sleeveless T-shirt, underwear. It can be used as an element of a sports uniform in some sports.
It is noteworthy that the T-shirts, so familiar to all men, originated from a women’s swimsuit with wide straps. Fashion has changed, and the upper part of the swimsuit has become a separate part of the underwear.
The first T-shirts were made from cotton, today T-shirts can be made from a fairly wide range of materials. A popular element of a T-shirt is an inscription or drawing.
Thanks to George Masson, T-shirts became popular in America around the middle of the 1980s
It is believed that T-shirts became popular thanks to rock stars who wore them at their concerts, fans followed the example of the stars. Nevertheless, the T-shirt often appeared on movie screens, demonstrating the strength, strength, masculinity and determination of the movie hero.
Given the historical origin of the T-shirt, the synonyms of this garment in English are interesting:
Sleeveless shirt0163 Singlet sweatshirt; bottom knitted shirt; T-shirt; body sweatshirt; vest
Vest — undershirt, shirt front, undershirt, dressing gown, vest.
All of these English words mean, literally, a sleeveless shirt or garment with the sleeves cut off. T-shirts are worn regardless of gender, it all depends on the style of clothing.
Undergarments were worn to hide male chest hair, however, the undershirt does not provide protection against sweat stains on outer clothing. Jerseys are often worn by athletes such as track and field athletes and cyclists.
As an outerwear, the T-shirt became especially popular in the hot climatic regions of America in the 1980s, and in some countries it is considered quite acceptable to go out into society.
Undoubtedly, sleeveless jackets are preferred by residents of countries with a very warm climate, since the thin fabric and the missing sleeve provide good ventilation.
Cutoff shirt cutoff shirt. However, it is a piece of clothing, a shirt or chemise, with the sleeves cut off. Real shirts are T-shaped, in English they are called T-shirt, which translates as a T-shirt or T-shirt, but they also come in different types. Mostly they are worn by men.
Also, Halterneck — collar collar.
The blouse features an open back, no sleeves, and straps tied at the neck.
Men’s shirt — this is one of the varieties of T-shirt (t-shirt) or undershirt, which first gained popularity among men, and then it was also worn by women. The collar resembles an ordinary T-shirt.
Men’s T-shirts can be worn as underwear or on their own. It is believed that the T-shirt should fit the body in order to favorably emphasize the figure. However, the tank top is oversized, easily worn as a nightgown, and the wide ones (for release) are meant to refer to the faux pas fashion style (French for «tactlessness»).
The construction of the shirt is simple but effective. The collar and armholes (armhole or ends of sleeves) are sealed, which increases the period of wearing. In almost all cases, shirts do not have buttons, collars or pockets. The material is a traditional stretch or mesh cotton fabric.
One of the most famous men’s T-shirt designers is Calvin Klein ( Calvin Klein ).
Spaghetti-strapped shirt is a shirt with string or very thin straps that support the shirt. They are usually worn by young women and middle-aged women.
It is believed that they appeared in the 20s of the XX century in England, they were usually worn by representatives of the upper classes.
The tee-back shirt is much narrower in the back than in the front. It is very similar to the men’s version of the tank top with straps.
Tube top — a sleeveless top, mainly in the form of a tube, which is worn on the female torso.
In Great Britain, Australia and in slang it is called “topic”, “top” (boob tube).
T-shirt with large armholes and cutout.