Posts tagged "high school"

This Girl Had Her Senior Pictures Done At Taco Bell & The Results Are Amazing

Ah yes, high school senior portraits. We remember them like they were just yesterday…awkward poses with our hands uncomfortably folded over our laps, sitting in a freshly mowed lawn. What a time to be alive.
Brittany Nicole Creech of St. Louis, however, was not about to go the traditional way for her senior photos. According…

College Candy / August 11, 2015

“Let Devan Speak”: High School Valedictorian Banned From Giving Speech, Suspended

Devan Solanki, valedictorian of Lodi High School, was banned from giving a graduation speech. When he protested, he was suspended, then made to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

Jenn Frank / June 22, 2015

No Grades, No Exams At Tilda Swinton’s Cool New High School

A Waldorf-style school co-founded by Tilda Swinton, Drumduan Upper School spends summer vacation teaching teens how to build boats and forage for food. WE ARE SO THERE.

Jenn Frank / June 17, 2015

Gay Feminist High School Senior Nails Her Yearbook Quote

One of the great regrets of my life is that I didn’t make better use of my high school yearbook senior quote. After all, back then, I had no idea that I would grow up to be a blogger with unlimited internet space for spewing my opinions and musings. Those few characters below my vaguely miserable…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2015

Watch Prom Fashion (And Dance Moves!) Evolve Over The Past 80 Years

Prom: how quickly it shifts from the Most Important Night Of Your Life to a warm, hazy blip in your memory by the very next day, not to be given so much as a thought until years, if not decades, later. Teen Vogue sent me down memory lane with this video featuring eighty years’ worth of prom style. If I’m being honest,…

Claire Hannum / May 8, 2015

Badass High Schooler Strikes Back Against The Sexist Dress Code Police

Summer is coming, and lest we forget, that means high school hall monitors everywhere are gearing up to scrutinize and punish thousands of teenage girls for shorts and tank tops that are deemed too “inappropriate” for their liking. One teenager apparently got sick of being told that her body “disrupts the learning” of her male classmate…

Claire Hannum / May 6, 2015

10 Things I Was Irrationally Jealous Of In High School (And Admittedly Still Am)

Ever since I was little, I have had a very hard time keeping my eyes on my own paper in the competitive game of life. I didn’t actually cheat because I was too stupid to pull off lying well, but man did I ever covet thy neighbor’s handwriting. And I know it’s ridiculous and irrational…

Beejoli Shah / April 22, 2015

This Prep School Rap Battle Is What A Hogwarts Freestyle Competition Would Be Like

Everything about this is gold.
Some students from the UK went all “8 Mile” on their prep school campus when an impromptu rap battle commenced, reminding the rest of us why we don’t see too many preppy sixteen year olds in the rap game these days. The overall theme of their weak four-line rhymes i…

Katie Oldenburg / October 9, 2014

8 Useless Things I Learned In Home Economics Class (And How They Failed Me)

In middle school, I took a cooking class and a “life skills” class, each of which promised to prepare me for fancy grown-up tasks like adequately feeding myself, running a household and holding a baby the right way. Instead, I learned a slew of pointless tasks that did nothing to prepare me for grownup-dom. High school…

Claire Hannum / October 6, 2014

Mommie Dearest: How Not To Get Suspended

It’s back-to-school time for everybody from preschoolers to college students and you can’t throw a No. 2 pencil without hitting some advice on promoting academic success. Create routine! Eat properly! Get enough sleep! These are all well-intentioned suggestions we hear repeatedly. But I’m here to offer up one more nugget of educational guidance:…

Avital Norman Nathman / September 5, 2014

High School Student With The Best Grades In His Class Forced To Fight For Valedictorian Title

Meet Ladarius Sapho. Tomorrow, the 18-year-old is graduating from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, with the best grades in his class. Having achieved a weighted grade-point average of 4.135 thanks to kicking ass in his honors classes, Sapho should be a shoe-in for Valedictorian and had even prepared his speech…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2014

Did You Have A Senior Prank? (Hopefully One Less Illegal Than The Prank In Teaneck)

By now you’ve heard about the 63 students who were arrested at Teaneck High School in New Jersey for a senior prank that veered off-course into straight-up vandalism. Nearly one-fifth of the senior class broke into the school overnight on Wednesday to pee on the floors, smear petroleum jelly on doorknobs, overturn chairs and desks,…

Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2014

An Open Letter To The Young Women Gossiping On The Subway

Dear Young Women On My Subway Car Yesterday,

I remember high school, a small world in which everyone feels like a character in an epic drama.  A place where peers pass judgement and share hearsay as entertainment. Where few consider the appropriateness or repercussions of their conversations. Yesterday, the two of you stood…

Sophie Leon / April 9, 2014

Study: Being Popular Doesn’t Make Teens More Immune To Bullying

Sorry, teenagers, but new study of high schoolers has found that becoming more popular can actually increase the risk of being bullied. Researchers from Pennsylvanita State University and The University of California, Davis teamed up and interviewed 4,200 North Carolina high school students about their social lives. The team used the interviews to create something of…

Claire Hannum / April 2, 2014

South Korean High School Students Go Nuts In Yearbook Photos

High school yearbook photos are usually atrocious. Memories of standing up against a fake brick wall or leaning over a ladder (just like we do at home all the time) still haunt us. But at South Korea’s Jeonju Haesung High School, students are apparently allowed to do whatever. The results are much better than your average yearbook…

Huffington Post Weird News / February 22, 2014

Single? #LookADouche Is Here To Tell You To “Shut Up” To Be Dateable

Yesterday at a Richardson High School assembly in Texas, students got some … interesting … relationship advice.  Motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo — now appropriately deemed #LookADouche by the students — shared questionable “tips” such as telling students that “dateable girls know how to shut up.”

I’m sure that went over wonderfully with fragile 14-year-olds’…

Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

Annapolis High School Bans Twerking, Grinding, & Everything Else Fun That Happens At School Dances

Gone are the days when a nun rushes between you and your date at a school dance, reminding you to leave six inches for the baby Jesus. Now schools are just straight-up banning “provocative dance movements” like grinding and twerking … meaning a lot of teens don’t have any sweet moves anymore. …

Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2013

Sensitive, Young Jock Suspended For Writing A Poem About His Feelings

An Ohio high school student was suspended for — of all reasons — writing a poem about his feelings. Sixteen-year-old Nick Andre, who plays defensive end on the football team, was just doing his composition homework. The assignment? To write a poem about something that makes you angry. So, Nick wrote a poem entitled Stupid

Ami Angelowicz / October 24, 2013

“All American High” Is A Real-Life “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”

Teen movies from the ’80s are basically the winter of our discontent. Why wasn’t high school that cool when we were slogging through 11th grade? The 1987 documentary “All American High” takes a look at the high school oeuvre through the eyes of a foreign exchange student from Finland. Filmmaker Keva Rosenfeld explores the punks, preps and “metalers” of…

Julie Gerstein / August 19, 2013

Adolescent Boys Think Sexual Aggression Is Flirting, Apparently?

For a long time, eyebrow-arching and pearl-clutching over “hookup culture” has focused on young women: they will feel used by young men and come to believe they can only derive value in themselves from their sexuality. Such concerns have been roundly and fairly criticizing as portraying young women as victims lacking in agency, or worse,…

Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2013
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