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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…

Claire Hannum | October 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

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!

Avital Norman Nathman | September 5, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 23, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Sophie Leon | April 9, 2014 - 1:40 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | April 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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)…

Huffington Post Weird News | February 22, 2014 - 9:30 am

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 —…

Claire Hannum | November 14, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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,…

Ami Angelowicz | October 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

“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…

Julie Gerstein | August 19, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2013 - 6:00 pm

We’re Madly Jealous Of Feminist Summer Camp For High School Girls

Summer camp is the quintessential summer experience for many, but at this Manhattan-based camp, there isn’t a campfire or s’more in sight. This is Feminist Camp.

Created by…

Mary Odell | July 2, 2013 - 9:20 am

Study: Unattractive Workers Are More Likely To Be Bullied At Work

Apparently, the high school standards for popularity stick around even as we cross into adulthood. At least that’s what a new study conducted by associate professor of management at Michigan…

Mary Odell | June 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Court Rules In Favor Of Anti-Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Class By Teacher

In 2010, high school teacher Johnson McDowell wore a purple shirt to school in solidarity with bullied LGBT youth, and screened a video about someone that had committed suicide after…

Mary Odell | June 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

RIP Society: Mom Poses As Daughter In Converse, Low-Rise Jeans For High School Exam

Moms these days.

In Paris, a 52 year-old mother-of-the-year named Caroline D. tried to help her 19 year-old daughter on the English portion of her high school baccalaureate…

Alyson Penn | June 21, 2013 - 3:30 pm

This High School Hot Sauce Prank Is Too Hot To Handle

It’s prank season and a student at Highland Park High School in the suburbs of Chicago pulled off a doozy. Last month, a kid allegedly poured hot sauce into the…

Mary Odell | June 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

High School Graduation Speaker Urges Girls To “Devote Yourself To Your Families And Children”

A social studies teacher named Peter Heck spoke a high school commencement and instead of encouraging all of the graduates to pursue their wildest ambitions, he really just told…

Mary Odell | June 6, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Adorable Same-Sex High School Couple Win “Cutest Couple” Yearbook Superlative

Did you win any senior superlatives in high school? I did, but not anything cool. I was dubbed “Most Unique Hair,” mostly owing to the fact that I was the…

Julie Gerstein | June 3, 2013 - 10:40 am

You Won’t Believe What RuPaul Wore To Prom

This is a photo of RuPaul and his date at a high school prom in 1983. We’re gonna guess that it was his date’s prom, not his, as he was…

Julie Gerstein | May 4, 2013 - 5:00 pm