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“Science Project Gone Bad” Gets Teen Girl Expelled, Arrested, And Charged With A Felony

By all accounts, 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot was a model student at Bartow High School in Florida. She got good grades and had never been in trouble. On a recent morning…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 2, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Michigan High School Covers Up Sexual Assault To Protect Star Basketball Player

In yet another case of a school valuing athletic prowess over student safety and justice, a Michigan high school has just been sued by the National Women’s Law Center for…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 19, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Astrology 101: High School Yearbook Awards For Each Sign

It’s the most hotly anticipated section of any high school yearbook: the superlatives, or “Most Likely To…” pages, where classmates laud each other for achievements ranging from amazing hair to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Katelyn Kollinzas | April 5, 2013 - 10:00 am

It’s Time To Cry: High School Brings Prom To Terminally Ill Student’s Hospital Room

Katelyn Norman, a 14-year-old from Tennessee, suffers from an aggressive form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. Last weekend, her doctors told her “it has spread a lot, my cancer, and that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 29, 2013 - 9:20 am

“Dirty Girls” Shows Teenage Girls Navigating A Murky High School Wasteland

I watched this 17-minute documentary called “Dirty Girls” and my heart fell out of my chest for these girls. Shot by then-high school senior Michael Lucia in 1996, the film…

Julie Gerstein | March 11, 2013 - 3:40 pm

10 Ridiculous Things That Happen At Small Town High Schools

I was listening to Pandora yesterday and randomly–so, so randomly–Garth Brooks’ song “Friends In Low Places” came on. From the first few notes, I was instantly transported back to my…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 14, 2012 - 9:00 am

All The Famous People Who Went To Our High Schools

We got into a discussion yesterday about famous people who went to our high school — those who we knew and those who we didn’t. It got really interesting when…

Ami Angelowicz | July 27, 2012 - 10:00 am

8 Strange Cases Of Adults Impersonating Teenagers

How’s this for crazy — 24-year-old Carissa Hads of Massachusetts was arrested after posing as a 17-year-old boy in order to gain the affections of a 15-year-old girl who had…

Julie Gerstein | June 13, 2012 - 9:00 am

High School Zach Galifianakis Was Obviously A Total Dreamboat

I’m just going to put it out there: Zach Galifianakis is the man of my dreams. He’s chivalrous, hilarious, aerodynamic, beautifully bearded, and friends with Tim and Eric — what…

Rachel Krause | May 15, 2012 - 9:00 am

Dawn Loggins Overcomes Homelessness To Attend Harvard

Dawn Loggins spent the summer before her senior year of high school at the prestigious North Carolina Governors School, but when the summer was over, nobody from her family came…

Julie Gerstein | May 7, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Can You Name This Famous Face?

Long before they were cool musicians, most of these celebs were dorky kids just like you and me — and we’ve got the proof. This selection of junior high and…

Julie Gerstein | May 2, 2012 - 9:00 am

7 Things We’ve Learned About Life Since High School

In “Young Adult,” Diablo Cody’s new film opening Dec. 16, Charlize Theron plays Mavis, a divorced novelist who returns to her home in small-town Minnesota determined to rekindle a romance…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 16, 2011 - 11:00 am

7 Things We’ve Learned About Love Since High School

In “Young Adult,” Diablo Cody’s new film opening Dec. 16, Charlize Theron plays Mavis, a divorced novelist who returns to her home in small-town Minnesota determined to rekindle a romance…

The Frisky | December 6, 2011 - 11:00 am

High School Football Coach Spanked For Giving Freshmen Access To Porn

There seems to be an influx in creepy football coaches, or at least in the public stepping forward to report them: An assistant coach at Staples High School in Westport,…

Stefanie Blejec | November 22, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Buffalo High School Football Coach Pat Lynch Resigns Over “Hurt Feelings Report”

Pat Lynch, the head football coach of Buffalo High School in Wyoming, resigned recently after handing out homophobic and sexist “hurt feelings reports” to players asking them if they were…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Lesbians Crowned Homecoming King And Queen

Good news! High school doesn’t always have to suck! Patrick Henry High School in San Diego crowned a lesbian student named Rebeca Arellano as its first homecoming king during the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2011 - 10:20 am

Girls Wear Too Much Makeup, So UK School Removes Mirrors From Girls’ Bathrooms

Talk about an “extreme makeover”: a UK high school removed mirrors from the girls’ bathrooms after girls flouted the dress code rules about makeup. Shelley College in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: 12th-Grader Kicked Out Of School For Being Lesbian

A Christian private school in West Simsbury, Connecticut called The Master’s School asked rising 12th grader Rachel Aviles to leave after it found out she is a lesbian. [Think

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2011 - 6:40 pm

How To Make It Through High School (Or Almost Anything)

You’re allowed to care about stuff. That’s the first thing. Even if you think it’s stupid or weird, like polka music or “being obsessed with mimes.” One day you will…

Julie Gerstein | September 6, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: NYC Public Schools To Require Students Take Sex Ed

Beginning this year, New York City’s public middle school and high school students will be required to take sex education classes. Classes include directions on how to use a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2011 - 6:40 pm