Posts tagged "high school"

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 look back not at all the things that made you cool enough to fit in, but the things that didn’t. And you will love them.

By: Julie Gerstein / September 6, 2011

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 condom and discussions about STDs and pregnancy. Wait, what, this didn't already exist? Apparently not. The New York Times reports this is the first time i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2011

Does Your High School Beauty Routine Embarrass You Now?

Back when I was in high school, I was pretty high maintenance (even though I didn't have a job). My brows were groomed every two weeks. My acrylic-wrapped nails were inches long. And my beauty mark, courtesy of liquid eyeliner, had to rest "just so" on my left cheek. That's right, I, Annika Harris, committed…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 4, 2011

Arkansas High School Had Two Valedictorians Because The Actual Valedictorian Was Black

An Arkansas high school appointed two valedictorians in their Class of 2011, because the student with the highest GPA was black. According to a lawsuit by 18-year-old Kymberly Wimberly (yes, her real name), she was told earlier this year she would be valedictorian of McGehee Secondary School in Pine Bluff, AR, thanks to her nearly-straight…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2011

Girl Talk: Why Do Girls Slut-Shame Each Other?

There’s that scene in "Mean Girls" where Tina Fey, exasperated by the high school antics, shouts, “You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” I had just graduated from high school when the movie came out and sitting in the…

By: Rachel White / July 6, 2011

Quickies: Kate Moss’ Wedding Registry Is Crazy & Peter Falk Passes Away

Kate Moss' bridal registry for her July 2 wedding to Jamie Hince is only slightly less redonkulous than Kim Kardashian's. Moss asks for a silk rug, Cristal champagne, and 14 different ashtrays. [The Sun UK] Peter Falk, best known for starring on "Columbo" and playing the grandfather in "The Princess Bride," died last night at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2011

Today’s Lady News: School For Teen Moms Closes In Detroit

A school for teenaged mothers and pregnant teen girls, Catherine Ferguson Academy, closed in Detroit due to budget cuts. [The Grio] "People are going to say, 'I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive.'" — Depressing quote from an article about Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin's rumored…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2011

Sex Ranking List Of Girls At High School Not Criminal, Expert Says

A 17-year-old high school student from a Chicago suburb was arrested Monday for allegedly creating and distributing a list of 50 classmates ranked in terms of their sexual desirability. To be sure, it must have been humiliating for these girls to be derided with nicknames like "Fallen Angel," "Blond Bombshell" and "The Hangover" -- and…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / May 15, 2011

Male Student Called Out For Wearing High Heels To School

A high school boy in Tampa Bay, Florida, was asked to leave school after he wore high heels to class. No, it wasn't because other students made fun of him (which yes, they did). It was because the school had a problem with it. As one of the student's friends explained, "He likes the way…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2011

High School Girl Fakes A Pregnancy For A School Project

Craziest. School. Project. Ever. Gaby Rodriguz, a high school girl in Washington, faked a pregnancy for six months of her senior year as part of a school project on stereotypes. For the past six months, students at Toppenish High School in Washington thought Rodriguez, 17, was pregnant. Only her mother, her boyfriend, the principal, her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2011

Cameron Diaz Bought Weed From Snoop Dogg In High School

"We went to high school together. He was a year older than me ... I remember him, he was very tall and skinny, wore lots of ponytails on his head. And I'm pretty sure I bought weed from him." Cameron Diaz tells George Lopez about going to the same school as Snoop Dogg. I am…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 21, 2011

Today’s Lady News: High School Finds List “Ranking” 50 Girls

A list ranking 50 female students and their body parts at Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, has been intercepted by administrators. The list also refers to the girls with racial slurs. [WGNTV] A Kentucky court has ruled that minors from other states can ask KY judges for permission to have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2011

Jane Aldridge Constantly Violated Dress Code—Did Your Outfits Get You In Trouble, Too?

When you're a teenager and have a closet like Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge, you'd imagine that the high school halls would be your runway. Turns out, Jane's dreams were often cut short because she was constantly getting in trouble at school for her fashion choices. In this video (starting around 42 seconds), she…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 28, 2010

Girl Talk: I Should Have Dumped My High School Boyfriend

If you were porking someone the weeks leading up until Freshman Orientation and using the L-word, chances are you are "doing the long-distance thing" at college. And chances are a sizable percentage of your brain is elsewhere, when it should be focused on making new friends, pitching a column to the school newspaper, and discovering…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2010

What Outfit Earned Lady Gaga A Detention In High School?

Given Lady Gaga's extravagant outfits, we're at the point where we expect nothing less from her sartorially than innovative get-ups and out-there styles. But she wasn't always the crazy queen of fashion that we know (and love) today. Back when she was in high school at New York City's Convent of the Sacred Heart, fashio…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 21, 2010

High School Boys Busted For Creating A Fantasy Sex League

Oh, high school, I don't miss you one little bit. Last summer, virgins students at the all-boys Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, organized a "fantasy sex league" where they could earn points for bedding certain girls, The Washington Post reports. The boys planned to "draft" girls they knew onto teams, throw a series of partie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2010

Girl Talk: What Happened On Prom Night

I shouldn't even have gone to prom with Bryan. Just a couple of weeks prior he had made out with another girl and told me the purple marks on his neck came from soccer. Like the lovefool that I was, I believed him — until his best friend tattled on him over Instant Messenger. Oh,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2010

At An NYC Private School, Gossip Girls Take On Project Runway

Here's what you get for paying $30K+ to attend a posh NYC private school: an awesome fashion elective and exposure of your designs by the New York Times. At Fieldston, one of the most anticipated events of the school year is a student-run fashion show where designers must create wearable art using anything but fabric.

By: Leonora Epstein / May 13, 2010

Girl Talk: Why I Wore A Playboy Bunny T-Shirt In High School

There's a period of time in high school that I'm not particularly proud of and, remarkably, it's not the time I wore sparkly blue nail polish to prom: it's when I wore my Playboy Bunny T-shirt. I'd half-forgotten about that thing until I read Playboy is selling official "Playboy Bunny costumes" in honor of their

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2010

How Did You Get Out Past Curfew? The Frisky Shares Our Sneakiest Stories

Being a teenager totally sucked. But it especially sucked when my parents arbitrarily made up rules. Some nights they were whatevs about a curfew, but other nights they'd randomly say "be home by midnight!" or "be home by 11!" Inconsistent parenting like that was very, very frustrating — especially since I was basically good kid…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2010