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Bernie Sanders Just Crashed These Students’ Pre-Prom

Alright Bernie, we get it, millennials love you and you love them…

Kylie Cheung | May 15, 2016 - 3:57 pm

This Teen Went To Prom With A Cardboard Cutout Of Bernie Sanders

Prom is a big deal for most teenagers. For high school social events in general, the less you take it seriously, the more fun you’re likely to have. Teen hero Chloe Raynaud…

Liz Magee | May 4, 2016 - 11:34 am

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…

Claire Hannum | May 8, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Don’t Ruin Your Prom Date’s Character By Having Sex With Her, Says Poster

Because apparently, if you have sex with a woman, she loses her ability to be a decent human being. Like magic.

Robyn Pennacchia | April 30, 2015 - 9:00 am

“Outdoor Channel” Host Jim Burnworth Poses With His Daughter’s Prom Date … And His Gun

This is Jim Burnworth, from the Outdoor Channel’s manly-men show “Choose Your Weapon,” which is about varieties of hunting weapons and equipment. The pretty girl next to him is his…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Teen Takes His Great-Grandma To Prom

I want to think 19-year-old Austin Dennison, a church-going Eagle Scout who plays football, baseball, and basketball and performs in the school band, is a little goody-two-shoes. But I just…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 11:30 am

Maren Sanchez, 16, Stabbed To Death In Connecticut After Allegedly Turning Down Prom Invite

A 16-year-old girl named Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death by a male classmate in a Milford, Connecticut, high school today, allegedly after she turned down an invitation to the junior…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Not This Crap Again: Girl Kicked Out Of Prom For Wearing Pants

A North Carolina high school senior was kicked out of her high school prom not because she was sneaking booze, not because she was humping on the dance floor, but…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

It’s Hard Out There For A Teen: Boobs, Tribal Feathers, Hipster Glasses Not Allowed!

Cleavage, tribal feathers, hipster glasses — oh my! All of those things have gotten students in trouble at schools around the nation. Schools sure have gotten strict, some might say…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 9:00 am

Look Back: It’s President Barack Obama At The Prom!

Time magazine released never-before-seen photos of President Obama attending his 1979 senior prom at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. The photos were released by Kelli Allman (the one in…

Julie Gerstein | May 23, 2013 - 10:40 am

No, Just No: Teens Now “Proposing” For Prom

The New York Post, which, granted, pulls complete bullshit out of their ass, reports on the apparent trend of ever-more-elaborate “prom proposals.” One kid asked his date over the school…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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

Nerd Girl With Amazing Sense Of Humor Takes Her Calculator To Prom

According to Tumblrer I Ship It Like UPS, as documented by a suite of photos, nobody asked her to prom, so she decided to take somebody who’d had a real and…

The Mary Sue | May 3, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Texas School Allows Student Tony Zamazal To Wear A Dress To Prom

Thanks to the good works of the ACLU, Spring High School in Spring, Texas, will now allow George “Tony” Zamazal, who is trans and identifies as female, to wear…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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

Diana Medley, Anti-Gay Special Ed Teacher, Gets The “Billy Madison” Treatment

Thank goodness for people with quick editing skills and hilarious minds. This mashup pits Sullivan, Indiana, teacher Diana Medley against the Adam Sandler movie “Billy Madison,” and expresses our feelings…

Julie Gerstein | February 13, 2013 - 9:20 am

Special Ed Teacher Diana Medley Joins Students To Create Straights-Only Anti-Gay Prom

Meet Diana Medley (pictured), a special needs teacher in Sullivan, Indiana, who doesn’t like gay people. She’s one of a vocal minority of community members and students in Sullivan who…

Julie Gerstein | February 11, 2013 - 3:20 pm

“Prom Queens” Reality Show Is Exactly The Delightful Trash We’ve Come To Expect From Lifetime

God bless you, Lifetime. You’re all up there in the baser instincts of my lady lizard brain while simultaneously tugging at my ovaries. Where do you come up with these…

Jessica Wakeman | July 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

I’m A Barbie Girl, In A … Barbie Box?

Although the theme for their Somerset, England prom was “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,” two young ladies in England did not hold back from reliving the scenes they had once…

Daley Quinn | July 6, 2012 - 11:20 am

The 6 Weirdest Homemade Prom Dresses (Not Made From Duct Tape)

Beer sales are rising. Condoms are disappearing from school nurses’ offices. Yes, prom season is upon us! While some girls scouted the racks at Nordstrom (and at least one prom-goer…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2012 - 9:00 am
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