Skip to comments.Colorado Student Banned from Yearbook Over Racy Photo
Posted on 01/07/2012 4:12:02 PM PST by Lmo56
A Colorado teenager whose yearbook picture was rejected for being too revealing is vowing to fight the ban with her high schools administration, but the editors of the yearbook insist it was their decision alone on the photo.
The five student editors of the Durango High School yearbook in Durango, Col., told the Durango Herald they were the ones who made the call not to publish a picture of senior Sydney Spies posing in a short yellow skirt midriff and shoulder-exposing black shawl as her senior portrait.
We are an award-winning yearbook. We dont want to diminish the quality with something that can be seen as unprofessional, student Brian Jaramillo told the paper on Thursday.
Spies was joined by her mother, Miki Spies, and a handful of fellow Durango High students and alumni in a protest outside the school Wednesday after, she said, administrators informed her the photo would not be permitted because it violated dress code.
I feel like they arent allowing me to have my freedom of expression, Spies told the Herald. I think the administration is wrong in this situation, and I dont want this to happen to other people.
The five editors, who said their decision was unanimous, said Spies blame was misplaced, in both targeting the administration, and believing that it was a dress code issue.
They also offered her an opportunity to include the photo in the yearbook, just not as her senior photo.
(Excerpt) Read more at gma.yahoo.com ...
Not sure if she’s an aspiring model or porn star. Either way - no.
“you violated the rules. Was there another question ?
this is nothing...
Now how do you say Mommy was a good girl..."Here...let me show you my yearbook."
And her mother must be a fruity, too.
Anyone think she's an "A" student??
There’s nothing wrong with this picture, if you’re a Playboy bunny or a centerfold tramp in a porno magazine.
I want to know what her parents think of this picture?? Guaranteed, they are the ones who are hoping for a huge payday from this.
most likely to suckseed
Oh, horse spit and you know it. In fact, the burka is only proof that if you don’t draw the line somewhere, somebody’s insanity will.
If you check mothers facebook page/pics you see that mom and daugther are at the least into soft porn and seem to be looking into careers in the adult industry...........
This whole thing was a set-up to get publicity.......
Oh, that was bad. But very funny.
Previous thread here:
Teen’s Senior Pix Banned From Yearbook
with more pics in thread...
Also, mother is a born again lesbian and the news was of such importance that she received a write up this past November in a Durango paper. Can we say, “desperately seeking attention”?:
Coming out not easy, but it gets better
November 20, 2011
I feel like they arent allowing me to have my freedom of expression,
You are under 18 or under the supervision of adults who can be charged with all kinds of crimes in their failure of character.
Want to pose for Hustler...Leave Skool after you turn 18 and then you are an adult with freedom to express yourself any way you want.
No go back to your trailer park and clean up the mobile home....
I’m a born again lesbian too!
God stuck me in this man’s body and I want out.
I don't know about being an A student, but she's definitely "NOT GUILTY"!
Her parents okayed that?
I’m a little confused. Since when is looking like a skank a violation of most HS dress codes. At least the’s no buttcrack showing. /sarc
The only thing missing from her photo is a chart of her hourly rates.
This reminds me of the middle school girls I see in the shopping mall in the summer, wearing skimpy shorts with the word `Juicy’ written across the rear.
The yearbooks editors are right. The students can dress like hookers if they want in public, but not for a yearbook photo. In loco parentis and all that.
Is ‘’Laz’’ going to weigh in on this?
You go, girl!
Fight to lower that bar.
Keep degrading standards and debasing our culture.
Whatever it takes to make you F-A-M-O-U-S!!
That’s what counts.
That is the critical difference between conservatives and libertarians.
Libertarians want no restrictions and code of ethics.
Conservatives want as much freedom as possible with voluntary restraint so that some governing authority doesn’t control our behavior for us.
She’s probably going to become a high school teacher.
Laz made a New Years resolution not to “hit” anything on FR this year. True story.
I see some type of association with Ron Jeremy in her future.
Can you provide a link?
Yes, I saw that. I wonder how long he can hold it in....
Tell me it isn’t so!(I know he did, just kiddin’)
Lol! Yeah, I’ll give him another week.
Yeah, right? It would be the same here without his unique brand of, ah, um... ‘’input!’’ Yeah, input.Laz’s input on things that need to be hit.
typo, meant to say ‘’wouldn’t’’.
The article states that her peers (student editors) made the call. The high school students demonstrated more class and decor that the parents.
Well she has a bright future as a stripper unless she gets her head on straight.
With America falling apart, with a hellishly corrupt President, Yahoo publishes a story like this? Barf.
“If at foist you don’t suck seed, keep on suckin’ till you do suck seed.” - Curly Howard
Looks like they already are. Look up the company name on the photos. They are on FB and describe what they are all about.
So, you think conservatives want a government powerful enough to control our behavior if we don't act properly? Interesting.
Conservatives want as much freedom as possible with voluntary restraint so that some governing authority doesnt control our behavior for us.
You don't understand libertarian philosophy at all (big or small L). Libertarians want people to determine ethics and morality based on their own faith, education, and family values. They don't believe that "some governing authority" has the inherent right to control our behavior except when it impinges upon another person's rights. This belief is consistent with that of the Founders. For those of us who believe in God, the source of our code of ethics is our faith. It certainly isn't some bureaucrat in Washington.
In this particular instance, libertarian philosophy strongly supports the right of free choice in association, and the right of individuals, businesses, and organizations to set the conditions under which they engage in transactions. There is no basis whatsoever under libertarian philosophy for the girl to argue about the rejection of her picture - it doesn't meet the requirements set by the yearbook committee, and they are therefore fully within their rights to reject it. Of course if she wants to publish her own competing yearbook with whatever kind of pictures she wants to put in it she is welcome to do so.
The existence of a compulsory government school is what leads to the legal challenge that the student may make. If she didn't attend a government school she would have no basis whatsoever to bring any legal claim about the yearbook policies.
A reasonable person will understand that there is are many points between a burkha and half-naked.
Unfortunately, the person you responded to does not seem reasonable.
That was my first reaction: What is the matter with her mother (AND father!)?
That was my first reaction: What is the matter with her mother (AND father!)?
My first reaction was, “Well, she is sure going to be remembered. I’m not sure exactly HOW she is going to be remembered, but she darn sure will be remembered”
I can’t wait for the 10 Year Reunion pics
Reminds me of when I went to my 20 yr. high school reunion with my husband and I pointed out our homecoming queen. His comment was “Boy, they sure fall hard, don’t they?”.
I have no idea how you managed to read the complete opposite of what my words state, but you did.
And here’s the other point you libertarians consistently miss.
Anarchy is always and will always be followed very quickly by totalitarianism.
In the vacuum of control, the powerful will take control.
Conservatives keep power in check by allowing the masses as much freedom as possible while ruling ourselves. That enables us to rule the rulers. That is completely lost in a society where there is no voluntary restraint (anarchy and its manifold forms).
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