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Colorado Student Banned from Yearbook Over Racy Photo
Yahoo ^ | 1/7/12 | Katie Kindelan [ABC News Blog]

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 school’s 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 don’t 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 aren’t allowing me to have my freedom of expression,” Spies told the Herald. ”I think the administration is wrong in this situation, and I don’t 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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education
KEYWORDS: advertising; celebrity; money; photo; publicity; yearbook
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M...I...C.........K...E...Y......T.R.A.M.P.........

1 posted on 01/07/2012 4:12:08 PM PST by Lmo56
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2 posted on 01/07/2012 4:16:57 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Lmo56

Not sure if she’s an aspiring model or porn star. Either way - no.


3 posted on 01/07/2012 4:18:58 PM PST by TheZMan (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2794639/posts)
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To: Lmo56
She's going to make millions with this one picture and the controversy surrounding it.

Think about that while you're job hunting. :)
4 posted on 01/07/2012 4:19:41 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Lmo56

“you violated the rules. Was there another question ?


5 posted on 01/07/2012 4:21:16 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Lmo56

this is nothing...


6 posted on 01/07/2012 4:21:25 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Lmo56
Is this chick just plain stupid or what? She'll have kids of her own someday....

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??

7 posted on 01/07/2012 4:22:30 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Lmo56

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.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 4:24:44 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (Conservatives over liberals every time. No discussion, no argument, no liberals)
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To: Lmo56

most likely to suckseed


9 posted on 01/07/2012 4:25:34 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SERKIT

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.


10 posted on 01/07/2012 4:27:46 PM PST by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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To: Lmo56

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.......


11 posted on 01/07/2012 4:33:11 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: bigheadfred

Oh, that was bad. But very funny.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 4:34:29 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: Lmo56

Previous thread here:

Teen’s Senior Pix Banned From Yearbook
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2829366/posts

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
http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20111121/COLUMNISTS04/711219956/Coming-out-not-easy-but-it-gets-better


13 posted on 01/07/2012 4:36:59 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Lmo56

“I feel like they aren’t allowing me to have my freedom of expression,”

Nope.

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....


14 posted on 01/07/2012 4:40:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: beaversmom

I’m a born again lesbian too!

God stuck me in this man’s body and I want out.

Help! /S


15 posted on 01/07/2012 4:43:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sacajaweau
Anyone think she's an "A" student??

I don't know about being an A student, but she's definitely "NOT GUILTY"!

16 posted on 01/07/2012 4:44:06 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Lmo56

Her parents okayed that?


17 posted on 01/07/2012 4:44:34 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Lmo56

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


18 posted on 01/07/2012 4:48:48 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Lmo56

The only thing missing from her photo is a chart of her hourly rates.


19 posted on 01/07/2012 4:53:33 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Lmo56
Whatever happened to just cropping out the body and having just a face picture in the yearbook?
20 posted on 01/07/2012 4:58:39 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Lmo56
caption, voted most likely to become a prostitute...
21 posted on 01/07/2012 5:01:58 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Lmo56

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.


22 posted on 01/07/2012 5:04:24 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: Lmo56

Is ‘’Laz’’ going to weigh in on this?


23 posted on 01/07/2012 5:19:02 PM PST by jmacusa
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To: Lmo56

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.


24 posted on 01/07/2012 5:21:56 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: dubyagee

Excellent point.

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.


25 posted on 01/07/2012 5:24:07 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Lmo56
Could be worse but I question the judgement of the parents. When I took graduation photos for my nieces last spring, the girls dressed like they had a little class.

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26 posted on 01/07/2012 5:32:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Lmo56

She’s probably going to become a high school teacher.


27 posted on 01/07/2012 5:36:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jmacusa

Laz made a New Years resolution not to “hit” anything on FR this year. True story.


28 posted on 01/07/2012 5:41:04 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Lmo56

I see some type of association with Ron Jeremy in her future.


29 posted on 01/07/2012 5:44:52 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
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.........

Can you provide a link?

(J/K!!!)

30 posted on 01/07/2012 5:45:02 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Yes, I saw that. I wonder how long he can hold it in....


31 posted on 01/07/2012 5:46:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Tell me it isn’t so!(I know he did, just kiddin’)


32 posted on 01/07/2012 5:47:34 PM PST by jmacusa
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To: Cyber Liberty; jmacusa

Lol! Yeah, I’ll give him another week.


33 posted on 01/07/2012 5:50:40 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

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.


34 posted on 01/07/2012 5:56:40 PM PST by jmacusa
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

typo, meant to say ‘’wouldn’t’’.


35 posted on 01/07/2012 5:57:46 PM PST by jmacusa
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To: nuconvert

The article states that her peers (student editors) made the call. The high school students demonstrated more class and decor that the parents.


36 posted on 01/07/2012 5:59:06 PM PST by JayVee (Joseph)
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To: Lmo56

Well she has a bright future as a stripper unless she gets her head on straight.


37 posted on 01/07/2012 6:00:01 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Lmo56

With America falling apart, with a hellishly corrupt President, Yahoo publishes a story like this? Barf.


38 posted on 01/07/2012 6:02:33 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: A_perfect_lady; bigheadfred

“If at foist you don’t suck seed, keep on suckin’ till you do suck seed.” - Curly Howard


39 posted on 01/07/2012 6:02:49 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Looks like they already are. Look up the company name on the photos. They are on FB and describe what they are all about.


40 posted on 01/07/2012 6:06:24 PM PST by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2698078/replies?c=1&q=1&;page=1#1


41 posted on 01/07/2012 6:06:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Conservatives want as much freedom as possible with voluntary restraint so that some governing authority doesn’t control our behavior for us.

So, you think conservatives want a government powerful enough to control our behavior if we don't act properly? Interesting.

42 posted on 01/07/2012 6:17:49 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
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.

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.

43 posted on 01/07/2012 6:18:58 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: dubyagee
In fact, the burka is only proof that if you don’t draw the line somewhere, somebody’s insanity will.

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.

44 posted on 01/07/2012 6:51:09 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Sacajaweau

That was my first reaction: What is the matter with her mother (AND father!)?


45 posted on 01/07/2012 7:28:37 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: leapfrog0202

46 posted on 01/07/2012 7:52:25 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: FrdmLvr

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


47 posted on 01/07/2012 9:14:31 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

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?”.


48 posted on 01/08/2012 6:17:36 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: tnlibertarian

I have no idea how you managed to read the complete opposite of what my words state, but you did.


49 posted on 01/08/2012 6:55:03 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: tnlibertarian

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).


50 posted on 01/08/2012 6:56:43 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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