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Teen's Senior Pix Banned From Yearbook
7 News: The Denver Channel ^ | January 5, 2012 | Deb Stanley

Posted on 01/05/2012 10:55:35 PM PST by beaversmom

DURANGO, Colo. -- A teenager said Durango High School is refusing to publish one of her senior photos in the yearbook.

Sydney Spies, 18, told the Durango Herald that administrators told her the senior portrait she submitted would not be printed in the yearbook because her attire in the photo violated dress code.

The newspaper said the high school requires that tops "fully cover the chest, back, abdomen and sides of the student."

The photo Spies submitted shows her wearing a yellow skirt with a black shawl that exposes her shoulders and midsection.

"We'll get the ACLU involved if they censor," said Sydney's mother, Miki Spies, on Facebook. "Don't say, 'Can't she just submit a different picture?' Censorship is wrong."

On Thursday evening, Miki Spies posted a longer comment on the controversy on her Facebook page:

"I wanted my daughter to chose a different photo but she is 18 and doesn't always listen! I knew this would be hard and it's proving to be. But when SHE chose this beautiful photo on my profile, I was 100% going to support her. Now that I know about Student Press Laws, I'm appalled that the administration disregarded the original vote by the student editors (4-0 in favor of Sydney Spies being able to use the photo) and got involved to overrule the photo. I guess word is spreading about this case all over the state and some people are talking about what a terrible mother I am. Some are upset at the administration is strong arming the students and some just think the picture is hot..."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: schoolnixpix
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1 posted on 01/05/2012 10:55:40 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

I like the way she thinks!


2 posted on 01/05/2012 10:57:17 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: beaversmom

You gotta be kidding me that any mom thought that was an appropriate year book photo.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 10:58:50 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: beaversmom

I think this was done on purpose to generate publicity as a short cut to a modeling or acting career.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 11:00:02 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: beaversmom

Funny, when I was in high school, our senior pictures had all the girls picture din the same way, a top with neck and shoulders slightly but modestly exposed. A girl from the Nazarene church refused to pose this way, and so was consigned to the back page of he annual. But she just took her medicine.


5 posted on 01/05/2012 11:00:47 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: beaversmom

She looks like a ho!


6 posted on 01/05/2012 11:00:51 PM PST by aruanan
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To: lastchance

Moms aren’t what they used to be.


7 posted on 01/05/2012 11:00:58 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

I think I’m on the school’s side of this issue.

Seriously, if she wants to remember how hot she thought she was, when she was 17, get some private pics taken and preserve them.

A school year book is supposed to be something dignifying, not something you end up regretting.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 11:01:36 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: beaversmom

NOT GUILTY !


9 posted on 01/05/2012 11:01:45 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: beaversmom

audition for porn star....not really appropriate for high school IMHO


10 posted on 01/05/2012 11:01:53 PM PST by goodnesswins (Adversity makes us bitter or better.)
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To: lastchance
I think this was done on purpose to generate publicity as a short cut to a modeling or acting career.

Here, let me fix it:

I think this was done on purpose to generate publicity as a short cut to a "modeling" or "acting" career.
11 posted on 01/05/2012 11:02:41 PM PST by aruanan
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To: beaversmom

“It pays to advertise”-—just a phrase we used years ago-—Mother is an ass and does the daughter no service by taking her side-—too bad some parentas today can’t see their daughters as ‘ladies’ and not just girls


12 posted on 01/05/2012 11:04:08 PM PST by cmomm44
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To: beaversmom

>>Censorship is wrong.

Then how about topless? Bottomless? Explicit?

Sydney, your mom is showing about as much intelligence now as when she named you. You wanna post sexy photos of yourself, do it on Facebook (and be ready for the consequences).


13 posted on 01/05/2012 11:04:21 PM PST by expat1000
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To: lastchance

Yeah - something doesn’t smell right. Mom is saying that she didn’t want that photo. But then says “but we’ll support her on her choice”.

Some things I can see standing by your child when they make poor choices (like getting pregnant, etc.). But it sounds like this choice of photo might be a good learning experience for the kid to battle on her own - and accept the consequences.

BTW - I wonder what her hourly rate is?


14 posted on 01/05/2012 11:07:47 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: beaversmom

All you prudes:

All she’s doing is climbing the stairs to get ready to do her pole dance.

No problem!


15 posted on 01/05/2012 11:08:29 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: beaversmom

Hopefully the teen will be able to use that picture. That way, 20 years from now when she is broken down and living in a trailer with her 4th baby daddy, people will be able to rummage through her old year book, find that picture and think “OK, it all makes sense now.”


16 posted on 01/05/2012 11:09:49 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Repealing Obamacare is the ONLY GOAL.)
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To: beaversmom

It is pretty obvious that the mom is gay if you go to her FB page. So the fact she does not understand boundaries comes as no surprise.


17 posted on 01/05/2012 11:17:29 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: beaversmom
She's a tree. The forest is our education system being run by government unionists.

18 posted on 01/05/2012 11:17:33 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: lastchance
You gotta be kidding me that any mom thought that was an appropriate year book photo.

I have kids in high school. I was surprised to learn there are more than a few Moms who still want to be head cheerleader or prom queen, and happily wear mini-skirts shorter than those of their daughters'.

19 posted on 01/05/2012 11:21:05 PM PST by PGR88
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To: beaversmom

Ah youth! If I was 30, er that is 40, No,No, 45 years younger I wouldn’t mind taking her up La Plata Canyon to see the mountain ranges from the top.
Oh wait, La Plata Canyon is closed in winter. Oh well, how about a trip to Lemon Dam or Valcito!


20 posted on 01/05/2012 11:33:02 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Youth is wasted on the young, wherewithal is wasted on the old.

21 posted on 01/05/2012 11:40:59 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: beaversmom
"Moms aren’t what they used to be."

Seniors aren't either!

22 posted on 01/05/2012 11:43:23 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: lastchance
"It is pretty obvious that the mom is gay if you go to her FB page."

At first I agreed with you. Then I got to wondering- If Mama had a male shack-up honey, what terminology would she use in place of partner? (I've been away from that scene for a long, long time....)

23 posted on 01/05/2012 11:49:20 PM PST by matthew fuller ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: beaversmom

Slut pix are not appropriate for yearbooks....I wonder if she has a different view of “headshots” than the rest of us.


24 posted on 01/05/2012 11:50:40 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: beaversmom

Oh, we teachers fight this every day in the public schools. High school girls come to school dressed like this every single day even though it violates the dress code at every school I’ve ever worked at!

We call parents who often DEFEND this type of dress! I’ve also heard from parents, “well, she’s wearing more than you’d see at the beach!” Well, this ISN’T the beach! It’s a place of business.

Some of the girls change before they get to school at a friend’s house or in the girls’ bathroom. My very brave colleague asks parents why they allow their daughter to attend school every day dressed like a hooker

My daughter once asked me why girls came to her school dressed like this, I told her it’s because THAT’s all they’ve got. Funny, I never see girls dressed like this in the honors or AP classes.

Not appropriate for a high school yearbook.

And yes, to answer a previous query: Put cameras in the classrooms! I have NO problem with the public getting a good, honest view of what goes on behind school doors.


25 posted on 01/05/2012 11:58:26 PM PST by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Bon of Babble

I bet you do have some stories to tell.

I’m impressed that this school in Durango has a standard. I hope they don’t back down. Shame on the girl’s mother for endorsing her bad behavior.


26 posted on 01/06/2012 12:05:53 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Did her parents allow her to wear that hooker outfit? What were the parents and teachers thinking? Is she in the glitzy pageant world? It looks like something that toddler wore.


27 posted on 01/06/2012 12:16:24 AM PST by MamaB
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To: beaversmom

Leave it out of the yearbook and let her tantrum all she wants.


28 posted on 01/06/2012 12:32:30 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: I see my hands
Youth is wasted on the young, wherewithal is wasted on the old.

That is the basis for my long standing proposal for Social Security reform:

Pay Social Security to young folks, who are banned from working until they reach 30; then the benefits are dropped, and they have to work the rest of their lives, paying into the system.

"Retirement" thus comes when one is young enough to enjoy it, while the work is done after one has become old enough to have some stability and direction in life.

Also, that gives a disincentive for Seniors to lobby for benefit increases. ;-)

29 posted on 01/06/2012 12:33:50 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (I prefer Crony Capitalism to Crony Judicialism...unless it's MY crony on the bench)
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To: beaversmom

“I’m appalled that the administration disregarded the original vote by the student editors”

That’s the very reason why all student publications have oversight from school administrators. Not that they are necessarily geniuses, but they do know what school policy and code issues are, and they’re the ones ultimately liable for a bigtime screwup, not the students.

As far as censorship goes, I know of no constitutional right to a racy yearbook photo. As long as the school’s dress policy has been consistent, I would imagine there is very little the ACLU or the student and her mother can do.

I think this is all a big publicity stunt anyway. Mom and daught looking for their 2 minutes of fame and maybe a chance at some of that reality shlock money.


30 posted on 01/06/2012 12:34:35 AM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: beaversmom

good lord..

Steven Hirsch has the ink dry honey...


31 posted on 01/06/2012 12:43:58 AM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt...now Santorum?......Capt Trips could not say it better)
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To: beaversmom

Does she have a back problem?

If I were her dad I’d make her wear a brace to straighten her posture.


32 posted on 01/06/2012 1:05:13 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: beaversmom
Sydney Spies, 18

Well she already has the pr0n name and the pr0n look...I'd say she was doing this for publicity....
33 posted on 01/06/2012 1:08:31 AM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Some kind of scoliosis or a broomstick has been inserted would be my guess.


34 posted on 01/06/2012 1:15:46 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Is that the yearbook pic or one posted in a phone booth for a Call Out Service?


35 posted on 01/06/2012 1:57:20 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: goodnesswins

They didnt make them like that when I was in High School. Good thing too or else a lot of guys would have flunked out.


36 posted on 01/06/2012 1:59:17 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: beaversmom; RobbyS
The newspaper said the high school requires that tops "fully cover the chest, back, abdomen and sides of the student."

The photo Spies submitted shows her wearing a yellow skirt with a black shawl that exposes her shoulders and midsection.

I have noticed in some older yearbooks it was a tradition for the girls to all be photographed with their shoulders fully exposed to a remarkable degree, even in cases where the boys are all wearing suits.

I think a lot of people nowadays would see this pose requirement as being a little weird and not so modest.

37 posted on 01/06/2012 1:59:53 AM PST by wideminded
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To: beaversmom

Heh... a rising porn star!
She could make her school famous!


38 posted on 01/06/2012 2:02:57 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: wideminded
I have noticed in some older yearbooks it was a tradition for the girls to all be photographed with their shoulders fully exposed to a remarkable degree, even in cases where the boys are all wearing suits.

That's exactly the way my HS yearbook is. Early '70s.

39 posted on 01/06/2012 2:04:35 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: beaversmom

Pulling the ole’ censorship argument, eh? Can she go topless or in her underpants if she wants all under the grounds of freedom of speech, Mom?


40 posted on 01/06/2012 2:13:09 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: beaversmom
Another culture rot mom helping daughter raise slut quotient.


41 posted on 01/06/2012 2:45:07 AM PST by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: lastchance

Or a pole dancing career.


42 posted on 01/06/2012 3:18:40 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Bon of Babble
Oh, we teachers fight this every day in the public schools. High school girls come to school dressed like this every single day even though it violates the dress code at every school I’ve ever worked at!

That's one battle you wouldn't have here in Thailand and most of Asia. All students wear uniforms not only in high school but most technical schools and even many universities. In grade/high school absolutely no makeup and only minimal jewelry like earrings and a thin chain are allowed.

43 posted on 01/06/2012 3:32:17 AM PST by expat1000
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To: beaversmom

One day her kids will be so proud to see their mom dressed as a hooker in the year book.


44 posted on 01/06/2012 3:34:32 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Strange, when I dated her she didn’t wear the black top! Eat your hearts out losers!


45 posted on 01/06/2012 3:38:40 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: beaversmom

If she’s wearing panties in that shot I’ll eat my hat!


46 posted on 01/06/2012 3:40:08 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: beaversmom

The young lady needs to find a different advertising venue, other than her HS yearbook.

The HS is perfectly sound in denying entry of this photo. They have a dress code, and that logically covers yearbook photos.


47 posted on 01/06/2012 4:15:14 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: aruanan

Great shades of Kelly Bundy....


48 posted on 01/06/2012 4:15:37 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: beaversmom

The only thing missing from that photo is a phone number and an hourly rate.


49 posted on 01/06/2012 4:17:32 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: PGR88
I was surprised to learn there are more than a few Moms who still want to be head cheerleader or prom queen, and happily wear mini-skirts shorter than those of their daughters'.

This has been going on for a long time. Saw it when I was in high school. Saw it when my daughters were in high school a decade ago. It's really sad the number of moms who feel compelled to compete with their daughters.

50 posted on 01/06/2012 4:25:53 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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