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  • Teacher on Leave After Snapchat Rant About Prom Overspending

    05/23/2017 12:14:33 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Yahoo Style ^ | 5/23/2017 | Maggie Parker
    Between the dresses and tuxedos, the tickets, and the ride, it’s easy to spend a lot of money on prom. One teacher who noticed that people were splurging on prom as opposed to, say, school supplies, expressed her opinion about it publicly — and is now being punished. On May 12, Caitlin Cormack, a middle school teacher in Bedford, Ohio, took to Snapchat to express her frustration with students and parents choosing to overspend on prom but not on school supplies or a tutor. “These damn kids and parents … not enough money for school supplies or passing grades but...
  • Where NOT to take your prom pictures: The railroad tracks

    04/25/2017 3:40:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 4/24/17 | RICHARD STRADLING
    RALEIGH The state Department of Transportation is warning people not to use railroad tracks as the setting for their prom or graduation photos this spring. NCDOT is working with the Department of Public Instruction to ask high school yearbook staff advisers to notify students and photographers of the dangers posed by taking photos on or near railroad tracks. The agencies urge yearbooks not to publish any. The warning comes after a college student and aspiring model was hit and killed by a train during a photo shoot in the small Texas town of Navasota last month. Fredzania Thompson, 19, heard...
  • Girls jealous after ‘Fame’ high school crowns boy prom queen!

    06/30/2016 9:10:56 AM PDT · by freddy005 · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | 12:13am | By Mary Kay Linge
    Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year’s prom queen — and their claws have come out on social ­media. “I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” snarked Asia Pierre in a Facebook post that attracted 500 homophobic comments and 100 shares before it was removed. “It just sucks that men win everything and we thought we at least deserve that,” wrote a classmate under the name Taj Mahal. Matthew Crisson, an 18-year-old Staten Islander who self-identifies...
  • Girls jealous after ‘Fame’ high school crowns boy prom queen

    06/26/2016 12:31:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 26, 2016
    <p>Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year’s prom queen — and their claws have come out on social ­media.</p> <p>“I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” snarked Asia Pierre in a Facebook post that attracted 500 homophobic comments and 100 shares before it was removed.</p>
  • Pennsylvania girl barred from prom for wearing suit has her prom night

    05/23/2016 6:05:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    [A] Pennsylvania high school student barred from attending prom at her Catholic high school because she wore a suit rather than a dress has had her prom night — at a different school. Aniya Wolf, a student at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, attended William Penn High School's prom Saturday at a banquet hall in York. Wolf says she learned at the last moment that girls were required to wear dresses to Bishop McDevitt's prom. She went anyway but was thrown out. The school says the dress code was sent to parents three months earlier. William Penn principal Brandon...
  • LIFE at an Ohio Prom That Kept Going, and Going, and Going . . . (1958)

    04/17/2016 1:57:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | March 29, 2012 | Liz Ronk
    In 1958, LIFE tagged along as students danced at an Ohio high school prom. And went riverboating. And danced some more. And had breakfast. And rode roller coasters. And danced some more. . . . -snip Students at Mariemont High School near Cincinnati came close to the ultimate this year when they put on a “prom” that lasted almost 32 hours. It started with a progressive dinner (spaghetti to strawberry cake), followed by a formal but highly energetic dance. Then the students boarded a river boat for a cruise and dancing to a jazz combo. Dawn found them somewhat subdued...
  • Cruz’s Face Says It All When Boy Hands Him a Personal Question to Ask a Young Teen Girl

    04/13/2016 9:18:27 AM PDT · by OneVike · 55 replies
    Independant Journal Review ^ | 4/1/16 | Kayla Brandon
    I share this only for discussion purposes of cuteness. Whether you like Cruz or not, it's a great human interest story. With Wisconsin’s Republican primary swiftly approaching, GOP candidates are hitting the pavement to seal the deal with voters young and old alike.Among the teenage supporters of Ted Cruz was a boy by the name of Alex Canney who needed some help asking a girl to prom.In the video below, (Video at site) he hands Cruz a piece of paper with a message for Sarah Beaver. Cruz smiles, puts his arm around Alex and says: “Sarah Beaver, would you Cruz...
  • Teen gets help with special prom request

    03/07/2016 5:30:34 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 3/7/16 | Dana Thiede
    RED WING, Minn. - Asking someone to prom always has the potential for drama, but in Red Wing this weekend a special surprise invite to the big spring dance triggered widespread smiles and tears of joy. The idea to have eighth-grader Lucas Martin ask freshman Erica Quandt started with the paraprofessionals that help the two special education students on a daily basis. Kelsey Bystrom and Natalie Littfin had noticed a friendship growing between the two since they met last summer, and came up with the idea of helping them go on a prom date. Kelsey and Natalie went to their...
  • Tim Tebow Hosts “Night to Shine” Valentine Proms for Thousands of Disabled Kids

    02/17/2016 7:57:12 PM PST · by kathsua · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 16, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Almost every week, it seems LifeNews discovers another story about parents aborting their unborn child because of a disability or abortion activists targeting unborn babies who have physical defects. These stories are disheartening, frightening even. But then there also are many stories of hope – families who choose life because they refuse to see their unborn child as less of a person, and celebrities who use their fame to celebrate other people’s lives rather than their own. Football star Tim Tebow is one of them. This Valentine’s Day, the pro-life sports star promoted a special event for people with special...
  • Demanding appropriate dress at the high school prom is now “slut shaming”

    05/15/2015 5:24:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This probably looks like an unusual topic for Hot Air, but the rather frivolous nature of the subject speaks to some deeper societal questions which cross all sorts of boundaries. In Connecticut, one high school issued guidelines for proper attire at the prom this year and it has some of the teenagers up in arms. (And a lot more than just arms are visible in some cases.) Shelton High School sent out a memo letting families know that their daughters should not show up looking like Lady Gaga on the red carpet when prom night comes. This is apparently...
  • Police Seek Teen Who Spray-Painted Prom Invite On Idaho Cliffside

    05/07/2015 11:39:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 7, 2015
    Authorities are looking for a teen who wanted a date with Destiny and hoped to get it by spray-painting a prom proposal on an Idaho cliffside. The Idaho Statesman reports that the message “Destiny, Prom?” was painted in large pink and blue letters on the side of the Black Cliffs, in a popular rock climbing spot, east of Boise. The Ada County sheriff’s office is searching for the culprit. The person could face a misdemeanor charge of injury by graffiti, which is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000
  • Straight Vegas teen asks gay best friend to prom — PHOTO

    04/25/2015 10:30:51 AM PDT · by redreno · 44 replies ^ | April 24, 2015 - 12:56pm | By ASHLEY CASPER
    A 17-year-old gay student from Las Vegas’ Desert Oasis High School was completely caught off guard when his straight best friend asked him to prom. Anthony Martinez posted the promposal on Twitter with a giant sign that read: “You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8. But you’re like my brother. So be my d8?” Jacob Lescenski came up with the plan after Martinez, who often plans school dances with his student council, said he’s never asked to go, New Now Next reports.
  • Principal says gay student can’t wear tuxedo to prom (Monroe LA)

    04/04/2015 3:52:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2015 6:14 PM EDT
    A gay student in Louisiana says she is going to skip her prom because the school principal won’t let her wear a tuxedo. Claudettia Love is a senior and one of the top students at Carroll High in Monroe. She says she was planning on going to the prom with a group of friends, but now they are staying away because of the policy. …
  • Communist prom theme chosen for U.S. high school: ‘Prom-munism’

    03/10/2015 12:42:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Students at an Albuquerque, N.M., school decided that communism should be the theme for their prom — now dubbed "Prom-munism." The decision by seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School has upset some members of the school. One student who spoke to local CBS affiliate KRQE, but asked to remain anonymous, said "I hope that Cottonwood would realize the seriousness of having a very powerful and destructive idea as the theme for a prom."
  • Transgender teen first in the state of Georgia to be elected to high school's homecoming court

    10/18/2014 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    An openly transgender Georgia teen was elected to her high school's homecoming court in an election believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Sage Lovell, 16, of Marietta, was elected to Walton High School's homecoming court among four other women chosen out of 50 nominees at the school. 'I couldn't stop smiling,' said Lovell told CBS 46, who said she heard word of her victory while in her homeroom class. 'My entire homeroom erupted in very loud cheering. Apparently it was able to be heard from across the school.' On Friday night, the Walton High School...
  • Teacher slept with 2nd student after prom snub: prosecutors

    06/04/2014 12:51:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2014 | Christina Carrega-Woodby and Leonard Greene
    A Queens (gym) teacher was charged today with raping a second student, an apparent rebound from an affair with another 16-year-old boy that ended when he took someone else to the school prom. Joy Morsi, 38, was back in court for a second day in a row after prosecutors hit her with more rape and child endangerment charges for alleged abuses that happened right under her husband’s nose. A day earlier, prosecutors said the Grover Cleveland High School teacher had been carrying on a months-long affair with a student, and flipped when she learned he was taking someone else to...
  • 3 former Calhoun High students charged with aggravated sexual battery in after-prom assault case

    05/29/2014 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    ELLIJAY — Three former Calhoun High students were charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual battery and underage consumption of alcohol stemming from an alleged sexual assault at a cabin in Gilmer County on May 11. Andrew Haynes, Fields Chapman and Damon “Avery” Johnson, all 18-year-olds, turned themselves in at the Gilmer County Jail and were each released on $51,000 bond. If convicted, the men could face 25 years to life in prison, Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson said. Nicholson said Wednesday during a press conference on the town square that his agency did not have evidence to charge the men with...
  • Teen whose date was found dead in their hotel room after prom suggests she overdosed

    05/20/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Lydia Warren and Jessica Jerreat
    A Texas teenager whose date died in their hotel room after her senior prom has sent a series of emotional text messages to a friend suggesting she passed away following an overdose. The unidentified date frantically called 911 on Saturday morning after waking up in a North Houston Hyatt to find that 17-year-old Jacqueline Gomez was not breathing. Investigators said that the MacArthur High School senior showed no outward signs of injury and the results of her autopsy are pending. They added that her boyfriend is not suspected of any crime. Now text messages that he sent to one of...
  • Newington Teen Asks Joe Biden To The Prom; VP Sends Her A Corsage

    05/19/2014 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 19,2014 | Christopher Hoffman
    NEWINGTON — When Talia Maselli envisioned her perfect prom date, one man immediately sprang to mind: Vice President Joe Biden. "Joe Biden makes me laugh," Maselli said. "He just cracks me up." So she mailed Biden a handwritten note last fall asking him to escort her to the Newington High School prom.
  • High School Boys Hold 'Draft' to Pick Prom Dates

    05/10/2014 7:27:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/5 | Lauren Steussy
    In a world where asking a date to prom has become more romantic than asking for a partner’s hand in marriage, one group of high school boys has gone the opposite direction. For years, junior and senior boys at Corona del Mar High School have selected their dates for the formal dance through an NFL-style “Prom Draft.” The school’s principal is now condemning the tradition, saying it has the potential to objectify or judge those involved. Though the draft is not affiliated with the school and secret for the most part, some of the draft results were broadcast on Twitter,...