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  Normally, girls are expected to nod along to sexist dress codes and edicts, but such is not the case with Marion Mayer, a high school junior in Florida. When her principal, a Mr. Martinez of Lakeland Senior High School, admonished “Modest is hottest. Boys will be boys,” she saw flawed lines of thinking and exposed them for the global public, engaging us in a much needed conversation via The Huffington Post about rape culture and slut-shaming. Read More
Unlike the rest of his peers, high school senior Jeydon Loredo will not be appearing in the La Feria School District yearbook. Why? Because Jeydon, who identifies as male, is wearing a tuxedo in his picture.  The tuxedo is standard wear for every other boy being photographed, but according to the school district, Jeydon's photo in particular does not meet "community standards." Wait... Read More
Wait...is this a high school or an American Apparel ad? Don't worry, if you were confused at first, you're not alone. I mean, dang, these kids had some style! Check out these awesome looks, captured by photographer Arthur Schatz in 1969. Then, check out our hand-picked pieces (all hail Etsy!) to channel your inner mod, hippie, or cheerleader--all for under $50! Romper (American Apparel, $40.00) / Shoes (Vans, $45.00) / Yarn Hair Ties (Etsy, $2.29 each) Corduroy Skirt (1 - Esty, $24.00) (2 - Etsy, $25.00) / Gladiator Sandals (ASOS, $25.00) / Belt (Esty, $22. Read More
Kiera Wilmot, sixteen-year-old student in Bartow, Florida has been expelled and is currently facing felony charges for what many are calling “scientific curiosity.”  Ten days ago, at 7 a.m. on the grounds of Bartow High School and before classes began, Wilmot conducted what she called “a science fair experiment,” where she mixed toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil in a plastic water bottle. Read More
Remember when we posted those sweet pics of Madonna from the ‘80s?Well, this might be even better... That’s RuPaul, posing at the Northside High School Prom in Atlanta, 1983! (He was born in 1960, so this was probably his date’s prom, not his.)Swallowtail jacket, leather fingerless gloves, satin pants... and a single feather earring? Fabulous, as usual. Read More
After the discrimination we’ve been hearing about in Colorado, it’s refreshing to hear about a new bill in California that expands transgender students’ rights. AB1266 will allow students to join sports teams and use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. Executive director of the Transgender Law Service Masen Davis stated that "Transgender boys are boys, and transgender girls are girls, and this bill ensures they are treated as such. Read More
According to these High School Yearbook pics courtesy of BuzzFeed, Hillary Clinton was kicking extracurricular ass and rocking sophisticated gingham while you were still getting high under the bleachers. And check out that bob! Killing it, Hill. Read More
And we think the SAT and ACT are hard.  They have nothing on China’s Gaokao exam.  Also known as the National Higher Education Entrance Examination (NCEE), the Gaokao is the sole determinant in university admission in China.  Approximately 9 million students take this test every June over the course of three days on subjects including Chinese, Mathematics, English, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.  As Los Angeles Times journalist Barbara Demick states, the Gaokao exam “is to the SATs somewhat like a triathlon is to a relay race. Read More
Why is it that we belittle those interested in learning by calling them “nerds?" I personally don't believe there is such a thing as a guilty pleasure (unless you’re a serial killer or something), but being interested in books or science or math definitely shouldn’t be considered a “guilty” pleasure. Read More
  It always blows my mind to hear the close-minded reasons that the best books are banned.  Whenever I hear about a book being banned, I’m also instantly curious about it and think it must be worth reading.  It’s funny how book banning can have that effect.  However I also like to think that this isn’t happening in US high schools anymore, and that they’re working to incorporate more diversity into their English curriculums. Read More