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Utah high school forced female students to go on a date with a boy — and follow a list of sexist advice

  • Jen Oxborrow, the parent of an 11th grade honor student at Highland High School, said her daughter Lucy Mulligan received the mandatory homework assignment to “go on a date!” with a boy. 
  • On Monday, Oxborrow posted a screenshot of the handout the teacher distributed to female students, which lists some truly antiquated advice.
  • Some pointers on the pink worksheet include “don’t waste his money,” “be feminine and ladylike, don’t use vulgar language or swear” and “have a sense of humor.”
  • In an evergreen double standard, girls are also advised not to “worry about [their] appearance on the whole date” just before they’re reminded to “dress appropriately.”
  • The boys’ equivalent wasn’t much better, suggesting they bring their date flowers, open doors for her and “have her home on time." 
  • According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the assignment was part of the school’s state-mandated "Adult Roles and Financial Literacy” class. Read more

Texas high school students throw up Nazi salute during “silly picture” for senior class photo shoot

  • Earlier this week, candid images taken during Cypress Ranch High School’s senior class photo began making the rounds on social media showing some students at the Cypress, Texas, school doing a Sieg Heil.
  • According to a tweet, the students were reacting to a couple girls in the class who threw up a black power fist during the “silly picture.”
  • In an email sent to Houston station KPRC, a student said at least 70 students made the gesture, shouting “Heil Hitler” and “Heil Trump." 
  • According to KPRC, the school principal sent home a letter to parents noting that the school is investigating the case of the "inappropriate gestures” and asking that parents discourage their kids from disseminating such images on social media “as this perpetuates a false image of Cy Ranch HS.” Read more

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alright well idk about the rest of you but I never needed anything more than the chance to finally see my matsu sons in high school uniforms

my body is so ready for this upcoming event


Pretoria Girls High School students are fighting back against a racist dress code.

When Pretoria Girls High School in Pretoria, South Africa, put restrictions on how women could wear their hair, they probably didn’t expect this response. But the students are not taking these covert racial tactics lightly. 

Boys and girls alike, including 13-year-old Zulaikha, are taking a stand with protests, demonstrations and a petition with more than 18,000 signatures. But it’s not just the dress code they’re fighting, students also claim the school restricts their language.

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Kathryn McCullough, Missing Person since September 25, 2016. May be with a man with dark, short hair in his forties driving a red sports car.

PSA: This girl that lived only a couple miles from me is missing! Please share this as many times as you can to help this family! All the contact info is in the text above. If you have any information at all, please contact the family or the local authorities!


Thousands of San Francisco high school students walk out in protest of Trump

High school students from all over San Francisco staged a walkout Thursday, streaming into the streets and heading toward City Hall to rally in protest of President-elect Donald Trump. At least 10 area public schools took part. Their shouts and chants can be heard in numerous videos.

To everyone currently in high school: The good news is, in less than four years it will be over and you will never have to go back to high school again. 

The bad news is you will continue to have dreams about being back in high school well into your adult life.


LaMelo Ball scores 92 points in high school basketball game

  • 16-year-old LaMelo Ball from Chino Hills, California dropped a cool 92 points in Chino Hills High School’s game against Los Osos High (Rancho Cucamonga, California) on Tuesday night, joining Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement in the Black History Month 2017 Hall of Fame (note: not an official hall of fame).
  • LaMelo — who scored all but 54 of his team’s 146 points — comes from a basketball family. His older brother, LiAngelo Ball, is a senior at Chino Hills High, and their oldest brother, Lonzo Ball, plays at the collegiate level for UCLA. Read more and watch the highlights

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Washington high schooler anonymously compliments all 650 of his classmates on Instagram  

Using the handle @thebenevolentone3, senior Konner Sauve posted snapshots of over 650 of his classmates at East Valley High School in Spokane Valley, Washington. Each photo featured a description of the subject’s best and most memorable qualities. No one at school knew it was him, until graduation day, when Konner revealed himself in the most public way possible.


Arkansas high school teacher apparently compared Obamas to monkeys in Facebook post

  • A high school teacher in Malvern, Arkansas, is currently under investigation for making racially charged remarks on Facebook.
  • Trent Bennett, a teacher at Malvern High School, allegedly referred to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as monkeys and “chimps” in a series of posts
  • “Michelle Obummer … America’s First Chimp,” Bennett wrote in one of his posts. The teacher has also referred to the first lady as a “nasty chimp” and called the president a “spider monkey.”
  • Malvern School District’s official Facebook page issued a statement on Monday noting that no additional comment regarding disciplinary action taken against Bennett will be made until a full investigation has been completed. 
  • They referred to the alleged comments as “racially charged,” “insensitive” and “inappropriate.” Read more

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I dont mean to bitch but im gonna bitch because this a big deal okay. i don’t care how much you ‘love’ someone– i don’t care how much this person means to you because mark means A LOT to me okay i would marry mark lee in a heartbeat– bc if this ‘love’ spirals into a dangerous, blind obsession, you’re really just HURTING this person that you claim to ‘love.’ I get that you really care for this person, but pls PLS be realistic abt things bc even though you are remembered by this person, do you think that you’re remembered as someone he thinks of with a smile or someone he fears and get creeped out by every so often bc you know all the little details of his life and stalk him around everywhere?