BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on May 03, 2013
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. This chemical reaction, which has ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on May 03, 2013
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.
via Dangerous ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Mar 18, 2013
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 ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 28, 2013
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.
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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 ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
in Style File
on Jul 16, 2012
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. If you like something, why not celebrate that interest?
Making pi jokes may have been taboo in high school, but Debbie Barr, a Mormon ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser
on Aug 26, 2011
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 ... Read More
BY Annelise S
in Boob Tube
on Jul 18, 2011
After a nutty accident involving a bottle of Advil is misconstrued as a suicide attempt, Jenna ends up in a pretty brutal arm cast (see above picture) and an entire high school full of confused rumors. In MTV’s “AWKWARD.”, the typical cast of any high school TV show is present (the two sidekicks, doofy teachers, cheerleaders, confused parents, lame jocks), all dealing with the typical issues (virginity, popularity, personal identity, ... Read More