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Governor Who Wants Anti-Drag Law Queried on High School Pic
Tennessee Governor Signs
'Anti-Drag' Bill

Tennessee Governor Signs 'Anti-Drag' Bill

Bill Lee has his own drag controversy

(Newser) - As promised, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday signed what's being referred to as an "anti-drag" bill, though the word "drag" does not actually appear in the legislation, the AP reports. The new law categorizes "male or female impersonators" as "adult" performers, meaning they cannot...

School Orders Cover-Up of Yearbook Protest Photos

Florida students walked out in March to protest 'Don't Say Gay' law

(Newser) - Yearbooks at a central Florida high school won't be distributed until images of students holding rainbow flags and a "love is love" sign while protesting the state's so-called "Don't Say Gay" law can be covered up with stickers. District officials said they don't want...

Parents, Students Miffed at Yearbook Photo Edits: 'Horrible Message'
Parents, Students Miffed
at Yearbook Photo Edits:
'Horrible Message'
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Parents, Students Miffed at Yearbook Photo Edits: 'Horrible Message'

Fla.'s Bartram Trail High School digitally altered 80 girls' pictures to cover up their chests, shoulders

(Newser) - It's the end of the school year, which means it's also yearbook time. At one Florida high school, however, this annual tradition was marred by an odd find when the $100 yearbooks were distributed. News4Jax and the St. Augustine Record report that 80 portraits of female students were...

School District Settles Over Editing of Trump T-Shirt

Retired yearbook adviser said she was made a scapegoat

(Newser) - A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay $325,000 to a retired teacher who said she was made a scapegoat after a Trump T-shirt was edited out of a student's yearbook photo. Susan Parsons had sued the Wall Township School District in 2019, per . She...

Teacher: I Was Scapegoat in Trump Yearbook Dispute

She says she was ordered to censor photo

(Newser) - A high school yearbook adviser who was suspended after photos of two students were altered to remove President Trump's name from their clothing is suing the district, saying she was made a scapegoat. Teacher Susan Parsons says in her lawsuit, filed Monday, that officials in New Jersey's Wall...

Kavanaugh Defender Hadn't Seen 'Hurtful' Yearbook Mention

'I pray their daughters are never treated this way,' says woman who signed letter supporting nominee

(Newser) - Renate Schroeder Dolphin was among dozens of women who signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying Brett Kavanaugh had always treated women with respect. But that was before she saw his yearbook. Among references to football and drinking, the future Supreme Court nominee's page boasts that he...

Very Special 'Student' Makes Appearance in School Yearbook

Oscer the service dog shows up right next to a photo of 8th-grader Hudson Golebiewski

(Newser) - A service dog has his own photo in an upstate New York middle school's yearbook. Oscer accompanies 14-year-old Hudson Golebiewski, an eighth-grader who has autism, to the Vestal Middle School. Like the other students, the 3-year-old golden retriever was photographed against a gray background and was placed in the...

Gay High School Seniors' Yearbook Quotes Go AWOL
Missouri School Yanks
Gay Teens' Yearbook Quotes
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Missouri School Yanks Gay Teens' Yearbook Quotes

It worried quotes about being in the closet could 'potentially offend another student'

(Newser) - Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz are out and proud, and the high school seniors chose yearbook quotes to reflect that. So the students in Kearney, Mo., were less than thrilled when they opened up their new yearbooks to discover blank spaces under their names, reports KCTV5 , instead of the quotes...

Senior Uses Yearbook Quote to Burn School's Dress Code
Senior Brings the Sass
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Senior Brings the Sass to Her Yearbook Quote

'I'm sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?'

(Newser) - Senior yearbook quotes are by and large boring inspirational sayings gleaned from a quick Google search. But Tori DiPaolo, a senior at West Milford High School in New Jersey, wanted to make a point: That what she (and all the other girls) at her school were asked to wear for...

Students Discover Yearbook Is Missing Select Political Slogans

Teacher suspended after Trump gear is altered in photos

(Newser) - Students at a New Jersey high school are crying censorship after noticing something significant was missing from their yearbook photos: Trump slogans. According to Asbury Park Press , a teacher and yearbook club adviser at New Jersey’s Wall High School has been suspended after someone allegedly retouched students’ photos to...

Yearbook Features Student's Furry, Four-Legged Friend

Service dog Alpha lets Andrew Schalk know when his blood sugar levels are off

(Newser) - A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's yearbook photos, the AP reports. Andrew Schalk has Type 1 diabetes and uses his dog, Alpha, to alert him when his blood sugar levels are off. The black...

Oops: School Let Hitler, ISIS Quotes Into Yearbook

Stalin also made the cut; cue the apology and the stickers

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania school district has apologized after quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and an Islamic State leader were printed in the graduating class section of this year's high school yearbook, reports the AP . "Though the content of the quotes was reviewed thoroughly, the attributions clearly were not,...

Service Dog Takes World's Cutest Yearbook Photo

Presley and 7th-grader Seph Ware are inseparable

(Newser) - The cutest yearbook photo ever was just taken by Presley at Good Hope Middle School in Louisiana. In fairness to everyone else's not-quite-as-cute yearbook photos, Presley is a 5-year-old golden doodle. She's also a service dog for seventh-grader Joseph "Seph" Ware, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular...

Teen Who Flashed Genitals in Yearbook Is Off the Hook

Hunter Osborn, 19, lucks out after scandalous photo

(Newser) - Hunter Osborn probably won't feel like pulling any pranks in the near future, but it looks like he's off the hook for his last one. The 19-year-old student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz., was hit with 69 counts of indecent exposure over the weekend, plus...

Teen Charged After Flashing Genitals in Yearbook Prank

Arizona's Hunter Osborn hit with 69 counts of indecent exposure

(Newser) - A 19-year-old high school football player in Mesa, Ariz., has been hit with 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure after school officials discovered he had flashed his genitals in a yearbook photo, CBS News reports. Hunter Osborn also has a felony charge of furnishing harmful items to minors after he...

Yearbook Photos Show Our Smiles Have Changed

Photographers used to tell their subjects to say 'prune' instead of 'cheese'

(Newser) - "These days we take for granted that we should smile when our picture is being taken." So write University of California Berkeley researchers, who note that photographers used to tell their subjects to say "prunes" instead of "cheese." That's because it was more fashionable...

Yearbook Signing Photo With Janitor Goes Viral

Elementary school students line up for school custodian

(Newser) - A sweet yearbook-signing photo seems to have won over the Internet. It shows students at Alan Shepard Elementary School in Bourbonnais, Illinois, lining up to have "Mr. Steve"—aka Steve Weidner, the school custodian—sign their books. “He pays attention to the kids," principal Shirley Padera...

High School Secretly Edits Girls' Yearbook Pics

Students upset edits weren't consistent

(Newser) - Flipping through their yearbooks, female students at Wasatch High School in Utah noticed something amiss. While one girl wore a tank top on picture day, she appeared in a t-shirt in her photo. She wasn't the only one to have her picture edited: Necklines were raised, sleeves were added,...

Periodic Table Quote Gets Student Suspended

But school will let her speak at graduation after all after yearbook brouhaha

(Newser) - It seems school administrators in Clayton County, Georgia, should take another chemistry class: Yearbooks had already been distributed at Mundy’s Mill High School by the time they decoded a secret—and somewhat racy—message in the quote selected by the senior class vice president. Paris Gray's quote read,...

California High School Yearbook Contains 'Child Porn'
 Yearbook Contains 'Child Porn' 

Yearbook Contains 'Child Porn'

In background of photo, students possibly engaged in sex act

(Newser) - A picture of a 17-year-old boy with his hand down the pants of a 15-year-old girl somehow made it into a California high school yearbook, and now all the students are being asked to turn in the annuals. "The photo was taken at a dance and the suspect and...

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