Post Prom Rapist Jocks Facing Hundreds of Years in Prison

The Calhoun, Georgia case of three star high school athletes who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl at a post-prom party has taken a decidedly un-Steubenville-like turn, as instead of getting slaps on the wrists, the three defendants face hundreds of years in prison. Georgia prosecutors are not fucking around. » 8/06/14 6:20pm 8/06/14 6:20pm

Homeschooled Girl Kicked Out of Prom Because of Leering Dads

In case you weren't already convinced that most high school dress codes are sexist bullshit meant to police young women's behavior along totally arbitrary guidelines, this story should do it for you: a 17-year-old girl was publicly chastised and kicked out of a homeschool prom in Virginia because several dads in… » 5/13/14 2:15pm 5/13/14 2:15pm

High School's 'Prom Draft' Under Scrutiny for Being a Sexist Creepshow

Corona Del Mar High School in Orange County, California, has a longstanding tradition called the "prom draft," in which senior boys draw numbers to choose dates from a pool of available girls. Boys also have the opportunity to pay "as much as $140" for a first-round pick, in hopes of "getting" the girl they "want."… » 5/07/14 4:30pm 5/07/14 4:30pm

​Student Asks Miss America to Prom, Gets Suspended

Miss America Nina Davuluri recently visited a Pennsylvania high school to talk about the importance STEM careers, and during a Q & A session 18-year-old Patrick Farves took it upon himself to ask Ms. Davuluri to prom. Honestly anyone who noticed that a nationwide pageant winner was visiting a high school in springtime… » 4/20/14 3:23pm 4/20/14 3:23pm

KFC Is Helping Teens Ask Each Other to Prom with the Chicken Corsage

I have no idea what to make of this information. Apparently KFC, that place that sells the chicken fried in the style of Kentucky, has taken up the charitable cause of aiding awkward teens choose a partner to get gussied up with, eat dinner with, and then grind up on to crappy Top 40 hits. Man, viral marketing is… » 4/13/14 4:15pm 4/13/14 4:15pm

Social Media Is Killing High School Dances and Romantic Dreams

What would the late John Hughes say? The director's 1980s flicks were chock-full of school dances, the the tradition is being phased out — in New York State, at least. Instead, teens are connecting on social media platforms like Snapchat, where it’s easier to make bad decisions if you can convince yourself that it … » 3/14/14 5:30pm 3/14/14 5:30pm