The New York Times sent photographer Jessica Dimmock and reporter Julie Bosman to join students from Northwestern High School as they traveled from their hometown of Flint, Michigan, for a dreamy night on a Detroit riverboat.
A giant rock in the Santa Monica Mountains sits silently but for a single question scrawled across its face: “PROM?” Park rangers are not pleased.
Teen trends come and go. One day the kids are into Myspace and then it’s Snapchat. Pop punk fades into meme rap. But what’s the one thing teens will never stop loving and being exceptionally good at? Being Goth AF.
You’ve seen the viral promposals, and you know about the ever-climbing price tag. But it seems that increasingly, a defining feature of the prom is a whole shitload of rules—especially when it comes to the dresses.
Earlier this month, Bishop McDevitt High School earned an “A” in gender policing when school officials demanded that their female students wear dresses to prom. Consequently, when student Aniya Wolf showed up in a tuxedo, she was forbidden entry. On May 21 she attended another school’s prom instead — and she rocked…
John Kasich, a toddler screaming for the entire duration of an international flight, has reached the stage in his overlong and grating campaign for the GOP nomination in which the only needs he can truly serve are those of the ironic youth of America.
Meet Ashvonn Russell and her date Johnny Auguste, teens in the Bahamas who heard about the contest for Best Prom Entrance (sponsored by a local Key Club, reports BuzzFeed) and were like, my life is already a contest for best prom entrance so this works out great—for you.
“...almost everything about proms has changed, as many parents are seeing firsthand,” proclaimed Vicki Pounders of The Times Daily out of Alabama in 1990. Sorry Vicki, you got this one wrong: everything we’ve cared about when it comes to proms has been exactly the same for decades.
Officials at a Connecticut school are ruining prom a full week before the bad music even begins with a late dress code announcement — no gowns that are backless or have slits or cut-outs will be allowed. If students disobey these rules, they’ll be sent home even if they’ve already paid nearly $100 for a prom ticket.
Last week, a Reddit user pointed out that curious prom posters—approved by the principal—had begun appearing on her high school’s walls. The posters, which featured a woman made out of words suggesting good qualities, reminded young men that prom was “a night to protect her character.”
Forget everything you’re read about teens in the past few weeks. Yes, they’re moody and rambunctious. Yes, they do dumb shit and sometimes they are awful bigots...BUT sometimes they’re also incredibly sweet and caring and can look past social constructs and just be cool with people who are different. Like this kid who…
As a rule, middle and high school are the most embarrassing times of a person’s life and school dances are where we experience the worst of it. Not only are we expected to move our awkward growing bodies in a way that’s deemed acceptable and graceful by other humans, but we’re also risking awkward boners, romantic…
Proms used to be so simple: Girls wore dresses and boys wore tuxes and homosexuals cowered in the corner somewhere and hoped no one discovered their dirty secrets. But now that an openly gay student wants to wear a tuxedo to her prom, her school has had quite enough. Either she comes in a dress or there’s no prom for …
Um, not to gossip because I haaaaaaate gossiping, but as your friend, there’s something I need to tell you: That dumb bitch Chloe is planning on wearing the same dress as you to prom. I know! She copies you all the time! It’s like when you dropped calc and then she dropped calc. Or when you said Panda Express was your…
Teens are idiots. Case in point: A teenage girl arranged for her black boyfriend to be arrested by a real police officer as a way of asking him to prom. Get it? It's funny because an unarmed black kid who hasn't committed a crime has absolutely no reason to fear the police.
Anthony Pinnisi says he was just joking when he asked his friend Chloe if he could take her mom to prom if he got 500,000 retweets, but when she agreed, he didn't just laugh it off and ask someone age-appropriate, he started a creepy Twitter campaign complete with the mom's bikini pics.