High School Secretly Edits Girls' Yearbook Pics

Students upset edits weren't consistent

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted May 29, 2014 11:09 AM CDT

(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, and tattoos were covered. But what most peeves students about the secret alterations is that they weren't applied consistently. "There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn't," one student tells FOX 13.

Indeed, two girls appear to be wearing nearly identical tops in two different yearbook photos, but only one photo was edited, FOX 13 notes. The students say they weren't warned about potential alterations, but the school says students were told their pictures could be edited if they violated the school's dress code, and that a sign was posted when pictures were being taken. "We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we're trying to do," the superintendent says. "In that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things."

Girls look at a yearbook in this stock photo.
Girls look at a yearbook in this stock photo.   (Shutterstock)
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