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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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

High School Prints Yearbook With Hitler Quote

Dictator's words slip past school authorities

(Newser) - The administrators of a Pennsylvania high school are red in the face after letting a Hitler quote slip into the 2010 yearbook, CBS News reports. Sprinkled among many others throughout the book is this: "And in the last analysis, success is what matters." It's displayed with Hitler's name... More »

Teacher Cuts Student's Photo From Every Yearbook

District has agreed to reprint them

(Newser) - Teachers are the rational ones, right? Explain that to one in Vancouver who took a pair of scissors and cut out the photo of a middle school student from all 150 school yearbooks. It seems the student had made what the teacher deemed a "hurtful" comment about the principal... More »

HS Yearbook Includes Entry for Accused Murderer

NH principal apologizes to widower of machete attack victim

(Newser) - A New Hampshire teen charged with first-degree murder in a machete attack on a local woman has been locked up since the October incident—but his picture appears in his high school yearbook. "I can’t understand why you made such a disrespectful decision," David Cates says in... More »

School Pulls Lesbian's Photo From Yearbook

Because she was (gasp!) wearing a tuxedo

(Newser) - A Mississippi high school student's photo has been scrubbed from her senior yearbook. Ceara Sturgis' crime? The lesbian teen sported a tuxedo in her picture. “They didn't even put her name in it,” Sturgis' mother, Veronica Rodriguez, tells the Jackson Free Press . “They've got kids in the... More »

Casey Anthony Yearbook Sells for $500

EBay seller picks up yearbooks 'randomly' at estate auctions

(Newser) - A yearbook featuring pictures of alleged murderer Casey Anthony has sold for $500 on eBay, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The 23-year-old, accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, appears in junior class and travel and tourism club photos. The seller told the Sentinel she “randomly” purchases yearbooks at estate auctions;... More »

Fla. Student Overexposed in HS Yearbook Photo

(Newser) - A Tampa teen is skipping school for the rest of the year because of a supposedly revealing yearbook photo, WTSP reports. The girl, a junior, didn’t wear underwear the day of the picture because she was worried about visible panty lines—and when the yearbooks came out this week,... More »

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