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This Catholic School Banned Its Gay Valedictorian's Speech, So He Spoke Outside

The end of May is graduation season. Students celebrate all the hard work that has gotten them to the very special moment where they can walk across the stage and accept their diploma. When you're the valedictorian of your high school class, that tit…
By Collette Reitz

Here's How To Help After The Tragic Santa Fe High School Shooting

A mass shooting took place at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, reportedly leaving 10 people dead. If you're shaken by the tragedy and are wondering how to help Santa Fe High School students, rest assured there are many options you can choose f…
By Amanda LeeAnn

Parkland Students Responded To The Santa Fe Shooting & Their Tweets Are Necessary

A school shooting took place at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday, May 18. The tragedy is all too familiar for students who witnessed a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. Students from Parkland…
By Amanda LeeAnn

Donald Trump's Response To The Santa Fe High School Shooting Was Nonchalant

Shortly after news reports indicated a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, President Donald Trump offered a response to the developments via Twitter. "School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good," the president said. "God ble…
By Joseph Milord

Why Seeing Your HS Besties For The First Time After College Is Never What You Think

With a few semesters of college under your belt, high school probably feels like it was ages ago. You've lived in a dorm room, turned roommates into besties, and figured out how to navigate your campus. Finals weren't always a breeze, but you made it…
By Marisa Casciano

Chrissy Teigen Just Shared Her Awkward High School Pics On Twitter & I'm Crying Laughing

I might be in the minority here, but I loved high school. I loved my bell-bottom jeans. I loved my American Eagle clogs. I loved hitting the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru on Fridays, and I loved extracurriculars. It didn't matter what the activity was. If…
By Jamie LeeLo

This List Of 6 Crushes You Definitely Had Growing Up Is So Freaking Accurate

It took me all of 10 years to get over my high school crush — as in I only got over him a few months ago. He popped up as a suggested friend on Facebook (um, no thanks) and I could tell from his photo that he's now happily married with kids. No thank…
By Sydnee Lyons

7 Things You Forgot To Thank Your High School Friends For & Should ASAP

Friends are a dime a dozen, but a solid, genuine group of girlfriends can be difficult to come by. When you find your tribe, you need to stick with them until the end. For some lucky people, your high school friends have been your besties since day o…
By Rachel Chapman

'High School Musical 3' Is Coming To Netflix In May & It's The Start Of Something New

Ten years ago, East High's basketball and musical star Troy Bolton proclaimed the words that no High School Musical fan could forget: "Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat." And now that is more true than ever, because starting in May, you can stream Hig…
By Dylan Kickham

24 Prom Captions For Dancing The Night Away With Your High School BFFs

Your high school prom is a magical night. Before you roll your eyes and tell me you've heard it all before, let me just say, it's actually true — so don't take it for granted. As someone who still daydreams about the chocolate fountains, and would ma…
By Rachel Chapman

The Parkland School Where A Shooting Happened Is Taking New Measures To Ensure Safety

It's a familiar pattern. Weeks after 17 were murdered by a gunman at a Florida high school, the American gun control debate has been revived and, once again, simmered down. Policy solutions discussed so far have included arming schoolteachers to use …
By Nick Ciccone

A Shooting Happened At A Maryland High School A Week After Students Protested Guns

On Tuesday morning, March 20, multiple media outlets reported on a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, located about 70 miles south of Washington D.C. The shooting resulted in the school being placed on lockdown, before students were lat…
By Joseph Milord

Betsy DeVos Visited Stoneman Douglas High School & People Are Not Happy

In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left more than a dozen people dead on Feb. 14, students around the country have made headlines for calling on politicians and demanding action on gun v…
By Chelsea Stewart

Carson Wentz's Girlfriend Is His High School Sweetheart & It's Seriously The Cutest

I did a lot of things by the age of 24. I learned how to make ramen noodles in a microwave. I learned how to use dry shampoo. I learned how to separate my whites and darks in the laundry. (Hey, I never said I did it, I just said I learned how to do i…
By Jamie LeeLo

Kendrick Lamar Fell In Love With His High School Sweetheart & We're Swooning

Kendrick Lamar is one of the top people in the rap world right now. He has a knack for thoughtful lyrics that drive powerful messages AND are also total bops. As it turns out, for all his success in life (and I'm sure some failures along the way), he…
By Laura Rizzo

Fewer People In High School Are Having Sex Nowadays, Science Says

I went to a Catholic high school, where our sex ed consisted of a chapter in our religion textbook entitled, "There's No Condom for the Heart." Essentially, I was taught sex outside of marriage was bad, and we weren't supposed to have it. If we did, …
By Candice Jalili

The High School Friend You Should Ex-Communicate In 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Peace out, Girl Scout. Friendships, like relationships, can be hard. Going away to college means that you and your closest friends won't be eating at the same lunch table anymore, or driving around your hometown listening to throwbacks on the reg. Oh…
By Marisa Casciano

People Are Sharing The Wildest Stories To Happen At Their High School & I Am Stunned

Stories about someone's high school days can range from awkward and embarrassing to "WTF were you thinking?" No matter how many tales you have from the days of third period homeroom, there is one that undoubtedly stands out from the rest. On Sunday n…
By Collette Reitz

6 Ways Dating Changes Between High School & College, Because They're Nothing Alike

There are so many aspects of your life that change when you make the transition from high school to college. Dating in high school and in college are two vastly different experiences. Going off to college comes with newfound freedom. You'll have more…
By Jamie Kravitz

These Photos Of Meghan Markle At Her High School Prom Will Make You Do A Double Take

I always love seeing old photos of celebrities before they became household names. It's comforting to see beautiful people looking just as awkward as everyone else in the world when they were teenagers, braces and all. So when photos of Meghan Markle…
By Karen Ruffini
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How To Reconnect With Your Old Hometown Hookup If You're Still Kinda Hot For Them

Returning home from college for winter break is great in theory, but once the initial excitement wears off, you still have two or three long weeks ahead of you. It's kind of inevitable that you'll end up reconnecting with your high school hookup, if …
By Jamie Kravitz
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Should You Hook Up With Your High School Crush Over Christmas Break? Yes, But Beware

If you haven't already locked in a winter cuff, you might be on the prowl for something a little more casual this year. Sure, a hometown hookup is risky but what about getting it on with an old crush? Should you hook up with your high school crush ov…
By Sydnee Lyons
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7 Ways To Handle Running Into Your High School Ex Over Thanksgiving Break (Other Than Internally Screaming)

There are some nightmares that everyone has at least once in their lifetime, like showing up to school without pants or watching your teeth fall to the ground while you’re delivering an important speech. While these aren’t things you’re likely to exp…
By Sydnee Lyons
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3 Texts To Send Your High School Crush After You Finally Hook Up

Not long after moving to New York, I decided to download a dating app for the first time since college. Partly because I was hoping to meet cute guys in the city, and partly because my coworker had seen Ryan Lochte on the app and I was determined to …
By Genevieve Wheeler

11 Texts To Send To Your High School Crush Over Thanksgiving Break To Make Your Dreams Come True

I ran into my old crush from summer camp on the street the other day and immediately turned into the bumbling, Britney Spears-loving preteen I was back in 2002. But seriously, Handsome Former Counselor stopped me on the sidewalk while I was listening…
By Annie Foskett
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The Official Guide To Running Into Your High School Classmates On Tinder

Swiping through Tinder is a lot like bobbing for apples, except the apples are an endless pool of singles in your area that may or may not include old flames (the horror) and former high school classmates (seriously, what could be worse?). Before you…
By Sydnee Lyons
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Exactly What To Do If You See The High School Ex You're Not Over This Thanksgiving

A few years ago, I was scoping out Black Friday deals in my hometown, and I spotted someone who looked... familiar. He was wearing glasses, was about 10 pounds heavier, and had a totally different hairstyle since the last time we'd seen each other, b…
By Genevieve Wheeler
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This Is Why You Shouldn't Text Your High School Ex When You're Home For Thanksgiving

Maybe it’s the turkey, or it could be the whole going around the table and saying what you're thankful for thing. Whatever the reason, Thanksgiving dinner can have you feeling extra warm and fuzzy. Do yourself a favor and put those good feelings towa…
By Jamie Kravitz

Yep, 'High School Musical' Is Coming Back To TV, But There's A Big Catch

This is the start of something new... well, sorta new. After nearly a decade, Disney is officially giving fans another addition to the High School Musical franchise, but it may not be in the way that you thought. No, it's actually not going to be Hig…
By Dylan Kickham

7 Things Every Girl Can't Help But Stress About Before Going To Her High School Reunion

High school was a thing of the past, but when that reunion time starts creeping up, you might start reminiscing on those four years like they were just yesterday. Ladies, we don't forget anything. So, it's only logical that there are things you stres…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall
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I Matched With My High School Crush On Tinder & Then She Ghosted Me

Max was my single-minded high school obsession. She wore safety pins as earrings and had super short platinum hair, often styled into a faux hawk. She had big blue eyes — like freakishly huge — when she looked your way, you could feel it. She was thi…
By Dayna Troisi

15 Instagram Captions For Your Nostalgic AF High School Reunion Pictures

High school seems like just yesterday. That is, until you're opening a letter in the mail that happens to be an invitation for your reunion. It's shocking — the realization that much time has really passed since we were hopeful seniors. Obviously, yo…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

High School Evacuated Because Of A Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener That Smelled Too Strong

Did you ever have one of those days in high school where you were just not prepared for that big algebra test? You rolled up to school in the morning and just hoped for a fire drill or something to delay the inevitable (taking a test that you were po…
By Collette Reitz

This Wildcat Is "Totally'" Down For 'HSM4,' So It's Time To Convince Everyone Else

Calling all Wildcats: I've got some news that is going to blow your mind. No, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens aren't a real life couple again (at least that we know of?), but this is just as good. So, it's no surprise that Disney has been planning a ne…
By Billy Lorusso

This High School's New Dress Code Slams Body-Shaming In The Best Way Possible

The year is 2017, and young women are still being criticized and body-shamed for what they wear in a school setting. Just think, students spend the majority of their adolescence in hallways, classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums -- even more so than the…
By Julia Guerra

Sorry, Wildcats: That 'HSM4' Trailer Is Fake, But There's Some Good News

Sorry to get your hopes up, but don't count on seeing your beloved Wildcats back in action on screen just yet. That talked-about "High School Musical: 4" trailer is fake, even if it did give you warm and fuzzy nostalgic feeling inside. In case you mi…
By Alana Altmann

High School Friendships Can Actually Affect Your Health: Here's How

I was quite the social butterfly in high school between choir, theater, and the many sports teams I joined and dropped out of. But while I was friendly with the majority of my classmates, I only hung around with an intimate group outside of school. P…
By Julia Guerra

7 Things I Used To Think Were Cool In High School That Are Lame In College

Let me tell you, time flies. I'm about to be a senior in college, but I swear my high school graduation was literally, like, just last week. Looking back on all of those really weird, lame things that were cool in high school, like wearing headbands …
By Tessa Harvey

5 Things Every Incoming College Freshman Will Seriously Miss About High School

Incoming college freshmen: Get excited. I know I don't have to tell you twice, because you probably already have your bags packed, a countdown set, and you're texting your new roommate daily. College is so much fun, so you should seriously be excited…
By Tessa Harvey

6 Real Challenges Of Staying With Your High School Sweetheart During College

Tons of changes happen between high school and college, but your relationship doesn't have to be one of them. Some relationships can survive just about anything, including whatever college can throw your way. Many couples choose to stay together afte…
By Gabrielle LaFrank

10 Things You Did In High School That Make 25-Year-Old You Say "WTF Was I Thinking?"

High school seems like such a distant memory once you've reached your mid to late 20s. There's no denying the memories we made throughout those four years of hormonal roller coasters, changes, and growth. It was literally the one place we were all ma…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

If Your High School BFF Can't Answer These 10 Questions, You Might Be In Trouble

College is all about finding who you are and what you want to do. You'll meet a lot of new people and make new friends, but this doesn't mean your old friends won't still be a major part of your life. There will be a lot of ups and downs, but a true …
By Gabrielle LaFrank

Should You End Things With Your High School Sweetheart Before College?

Those anxiously flapping butterflies you get in your stomach before going off to college are almost uncontrollable. But what happens when you consider leaving without the high school sweetheart who gave you butterflies throughout the past four years …
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

Attention Wildcats: Original 'High School Musical' Director Is Interested In 'HSM4'

Well, well, well, it looks like Troy Bolton wasn't lying when he said "Once a wildcat, always a wildcat." If you're a good '00s kid, then by now you should know that High School Musical 4 is 100 percent happening. (I know, I can barely contain my exc…
By Billy Lorusso

8 Hilarious Things You Definitely Did With Your Sister In High School

High school is a really awkward time. However, that awkwardness is made just a little bit easier when you have someone to navigate it with. I was lucky enough to have one year of high school with my older sister before she went off to college. She wa…
By Rachel Chapman

I Went Out With My High School Crush As An Adult — And It Was A Disaster

I was nervously pulling at the edge of my t-shirt while waiting on my front steps, wondering if I should've worn a dress despite the chilly November evening. My date—let's call him Tyler—was on time. He greeted me with a hug on the sidewalk. He was s…
By Samantha Edmonds

Blake Lively Is Related To This ‘High School Musical’ Star, And Our Minds Are Blown

Blake Lively has her head in the game, she's sticking to the status quo, and she's in this together with all the rest of us. Yep, surprisingly enough, the Upper East Side isn't so far from East High after all, and our favorite Gossip Girl star has so…
By Dylan Kickham

Ashley Tisdale And Lucas Grabeel Singing 'High School Musical' Again Is Everything

It's been over 10 years since High School Musical premiered on Disney Channel, but the fascination, its pop cultural relevance, and its incredible ability to induce a wave of nostalgia for your own high school days (which probably involved a lot less…
By Mary Kate Hoban

Theory About Sharpay From 'High School Musical' Will Make You Rethink Everything

Guys, I know I say "this is the greatest thing on the internet" all the time, but I'm for real this time. This is the greatest thing on the internet. On Sunday, Twitter user @SHARPAYSAVICTIM — a pure of heart, precious hero — created a Twitter thread…
By Kelli Boyle

Badass Kid Becomes High School Legend After Standing Still During Hail Storm

In high school, everyone wants to be recognized as an unforgotten legend. The only problem is no one really knows how to go about achieving legend status. An easy way to work your way there is to be the first kid in your school with enough focus to h…
By Robert Anthony