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High School Prom

Shocking Amount Teens Spend On Prom

USA Today | Hadley Malcolm | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

Prom is the new wedding, and spending on the springtime high school dance is climbing within reach of celebrations of holy matrimony. Mary Stirsman...

Teen Asks Childhood Crush To Prom On Billboard! (VIDEO)

| Anne Carothers-Kay | Posted 03.05.2012 | Teen

For the 20,000 people a day who've been driving by a little photo shop in central Iowa, we have an answer for you. The question: "Grant Will you go...

Aww. Teen Firefighter Asks Classmate To Prom Atop Ladder!

| Eric Campbell | Posted 03.02.2012 | Teen

If you heard a dull roar emanating from Lower Merion High School on Tuesday, it may have been the collective grumblings of all the senior guys who are...

Expensive Proms Leave Many Teens Left Out

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Prom is supposed to be an important day in a teenager's life, but it costs a lot money to make that night special. According to a survey by Visa, ...

'Barack O-Prom-a' And 6 Other Rejected Prom Themes

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold & Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.16.2011 | Comedy

Prom season is upon us, and if you're a typical American, you probably enjoyed one of about seven prom themes. Seriously, if your prom didn't revolve ...

It's That Time Of Year

Posted 07.06.2011 | Education

The prom. For some teens, it's the pinnacle of their high school careers. For others, it's a rite of passage full of "firsts" and, sometimes, "lasts...

Schools Struggle To Stifle Underage Drinking During Prom Season

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education

Wailing friends collapse at the burnished coffin of a teen as pallbearers slowly wheel it away. Two crashed cars sit nearby, bearing witness in pools ...

Mississippi Prom Lawsuit and the Broader Significance of the High School Prom in American Culture

Jean Hannah Edelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jean Hannah Edelstein

Each year similar prom stories hit the headlines about teenagers who are outsiders in their communities striving for inclusion in this perculiar American ritual, which is enshrined in our culture.