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My Big Gay Prom

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

I asked Walter to prom a bit late. None of the straight boys in my very tiny high school had come through, so I faced the music and asked my gay friend. "I have to think this over" was his underwhelmed response.

How To Make Your Own Duct Tape Dress (VIDEO)

Posted 05.31.2013 | Teen

"When I walk, I sound like a plastic bag walking around," high schooler Kristen said of her DIY prom outfit. This makes sense, considering the dre...

Boston Survivor Named Prom Queen (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.30.2013 | Teen

After suffering from severe injures in the Boston Marathon explosion, Sydney Corcoran was worried she would not to make it to her prom this year. But ...

Awesome Friends Re-Create Prom For Sick Classmate (VIDEO)

Posted 05.13.2013 | Teen

It was on Danna Rains' bucket list to attend her senior prom. Unfortunately, when the big day came, the teen was too sick to attend -- she suffered fr...

Hey, It's OK If You Don't Have A Date For Prom

Posted 04.03.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

5 Reasons I'm Glad I Took A School Bus To My Senior Prom

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 04.12.2013 | Teen
Krystie Yandoli

All the stress and drama of prom prep isn't worth it. To shift your priorities from the materialistic aspects of prom to what's really important, eliminate the pressure of taking an expensive limo. Take a school bus instead.

Teen Asks Girl To Prom, Gets Smacked By Tree (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.22.2013 | Teen

This teen's prom-posal gave a whole new meaning to the saying "love hurts." One high school senior from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Ill...

The 20 Most Inspiring, Outrageous And Wacky Moments Of Prom 2012 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.14.2012 | Teen

To say it's been a prom season to remember for the graduating class of 2012 would be a major understatement. From cardboard-cutout dates to tornado-in...

This Girl Was Banned From Prom For WHAT?

Posted 04.25.2012 | Teen

If there wasn't enough pressure already to score the perfect date for prom, one Catholic high school in Pennsylvania took it a step further with a rul...

WATCH: Kansas Students' Prom Interrupted By Tornado!

Posted 04.16.2012 | Teen

The students of Trinity Academy High School in Wichita, Kansas got big surprise on prom night. It was a memorable evening, but not in the way they wou...

'A Cute Guy Liked Me -- And The Mean Girls Got Mad'

| Posted 03.21.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

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.