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J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

Recently, in the small southern Indiana town of Vincennes a local committee comprised of high school parents and students voted 13-9 to maintain a decade long policy requiring "traditional couples only" for their "private, invitation only" New Years Eve Ball.

Your Perfect Non-Cheesy Prom Playlist

Cat Blake | Posted 05.15.2014 | Teen
Cat Blake

I concocted a prom playlist of songs I personally would have played at my prom when it came time for the slow dance.

High School Fights For A 'Traditional' Prom Banning Gays

Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

A group of Indiana-based parents, teens and even a teacher is fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students. As NBC 2/My ...

Are Debutante Balls Still A Thing?

rookiemag.com | Posted 02.07.2013 | Teen

I have been to many debutante parties in my life....

Teen's Creative High School Dance Proposal Prompts Federal Probe

Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

It’s not every day a high school dance invitation prompts a federal investigation, but such was the case last week at Patriot High School in Nokesvi...

Dipping, And Other Ways We Touched As Teens

Nancy Alvarez | Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty
Nancy Alvarez

I wonder if my daughters played the kind of games at their parties that we did. Though there isn't much we haven't talked about over the years, back then I never asked.

WATCH: 80s Teen Slow Dance Is True Love Forever

Posted 10.04.2011 | Comedy

High school, right? We all remember the high points and low points of our teenage relationships, and thank goodness a Philadelphia TV station immortal...

Anti-Prom: An Alternative to Proms That Suck

The New York Public Library | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

For one night, quiet is a rare commodity at the New York Public Library as Anti-Prom takes over the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

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 ...

High School Bans 'Sexually Explicit' Dancing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Administrators at a suburban Chicago high school were apparently not thrilled about the dance moves of their student body--and have banned "back-to-fr...

Dirty Dancing Forces Ore. School To Cancel Formal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

PORTLAND, Ore. — Frustrated teachers who have been unable to stop students from grinding on the dance floor have canceled the winter formal at a...

High Schools Ban Grinding, Freak Dancing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

High school administrators around the country are attempting to ban grinding and suggestive "freak dancing," by using contracts and campaigns, and som...