Draven Rodriguez, a student at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, has a dream for his senior yearbook: that it will include this professional photo of him and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and lasers. "I'm not trying to make any statement," Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette, "other than my photo is ridiculous and this is how I am."
There are a lot of ways for teachers to welcome a new student to school. They could pair her up with a lunch buddy. They could inform her of clubs she might want to join. They could also tell her her skirt is an inch too short and force her to wear a neon yellow oversize T-shirt with "DRESS CODE VIOLATION" emblazoned on the front. Those are all options!
Maya Peterson, the first black female student body president at the prestigious Lawrenceville School near Princeton, N.J., was stripped of her position after posting an Instagram mocking her rich, white, male classmates. Buzzfeed's Katie J. M. Baker obtained the Instagram — above — featuring Peterson dressed up as the typical "Lawrenceville boi."
Charity Anne Johnson, who was arrested by police last month after it was discovered she was posing as 15-year-old east Texas high school student "Charity Stevens," was sentenced to 85 days in jail by a judge after pleading guilty to failure to identify. Johnson will also be charged a $277 fine and has already been in jail for nearly a month following her arrest by police May 13.