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    It isn't uncommon to hear about teens getting in trouble for what they're wearing. And it's not exactly a massive surprise, being that some teens dress way too revealing these days (old person speaking here). But in an interesting and ridiculous twist, a teenage girl was kicked out of her prom ... for wearing pants. That's right, a totally innocuous, completely normal pair of pants.

    Shafer Rupard attended her high school prom in North Carolina with a group of friends and, deciding not to conform to the typical sequin dress nonsense, wore a pair of red skinny pants. But shortly after she arrived, she was told by a teacher to leave. Initially, Rupard thought it was because of the leather jacket she was wearing, which she offered to remove, but the teacher said, Nope. It's the pants. Shafer left the dance and, despite there being no dress code for prom, is yet to receive an apology from the school.

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    When Hannah Stouffer turned 19 earlier this month, she got an extra special birthday present that she'll remember for a long time: she reunited with her birth mother!

    Stouffer was adopted (through a closed adoption) when she was just a baby. All she knew was her hospital and city of birth and that her mom was 15 years old when she gave birth and probably a ninth-grader. And all she wanted to do was "meet her and thank her." So she took to Twitter:

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    Graduation season is right around the corner. As the high school and college seniors are wrapping up their studies and getting ready for their next adventures, parents are gearing up for one night: the graduation party.

    Sending out the invites, checking the guest list, and ordering food, music, and entertainment are all top of mind. But the centerpiece of the party, aside from the actual grad, of course, is the cake. It's a way to perfectly symbolize the past few years of school and shows the grad just how proud everyone is.

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    Unsurprisingly, First Lady Michelle Obama's latest endeavor is being slammed by parents and high school students in Topeka, Kanasas. Surprisingly, the backlash has less to do with what side of the aisle they identify with and more to do with interest in keeping a high school graduation as boring and commonplace as ever. 

    A fight has erupted in the state capital's school district after it was announced that Michelle will address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month in an 8,000-seat arena. Her appearance is to be tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools. And while the school district is over the moon about the prospect of hosting the FLOTUS, parents and students have several gripes with the plan ...

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    It's been almost five months since Paul Walker's untimely passing, and the battle for custody of his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, may have come to an end.

    Paul Walker had originally granted guardianship of his daughter to his mother, Cheryl Walker, and had left his entire $16 million fortune to the teen. Just last month, Paul's mother made the official move and filed for guardianship of Meadow. But she has now requested that her petition for guardianship be dismissed, and it could all be for the best.

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    A boy who was told that he would never walk or talk has beaten the odds yet again: he's been accepted into college. Noah Van Vooren, a senior high school student with Down syndrome, had applied to Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin and was eagerly awaiting a response.

    So when the letter came in the mail, he was more than eager to open it. It took a couple of seconds to sink in, but once he read that he'd been accepted, he immediately embraced his dad and declared: "Dad, you rock! I love you." Then he promptly tore off his sweatshirt and triumphantly flexed. Check out how amazingly excited he is:

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    The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and we all know what that means! No, it's not the promise of summer, or graduation for some, but the event most high schoolers eagerly await: the prom.

    But finding a date, and actually asking them, are events in their own right. 'Promposals,' as they've been so appropriately dubbed, are taking over. From celebrities to puppies to fast food, teens are literally using anything and anyone to outdo each other and snag a date to prom.

    The latest viral promposal? A proposition from Bryan Cranston, aka Walter White. Clearly, the girl can't refuse:

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    There seems to be a lot of crappy things that exist in high schools now that wasn't there when most of us were -- the pervasiveness of bullying; sexting; Justin Bieber. But, as demonstrated in this truly, truly impressive video by a high school in Indiana, there clearly are some things that are significantly more awesome.

    In an effort to show their school spirit, Avon High School involved the entire school (including some faculty) in a lip-sync of over 60 pop songs, and the result is nothing short of amazing. Honestly.

    Check out this video (which appears to be done in one take!) of everyone in high school -- the jocks, the nerds, the theater people, the stoners, everyone -- uniting for the sake of school spirit.

    It's almost enough to make you want to go back to high school. Almost.

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    A new video going viral is the subject of much debate and shock. In the clip, a teen in headphones attempts to take a selfie from what he seems to think is a "safe distance" from the train tracks. As the locomotive whizzes by, he's seemingly struck in the head by the train conductor, who stuck his leg out and delivered a swift kick to the teen's head and neck. Whoa.

    Yep, you pretty much just have to see it to believe it ...

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    In extremely disturbing news today, a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy became parents, making them the youngest people combined in Britain to have a child. The girl gave birth this past Sunday after getting pregnant last year when she was in just sixth grade. According to reports, she and her boyfriend have been together for over a year and plan on raising the child together. A source said, "They're very into each other, totally in love. She is obsessed with him. She sees this as true love. They want to get married."

    Reports are also claiming that the couple's parents are incredibly supportive of them, despite the difficulty of this situation. Thank goodness. Because regardless of how "in love" or "obsessed" these two are with each other, the bottom line is: They're still children -- children who aren't yet equipped to have a baby. They're going to need every ounce of help they can get.

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