I was the editor of my high school yearbook, so naturally a story like this catches my eye:
Queen Creek Unified School District officials are reviewing policies and guidelines regarding student publications after several parents complained about the high school yearbook earlier this month.
The Queen Creek High School yearbook shows pictures of a lesbian couple, students with tattoos and piercings, and teens named "best partiers" holding red plastic cups. Parents have called the school and attended a district school board meeting to complain about the images, which they say are age inappropriate.
I presume the parents know there are lesbian couples, tatooed students and partiers in their children's high school. So the question is whether the yearbook should reflect reality. Not in my day -- the purpose of a yearbook was to create a stylized, romantic version of the high school experience so we could look back years later and tell ourselves lies about what a wonderful time we had.