Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...

Mrs. Scribe thinks she's in Hot H20 again! We've been having a "sexual revolution," of sorts, at Our Humble High School. Seems that students are engaging in the nasty during business hours.

The student newspaper chose to write about this increase in sexual traffic in our halls, on our field, under our bleachers (in both the gym and the football stadium) and-yes, Scribe Fans-even in our cafeteria. During lunch. Seems the young man was enjoying his cheeseburger, while the young woman was enjoying...

Oh, never mind. You get the picture.

At any rate, my journalistas editorialized against such wanton practices in our sacred school building. Two seniors got the assignment, and today's editorial started out in this fashion:

"Sex is like math: You add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs and pray you don't multiply. Although this equation seems accurate, it's not appropriate for the math hallway."

OK, a tad risqué. But true, nonetheless.

Just have to say that the prudes in the building are pouring out of the woodwork, faster than termites at a plywood convention! Your Humble Scribe has had one conference with an administrator & several e-mails. To mix metaphors here, doesn't look like the deluge will stop any time soon.

This convo is a good thing, though. Principal Man took our side in the debate. First Amendment & all that jazz. Also proves those old crones know how to read, right?

21 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Oh, this is an awesome story. You crack me up!!!! I bet you are one of those teachers that other teachers are jealous of because you have such a good relationship with students.

Better wear your sunscreen tomorrow as I have a feeling you'll be in heat for a few days. :)

Aerin said...

Wow. I was one of those sheltered teenagers who, upon kissing a guy on the first date because I didn't know any better (I was a junior in high school), got called "easy." Don't misunderstand - I'm not a prude, it's just - like trying to understand an alien language for me. I worked with teenagers for several years, and I will be so interested to see how this plays out. Most of all, I am so thrilled with how respectful of your students you are - and the Principal is! - and hope the woodwork bugs find some enlightenment.

B said...

The students aren't losing their lunches when the people beside them are enjoying burgers and...?

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

And I thought our school was bad because there has been sex in the deserted stairways.

Good for you and you journalists. Nice lead too.

Lynda said...

Wow! Schools are just plain nasty sometimes.

Ashley said...

Our school didn't let us have a newspaper b/c they didn't want us writing anything other than "our school is so great.. look at how smart we are" and they knew that wouldn't be the end of it. So instead we had a 'literary magazine' and even that had to be approved of before publication. **sigh**

Susie said...

Wow!! World's away from what we were doing in high school!! The reporters aren't saying anything that the kids don't already know.

Tara R. said...

I asked the college kid about this at her high school. She looked at me like I had asked if the school had desks. On stage, behind curtains, janitor closets, anywhere and everywhere. Amazing.

This issue should be addressed and by the students. i think it will make more of a impact that way.

Columbia Lily said...

holy cow! nice to know principal is on your side....it doesn't always work that way.

mybellringers said...

Loved the lede of the editorial. Hang in there.

LadyStyx said...

Nice lead in.

Dont recall our highschool being so..ew. Then again, I didnt really pay much attention to anyone else. I just went because I absolutely HAD to be there and was pretty much treated like wallpaper by most.

HappyChyck said...

Scandalous! This stuff sells, though, right?

Marrdy said...

Now that little line from the story tells me that someone has a great writing career in their future.

I'm sorry...but sex is for bedrooms. The cafeteria is just plain gross!! How about a little privacy folks?

Maybe it's the people who are upset that don't know their own kids are having sex! Time for a reality check!

Mrs. T said...

There was a piece in our school paper recently that showcased the "C" word. Oh,there were people up in arms about that one!

teachergirl said...

Tasty. I believe that our admin would have supported me and my staff if we had printed it; but, of course, there would have been the ones who would have come UNDONE over it.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I love that line - it's perfect! And more appropriate certainly than what the kids are DOING in school! What is happening with kids?

Amy K. said...

World's best lead to any news story ever. Kudos to you and your students!!

Ronnica said...

I don't know how I feel about that in a high school newspaper, but a hilariously written sentence, to be sure!

Tulsi said...

People would say I'm ultra conservative, and they would be right. But I think, especially in High School where kids know more than us parents want to think, that this TO THE POINT statement is perfect for a HS newspaper. It is so true that you can't counter it. I know the high school my daughter goes to would have a fit. So would the high schools of my other two. But, it seems that kids need more factual, to the point information. Mine got it at home first. We didn't leave it up to the school. But some leave it up to the school. I heard that this year's Valedictorian of my oldest daughter's school thanked the teacher's for teaching them about STD's in her speach and it didn't go over to well. I thought it was funny. But I am no longer there!

valmg said...

Returning your SITS visit.
I love the math sex analogy!

jules said...

Ugh, back when I was in high school I remember a couple getting busted having the sex on the stage, (closed curtains of course) Can you imagine?

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