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Sydney Spies's yearbook photo too sexy for Durango High School?

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Students protested at Durango High School yesterday. But the demonstration wasn't on behalf of Occupy Wall Street or world peace or any of those mundane subjects that get people's drawers in a bunch.

No, this was about whether Durango High School can reject a yearbook photo of senior Sydney Spies on account of sexiness.

As reported by the Durango Herald, DHS students have until Friday to submit a photo for the yearbook. Problem is, the one Spies prefers shows her wearing a teensy black shawl and a short-short skirt that displays plenty of leg, à la the sort of vixens that used to pop up on car hoods in '80s-era metal videos.

Here it is.

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Sydney Spies on the stairway to heaven.
This request put school officials in an uncomfortable position, since there's apparently no formal policy in regard to yearbook photos. So the powers-that-be rejected the image based on it violating the school dress code, which calls for tops that "fully cover the chest, back, abdomen and sides of the student."

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Another pic from the Spies shoot, from her Facebook page.
That didn't fly with Spies, who organized a rally at the school yesterday to denounce the decision in advance of a meeting with administrators scheduled for tomorrow. Among the attendees was her mom, Miki, who not only supports her daughter's quest, but says she plans to consult a Denver-based attorney to explore their legal options.

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chiclioness
chiclioness

Her picture should have been published in the yearbook. The yearbook editors approved the picture to have it published in the yearbook. The school administration deemed the photo unacceptable and wanted to remove it from the yearbook. The school administration then pressured the yearbook editors to remove the picture. The school administration made the decision to remove the picture from the yearbook.

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london escorts agency

Oh Hot pictures of this busty girl. I am lucky that I seen this pictures But I have never seen this girl video on web even My friends haven't this girl pictures. I can't wait any more to catch this picture.

Joe
Joe

way i see it, all the people there aren't as good looking as she is are a bit jealous,for the dunce that said it should follow school dress code is in fact an idiot. school picture day lets you get out of the stuffy dress code and be a Individual. but instead they want us to be drones. from a lot of year books i have seen the cheerleaders in the air and whoa snap shot of her panties! on no better get a marker and color that in before this yearbook editor see it. geeze

minegirl
minegirl

Her mom needs to be her mom instead of trying to be her friend, what a bad decision this girl will regret the rest of her life.  If I were her mom, she'd never had these types of pictures taken in the first place.  I don't buy her mom's I'm supporting her by "letting her spread her wings".  Looks like they both want the wrong kind of attention. 

Kittielovesu
Kittielovesu

yep gotta love america.... just what we need. more skanks so all the 12 year olds just keep having sex with random older guys and the government keeps pumping out hand outs for all the unplanned children

Unclebuck
Unclebuck

did ya really do anything but give her more photo ops she can call me I like

Jeremy Fortisi
Jeremy Fortisi

people, seriously quit fighting on here, go to eachothers facebook and argue on there like everyone else does. Leave the 54 year old alone and concentrate on the photo people! The photo looks skanky, yes and the yearbook team and the school need to sit down and come up with a dress code, period.

Boliver Bucklenutz
Boliver Bucklenutz

Shit, this is nothing compared to the new californication law requiring students to learn the history of the gay and lesbies lifestyle. Now that has me thinking 

Cgedneyp
Cgedneyp

Did anyone have the courage to tell her that although she is very attractive, she will not make it as a fashion model. She may get offers for cheescake, mens magazines or could be approached to do porn movies if she already hasnt.  Why wasnt Tyra Banks or Janice Dickinson invited to give their advice on the business, Ie creating a portfolio, living in NYC, going to go sees if she is even contacted by an agency.  While in the Big Apple did she consult the Ford Agency or Wilhelmina for their point of view on her potential?  She may get a few offers after being on TV but the novelty will wear off and her 5 seconds of fame will leave her with reality that she may want to go to collehe or technical school.  This was not a news story and maybe it should have been on DR Phil.  Is Her mom going to get her a stripper pole because she wants one? She is going to need protection from the perverts in business out there.  Face it. That was soft porn, not art.  It borders on child porn and could be dangerous for her.  She should put those photos in an album as keepsakes of her youth and concentrate on finding a career that for her ended on the Today show.  The yearbook staff was right.  There should not have been a controversy and it didnt belong on nationwide TV as a news story.  What were the producers thinking?  Now, the mother thinks a lawyer will take the case.  Mayb there is one who will take advantage of her limited financial resources just like this exposure has made her daughter a target.  Both the Today show and these parents forgot to do the research or their homework.  I switched the channel and I do the same when the media exposes me to Kim Kardashian who is not a model or role model who wouldnt be in the industry except for the fact that her mom married well and is loaded.  This is soap opera drama and trash. Tell her to read a book, thats what I am going to do if this is what level TV has deteriorated to. (dangling participle} The end.

Rozay
Rozay

If this Eric kid gets an interview I want one song to be playing in the background to just exemplify how far he is willing to go to defend this girl. Stay Scemin - I ride for my niggas dawg, I ride for my niggasI slide for my niggas dawg, I ride for my niggas dawgStay schemin’Niggas tryna get at me (dawg)I ride for my niggasStay schemin’Niggas tryna get at me (dawg)I ride for my niggas

Eric Curtis
Eric Curtis

I wish i was on the today show with her..id make everyone feel so stupid.

Eric Curtis
Eric Curtis

WHY DOESNT SHE GET TO WEAR THAT???BUT A WHOLE SWIMTEAM THATS WEARING LESS THAN HER CAN TAKE A TEAM PHOTO IN IT?..........HELL YEA MAKES MAAAAAAD SENSE

eric curtis
eric curtis

OK? if you wanna sit here and crtiticize my English...Then go do it on my facebook page. THIS is NOT ABOUT ENGLISH..IF IT WAS THEN everyone woudlnt be arguing whether a picture shuld belong in a yearbook or not. i will tlk in slang all i want bro,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,cuz whether i do or nto im still getting my point across.

Jkphoto58
Jkphoto58

it's the kids at this school who decide which pictures are appropriate for the yearbook. as to whether or not they were influenced by faculty or staff members , they say they weren't. her photograph may have been banned because of the rules governing this section of the yearbook when entered in yearbook competition. she can place her photographs in the ad section. which apparently, for a fee, allows boys to go shirtless and girls to wear bikinis. Solicitous? the bottom line, until they change the rules, is if she wants these pictures in the yearbook, she has to pay, just like her peers, for the privilege. whew!

Rrmartel
Rrmartel

For thousands of years and almost as many cultures, societies have been objectifying our women. Now, at the end product of that direction, when a young lady chooses to reflect that movement, she gets slapped down. People, grow up. Young Sydney is merely reflecting the cultural norms of her generation. Deal with it.

Sbelle3072
Sbelle3072

I've actually had students submit photos with their own children in them! I won't publish them. I agree with this school. I would like to keep the yearbook a sacred object. I'm tired of our kids looking like adults when they don't even make good, adult decisions. I don't understand parents and their need to befriend their kids. Geez. The world's going to "hell in a handbasket!" 

TMI
TMI

The photos look good for a clothing store, calendar,  modeling magazine or personal photo book...but, I'm with the HS on this one - not for a yearbook.  Next year, someone will want to top that photo and some idiotic parent(s) will allow their child to do it.  It will go from a yearbook to a photo shoot with guys posing shirtless and the girls seeing who can show the most.  Save it for a calendar.  Regardless of what position we (commentators) take, it was the yearbook committee and school that decided against it.  The parents of this young woman should choose their battles, and this isn't one of them.  Where do these parents come from??   

TheElfsBaby
TheElfsBaby

You're right ; as a head-shot photo it would be acceptable.

TheElfsBaby
TheElfsBaby

Oh ! This comment made me giggle ! I so agree !

Birdiehaynes
Birdiehaynes

Wow, when I read about this before seeing the pics, I thought this young lady was going to be dressed in langerie or something. I, personally think for a high school yearbook, she should be more covered,but the comments about her looking like a whoore and all, they go too far. This photo does not give me any predetermination about this young ladies moral standings. This photo is not that bad, I see girls dressed worse out in public every day. The second photo in the article is kinda cute and not even sexy at all... I am not really getting what the big deal is. Get over it people and put your energy into sowmthing worthwhile.

TheElfsBaby
TheElfsBaby

Re-fother-mucking-diculos......you are not above the rules just because you are cute, young lady. Get over yourself.

Jzydiva
Jzydiva

Her toes scare me the most!!!

Gina Lawrence
Gina Lawrence

I think both her and her mom lack brains, this isn't a high school senior photo in anyway appropriate.  You don't need to bare skin for this type of photo.  The mother obviously lacks parenting skills for even letting her take this "racey" photo for a senior picture.  Get a life both of you.

Eric Curtis
Eric Curtis

I also see that at the bottom of the pictures that some picture company took these photos. It's not like she went homeand said hey mom im gunna try to look like a whore in my facebook picture..LIKE EVERYONE SAID..IF IT WAS MY DAUGHTER SHE WOULDNT BE IN THE POSITION SYDYNEY IS.. WELL GUESS WHAT?!?!? SHE'S NOT YOUR DAUGHTER..SHE GOT PERMISSION BY THE LADY THAT GAVE BIRTH TO HER. and the school wants to take that away? shame on the school. If that was my daughter would i let her look like she should model in her yearbook?...absolutely..i garuntee there are already people blowing up her phone asking for her to model....soo if the school wants to take away her rights..then she will be known as THE RICH MODEL THAT BECAME RICH AFTER HER SCHOOL DIDN'T LET HER PUT PICTURES IN THE YEARBOOK SHE GOT A DEAL OFF OF..that has nothing inappropriate everythings covered..YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT LET THE SWIM TEAM TAKE A TEAM PHOTO IF YOU BAN THIS PHOTO CUZ IF YOU ASK ME SHES WEARING MORE THAN A TWO PIECE BATHING SUIT. #ShameOnYouPeople"I dont know this girl,but i'd fight for her right not because shes beautiful but because she deserves it. -Eric Curtis

Jalicious
Jalicious

OMG, look at those FEET!

Big Foot lives in Durango CO

Fourevans
Fourevans

She looks like she is auditioning for a movie !!    A  porn movie.. Of course her family supports her, all this media attention might get her a contract. LMAO

Haqfaisal20
Haqfaisal20

i saw her and her mom's interview this morning not a good example for other girls of her age. mom said i'll be supporting my daughter sorry you r guiding her wrong way. this family just want to come in media like " kardashians". totally not acceptable for yearbook picture. i am glad that school board rejected her request. she thinks she is sexy these are only words student and her mom wants to hear from people. 

pretzeldude
pretzeldude

Put the picture in the yearbook so everyone will remember what a slut she is.

Mita
Mita

Sweetie although you look very sexy in those pics, I don't think it's appropriate for a high school year book pic. You are beautiful and you can protrait your beauty with clothes that is not so suggestive. I do admire your fight but, please be a lilttle more considerate of your classmates who have followed the schools dress code.

Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson

Some one said she looks like a whore.I disagree! If she were naked and legs spread then she'd look like a whore,but she's not.I don't think her outfit is approiate for the yearbook but she don't look like a whore!

eric curtis
eric curtis

thats funny guy..but id love an interview..but i dont think rick ross would be in the background even .01% of the time

Twisted
Twisted

No, you'd do a fine job of making yourself look stupid.

Eric Curtis
Eric Curtis

Duhhhhhhh, I'm a retard.  Duhhhhhhhhhh.  Mad sense, yo.  

Stan
Stan

I ain't your bro, bro.  My "bros" know how to read and write above the 4th-grade level.  It's really hard to derive any kind of point from your nonsensical gibberish.  By the way, there's no "Eric Curtis" that goes to UConn.  You're a liar or you washed out.  Does your "3.1 GPA" actually mean 1.3?  Did you see what I did there?  I flipped the numbers about the decimal point in your fabricated GPA to determine your actual GPA.  I figured that you needed an explanation of that.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Yearbook photos with students' kids in them? Wow. Thanks for the post, Sbelle.

Twisted
Twisted

Like Hooked on Phonics?

Stan
Stan

Dude, maybe you should take a remedial English course.  Did you get your GED out of a box of cornflakes?

TMI
TMI

"Take away her rights..."  Rights?  It's a "right" to wear and pose anyway you want in a school publication?    Interesting. I'm not familiar with that particular "right."  But, then again, going with your argument, doesn't the school have a "right" to determine what is published in the yearbook?  And your wrote that you would fight for this girl, "...not because shes beautiful but because she deserves it."  Uh-huh...right.  And how is it she "deserves it?"  

Christopher Reeves
Christopher Reeves

You preach it brotha. I wanna see a full on interview with this dude.

Kbradley0309
Kbradley0309

All of you who are agreeing this is rightfully okay..How many of you, would like your daughters to pose this way for your high school pic...Come on!  This will follow you forever....If you have no problem with the "world" look at your daughter like this...so be it..I certainly wouldn't allow my daughter to be like this..and believe most mothers wouldn't...

Eric Curtis
Eric Curtis

lmao im in my dorm right now...but alright sit here and say i dont go to uconn so u feel like u won an argument about calling you bro and going to school.NOT A FUCKING PICTURE THAT SHOULD BE IN A YEARBOOK....GO SAY SOMETHING ON MY FB...THIS HAS NOOTHING TO DO WITH SYDNEY

Eric Curtis(hmu on facebook)
Eric Curtis(hmu on facebook)

Bro if you dnt get it...this aint about our grades in english im a sophomore at uconn with a 3.1 gpa..ill type like im just talking to my friend all i want..cuz this aint about who can type proper english..AND IF YOU DIDNT KNOW...CORNFLAKES IS A BRAND OF CEREAL YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO CAPITALIZE THE "C".LMAO idiot ...this is about some gril wanting to look good in her yearbook photo so if thats nto what you want to debat on then go diss other peoples english somewhere else..not to mention you shuld check yours first..dumbasss

eric curtis
eric curtis

because shes wearing more than the whole swimteam will be wearing in the team photo..you wanna play 21 questions?? ill have 21 answers

Stan
Stan

You're a fucking idiot, at that's all there is to it.  There's no possible way a college student could be as retarded as you are.  Maybe I should put it in words you'll understand.

Yo, dawg, u str8 trippin' an jus bekuz u r chilin in a dorm rite now doeznt meen u will gradeeate or git a j-0-b.  lmao, stfu, cdz nutts, smd, kma.

Stan
Stan

I guess they'll let anyone into UConn, won't they?  It's obvious that you're border-line retarded, so I'm assuming that you're in the "special" program.  Getting a 3.1 GPA by taking physical education classes is not impressive in the least.  By the way, "cornflakes" is not a brand.  Kelloggs is the BRAND that makes "Corn Flakes."  Notice the space between "Corn" and "Flakes" (you would know all about flakes), and is a registered trademark and thus a proper noun (go ahead, look up the definition of "proper noun").  The regular noun, "cornflakes," is a generic term referring to flakes made of corn.  Now go learn English, you corny, flaky douchebag.

How the hell did you get into UConn?  To get into UConn, you have to submit essay questions to the Undergraduate Admissions department.  You obviously had someone else write those for you.  Whatever high school you went to must have been absolutely horrible.  

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