Wednesday, July 27, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Lost: Car keys with remote access gadget, military dog tag on ring, last seen at Stockdale school parking lot during parade staging, maybe lost on the parade route. Linda 512-718-8902.
Found: Cow, Thurs., July 7, around La Vernia. Call or text, 210-663-6677.

VideoFound black & white female dog in Shannon Ridge & Ringaskiddy. Please call or text 210-216-4336 to claim dog.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Need someone to enlarge and replace front door to allow for handicap usage. Call 210-241-4198.
Maverick Grill is hiring wait staff and cashier. Apply in person Mon.-Fri. between 2-5 p.m., 6671 U.S. Hwy. 181 North, Floresville. 830-216-2712.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

One Opinion


A [sexy] diversion from politics




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
Elaine Kolodziej is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
January 10, 2012 | 2,117 views | 2 comments

A CNN story about a Durango, Colorado, high-school senior's picture being rejected for publication in the yearbook is causing controversy across the nation -- and, of course, on the Internet.

My first reaction was to question why this was even a story, but I quickly came to see that it is more than just a story. It is a big story with a lot of twists and turns.

The photo submitted for the yearbook committee’s approval shows 18-year-old Sydney Spies in a very provocative pose wearing a short skirt and revealing top. She apparently wanted something different than all the usual staid yearbook photos. The committee rejected it as being inappropriate.

Sydney's mother, Miki Spies, disagrees. She believes that her daughter should be able to express herself just like any other student.

They have contacted the ACLU.

Her mother explains on her own Facebook page that, because of the number of friend requests, Sydney Elizabeth Spies had to open a fan page for public figures. One post on Sydney’s fan page tells her that if she would spend the “time and energy to go to auditions to become a model ... instead of trying to fight the school, you'd be famous by now.”

Oh, but she is famous. Headlines from today’s Durango Herald announced: Sydney Spies to be on ‘Today Show.’ Her mother also appeared, and seems to be enjoying the attention as much as anyone, which leads me to question her judgment as a parent.

She is surprised by the negative comments, but the controversy has only strengthened her resolve to fight for her daughter. "I'm a fighter for the underdog, and I hate the abuse of authority," she writes. "I'm surprised more Americans aren't on the side of freedom of expression anymore."

It’s not a case of freedom of the press. We are talking high-school yearbook here, as in an educational environment.

Meanwhile, the hapless Sydney posted on her FB: “I just don't understand why people care so much.”

It’s like this, Hon. They don’t care about you. It’s just a topic of conversation to divert attention away from the incessant political coverage out of New Hampshire.
 
‹ Previous Blog Entry
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
One Voice  
Floresville  
January 11, 2012 6:30am
 
Watching national news today is like watching a Hollywood gosip show. This is an example. But, that is not the subject. Our system (every system) has become so permissive and liberal - the "screws" have become so ... More ›

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
January 10, 2012 5:43pm
 
New post.

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?
One Opinion blog side bar
One Opinion blog wcn history
One Opinion blog facebook
Voncille Bielefeld homeHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride Realty

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.