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School ‘covers up’ girls’ yearbook photos

A Utah high school has retouched yearbook photographs of some female students whose pictures may have been too revealing for some adults.

Wasatch High School in Heber City, about 50 miles from Salt Lake City, is under fire after it altered the images of some students to show less skin. The school never notified the students before resorting to Photoshop.

According to local media reports, some photos were edited to apparently protect the girls’ modesty: sleeves were added and in another, a neckline was strategically raised. For some students, it was the arbitrary nature of the adjustments that rankled.

“‘I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who,” sophomore Rachel Russel told WGHP. Russel’s original picture showed her in a sleeveless top, but in the yearbook version, she has black sleeves. Full story.

How would you respond if this was your daughter's school?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.