Remember your senior pictures? I do. On the day we had them taken it was like 90% and 100% humidity since it was August, so my nicely straightened hair had turned into a fro and I was sweating like an obese kid climbing the three steps of a handicap bus. Needless to say, I look like a sweaty pile of shit. If I had to go back and do it again, I’d see if I could do what Draven Rodriguez, a senior at Schenectady High School, is trying to do.
Draven Rodriguez is the type of kid who thinks ahead.
When the Schenectady High School yearbook came out last spring, the then-junior vowed his senior portrait would be, well, different. That way, when classmates looked at it years later they would remember him.
“I don’t want to go in the yearbook with the generic ‘I-look-like-everyone-else’ photo,” he said. “I wanted a ‘He looks great. Only he would try that’ photo…”
When asked about the portrait by The Daily Gazette, school district spokeswoman Karen Corona said that, yes, it can go in the yearbook, but, no, it can’t appear in the senior portrait section.
“That will not appear in the portrait section,” she said, stating photos there must adhere to certain uniformity. “There are other places in the yearbook where those photos can be placed.
“It doesn’t mean the photo won’t be in the yearbook. It just means it won’t be in the section where the more professional photos are.”
Well there’s no POINT in having it in the yearbook if it’s just going onto one of the pages in the back! Go big or go home Draven, don’t let them crush your cat-tastic dreams. It’s not like you’ll look back on this in 10 years and think to yourself “Wow I was a weird fucktard back then.”
I’m serious, he won’t look back and think that. No one looks at their high school yearbooks aside for the five minutes immediately after they’re distributed. You know why? No one cares. Throw a giant cartoon dick in that background too while you’re at it Draven, because by minute 6 no one will remember.