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April 13, 2002 If you sat out your high school prom in social misery, now's your chance to shine. In Duluth, Minn., a prom is held for "geeks of all shapes and sizes." Dressing as a Star Trek character is highly recommended, as is the drink of choice -- the pocket protector.
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May 7, 2001 An essential of modern life becomes prom garb. Two teens from Richland, W.V., make a tuxedo, dress and accessories -- including bow tie, top hat and tiara -- out of duct tape. The outfits took 25 hours to make.
March 21, 2005 Stu Hemesath is taking Rachel Kay to her senior prom. That wouldn't be big news outside certain high school circles in Cedar Falls, Iowa -- except Rachel had the winning bid for Stu on eBay: $29.95. The price doesn't cover the limo and flowers. It's a good deal, if Stu's description of himself as a popular wrestler is accurate.
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April 25, 1991 Extraordinary measures are sometimes required to get a date for the prom. When three New Jersey girls find themselves without dates, they decide to go public, advertising their availability on the daily specials board at a bakery where they work.
June 18, 2004 Twenty-something writer David Amsden goes the extra mile when investigating America's obsession with youth for the online magazine Slate -- he goes undercover at a high school senior prom, with a 17-year-old young woman as his date. And he swears it's more absurd than titillating.
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