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Teen Petitions to Get Epic '80s-Inspired Portrait with His Cat into Yearbook

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Teen Petitions to Get Epic '80s-Inspired Portrait with His Cat into Yearbook
High school student Draven Rodriguez of Schenectady, New York, recently had a purr-fect picture day with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. Now, the 16-year-old is trying to get the '80s-inspired, laser-filled shot included in his yearbook's portrait page. According to The Daily Gazette, Rodriguez recently started a preemptive online petition, in hopes that enough signatures will convince his school the picture deserves to be printed. "To clarify, the school Has Not Yet Declined this photo. This is my pre-emptive strike just in case such a thing were to happen," Rodriguez says in his petition. "I wanted as many backers as
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New York Teen Lobbies for “Cats & Lasers” Yearbook Portrait

When it comes to making a lasting impression, there’s no better way than to add a bunch of cats and lasers to your high school yearbook portrait. Certainly a standout idea, it’s also quite unconventional leaving one student demanding for his own bit of uniqueness, nerve, and fur.

Draven Rodriguez is causing a stir at Schendectady High School in upstate New York for submitting a senior portrait with the classic ‘70s-inspired laser background and his furry companion, Mr. Bigglesworth.

The portrait is definitely a winner but knowing he might get pushback, Rodriguez started an online petition to gain support for his submission. “I’m a little out there and a little tongue-in-cheek,” Rodriguez tells The Daily Gazette. “Cats and lasers . . . sarcastic. It’s so outlandish and ridiculous.”

Unfortunately, the school district is not entirely onboard. “That will not appear in the portrait section,” School district spokeswoman Karen Corona tells the paper.
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New York Teen Lobbies for “Cats & Lasers” Yearbook Portrait

When it comes to making a lasting impression, there’s no better way than to add a bunch of cats and lasers to your high school yearbook portrait. Certainly a standout idea, it’s also quite unconventional leaving one student demanding for his own bit of uniqueness, nerve, and fur.

Draven Rodriguez is causing a stir at Schendectady High School in upstate New York for submitting a senior portrait with the classic ‘70s-inspired laser background and his furry companion, Mr. Bigglesworth.

The portrait is definitely a winner but knowing he might get pushback, Rodriguez started an online petition to gain support for his submission. “I’m a little out there and a little tongue-in-cheek,” Rodriguez tells The Daily Gazette. “Cats and lasers . . . sarcastic. It’s so outlandish and ridiculous.”

Unfortunately, the school district is not entirely onboard. “That will not appear in the portrait section,” School district spokeswoman Karen Corona tells the paper.
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