Talk:Lamar High School (Houston, Texas)

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Fair use rationale for Image:LamarEmblem.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 23:16, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:LamarHS1937.jpg[edit]

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Obscure Pop Culture Reference[edit]

I'm not sure where to put this, but the movie Student Bodies was filmed in Lamar High. However, the school was called "Lamab" for unknown reasons. If you watch the movie, several references to Lamar have been redubbed to "Lamab", and one scene the R in Lamar was painted to look like a B. The More You Know. --Switchiedagger (talk) 16:27, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Privacy concerns[edit]

Upon reading this article, I made the observation that the "Larry Newton" incident had the names of five students that aided in fending off Newton printed in the article. I am concerned that this may be a bit of a privacy concern, although I know the list is accurate. I think we should consider removing the names for the sake of privacy.--LWF (talk) 07:12, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

  • There is a policy called Wikipedia:BLP, but this has been extensively covered in the media (with some national U.S.A. coverage) with not only names but also video images of people involved, so I'm not sure if it is an issue with BLP. However if you want let the BLP Noticeboard know. WhisperToMe (talk) 03:07, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
I do have a little more than a passing familiarity with WP:BLP, specifically I am referring to WP:BLP#Privacy of names. I was not aware of any national coverage though, and wonder if you could provide an example.--LWF (talk) 04:16, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Here are a couple of examples of national coverage:

Homeless Man Accused of Stabbing Houston Ninth Grader Police: Man With Knives Attacks Girl At SchoolMSNBC --Hourick (talk) 04:33, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Notable alumni[edit]

An editor has removed:

  • Ashley Jones (Emmy Nominated actress on CBS' The Bold and The Beautiful & HBO's True Blood)

I am parking it here pending the addition of a reliable source. TerriersFan (talk) 21:46, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Class of....[edit]

While notable alumni section is helpful, but wouldn't it be helpful if we could put in the year graduated (or in Marvin's case, attended)?

Is there a reasoning behind it, or just no one thought about it, since it can be difficult to pinpoint the dates?--Hourick (talk) 19:37, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

  • If the HISD site has the years, we could add them WhisperToMe (talk) 01:17, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
I looked into it after making this comment, I think it would just be best to tack them on as the information is found and not really worth the effort.--Hourick (talk) 17:22, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Notable Alumni....again[edit]

It seems that the list is steadily growing longer. Perhaps now would be a good time to discuss as to how we can organize it or parse it to a separate article in the future. Personally, I recommend that we break make it into two, and eventually three, columns. --Hourick (talk) 08:03, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Should we organize the alumni by vocation like the university alumni lists do? WhisperToMe (talk) 01:17, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
That would seem to be a good start to do it, and I can't think if another way that would make it more efficient. Since I know you work on all things related to schools/education, surely you know might know of a standard for more notable schools/universities. If not, this could be a good chance to create one!--Hourick (talk) 17:18, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

More sources[edit]

Grossman, Wendy. "IB or Not IB." Houston Press. Thursday January 14, 1999. WhisperToMe (talk) 04:26, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Chinese name[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 16:32, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Maps[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:20, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Alleged riot[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 05:26, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Removal of content[edit]

Hello,

This is just to inform the editors of this article that I've removed a couple sections from here because they werent necessary to the article. Feel free to discuss here before considering re-adding them.

TheOriginalSoni (talk) 02:17, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Attendance zone info should not be removed - Since geographic areas are assigned to the school, it is important to understand which neighborhoods are zoned to this school and also which elementary schools and middle schools feed into Lamar. Local information is good for Wikipedia. In fact it draws potential editors WhisperToMe (talk) 13:33, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

News stories about proposed new building[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 13:31, 7 July 2014 (UTC)