The article “Bad is the New Black” by Anna Vernon was in the September 2011 issue. I agree with this article. Too many parents are worried about their kids, and they think that every other person in the world is out to get their child into trouble or drugs and alcohol. This is definitely not the case though, and parents cannot judge their friends on how they look and immediately assume they are bad influences. I think that the girl in this article probably has a lot of parents, for some reason, who think she is a bad influence. From the way she is described, she is not a bad influence at all, but, in fact, a good influence.