Category Archives: Society

Gloucester High School Drama Club needs your help!

As seen on a bumper sticker, wouldn’t it be great if schools had all the money they needed, and the DoD had to have bake sales…

From Lewis Evans

This past year I have been helping out at GHS with the drama club as their Tech Director. While the first few months were a little tough, I couldn’t be prouder of the work that they have done. They are currently working on Little Shop of Horrors, which goes up May 11th-13th.

In the past few years the program has been in a decline and this year Kim Trigilio stepped up as the club adviser and we have been trying to rebuild the program. As many of you know, there have been huge budget cuts in the city. Part of way was cut was all the funding for the drama club and the productions. The club relies entirely on fundraising to produce the shows and we are in desperate need of funds. To help in fundraising to put on the show, we started a ChipIn page. I know times are tough for many of you, but if any of you could spare some money I know the kids would appreciate it.

Thank you, and I apologize for the mass email.

Why Your State Sucks – ouch!

Ouch! Talk about cutting to the quick. TIME magazine has an article “Why Your State Sucks: The Great American Map of Fail” with a map of the 50 states and one simple fact about them. The thing is, the fact is something awful about each state! Having lived in Massachusetts for 13 years, it comes as no surprise that we’re famous (notorious?) for bad drivers. And it should be no surprise to anyone that Hawaii is the most expensive place to live.

Some of them are quite ironic. California with the dirtiest air (I said ironic, not bewildering) and Utah with highest porn usage (and all those Mormons, many of whom are not even supposed to own radios or TVs!).

But Rhode Island with the most drug use? Washington and bestiality? (How do you even begin to measure that? never mind, I don’t really want to know.) Maine the dumbest? But I think the most shocking ones are tornadoes in Minnesota and ugly people in North Dakota. I can’t recall ever hearing of a tornado in Minnesota. Blizzards, yet, but tornadoes? Actually, I’ve never heard that North Dakota is brimming with ugly people either.

Here’s a link to the map directly. Maybe you’ll learn something too!

Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell is no more

?By ending ?Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell,? no longer will our nation be denied the service of thousands of patriotic Americans forced to leave the military, despite years of exemplary performance, because they happen to be gay,? Mr. Obama said in a statement after the cloture vote. ?And no longer will many thousands more be asked to live a lie in order to serve the country they love.? – as quoted in the New York Times.

How wonderful is this news!? Now gay people can serve in the military, just like everyone else.

Next up: let’s let them marry as well!