Tag Archive for Newport Mesa Unified School District

Retaliation Alleged Over “Rent” Flap at CDM High

Well, that didn’t take too long now did it? The Orange County Register on Wednesday published a follow-up report on the aftermath of the failed attempt earlier this year to cancel at the last minute the production of the play “Rent” at Corona del Mar High School. Instructor claims retaliation after ‘Rent’ lawsuit settlement NEWPORT BEACH – A…

Right-Wingnuts Unhinged Over Obama Talking to Kids

UPDATE: Here’s the prepared text of the speech the president will deliver. Tim Rutten has an excellent OpEd in the LATimes today regarding the hysteria over the president’s planned Back to School address; Calls to boycott Obama’s speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia. Rutten writes: While it long ago crossed the borders…

“Rent” Coming to CDM After All

Jeez. After a prolonged controversy that caused students, parents, and other concerned citizens to question possible anti-queer censorship at Corona del Mar High School, the principal has finally agreed to allow CDM’s drama department to stage a “school version” of the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning play. A high school production of “Rent,” whose…

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown? At Least You’re Not Gay?

Is this for real? I guess it is: Corona del Mar High School’s principal Fal Asrani refused to pay the Rent, so now students will have to settle for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. In the on-going saga Queerty was the first to tell you about, the Orange County school canceled its originally planned spring musical because of Rent‘s portrayal…

Anti-LGBT Censorship at CDM High?

I was startled at first when I saw the story at Queerty. And now that the principal’s storyline of events isn’t being confirmed by any one else, I’m starting to freak out. Is anti-queer censorship alive and well at Corona del Mar High School? It all started with this letter from a current CDM student,…