Writing on the Herald site, Tai Irwin contrasts the Globe's coverage of the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Finals - which it sponsored - with its Sunday coverage of high-school athletes. The final tally:
Atheletes: 16 pages of coverage.
Drama kids: Zero.
... The message is very clear: although Westford, Nauset, and Weston received awards, and many students were singled out for theatrical excellence, once again it's sports that matter most, even to the exclusion of intellectual and artistic activities. What a great thing to tell our kids, over and over again. Never mind the brain pursuits – the science fairs and business/educational coops, and never mind the arts, dance, music, drama. The thing that is going to solve all our problems and nurture all our values best is sports. ...