Archive for October, 2011
I’ve been a life long nerd-I practically had a game controller wire for an umbilical cord. A couple of years ago, I found out about anime and gaming conventions and I saw people dress up as their favorite fictional characters. I fell in love instantly and I knew I HAD to be apart of this crowd. Besides Cosplay, I’m more known for loving the most sick, twisted, disgusting movies known(and unknown) to man. I have my own youtube channel which features movie reviews and my cosplay videos at www.youtube.com/gacktfangirl2323. I love talking to new people and I hope to meet other awesome cosplayers and nerds such as myself.
By Todd Starnes (Featuring Jon’s Comments)
Public schools across the country are cancelling Halloween celebrations over issues ranging from candy corn to concerns that Americans are forcing their holiday traditions on new immigrants and many parents are angered by what they are calling political correctness.
The principal at Buckman Elementary School in Portland, OR recently banned costumes at his school, calling instead for boys and girls to embrace a “spirit of equity.”
“For many reasons, the celebration of Halloween at school can lead to student exclusion,” Principal Brian Anderson wrote in a letter to parents. “There are social, financial and cultural differences among our families that we must respect.”
Anderson wrote that the “spirit of equity” has led most public schools in the city to “deemphasize the celebration of Halloween at school.”
The outrage among parents was profound and prompted a story in the Portland Mercurcy.
Anderson told the newspaper that any child who shows up to school with a costume will be required to change clothes. He defended his ban saying that Halloween at school excludes children. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…