The Mouse sells out, kids buy in (Forum)

Jeremy Gordon

Tuesday Column

There’s certain nobility in writing about serious issues when it comes to journalism. I have nothing but admiration for David Spett, whose column on John Lavine’s possible journalistic hypocrisy was hard-hitting and alarm-raising. But sometimes, we have to step back from the serious issues and consider the pandemics that hit us all as college students and affect our daily lives.

I am speaking, of course, about “High School Musical.”

I’ve been reluctant to write a hateful column, because really, no one wants to read 500 words about why Nickelback sucks. That much is a given. But Disney’s “High School Musical” is an abnormality in the pop culture sphere, a shallow fa