A more appropriate headline for the March 22 article "Graduation Party Gambling Sparks a Controversy," about the La Jolla High Grad Night party, would have been "Los Angeles Times Creates Gambling Controversy."
The party is newsworthy in that it is likely to be one of the few successful non-drug, non-alcohol parties in the city on graduation night.
The intern reporter attempted to create the impression that illegal activities would be condoned. I do not consider games of chance, played with tokens provided with admission and with non-monetary prizes any different from speculation on door prizes at church fund-raisers.
Although the reporter mentioned that Point Loma High students may be going to a Grad Night Party at Disneyland, she failed to point out that their trip is scheduled for June 1, not the night of graduation, June 18.