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This teacher went to prison and you won’t believe why

By Mary Kay Jimenez, Courier Staff Writer

On a quiet Sunday morning of August 14th, 1971, a college student was arrested and taken into prison.  That college student is now a teacher at Logan.

Mr. Richard Yacco, the DVA and EMP teacher, was a prisoner in the infamous psychological experiment known as the Stanford Prison Experiment.  His prisoner number was #1037.  The Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) was set to last for two weeks, and took place in the basement hallway of Jordan Hall at Stanford University.

The SPE was conducted by Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor.  Young men, mostly college students, were assigned the role to act as either a guard or prisoner.  The basement hallway was made to look like an actual prison.  So no, Mr. Yacco did not actually go to a federal prison… Let’s be happy about that.

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Training for UC Community and Recreation Services

By Stephanie Ramirez, Courier Staff Writer

The Union City Community and Recreational Services are ready to begin their camps this summer. Last weekend on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th was training for all the employees that are working this summer. Recreational services are known to work with kids in different camps to make summer a lot more fun. For the staff, we learn how to approach situations, emergencies, lead games, how to be energetic, etc. This training was filled with lots of information and fun, we all got to know each other and see who we might be working with.

I will be working at Camp Polliwog which the age group is 3-5 year olds, I personally am excited to work with little kids and making their summer fun. It is my first year working for Recreational Services, to meet new coworkers and plan the kid’s summer is exciting. It’s something new.  I hope the kid’s summer is great and so is mine.

Ana, a sophomore will be working at Camp Hedgehog which includes kids that are 5-7 year olds. She says “ I am excited to work with kids this summer, I want to leave a lasting impression with this camp. I want the kids to enjoy their summer and do all these activities we planned for them. I remember when I was a kid and had fun so for me to be able to be  a part of their summer makes me happy.” Camp is all about the kids and just having a great summer so for us wanting that for the kids is an amazing feeling.

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A mother from India scales Mount Everst

By Andrea Buenrostro, Courier Staff Writer

The new world record for a woman to summit Mt. Everest twice in less than a week goes to a mother of two from India.

Some of the best climbers from around the world come to Everest to test their skills. Unfortunately, many people that go up never come back down. An estimated 200 bodies are still believed to be on Mount Everest. They serve as a reminder to climbers about the risks of Everest. Many of the deceased climbers succumb to the dangerously thin air that can be found at 26,000 feet. At this altitude if one does not have supplemental oxygen with them, they will start dying slowly. The lack of oxygen starts killing the brain and small movements require immense amount of strength.

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A new English class is coming to Logan in the 2017-1018 school year

By Izabella Gonzalez, Courier Staff Writer

James Logan welcomes a new English class for the 2017-2018 school year. English for Future Teachers will be a year long course designed for seniors.

Taking English for Future Teachers would satisfy the english requirement to graduate. It is currently in the process of obtaining the UC/CSU “b” course approval.

Ms.Schwartzfarb will be the teacher. She taught a very similar class several years ago. Since then she has not had any students. Instead she has been working as a literature coach, the ELA department head, and for BTSA here at Logan- a program that provides resources and assistance for teachers starting out in the field.

She already has a plan for the year laid out. During the first semester, students would observe elementary classrooms and connect with the teachers. In the third quarter, students can expect to earn an internship at a local elementary school. Guest speakers from within the district would be making appearances in the fourth quarter. Ms.Schwartzfarb really stresses the importance of building relationships with teachers as well as other students.

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People upset over women only screening for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie

By Sarah Chawla, Courier Staff Writer

A Texan movie theatre chain has reserved two showings of Wonder Woman only for women.

Since her creation in 1940, Wonder Woman has been a representation of the power of women and the femininity in the superhero world. She has evolved with the times to continue being a feminist icon that stands up for what she believes in. In 1970, Wonder Woman supported liberal feminists’ fight for women’s rights. She was the cover of the July 1972 issue of Ms. Magazine with the heading “Wonder Woman for President”. Additionally, on her 75th birthday, she was named the UN girls’ empowerment ambassador. One writer, Rachel Leishman, explains how she looked up to her as a kid and she too “wanted to be a warrior who fought alongside all the men without question”. Wonder Woman gave her the inspiration to take on the world as a girl.

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Senioritis hits Logan students as the year comes to an end

By Jeremy Aquino, Courier Staff Writer

Every senior in high school has experienced “senioritis” and it has spread among all Logan seniors. A high school student always says “I always had senioritis” even if they are brand new freshman. This disorder causes all senior students to lose focus and relax before the school year is even over.

I was diagnosed with senioritis in early March and was suffering from lack of focus in all of my classes.It was exhausting just sitting there and trying to learn something brand new into my brain with a few months left in the school year .I thought I was the only one suffering from this horrid sickness,but I had enough energy to communicate with my classmates and they all responded with depressing sighs.

If you think you have senioritis and you are not a Senior,I promise you that you don’t have Senioritis. But,if you do help yourself to hanging out with your friends or sleeping in and just hold on to those last few weeks of school left.

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Five Guys vs In-N-Out

By Isaiah Bayardo, Courier Staff Writer

Have you heard? Local and national news outlets left and right have reported that Five Guys has passed In-N-Out for America’s favorite burger chain. In-N-Out fanatics are probably fuming in Los Angeles, California, while Five Guys fans in Washington, D.C. are elated. The Harris Pole’s yearly poll, EquiTrend, determines a rank for burger chains across the United States based on “familiarity, quality, and how likely they are to consider purchasing its items.” The poll involves the input of over 100,000 consumers. In-N-Out was at the top of the board for the previous two years in a row. But Five Guys, which has rapidly expanded nationally and internationally, topped In-N-Out. Five Guys started out from Arlington, Virginia in 1986. According to the Five Guys website, they started to expand outside the D.C. area in 2001 and very recently spread to other countries. 68% of the poll respondents said they were familiar with Five Guys compared to 48% in 2013. In-N-Out was founded in 1948 in Baldwin Park, California, and has stayed in the West Coast with a few locations in Texas and Utah as well. In-N-Out started the two-way speaker system in a time of car hopping. They opened their first location outside of Southern California in 1993. In-N-Out has 300 locations to Five Guys’ 1,000. Five Guys started out as a regional matter over in the D.C. metro until Barack Obama gave them the spotlight in 2009. Their expansion helped. In-N-Out has never stressed mass expansion because they care about food quality and customer satisfaction which are clearly linked. Five Guys didn’t seem to have a problem with that though. I decided to try for myself which chain was the better chain overall.

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Riverdale’s shocking season finale

By Sophia Ahmadi, Courier Staff Writer

DISCLAIMER: This article contains spoilers revolving the finale episode and overall plot of the show.

After thirteen episodes, one of The CW’s newest shows, Riverdale, has officially finished it’s first season.

Riverdale is a mystery/drama television show that is based on the Archie Comics and and features the characters Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, and Veronica Lodge.  The story begins on the first day of Archie and his friends’ sophomore year, right after a very eventful and tragic summer in the city of Riverdale. Narrated by Jughead, who is played by Cole Sprouse, the viewers learn what happened over the summer that has the entire town in a time of mourning. (more…)

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Everything you need to know about “Everything, Everything”

By Sophia Ahmadi, Courier Staff Writer

Everything, Everything, originally a novel by Nicola Yoon, has been made into a film and will be coming to theatres on May 19th of 2017.

This film has been directed by Stella Meghie the two main characters, Olly and Maddy, are played by Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. Many have compared Yoon’s story to the novel and film, “The Fault in our Stars”, written by John Green. Although, they are similar, this story brings something different to the table and is interesting in its own way.

The film was announced by Warner Bros in July of 2016 and the trailer was released in February of 2017. You can watch it HERE .

Nicola Yoon writes the story of Madeline “Maddy” Whittier, an eighteen year old girl who has never left the safety of her home due to her disease, severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID. Because of this disease, Maddy must remain her home, which has been remodeled to fit her needs, and only come into contact with people who have been sanitized. The only people she ever sees regularly are her overprotective mother and her nurse, Carla. She has rarely ever questioned her disease and in fact, has come to accept her life as it is. That is, until she sees Olly.

As soon as Maddy lays eyes on Olly she is sucked inside a whirlwind that will take her on the adventure of a lifetime and make her step out of her boundaries. Together, Maddy and Olly are willing to risk everything for love, even if it means losing everything.

 

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Quarter review on the Giants

By Ethan Pileggi, Courier Staff Writer

The San Francisco Giants have drafted new players for this new season.

With the season starting off, Madison Bumgarner hit two home runs on opening day and struck out 11 batters. It seemed to go well, but the Arizona Diamondbacks had a counter attack for the Giants as they scored back to back home runs in the 7th. With the score being tied, The Giants and “D-Backs” furiously fighting to win the first game of the season. Giants’ new closing pitcher, Mark Melancon, made his first debut to close the game, giving up the winning run for the D-Backs to win their first game of the 2017 Season.

Since the opening game, The Giants are continuing their up and down stretch that seems it has carried over from last season. To make it worse, the Giants have lost a few key players with Madison Bumgarner going to the disabled list due to a dirt biking accident and Brandon Crawford dealing with a groin injury. On top of that, The Giants’ Bullpen hasn’t been looking too sharp sometimes blowing leads in late game like last season. SF’s offense has been good so far but most of their losses are from poor defense and no good production from the bullpen.

The good thing that it is early in the season so the Giants can turn it around when comes down to the playoff chase starts.

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