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Movie Review: Justice League

By Demisha Simmons-Price, Arjot Pabla, and Jonnatan Sanchez, Courier Staff Writers

“Justice League,” directed by Zack Snyder, is an action/adventure film that was released on November 17, 2017.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, it holds an approval rating of only 40%.

Amit Kalra, a senior, said, “I loved the movie but I think it was mostly a copy of the Avengers. “

“Also, it mimicked the same thing. My favorite character was Barry Allen of course the ‘Flash’. It wasn’t really that exciting because it was really predictable and had the same plot as The Avengers but yes– I’d recommend people to go see it.”

Justice League will continue to leap over a number of DC extended movies. According to Rotten Tomatoes, it’s already placed second under the “Top Box Office” category with a total number of 16.6 million dollars under the movie “Coco”.

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Omar Mercedes given Puente leadership award

By Shareeza Sharif, Courier Staff Writer

The Puente leadership award is given to a senior that displays strong leadership inside and outside the classroom throughout their high school career.  Puente is a program that first generation students can join their freshman year in order to get prepared for college and ready for their future.

Omar Mercedes with the official certificate of the leadership award.

This year’s recipient is Omar Mercedes, a hard working, determined, and ambitious student with amazing potential.

“I remember hearing about the award as a sophomore and was impressed that Puente acknowledged hard working students so I worked towards it,” said Mercedes.

Omar is involved in leadership, Link Crew, Colts’ College Opportunity Program (CCOP), the president of EAOP club, an athlete tutor, soccer captain, and enjoys community service working with local soccer teams, as well as feeding the homeless.  

Omar’s academic success shows through his three consecutive years of obtaining a place on the superintendent’s honor roll.

Ms.Meza, the Puente counselor said that “He was on top of his work since day one. Whenever he struggles he calls for assistance and doesn’t stop working until he gets the grades he desires.”

Ms. Hughes, Omar’s Puente English teacher, admired how he loves to learn and will always ask for more ways to gain more knowledge.

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Heritage Day at Logan

By Salvador Esquibel, Kaitlyn Espinosa, and Alexa Fernandez, Courier Staff Writers

On November 9th, Logan had a Heritage Day to recognize other cultures and their traditions.

Students and teachers wore heritage outfits that related to their ethnicity, and ethnic clubs served food correlating to their culture.  Heritage Day was a chance for students and teachers to express themselves and show off their backgrounds.

Ballet Folklórico performed during lunch to show of their culture by dancing to songs from different regions in Mexico. They performed 3 different regions.  The first routine was Chiuaua, which is located in Northwestern Mexico and is one of the largest cities in Mexico. The costumes are usually the guys wearing a plaid shirt with black pants, while the girls have short dresses with vibrant colors. The second routine was Veracruz.  Veracruz is located in the eastern part of Mexico.  The costumes for that region are mostly all white. The routine was Jalisco and is one of the many known cities in Mexico.  The guys would wear Charro outfits which is a traditional outfit that represents the upcoming of a man, while the girls wear beautiful colored dresses and unique accessories.

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The Black Friday frenzy

By Stacy Park, Courier Staff Writer

Hey Colts! Last week was Black Friday, and you know what that meant! Shopping!

Black Friday is the day you can finally buy that jacket you’ve always wanted since January, or that flatscreen that’s over one-hundred dollars off. Students were thrilled with this year’s holiday shopping.

“Black Friday this year was good. I spent a lot of time buying presents for my family. I went to the Newpark Mall and was surprised to see not a lot of people here,” said Leslie Angel, a junior.

“My ups were having a good time with my family and friends. My downs were spending too much money on clothes and presents; I didn’t buy a lot of food goods.”

Michael Martinez, a senior, also had opinions about Black Friday.

“I didn’t have anything exciting planned for shopping this year. However, I was surprised at the deals I scored today. I shopped at Sears Outlet, Burlington, and JcPenney. There was not a lot of people shopping this year. I expected a lot of people and chaos, but in reality, it wasn’t that bad. My ups were bargaining on some nice clothes. Some downs were that some registers would take a while to process information, causing slower transactions and in some stores, it was a bit messy with clothes falling on the ground,” said Martinez.

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Sunday funnies on Monday!

By Victoria Meneses and Erica Garcia, Courier Cartoonists

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Fall musical review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

By Joshua Vasquez, Courier Sports Editor

With the “jock persona’ that I carry, I didn’t think that the fall musical,  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, would interest me– I was wrong.

I’ll be honest. I had that mindset going in when I asked some of my teammates to come with me and watch it and hilariously, I got the exact response I knew I would have gotten. Nevertheless, I knew I was going to endure an amazing performance put on by the whole Logan Drama department.

As I made my way over to the pavilion I was looking forward to seeing some familiar faces I’ve known since middle school, such as Jerrald Sarmiento, who played an amazing Pseudolus and Prologus, as well as Erik Dylan Matibag, who played the rollicking role of Hysterium.

From the first step that I took into the Performing Arts Center, I could already feel an exciting presence coming from inside the theater doors. The ushers were on alert, audience was edgy, and the entire cast and crew were ready to put on a show for us that’s been in the works for the past two months.

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What does it mean to be a professional “Yelper?”

By Romi Cablay and Kelly Lan, Courier Staff Writers

Millions of people use Yelp to look up good places to eat and cool places to visit. But how exactly does someone become a professional Yelper and what does that mean?

Yelp has an Elite Council that is based in San Francisco and they are the ones who choose who can become a professional “Yelper.”

Becoming an elite on Yelp means that you become a “ tastemaker.”  You also need to become an active member of the Yelp community.

In order to be part of the community, you need to create a precise profile of yourself. The main step of becoming a member is to write as many useful and open-minded reviews of your food and/or drinks. The more reviews you write, the more valuable you become to to the managers of the community.

Another big step of becoming a member is interacting with their fellow Yelpers and community managers. Communicating with other members or new members of the community will help have your name well known and boost up your chance of getting nominated.

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Oakland hero gone rogue

By Sukhmani Kaur Batra and Rachel Ocampo, Courier Staff Writers

Thomas Michael Henderson promised greatness to Oakland, but it was all a fraud.

CEO of San Francisco Regional Center (SFRC), Henderson is active in politics, featured in multiple newspapers, and even named an Oakland hero. He promised thousands of jobs, new restaurants, and a complete turn around to the city.

He looked to be genuinely committed to bettering Oakland, working with politicians, signing large donation checks, creating big business ventures with the city’s entrepreneurs and activists.

His image took a turn for the worse when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued him for fraud. Many of his former business partners filed lawsuits which stated that he failed to fulfill their agreements. 

He also hasn’t paid back a loan of $3.7 million to a West Oakland nonprofit organization.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ rocks the box office

By Alyssa Tornel and Roxanne Ramos, Courier Staff Writers

WARNING: This article contains spoilers.

Thor is back with his third, and best, solo movie. Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13) is perfectly mixed with action and comedy that will keep you laughing the whole movie.

Thor begins with an action-filled fight with Surtur, a fire demon, which is an excellent reminder of the power Thor has. Thor, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, is finally reunited with his brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), under some pretty terrible circumstances. Hela, a new character who plans to take over the world, sends Thor and Loki to a new planet. Once they arrive, they meet new faces such asValkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Thor is then forced to participate in a fight where he must face the Grandmasters’ champion, who just so happens to be his old friend, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Thor then attempts to form a team to go up against Hela and save his home planet, Asgard, and the rest of the world from complete destruction. The fight is beautifully done and any fan will appreciate how it plays out.

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Students express how the club fair went

By Alyssa Tornel and Roxanne Ramos, Courier Staff Writers

The annual fall club fair at Logan took place on October 24th and October 26th. Many of the clubs had mixed feelings how it went.

Riya Arora, 11th grader and president of the Computer Science Club, had issues with how they were excused from class. She said they “should allow people to be excused every period,” and not just “4 people total.” She also thought that “there weren’t enough people buying during some periods” when discussing how their fundraising went overall.

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