The Sadies Dance Comes To Logan

By Danielle Israde

Courier Staff Reporter 

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It was that time of year again! Logan ladies broke the stereotype of the classic guy ask girl and instead asked their guys to Sadies!

Danielle, a Senior, had never been to Sadies before had decided to ask her boyfriend of a few months to the dance.

She explains her experience, “My boyfriend and I talked about going beforehand. He already knew I was going to ask him, he just didn’t know how and when. I made him a poster that said Will you fly up with me to Sadies? based on the Pixar movie UP ”

Savannah, another Senior, explains how she felt about the role reversal challenge in asking her boyfriend. “It was weird being the ‘cute’ one because guys usually are the cute ones making the grand romantic gestures in front of people. It was hard planning out how everything would work out as well as trying to keep it secret. I saw my Sadies proposal idea on pinterest and it said ‘Are you IN OR OUT to Sadies?’

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Weekly Reader: Everything, Everything

By Quentin Monasterial

Courier Staff Reporter

Nicolo Yoon’s first novel Everything, Everything, is a novel about romance, love, family, death, and our place in the universe; basically, this novel is about any topic that can be philosophized about.

Madeline Whittier is a teenage girl of mixed descent (African American and Japanese), which, as a person who is also of mixed descent, is something I rarely have the pleasure of experiencing in books.

In light of Valentine’s Day ensuing approach, I’ve chosen a romance novel–not something I usually do–to read in respects to it. However, upon picking up this book, I wasn’t aware that I was in for so much more than just romance.

The novels revolves around Madeline who is unable to go outside because she is “allergic to the world.” Don’t worry, there is a biological explanation behind this; apparently, she has the disease known as SCID, which means she has a very susceptible immune system.

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College Spotlight: Foothill Community College

By Ajuni Kaur

Courier Staff Reporter

Foothill College is a community college located in Los Altos Hill, California.

It was found in 1957 and is approximately 22 miles away from Logan, going through the Bay Bridge. According to their site they are regarded at one of the most beautiful and successful community college.

Foothill College provides the opportunity to doing online courses that sometimes require certain prerequisites. However the online classes are not self-placeable. The online classes have time periods with weekly deadlines and ending dates. Due to the fact that these courses are time-based, one cannot complete the course before the assigned ending period. Most of their online courses are transferable to other university’s.

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Feeling The Love? Buy A Flower Gram, Courtesy Of Gardening Club

By Natasha Lopez

Courier Staff Reporter

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The Gardening Club is selling Flower Grams for Valentine’s Day until Thursday.

Flowers can be bought from Mrs. Cross in room 201. They cost $2 for 1, $5 for 3, $6 for 10, and $12 for 20.

Club members will deliver the flowers on Friday during 2nd period. They include a card and a Hershey’s Kiss.

“The gardening club has been selling flowers for ten years. They are all ordered from a local supplier,” Cross explained. “I would like it if the club could grow the them themselves but we don’t have the room to do so and the plants are often trampled or picked by others.”

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The Senior Panoramic: A Little Thing With A Big Impact

By Kirthana Iyer

Courier Staff Reporter

senior“Congratulations to the Graduating Class Of 2016.”

The words every senior is waiting to hear. The last words every senior hears in their high school. The last time they are in their home for the last four years from 8 to 3:30 five days a week. The last day they are Colts.

But how do you say goodbye to your home? Your home where you experienced all your first feelings, where you made you lifelong friends, where you decided to join a team, where you chose what you are going to do with you life. How do you leave that home? Well, you fill your home with moments.

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Varsity Boys Basketball Face Tough Loss Against Moreau

Khamaria Hillmon

Sports Editor

coltslogoThe James Logan varsity boys are now 8-2 for the season. The Colts lost against Moreau Catholic High School 52-68 on Friday.

Logan started off the game by being in the lead 27-28 at halftime. But Moreau caught up making the score 33-50 by the end of the 3rd quarter. The game ended with Moreau defeating the Colts 52-68.

“I don’t think the energy was there. I don’t think we showed 150%,” says Center, Brendan Devera, “it’s just another game, it’s just another day, we just need to focus now on the next game.”

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A Recap Of The 2016 Iowa Caucus

By Zackary Nichols

Courier Staff Reporter

All eyes were on Iowa as the 44th annual Iowa Caucus, the first public electoral event in the 2016 presidential election season, began.

Politically active Iowans, on both the left and right, filled elementary school gyms, churches, public libraries, grain elevator basements, and even gun shops in order to help their candidates of choice win some precious delegates.

The two candidates from the Democratic and Republican Parties with the most delegates will become the presidential nominees and will face each other in the general election in November.

On the democratic side, Senator Bernie Sanders faced off against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Governor Martin O’Malley. Going into the race Secretary Clinton was expected to come out on top in a dominant fashion, but her lead diminished as the Caucus got closer. She did eventually prevail, but it was a dead heat. The final tally shows Clinton on top at 49.9% of votes, compared to Sanders 49.6 and O’Malley at 0.6. Sanders was greatly aided by the high voter turnout.

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Album Review: Don’t You

By Jannet Rodriguez

Courier Columnist

wetWet is an American alternative band consisting of three members. Kelly Zutrau, Jose Valle, and Marty Sulkow. The band arose is 2015, and released their full length album on January 29, 2016. The album is called Don’t You.

Don’t You features two tracks from their self titled EP, the songs are Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl and You’re the Best. The whole album gives off a very mellow vibe. This album can be described as chill causing, and thought provoking. The songs are mostly about heartbreak, but they are so good, it is unbelievable.

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Diabetes Super Support Group At Logan

By Raizel Ochoa 

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The James Logan Health Center is holding a type 1 diabetes support group for students to get to know others, share support, experiences, and advice.

You may be wondering why specifically type 1. Here is the reason why: Although, all sorts of diabetics are very welcome, the group emphasizes this kind because the majority of diabetics in high school are type 1. Also, there is not much difference when regards to care and support between the 2 kinds. Therefore, the diabetes group is beneficial for all diabetics.

The leaders of the support group are Jeanne Chiu: nurse practitioner, Natalie Montes: Health Educator, Adrienne Lozano: Facilitate, and Travis Fuger: co-leader who is an experienced type one diabetic.

Travis is very thankful to now have a diabetes support group, for he never had the resources in his high school years. He is proud to finally be apart of a community of people who understand.

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Weekly Reader: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

By Jovanna Brinck

Courier Columnist

pride“It is a truth universally acknowledge that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith took the beloved, classic story of Pride and Prejudice and intertwined the undead into it.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is an eighteenth-century comedy novel that displays a man, Mr. Darcy, with too much pride, and a woman, Elizabeth, who is prejudice towards people with good fortune, and their interactions together that eventually turns into a romance. This classic is on the reading list in many literature classes, and many people have read it, or at least know of its themes.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has a twist to the original story, though. Zombies walk among the characters, and many times the characters have to fight for their lives. Elizabeth and her sisters have been trained to kill and are some of the best zombie killers in town. When they are at a ball searching for men to marry, they are interrupted by an attack by zombies and have to put their skills to the test. Throughout the story, while at social gatherings, they are met by the nuisance zombies in the town.

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