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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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The Courier Archives – March 30, 1979

This edition of The Courier was digitized on November 14, 2017.

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The Courier Archives – March 2, 1979

This edition of The Courier was digitized on November 14, 2017.

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The Courier Archives – February 16, 1979

This edition of The Courier was digitized on November 14, 2017.

 

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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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Listen up: A review for Chris Brown’s “Heartbreak on a Full Moon, his eighth studio album

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

Photo by Eva Rinaldi

“HeartBreak on a Full Moon” is the most recent album released by Chris Brown. According to HotNewHipHop, the album “Goes Gold In First Week”.

Sade Aleese said, “I think Chris did a great job and the production of the album was awesome as well as the quality. He put over 45 songs on the album which is different. My favorite songs from the album would have to be “Sip”, “Tell Me What To Do”, and “Everybody Knows”. I do recommend this album to everyone regardless of the type music you prefer to listen to. The message behind the album is how people can use you for love but mainly how people use you to get to where they need to be in life and once they reach that point they leave.”  

“HeartBreak on a Full Moon” will continue to top chart According to Billboard, Chris Brown scores his seventh Number one on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

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Logan teachers recall their first jobs

By Horace Assar, Demisha Simmons-Price, Princess Ganutan, and Arjot Pabla, Courier Staff Writers

We asked teachers at Logan what their first jobs were. There was a vast array of responses, with many teachers saying they would never return to their first jobs.

  • “My first job was being a receptionist at a dentist and it was at a mall. I was working all hours in the weekends and it was an open business meaning the mall closed but the dentist stayed open. I applied because my dad said that, “if you want to drive a car you have to pay insurance.” It was super boring. It was just me in a dentist office sitting there for 8 or ten hours. Students should get a job because it teaches you responsibility and will justify your attendance. I would never want to work there again and it’s not there anymore anyways. I made 6.50 an hour so i couldn’t afford to live.”
    • Mr. Henderson, AP Economics, and economics

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Food Review: Blackball Desserts

By Kelly Lan, Courier Staff Writer

The newest boba place in Union City, Blackball Desserts, opened up near Logan during the summer, and I was eager to try it out.

On a school minimum day, my friend and I arrived at Blackball around 3:30 pm to find the place understandably empty. From what we saw, there was one person working at the front making drinks, while another was at the back making desserts.

Unlike the usual boba shops, Blackball lacks a large, visible menu. Mounted on the walls instead are TV screens which feature a few of the most popular drinks. Handheld copies of the menu are available for customers to take to their tables.

On one side of the menus are drinks and on the other side are hot and cold desserts–perfect for any weather. While the prices are in line with most other boba shops, the menus lacked descriptions of the items.

As it was our first time there, my friend and I were quite indecisive. Nevertheless, the cashier was very patient, answering all our questions and taking the time to explain the differences between certain snacks and drinks.

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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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