JLHS Seniors Vote for the First Time

By Leslie Sanroman, Courier Staff Writeryour_vote_counts

Many of the seniors at Logan have expressed their disappointment about voting on November 8, 2016. Some feel that it is pointless to vote because they do not agree with either of the candidates. The students reveal how upset they are that after 18 long years of waiting; the primary candidates this year are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

All students have different views and feelings about this year’s elections. Some are voting for Hillary just so Trump will not win, however some are voting for Hillary because they actually feel she would be a suitable president, and others are not voting at all because they feel it is useless to vote between two bad presidents.

“I am definitely voting for Clinton,” Melody Navarrete exclaimed,” I can’t believe Donald Trump is even being allowed to run for president. This being one of the best countries, how could we allow someone with so much ignorance have the possibility of leading it.” (more…)

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Last Presidential Debate Leaves Viewers Yearning For More

By Adriana Elias, Courier Features Editor

trump__clintonThe last presidential debate of this election, held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, was a constant back and forth argument between republican nominee, prominent American businessman Donald Trump, and democratic nominee, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Both candidates came forth with strong opinions that provided for an interesting debate.

One of the most memorable topics of the night was abortion rights. The things said by both nominees resonated with many viewers, especially women. This is an important topic because both candidates are at opposite ends of the spectrum; Clinton wants for abortion to be legal and accessible, but Trump, not so much. It’s a touchy subject when speaking about what a woman can or cannot do with her body. Trump vowed to appoint pro life judges to the Supreme Court, meaning getting an abortion would be close to impossible for women who need them. Clinton fired back arguing that women should be able to make their own decisions when it comes to their body, including abortion.


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Logan Students Anticipate P-lo’s Appearance at their Homecoming Dance

By Adriana Elias, Courier Features Editor

download-1The homecoming dance at James Logan High School is always a highly anticipated event by many students there. The homecoming dance closes out the weekly festivities of spirit week and allows students a fun chance to dance and socialize but this year students may have a little more to look forward to.

Popular rap artist, P-lo, who is from the Bay Area is attending our homecoming dance this year, which is being held on October 29th.

It all started when junior, Preet Samra, direct messaged P-lo on the popular social media app, Twitter. When asked about it she responded with “I just asked him how many retweets it would take for him to attend the dance and he responded with 500”. As soon as he replied, Samra took a screenshot of the conversation and posted it on her Twitter account. Immediately, the retweets poured in and hit 500 within the hour.


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Marching Band’s Fight for Redemption

By Molly Troxclair, Entertainment Editorband02

The marching band and color guard will be attending a big regional competition this Saturday, the Bands of America (BOA) Regional at San Jose State.

The band and guard attended this competition for the first time last year, when it was held at American Canyon High School near Vallejo. They got fourth place out of ten last year, which came as a surprise to some of their competitors.  This year, they are hoping to come back and do better.

BOA is a lot different from what the band is used to. For instance, their warm up is much shorter, and, instead of performing once, they perform twice in one day.  

Rafael H., a junior who plays the bass drum, had a lot to say about these differences. “It’s a lot more different, but the break in between isn’t that bad.” He’s talking about the couple hour break they get in between their first and second performance. In this time, they get fed by the band boosters, parents and alumni who volunteer their time at practices at shows.

“It’s a whole different atmosphere.  I think, with practice, we can get a higher placing. The scoring is heavily based upon the winds [trumpets, saxophones, flutes, etc.], so it’s odd.”

As for the warm up, he says, “The warm up is weird because we can’t use a metronome, because it’s a distraction to the other bands. The warm up area is so small, too!!” In their warm up area, they are surrounded by up to 15 other groups, which all have up to 200 students.

Last year, they were 5 points short of first, and they are trying to redeem themselves this year.

Juan P., a clarinetist who is a junior talked a lot about last year’s experience. “[Last year] was just a normal run through, and was pretty solid. The first performance was better than the second for sure, though.”

About warm up, he agreed with Rafael, “It was somewhat distracting, but I could handle it, and so could most everyone else.”

On their 4th place ranking, he said, “The placement was surprising, but nothing totally traumatic or something. I think we can improve upon that and do better this year.”

The best of luck goes out to our marching band and guard, and we know they will make us proud no matter what!

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Child Abuse Accusations Towards Brad Pitt

By Margarita Garcia, Courier Staff Writer

Brad pitt, a famous actor and producer, has been recently accused of physical and verbal child, and people speculate that this possibly led the actress Angelina Jolie to filing divorce with Brad after 12 years.

This happened when he was flying on his private plane from France to the US. As his began he started to yell and get physical with his and Jolie’s children, as they were boarding the plane.

When the Pitt family landed witnessed say he continued his behavior and tried to leave in a truck.

The LA County department of Children and Family have not confirmed or denied this investigation, due to the “jurisdiction because the alleged incident occurred in the air, on a flight from France to the U.S.” according to TMZ.


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Clown Masks Removed from Shelves

By Carlos Velasco, Courier Chief Photographer

Many retail stores, including Target, has removed clown masks from their shelves for Halloween season.

The whole clown situation started in the US started in the Carolina regions and spread across the US like a wildfire, much like wildfires in California. Target, huge retail store that is widely used and can be easily recognized by many Americans. It’s the second largest retailer behind Walmart, is the first to remove clown masks from its shelves.  If the clowns are a hoax then the joke went way too far and is a serious threat. If the clown group is a serious threat than many people are in deep trouble

Target is taking a bold and thoughtful decision to take down all creepy clown masks of the shelves, and the masks are no longer available for purchase. With this they are stopping a big problem before it sparks.  Many people are going to be upset if they keep on selling the clown masks, which are now a temporary “terrorist” threat as clowns are causing social unrest and turmoil in certain areas across the U.S.


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It Is the Time for Warriors!

By Jordan McGlory, Courier Staff Writer

The Golden State warriors have been looking red hot lately, as they step on their journey to claim the throne.

They are considered the “bad guys” of the league because of all the talent on the team, as they are predicted to win it all this year by most people. The Warriors have been an impressive and good team for the past couple of years, with multiple playoff appearances and have recently won the NBA finals. Except last year, when they blew a 3-1 lead in a series with the Cavaliers. It was the season that fell short since they just beat the record for most wins in a season beating the Bulls 1996 72-10 record. They were the first team to blow a 3-1 lead in the finals ever.


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OPINION: Hillary Clinton, Go to Jail!

By Horace Assar, Courier Staff Writer

The presidential election is always an eye-opening experience, and this year is no exception.

If you have been following up with this year’s candidates, namely, Hillary Clinton, then you may have started to think that you’re being brainwashed by the Democratic party and possibly the media, i.e., CNN.  This opinion piece is going to give my personal opinion regarding Hillary Clinton and why she is unfit to be the next President of the United States of America.

  1. Hillary Clinton has a great political career. False.

Hillary Clinton deleted 33,000 emails after getting a subpoena by the FBI. It was a form of corruption and caused the deaths of 4 people – Americans – in a US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

  1. Bill Clinton was wrongfully accused of rape. False.

Bill Clinton, the husband of Hillary Clinton, has a history of raping women, one of which was Jaunita Broaddrick. Hillary Clinton threatened these women and told them not to speak out, going against the public mindset of Hillary Clinton supporting women and encouraging them to speak out on being rape victims.


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Girl Love: The iiSuperwomanii Revolution

By Karina Patel, Courier Features Editor

lilly-singhWith almost one million subscriptions Superwoman a.k.a Lilly Singh is one of the most successful YouTuber’s in the world. From her own clothing line to her comical videos, she truly has become the “Superwoman” of the YouTube industry. This Canadian YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, and actress started her channel in October of 2010 under the pseudonym “iiSuperwomanii.” She has inspired many girls and woman with her advice, now she’s started the newest segment called “Girl Love”. Her campaign against girl-on-girl hate is truly taking the idea of loving yourself and your kind to the next level.

She first revolutionized this concept of Girl Love on July 17, 2016, with a promotional video that truly left the viewers with their mouth wide open. The video displays various televisions playing commercials and programs that are meant to put women down. She then uses a bat labeled #GirlLove to smash the televisions into pieces. She labeled this video “Goodbye Hate and Hello Girl Love.” In efforts to pursue the campaign, she has already posted four segments lifting up the spirits of some many women and inspiring young girls to do the same


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ICL Holds Hunger Games Run

By Lilah Wimbish, Courier Staff Reporter

On Wednesday, October 12, ICL (Institute of Community Leaders) held a Hunger Games run. The event was created to bring all ICL students together for a fun after-school activity. picture-2

School staff members set up a small obstacle course in the 200’s courtyard and had ICL students participate in a friendly competition. The students competed in relay races, hula hoop contests, and a game called caterpillar. Students were then rewarded with ice cream after participating in the competition.

ICL student, Marlene, who attended the event, said that The Hunger Games Run had a small turnout, but it was overall an enjoyable event.

A student favorite seemed to be the hula hoop relay race, in which students had to walk through cones and back while hula hooping. (more…)

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