Logan Lockdown

For unclear reasons, Logan was put into a lock down at 1:09PM.

Lockdown ended at 1:21PM.

It did not have anything to do with the school directly, but within the neighborhood. There was suspicious activity according to Principal Brar. It was advised by police we went on lock down.

We’re promised more updates later on in the announcement.

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Logan Becomes The Second Bay Area High School To Offer A LGBT History Course

By Ajuni Kaur

Courier Staff Reporter

Editor’s Note (5/23/16): As of this time the course will not fulfill a student’s ethnic studies requirement, however Ellison is working towards making it so.

James Logan High School will be the second high school in the Bay Area to offer a LGBT history class. The class will be offered for next year, and will count as an a-g course.

LGBT rights have always been a topic of major debate in the United States, but the history is inspiring. It’s a model to everyone to stand up for their beliefs and their lifestyle. It shows us how to be strong and not leave the fight until they achieve their goal.

The first School in the Bay Area to have a LGBT history class was Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of Arts. According to California Educator, the students who took this class loved it, and had an amazing experience.

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Weekly Reader: This Star Won’t Go Out

By Jovanna Brinck 

Courier Columnist

thisThis Star Won’t Go Out is a beautiful memoir containing a journal entries of a young girl who is diagnosed with cancer.

Esther Earl was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was twelve years old. She wrote about her experiences and life in a journal that she thought no one else would ever see. However, when she died at age sixteen, her parents discovered her journals that she wrote in throughout the years and decided to share her story, from her perspective, with the rest of the world.

This book begins with an introduction by John Green, who met Esther while she was battling cancer and was fascinated by her story. John Green is a very famous Young Adult writer and he shares a fairly popular Youtube channel with his brother, called theVlogBrothers. He talks of her positivity she kept throughout her whole battle and the potential she could have had as a writer. Green actually got inspiration from Esther for his bestselling book, The Fault In Our Stars, which has become a major motion picture. In The Fault in Our Stars, the main character is also diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Although Esther died before the book was published, it was still made in her memory.

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Ballet Folklorico Spring Concert (5/14/16)

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Photos taken by Jessica Esquibel

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I Exist: An Essay on Hollywood Whitewashing and Typecasting

By Zackary Nichols

Courier Staff Reporter

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I am Asian, Chinese to be specific. There are literally billions of people like me, millions in the United States alone. We exist, so why does Hollywood and most other media pretend like we don’t? And how come when Hollywood does admit that the ethnicity that constitutes nearly thirty percent of the world’s population exists, we are limited to a few type cast roles?

Even on the occasion that Hollywood decides to make a movie about an Asian or Asian culture, they normally give the role to a Caucasian person.

Take, for example, the entire whitewashed cast of The Last Airbender or Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai. This is hardly an issue relevant to only Asian people and culture, consider the casting of The Gods of Egypt, starring Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as the Egyptian God Ra, or Johnny Depp as a Native American in The Lone Ranger.

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QOW: Are AP Classes Worth It?

By Yulissa Avalos

Courier Staff Reporter

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Are AP classes really worth taking?

When taking an AP class you never know if it is worth taking. Yes, it does get you college credits, but it is very expensive.

You’ll have to wait until the end of the year to find out if it is really valuable since your graded on a test that you take. Either you pass it or you don’t.

Angel Pech, a senior who has never taken an AP class but has heard of it, said, “In my opinion they’re not worth it. It takes up a lot of your free time in high school, and since they’re not required, I’d rather complete the regular required courses and enjoy high school.”

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Target’s Restroom Policy Is The First Step Towards Change And Acceptance

By Raizel Ochoa

Courier Staff Reporter

Over the past few years, America has gotten a little more accepting of diverse sexuality. Now the LGBT community is expanding their beliefs in different ways in order to advocate open-mindedness and acceptance.

Last month, Target proposed to allow transgender people to use the restroom and fitting room of their preference.

Yes, it is true that this could cause troubling situations, but these are situations that could happen in any restroom. Who are we to judge? Furthermore, the fact that the majority is not raised to actually accept the human body for what it is, just shows how far America has to go.

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Weekly Reader: Room

By Jessica Esquibel 

Editor-In-Chief

rooomRoom is a chilling, yet heart warming story that tells the story of a son, Jack, and his mother who are trapped in confinement by a kidnapper. What makes this story most unique is that it’s told from Jack’s point of view, who is only five years old. All he knows is Room, nothing else.

The book starts on his fifth birthday. We begin to learn about the environment he’s in. What he was raised into. A skylight that’s unbreakable, a small kitchen, bathroom, and space to hardly pace. Reading it made me feel claustrophobic. The pure innocence of Jack is probably what makes the book hard, yet intriguing to read.

Here we have this kid who is told that everything on TV is just pretend, or non-existent. Then there’s the mom who has no choice but to raise her son in such an environment. She was kidnapped in her young 20’s, so she’s obviously straining to leave. All that she knew of the world was calling out to her, but to Jack, Room was his whole world. The only connection he has to the outside world is TV. Even then, it’s all still a lie. That is until his mother has had enough.

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This Article On Senioritis Was Delayed Because Of Senioritis

By Zackary Nichols

Courier Staff Reporter

Senioritis, nearly every single senior suffers from it at one point. Some resist its influence, while others are smothered by it. How do the students of Logan deal with senioritis?

“Senioritis has been affecting me hard, but I’ll get through it. I have a strong mind,” said future Chabot freshman Aniket Raval.

One student who’s undecided on Cal Poly and UC Irvine said that “Senioritis has affected me by decreasing my level of effort in class and lowering my standards too just ‘not getting rescinded from college.’ I’m just trying to do all of my work study for my last month of high school and push through until I’m done”

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A Promposal With Cheese, Please

By Jeffery Pascual

Courier Staff Reprter

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Prom season has been on for the past few weeks, and tickets have been increasing in price gradually.

The men are planning the stressful process of promposals; and over the bigger question. “Will she say ‘Yes?’ or ‘No?’”

Senior Eliceo Carrino had recently done this for his girlfriend, Danielle Adams, by having a “cheesy” way of asking her.

“It was pretty tough planning things out.” Says Eliceo.

Although they are a couple with a busy schedule, Eliceo had been planning this for weeks; making sure that things went the way things went with the time he had.

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