Archives for October 2015

The Spirit of Halloween Visits Logan

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Photos taken by Courier staff photographers Elizabeth Ruiz, Emma  Kalonda, and Brian O’Neil.

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Future Juniors, Consider The Global Glimpse Program

By Ajuni Kaur

Courier Staff Reporter

Global Glimpse is a movement that focuses on broadening the horizon of educational opportunities overseas. With the help of different high school students, this non-profit organization aids the underprivileged in offshore countries.

The movement believes that in order to understand any circumstance and gain a better knowledge of global issues one must have first hand experience. Violence, poverty, inequality, and corruption are all a possible problem the students will see the results of.

Countries that juniors can visit while in the program are the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, or Ecuador. The student body that travels to the respective countries are also very diverse and community service teaches the students to think critically about situations.

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QOW: Throwback Thursday

By Alexandra Tenorio 

Courier Staff Reporter

QOTWSince Back to the Future has been so popular lately, we decided to create a question of the week just for it. The question this week is: If you can travel back to anytime what time would you travel back to and why? The answers are quite interesting and heartwarming.

Marcos Villareal would like to go back to the “Mexican Revolution so he [can have] the chance to meet Emiliano Zapata. “

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Movie Review: Big Eden 15th Anniversary Re-Release

By Amber McGee

Editor in Chief

Last Thursday the Piedmont Theater in Oakland held a special free showing of the hit LGBT film Big Eden. The event was organized by Frameline, a nonprofit organization that is responsible for the yearly San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, in order to celebrate the film’s 15th anniversary.

Originally premiering at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Big Eden tells the story of Henry Hart, an artist from New York who returns to his small hometown of Big Eden, Montana to take care of his grandfather.

His previously peaceful life is turned on its head as he struggles with telling his grandfather he’s gay, confronts unresolved feelings for an old friend, and makes a choice on what to do with his future. All the while local Native American store owner and shy guy Pike Dexter deals with his own problems–namely, his feelings for Henry.

With all these conflicts it sounds unlikely that this movie could be anything but a drama, and yet it’s not. The true charm of Big Eden is in the fact that it’s essentially a “gay fairy tale.” There’s no homophobic language, and by the middle of the movie the whole town is trying to set up Henry and Pike. This movie isn’t a drama, but in fact a rather “normal” romantic comedy, except for once the couple isn’t heterosexual.

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Weekly Reader: A Long Way Down

By Jovanna Brinck 

Book Columnist 

hornbyOn New Year’s Eve, four strangers meet at the top of Toppers’ House, an infamous building in London know for suicide, expecting to jump off and take their lives. All came from different backgrounds and had different experiences.

Martin Sharp was a famous talk show host until he slept with an under-aged girl and lost his job, his family, and his dignity.

Maureen has not truly lived life since her son was born mentally disabled nineteen years ago.

Jess is completely crazy and is being suffocated by her parents ever since her older sister went missing a few years back.

JJ, the only American, is in search of his ex-girlfriend after he broke up with her, and his band back in America.

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A Glance At The Student Of The Month Program

By Katelyne Montemayor

Courier Staff Reporter

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Throughout the school year “Student of the Month” certificates are handed out by various teachers. The person behind this kind act is a Life Skills teacher named Mrs. Cross.

When she first came to Logan, Daryl Camp, a math teacher who later became administrator, was in charge of the program and no longer had time to continue.

When he hinted to Mrs. Cross that he needed someone to continue, so she gladly took up the job. Seventeen years later she is still handing out certificates.

Since this isn’t an official school monitored thing like an Honor Roll, there is a bit of reaction to it. She feels that there is a mixed reaction between the students who earn one and those who don’t.

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Chef Herve Wins ROP Teacher of the Year

By Zackary Nichols

Courier Staff Reporter

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Chef Herve Le Biavant has been awarded ROP Teacher of the Year. Chef is Logan’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management teacher.

Chef Herve said that he, “wasn’t expecting to win at all, it was all very sudden. I wasn’t expecting anything, but I am very happy. I was very proud to be a nominee, and considering all of the teachers in ROP, this was something that made me feel really good.”

Culinary Arts II student Adrian Geronimo congratulated Herve, saying “I’m very happy for him!”

This is the first time Chef has been awarded Teacher of the Year in his eight years at Logan.

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Trailer Review: Star Wars The Force Awakens

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By Bella Carrasco

Courier Staff Reporter

As I heard about this trailer coming out I was happy to review it, but after hearing what people were calling encouraging “white genocide,” I as a reporter had to see it myself as I did so I believe that what people are saying about it is absolutely ridiculous.

The trailer itself was well executed and had great effects the actors they got to come back was amazing and any fan of the series would be jumping out of their seats  seeing it.

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BK Black Whopper Review

By Salvador Garcia 

Courier Staff Reporterdownload (2)

When I walked into BK I was so hungry and anxious to try out this new whopper.  When I first put my hands on the Halloween Whopper the black buns made me lose my hunger, I don’t think i’ve ever ate food that dark and even though I know that the Whopper’s bread was mixed with A1 steak sauce,  the way the dark bun looked made it seem like I was going to eat something expired.

I couldn’t get it out of my head, but at the same time it looked delicious so it was a weird mixture of feelings. I ripped a small piece of bread to see if it tasted different from the regular whopper bread and it did to me, if I could try to describe it it tasted a little more dry and a tiny bit bitter. Im guessing this is because of the black food dye. I”m glad that the food dye is made from steak sauce and not from squid ink like in japan.

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Inside Halloween Haunt 2015

By Jessica Esquibel

Editor in Chief 

gaEvery year Great America hosts their annual Halloween Haunt. If I could describe the event in two words it’d be scary and dubstep, a whole lot of dubstep. The event carries on through October. The last day of the event is Halloween night. This was my third year attending and I can say honestly that it gets better everytime. The shows and haunted houses, or mazes, are thrilling as they should be.

The only complaints I had about my night there was the parking and the enormous amount of people there. There’s no denying it’ll be crowded from now on since everyone likes to go at the last minute. Other than that it’s worth the waits in line and bumping into a few people or so.

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