Archives for November 2015

Trump Denies Accusations Of Mocking Disabled Reporter

By Zackary Nichols

Courier Staff Reporter

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is under heavy fire for his comments towards New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital joint condition.

During a speech in South Carolina, Trump appeared to mock the reporter’s physical condition.

“Now, the poor guy, you’ve got to see this guy, ‘Ah, I don’t know what I said! I don’t remember!’ ” Trump said during an impression of Kovaleski, flailing and jerking his arms around at odd angles.

Serge Kovaleski suffers from arthrogryposis, a chronic condition that affects the movement and flexibility of his arms.

“The sad part about it is, it didn’t in the slightest bit jar or surprise me that Donald Trump would do something this low-rent, given his track record,” Kovaleski said.

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Youth Alive Hosted Thanksgiving Dinner

By Jessica Esquibel

Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday, in the pavilion, during fifth lunch the Youth Alive club held a Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by both Outback and Chic-fil-A. I went with a couple friends before the bell rang and there was already a fair amount of students waiting to get inside. The doors opened as the bell rang, so no one was waiting around. The first thing I expected to see was tables of food and such, not the case, and I think a lot of students were confused at first.

Then music began to play and the advisor told us we were going to play a game. Basically, it was rock paper scissors, but every person that lost had to line up behind the person they lost to. That led to a whole chain of students to spread out all over the pavilion. As soon as they found a winner Youth Alive members passed out a half sheet of paper to everyone, asking to fill it in with our information. After that we’d be able to eat.

We all lined up after filling out our sheet and were asked to write on a post-it note what we were thankful for. We sticked the note on a poster and turned in our information to a member. Then we were served. The meal consisted of salad, chicken, bread, rice, and veggies. They even added a cookie for dessert. The food was really good.

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Girls Volleyball NCS Outcome

By Britney Magat

Courier Staff Reporter

ncsOur Lady Colts Girls Volleyball varsity team won their last game this season against Irvington leading them to NCS known as North Coast Section.

Their first NCS game took place at Logan on Wednesday, November 11th. Winning their playoff match against Deer Valley with a score of 3-1. Logan wins 3 sets with Deer Valley winning 1.

I interviewed one of the players, Alexa Pastores (#15) and asked her what it was like to win their first NCS game this year. “It felt amazing because it’s been 10 years since our program went undefeated for the girls volleyball varsity team.”

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Driver’s Education Classes Around the Corner

By Jovanna Brinck

Courier Staff Reporter

NHAS_logo-greenDriver’s Education classes will be held during both Thanksgiving break, November 23-25th, and Winter break, December 21-23rd, at the New Haven Adult School.

To receive a driver’s permit, all persons from the age of fifteen and a half to seventeen and a half need to complete Driver’s Education. These classes are highly recommended for students wishing to obtain their driver’s permit soon.

Classes will run from 7:00 am to 5:00pm. Over the three-day instruction, which adds up to 28 hours, students will take practice tests and watch instructional videos that teach safe driving techniques. After, students will receive a certificate of Driver’s Education completion that will allow them to test for a driver’s permit at the DMV. However, students must be present for all 28 hours to receive the certificate, and there are no makeup days.The three-day classes cost $125.

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My Article On Procrastina… You Know What, I’ll Title This Later

By Danielle Israde 

Courier Staff Reporter

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Procrastination: everybody does it.

With whatever task it may be, the time needed to do the task itself ironically ends up being shorter than the amount of time we spend stressing and putting it off until the last minute.

In this article, Logan students discuss the task of homework and their difficulty refraining from procrastinating.

Sameer, a sophomore, told usthe reason he struggles to do his assignments. He explains “I don’t usually have a lot of homework assignments so when I do get them, I’m used to not doing anything so I don’t do them until last minute, like at lunch. Times between classes, during easy classes, and at lunch are essential times to catch up on homework.”

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Weekly Reader: Six of Crows

By Quentin Monasterial

Courier Staff Reporter/Columnist

Hearing news of Leigh Bardugo’s new book hardly caught a hairsbreadth of my attention, let alone any desire to actually purchase it.

I’d already suffered through her previous work, The Grisha Trilogy, so, I remember thinking, why would this be any different? Turns out I was wrong. (And as to why I purchased it despite my hostility towards doing so–well, the hype claimed it was a dramatic improvement, and, knowing me, I couldn’t resist.)

Bardugo makes an outstanding comeback with her latest novel Six of Crows. Compared to her Grisha Trilogy, which I wasn’t a very big fan of (to put it lightly, I disliked them a great deal), Six of Crows is the gourmet dish and the Grisha Trilogy a take-out-night gone wrong. But Six of Crows isn’t just a gourmet dish; it is the first course to what I hope is a multi-course meal.

Six of Crows is a spin-off to the Grisha Trilogy, meaning it still takes place in the “Grisha Universe.” Fortunately the one thing that I thoroughly enjoyed–in fact, outrightly adored-about the Grisha Trilogy was the setting. It was an exceptional example of what high fantasy world-building should look like. The concept of Small Science–the special abilities that individuals called Grisha were gifted with upon birth–and how it works was brilliant, in my opinion. Additionally, there existed a spectrum of attitudes toward these individuals based on the cultural environment, which, I believe, provided the fictional society with more depth and authenticity, highlighting the struggles of a minority group in the face of society (regardless of the condition that makes the minority a minority).

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Marine Biology Teacher Comments On SeaWorld San Diego Ending Orca Shows

By Zackary Nichols

Courier Staff Reporter

SeaWorld San Diego has announced that it will end its Orca whale shows amid protests from animal rights activists. The Killer whale shows are planned to be replaced by attractions that emphasis conservation and the Orca whale’s natural behavior.

While many are enthusiastic about the change, others are asking “is it enough?”

“I think it’s a good step in the right direction, however not having Orca whales in captivity at all would probably, from many people’s perspective, be the right answer“ said marine biology teacher Ms. Childers.

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, representative Jared Goodman says that the change is necessary, but compared the move to “no longer whipping lions in a circus act, but keeping them locked inside cages for life.”

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Holiday Club Fair – November 17, 2015

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Photos taken by Courier Staff Photographers Emma Kalonda and Elizabeth Ruiz.

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Album Review: Purpose by Justin Bieber

By Jannet Rodriguez

Music Columnist

JB_Purpose-digital-deluxe-album-cover_lrJustin Bieber just dropped his fourth studio album, Purpose, and wow. A lot of people were expecting Justin to make the best comeback ever, and that is what we got. Purpose shows Bieber’s new EDM sound, still combining the sound from his previous album, Journals.

Justin really put a lot of work into the music, and you can tell because he sounds great. He might have lost his breath control, but other than that his vocals are really good.

The album opens up with a song called Mark My Words. Let me tell you about this song, justin sounds so good, the little humming in the beginning and the “mark my words” melody, I think I died and went to heaven.

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Logan Embarrasses Washington Huskies

Khamaria Hillmon

Sports Editor

loganwhiteredThe mighty Colts had their senior night last Friday at Logan, where they defeated the Washington Huskies 63-6. This was an improvement from their last game against De La Salle on Friday, October 30, where the Trojans beat Logan 57-14.

Ahmari Davis scored the first touchdown of the game at 11:21, making the score 6-0. Damani Sistena scored a touchdown at 6:50, followed by another at 1:00, bringing Logan up 20-0. Unfortunately for Washington, their defensive line was not so hot. Ahmari Davis intercepted Washington’s ball and scored a touchdown at the last second of the first quarter.

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