Archives for January 2016

Cabaret, A Performance By Jazz Ensemble And Dancers

By Kayla Martinez

Entertainment Editor

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James Logan’s Cabaret Night was Friday, January 22. Jazz singers and dancers came together to put on a marvelous performance.

New pop tunes allowed for our dancers to show off their moves to, and for our Jazz singers to hit those high notes and low notes like there was no tomorrow!

It was festive, fun, and full of color. Between each song, performers had to go backstage to change costume, but the organization here was very well thought out. Many of these quick-changes we’re cleverly hidden by the opposite group coming out and performing a piece to give the other group time.

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Stanford Medical Program Available to Students

 

By Jovanna Brinck

Courier Columnist 

stansLogan students interested in medicine and other health-related careers should take notice to the Stanford Medical 2016 Summer Residential Program.

This five-week science- and medicine-based enrichment program, which occurs annually from the middle of June through July, takes place on the Stanford University campus.  In the program, students are introduced to many health-related careers while improving their science skills. Students will also get a mentor, that is either a Stanford medical student, a graduate student, or a health/science professional, that will help them with college admissions. The administrators stress that during these five weeks, there won’t be a lot of downtime and the group activities will keep students busy from morning until night. However, the entire experience is completely free of charge for the 24 students that are chosen.

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Music Review: Zayn Malik’s Pillowtalk

By Jannet Rodriguez

Music Columnist

Zayn-Malik-Pillow-Talk-Video-Audio-250x253PILLOWTALK is Zayn Malik’s first single as a solo artist since he left the very popular boy band, One Direction. Zayn claimed that he left the band to be a “normal 22 year old”, of course many fans were devastated. In July of 2015, Zayn announced that he would be continuing his career as a solo artist. Zayn is releasing his music as ZAYN.

Fans went months without music, and were all very excited to see what Zayn would release.

PILLOWTALK is very different than the image One Direction had created for themselves. The fans did not get One Direction, they got Zayn, the Bradford Bad Boy.

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Beloved House Two Counselor Leaves After First Semester

By Zackary Nichols

Courier Staff Reporter

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House two Counselor Satinder Jamal has left Logan and has been replaced by Barbara Alexander.

Jamal’s husband, a forensic scientist, recently found a new job in Denver, Colorado.

“Over the last year, he’s been taking several college course and boot camps to upgrade his ability to work in the field of forensic science investigation,” commented Barbara Alexander, “and in the fall he got a job in Denver.”

Jamal was seen by many to be a wonderful, helpful, and friendly counselor.

“She was really nice and helpful. She gave me a lot of advice. She was also very supportive and ensured that I was on the right path for college,” said Jyotsna Kethepalli, senior. “She gave me a glimpse of the real world and what to do if I was ever in a crisis.”

Austin Nguyen says that “she was actually really helpful and cool.”

One anonymous student stated that they will “miss her a lot, I want to thank her for all the schedule errors she helped me work out for the past four years. She was always very courteous and professional.”

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QOW: Senior Quotes? Yes or No?

By Alexandra Tenorio 

Courier Columnist 

QOTWOn this question of the week I went around Logan and asked students, specifically seniors about senior quotes. There has been a rumor going around campus stating that seniors won’t be able to have senior quotes. I took the advantage of the situation to see how students would react to it saying there was no quotes for seniors. Most were negative.

People like Ana Karen already had a quote. “I feel sad because I can’t use my quote eat spaghetti to forget regretti,” she expresses.

“I’m disappointed because I was actually starting to think of a quote,” states Amber McGee.

“I’m really mad because I felt like they’re really great and I’ve lost my hope of having my own senior quote,” says Marcos Piedra.

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Weekly Reader: Truthwitch

By Quentin Monasterial 

Courier Staff Columnist/Reporter

Susan Dennard opens up 2016 with her new novel, Truthwtich, a fantastic introduction to a new series.

The novel takes place on the continent of another world (hence, it being of the high fantasy genre) ruled by three empires: the Cartorran Empire, the Dalmotti Empire, and the Marstoki Empire.

At the time of the novel, the twenty year truce is coming to an end, and, when Safi, one of the main characters, is summoned to attend the gathering through which the truce is hoped to be renewed, a chain of events is set in motion.

This world is home to magic, or what is referred to as Witchery in the story. Unlike most stories regarding magic, there is zero correlation between the gender of a magic-user and the title that they are given; everyone with magical ability is a witch. Dennard classifies each of them with a title compounded of “witch” and a noun relating to the area of magic that they specialize in (i.e. Truthwitch, a witch who can discern truth from deception).

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Logan Defeats Rivals Newark Memorial 54-52

Khamaria Hillmon

Sports Editor

coltslogoThe Colts basketball team played an intense game against rival, Newark Memorial High School last Friday at Logan. The Colts won 54-52 and are now 12-6 for the season.

The Cougars scored the first quarter making the score 2-0. Logan scored soon after making the score 2-2. Point Guard, Andre Reyes, scored 3 points for the Colts and the quarter ended 17-9 with Logan in the lead.

Fans stood up from their seats when there were only 3 seconds left of the game. Shooting Guard, Micah Webster, shot 2 free throws, missing the first, but making the second. Newark tried to score the last second of the game, but the ball bounced back off of the rim, making the score 54-52.

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Varsity Boys Taking Over for 2015-16 Season

Khamaria Hillmon

Sports Editor

coltslogoThe James Logan Varsity basketball team defeated the American Eagles on Tuesday, January 19th with a score of 81-36. The Colts are now 11-6 for the season.

The Eagles seemed pretty easy to beat, considering they are now 3-14. The Colts have been playing very well this season and get better and better each game. Hopefully it will stay this way for the rest of the season.

“I don’t think they were very good,” says Shooting Guard, Micah Webster, “because we work so hard, so everything is pretty easy, going against all of the teams in this division, except for Moreau and Newark.”

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Weekly Reader: When Breath Becomes Air

By Jovanna Brinck

Courier Columnist

whenbreathbecomesair1-680x796When Breath Becomes Air is a heartbreaking autobiography of Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s experience from going from training to be a neurosurgeon to being treated for lung cancer.

From his early adult years, Kalanithi was always interested in life and philosophy. However, the human brain amazed him too. In college, he struggled with deciding whether to pursue a career in literature or biology. He decided to go with the latter first, and then, eventually move on to book writing as he got older.

Kalanithi shares his experiences in the medical field. He illustrates the tough decisions of having to give up on patients that can’t be saved and the miraculous times when he saves someone from dying. Ultimately, Kalanithi has always seen fatal situations from a doctor’s perspective. That is until Paul Kalanithi is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Now, he perceives life as  being the patient and realizing that he hasn’t got much more time left to live.

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Colts Basketball Beat Washington Huskies 86-59

By Khamaria Hillmon

Sports Editor
coltslogoThe Logan varsity basketball team beat the Washington Huskies last Friday at Washington. Logan is now 10-6 overall for the season. This was a comeback from their game on Tuesday against Moreau Catholic High School, at Moreau, where Logan lost 69-80.

There were no points scored in the first quarter.

Logan scored 27 points in the second quarter before Point/Shooting Guard, Nabil Keyro, scored another 2 points for the Colts. Washington was not too far behind, scoring 11 points. Keyro made a 3-point field goal soon after, leading the colts 32-11. Felipe Marasigan, of the Huskies shot 3 free throws, making the score 41-17.

Corner, Michael Steadman scored 2 points right before halftime, keeping the Colts in the lead 47-21.

Point Guard, Noah Conner scored the first 2 points coming back from halftime, making the score 49-21, but the Huskies scored 3 points right after. There was a foul on Logan by Michael Steadman, giving the Huskies a free throw

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