Archives for March 2016

Continue Your Springtime Celebration With Tartes Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation

By Emma Kalonda & Elizabeth Ruiz

Courier Staff Reporters/Photographers

Let the spring looks continue with Tartes new Empowered Hybird Gel Foundation!

With this product’s whipped gel like consistency, it feels very light weight and not cakey.

What makes this product perfect for the spring time is although it is a lightweight product it is completely full coverage. With a formula made to give your face a smooth poreless, yet dewy look, it’s a definite go to for the hot days that lie ahead.

Although if you’re going for a full matte face, this product is not going to be one in your favor.

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Split Schedule Introduced To Accommodate CAASPP Testing

By Kirthana Iyer

Courier Staff Reporter

The CAASPP is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. Every junior must take the CAASPP and it accounts CSU/Community College scores.

Unlike the SAT and ACT, the CAASPP is a test that has no prep class and simply makes sure that teachers are keeping up with the basic Common Core standards.

This year, our CAASPP schedule has become quite interesting. Instead of having our entire junior class take the CAASPP test, the school is creating a new agenda so that AP students have the test at a later time.

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Weekly Reader: Cinder

By Quentin Monasterial 

Courier Staff Reporter/Columnist

Are you a fan of Science-Fiction and fairy tale retellings?

Though an odd, seemingly paradoxical combination, Marissa Meyer manages to stitch a story that falls under both of said genres. The product was Cinder. (Notice how it is derived from “Cinderella,” already foreshadowing the nature of this book).

The book is the first in a series comprised of four books, each one based on a different fairy tale. However, they all have one thing in common: they are each futuristic, with a science-fiction twist.

Meyer introduces us to the world in which Cinder lives (the Earth that she envisions in the future): a world where cyborgs exist, there are more spaceships than planes, the world’s political bodies have united to form the Earthen Union, and humans have inhabited the moon for so long, they’ve separated politically, socially, economically, and biologically and have become the body known as Luna, and its constituents, Lunars.

Cinder is a cyborg, but there is stigma surrounding cyborgs, which fits hand-in-hand with the evil-stepmother trope that Cinder has in common with Cinderella. As a result, Cinder lives a troubled life, though not miserable. She has her youngest step-sister, Peony, and android, Iko, to thank for that. The story opens up with Prince Kai showing up at Cinder’s mechanic shop, asking for her assistance.

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Semester One Honor Roll Certificates Go Out, Much To Students’ Dismay

By Katelyne Montemayor

Courier Staff Reporter

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Recently, honor roll certificates were passed out for first semester achievements. A student attending Logan can receive one of four types of certificates based on their GPA.

To receive “On a Roll” a student must have between a 2.0-2.99.

An “Honor Roll” is given to those with a 3.0-3.74.

The “Principal’s Honor Roll” is given to those with a 3.75-3.99.

Lastly, the “Superintendent’s Honor Roll” is given the students with a 4.0 or higher.

Many of us have been receiving these certificates since middle school and have grown to not really care for them. For others it’s something to strive for.

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College Spotlight: Cañada Community College

By Ajuni Kaur

Courier Staff Reporter

Cañada College is a Community college located in San Mateo County, California. It is near Redwood City, just off highway 280. It is also 20.5 miles away from James Logan High School and is close to Stanford and Palo Alto.

Cañada College is very liberal with their admission offer a spot to its potential students with or without high school diploma. Students are required to take assessments in order to determine their English and Math level for college.

However, students can be exempted from taking the test if you have taken and passed the Advanced Placement assessments test for Mathematics and English. Students can also take the test in another California community college with in the last two years and passed it.

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Retired Staff Member Passes Away

By Jovanna Brinck 

Courier Columnist

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We are sad to announce that Gerald “Jerry” Ortega passed earlier this month. He worked here at Logan in the supply room for many years.

Jerry passed on March 17, 2016 at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, son and wife, grandson, brother, and nieces and nephews.

Jerry was a US war Veteran. Friends and family said he loved golfing and fishing, and was a “die-hard Raiders Fan.”

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Head of Maintenance Leaves To Become Director Of MOTF In Newark

By Natasha Lopez

Courier Staff Reporter

Two weeks ago, Logan staff held a farewell party for the former Head of Maintenance. After 10 years of working for Logan, Vince Belloni has left to become the Director of MOTF at Newark Unified School District.

Belloni told The Courier that he is very excited for the new position.

“I’ve been here ten years, I’m going to miss everybody, I have a great team and everything. But, when the opportunity arose I thought, ‘I’m gonna have to try it.’”

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Movie Review: Zootopia

By Alexandra Tenorio

Courier Staff Reporter

zootopiaThe movie Zootopia was released on March 4th, 2016, starring the voice of Ginnifer Goodwin  as Judy Hopps and Jason Batemon as Nick Wilde, the two protagonists. It’s gotten some pretty good reviews so far.

It’s a cartoon about animals living with the typical stereotypes of their specific breed.  In this story a bunny named Judy Hopps is following her dream of becoming a cop, but of course no one believed in her. So she went ahead and proved everyone wrong, but when it came down to finding out what job you were given, she got stuck with parking duty. Meanwhile, during her parking duty, she met her partner in crime, Nick Wilde, a sly fox. From there they went on this crazy mission to find out what happened to the missing mammals in Zootopia.

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Help The MVROP Class Win $120,000 In The Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest

By Kayla Martinez

Entertainment Editor

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Logan’s Auto Technology Students are one of the top fifteen groups competing in Stanford’s Solve for Tomorrow Competition, a social media contest, with a potential end result of $40,000-$120,000 for the program.

To support our team, students can make daily posts with hashtags: #SamsungSolve and #SamsungSolveMVROP (both must be present) to Twitter or Instagram.

The posts helps the students feel encouraged, and spreads the word to others who may be able to support as well.

Our votes are what lift our team to the top and win our share of the prize money, so please vote every day on social media and encourage others to as well. The votes will be counted April 1st.

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Weekly Reader: The Program

By Jovanna Brinck

Courier Columnist 

THE PROGRAM 0719_LOThe Program by Suzanne Young is about a dystopian society where depression and suicide are epidemics for teenagers across the world. This book centers in on the city where the main character, Sloane lives in. When teens show symptoms of being depressed, they are sent off to the Program. The Program is meant to cure people, but it is rumored that they force medication down patients’ throats and erase their memories. People who make it out of the Program are never the same afterwards and they forget about their friends and the social life they had.

Sloane is watched very carefully during school by her parents and teachers as they are taught to watch out for and report signs of depression. She is seen as at-risk because her older brother and friend committed suicide. She confides in her boyfriend, James, who was her brother’s best friend and was there when he committed suicide. Sloane can’t be sad around her family or else they’ll think that she needs to be sent off to the Program, so she only shows her true feelings when she is around James.

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