Archives for October 2016

Happy Halloween!

By Mary-Kay Floyd, Courier News Editor

Logan students dress up for Halloween.

Logan students dress up for Halloween.

Here’s to the scoop on the spooky holiday, Halloween.  2016 costumes couldn’t get any better.

The DC Comics villain, Harley Quinn, was expected to be seen numerous times throughout the day. However, many Logan students said they didn’t see one roaming the campus.

What was seen, was a person dressed as a T-Rex which caught the eyes of many.  At least 7 ft. tall, the creature walked around campus and took pictures with students.

Here’s a list of just a few of the  unique costumes that were seen today:

  • A witch doctor
  • Jerry from Tom and Jerry
  • Arthur
  • Einstein
  • The Big Bad Wolf

I dressed as Eleven from Stranger Things, and saw someone with the same costume.  Eleven seems to be a common costume.

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OPINION: Trump, Underneath the Orange Skin

By Simran Kalkat, Courier Managing Editor

With less than two weeks left until the Election Day, Americans are left to choose between candidates that might just be two of the most disliked contenders for the presidency: Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Donald John Trump. This article is not meant to endorse either candidate, but to share my opinion on why Donald Trump does not deserve to be our next president.

There shouldn’t be any doubt in saying that Donald Trump does not have the same experience that many presidential candidates have usually had. Although the Constitution only requires a candidate to be at least 35 years of age, a resident “within the United States for 14 years” and a “natural born Citizen,” it would not be logical for us to elect a man with very little experience in the political world.  

Many have argued that Trump’s business career will be a valuable asset to the country’s economic growth. However, it is important to remember that a businessman with a reputable name isn’t the same as a qualified president. Furthermore a study by an independent research institution, Tax Policy Center, has concluded that Donald Trump’s tax proposals would be responsible for the fall in federal revenue by $6.2 trillion in the first decade, and an increase in federal debt by $7.2 trillion.

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Día de Los Muertos: Ballet Folklórico

By Kayla Hernandez, Courier Staff Writer

As we all know it is October, meaning Halloween will be coming around, also known as Día de los Muertos for many Mexicans whscreenshot-2016-10-27-at-12-03-55-pmo celebrate it all around the world to honor their loved ones who died.

Our Ballet Folklórico was a guest on Sunday, October 16, 2016 performance at San Leandro High School with BFM (Ballet Folkórico de Carlos Moreno), a really popular group in the Bay Area that just finished a world wide tour with famous band called Los Lobos.

Annually, the group (BFM), has a Día de Los Muertos performance that share numerous celebrations and how they (other countries) honor those who have died. It includes different costume changes and many different stories too which had to
include acting for some dancers.

 

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Santa Cruz Cheer Competition

By Stephanie Ramirez, Courier Staff Writerimg_5489

On September 24th, the cheer team performed at Santa Cruz Boardwalk for a USA cheer competition. This was the first time competing in Santa Cruz because it is normally too early in the season to have a whole competition routine done. The cheer team competes in order to qualify for Nationals in March that is held at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Despite being early in the season and the majority of the team being new to cheerleading, we did a great job overall. Since it was our first competition of the season, it was stressful getting there but we managed to get through the whole routine. We placed 5th and almost qualified to Nationals. Due to these results, it makes me excited to see what this season has in store for us because this team will get far. (more…)

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Super Typhoon Hits the Philippines and is Headed Towards China

By Margarita Garcia, Courier Staff Writerwireap_d0a9ab3f850a4cd18272dec2509dbbf5_16x9_1600

Possibly one of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines. Haima, has destroyed property and the lives of people.

At least 7 people have died in the Philippines due to the typhoon. Haima had left power outages, due to its strong winds, and flooding in the northern part of the Philippines.

According to BBC news “The storm was upgraded to a super typhoon just before it hit in Penablanca, a town in Cagayan province, around 23:00 local time (1500 GMT) on Wednesday.”

The details of the death according to ABC News were “Two construction workers died when a landslide buried their shanty in La Trinidad town in the mountain province of Benguet,” officials said, while an additional two villagers perished in landslide, another was swept away in a river and remains missing in Ifugao province, near Benguet. Further, another man died after being pinned by a fallen tree in Isabela province. One other typhoon-related death was reported in northern Ilocos region but details were not immediately available”

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Flea Market at Logan

By Izabella Gonzalez, Courier Staff Writer

The Puente class hosted a flea market at James Logan on October 22nd. Held in a section of the student parking lot, the flea market welcomed all the people traveling along Alvarado Niles Blvd to view the vendors’ setups.

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This was the first flea market done by a club at Logan, and the idea came from the desire for a new way to fundraise. Puente treasurer, Isabel Gonzalez, shared “We wanted to do something different. And it’s a way to involve the community together.”

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Alessia Cara “Here” In San Francisco

img_3063By Kayla Hernandez, Courier Staff Writer

Hundreds of  fans united to see Alessia Cara at her San Francisco stop in  part 2 of her Know-It-All Tour. The 20-year-old singer and songwriter was discovered by posting Youtube videos and later got signed to a record label. She found herself with a hit on her hands with  asong called “Here” that has made it to the Billboard’s Hot list.

Two guests opened up the tour, and Nathan Sykes was one of them. He was in a band called “The Wanted”; however the band broke up in the year 2009 and he started a career as a solo artist. Sykes walked on stage and introduced himself. He gave such a tremendous performance. Although he only sang 4 songs, he gave a spectacular presentation of himself with playing the piano alongside his guitarist, James. That day he had released a music video of his song “Over and Over Again” which he also ended his performance with. (more…)

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Comparing Trump’s and Clinton’s Stances on Abortion

 By Bryce Liao, Courier Managing Editor

When Chris Wallace, moderator of the final presidential debate, asked the two presidential candidates about their positions on abortion, things got ugly.

Questioned about Roe v. Wade, a landmark Supreme Court decision that allowed pregnant women to abort if their lives were at stake, Clinton responded:

147732947739998“Roe v. Wade […] guarantees a constitutional right to a woman to make the most intimate […] decisions about her health care that one can imagine. […] So many states are putting very stringent regulations on women that block them from exercising that choice to the extent that they are defunding Planned Parenthood, which of course provides all kinds of cancer screenings and other benefits for women in our country.”

Her reasoning, as well as that of her running mate, follows the traditional liberal, pro-life, stance on abortion- that women have the right to abort should continuing the pregnancy jeopardize their health.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Don’t Get Them While They’re Hot

By Amanda Anabeza, Courier Staff Writersamsung-galaxy-note-7-recall-fire-explosion-3-840x560

Beginning early September, over one hundred customers who purchased Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 have reported their defective phones to the company. Some have suffered more damage than others.

Simply put, the cause of the Galaxy Note 7’s malfunction is in the battery of the phone. The phone is said to overheat while placed on their one-of-a-kind charger and “exploding” or catching on fire. This was a terrible inconvenience and did result in property damage in many cases.

After the complaints of customers, Samsung asked all Galaxy Note 7 users to return their cellular phones for a new replacement. They recovered about 1 million of the phones that were sold, nearly half of what was manufactured.

After many returns and exchanges, it just wasn’t meant to be. In the month of October there were more reports of the “new” Note 7 being just as defective as the first. (more…)

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JLHS Seniors Vote for the First Time

By Leslie Sanroman, Courier Staff Writeryour_vote_counts

Many of the seniors at Logan have expressed their disappointment about voting on November 8, 2016. Some feel that it is pointless to vote because they do not agree with either of the candidates. The students reveal how upset they are that after 18 long years of waiting; the primary candidates this year are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

All students have different views and feelings about this year’s elections. Some are voting for Hillary just so Trump will not win, however some are voting for Hillary because they actually feel she would be a suitable president, and others are not voting at all because they feel it is useless to vote between two bad presidents.

“I am definitely voting for Clinton,” Melody Navarrete exclaimed,” I can’t believe Donald Trump is even being allowed to run for president. This being one of the best countries, how could we allow someone with so much ignorance have the possibility of leading it.” (more…)

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