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By Rachel Ocampo, Courier Staff Writer
The population of bees has been dropping drastically over the past several years. There are many reasons as to why the decline of the bee population is occurring, but the use of pesticides is a prime component to this concept.
A few students at James Logan shared their opinion on this topic.
In 2014, environmental groups such as Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides challenged California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) approval of pesticides which was shown to affect bees. The DPR found evidence that the pesticides were killing the bees but did not take further action to save the them.
The DPR proposed to expand the use of two bee-killing pesticides, “Venom Insecticide” and “Dinotefuran.”
By Catherine Nguyen, Courier Staff Writer
Many students at James Logan High School are thinking about college and any other post secondary plans they may have.
A majority of the students at Logan have plans to go to college after high school whether it is community college, private college or, a public college.
Sarah Hernandez, a senior, said she wants to go to college to further her academic career but to also, “earn a higher paying job in the future.”
Another senior, Trokon Johnson also said he wanted to go to college to further his education and achieve his dreams.
“I want to further explore what I’m good at and have interest in, not the things I’ve struggled at in high school,” said a junior.
By Horace Assar, Demisha Simmons-Price, Arjot Pabla, and Princess Ganutan, Courier Staff Writers
“Concrete and Gold”, the ninth album of the Foo Fighters is filled with thick sounding guitars and throat shredding screams.
Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters founder, never tried something tricky with the albums. Listening to the Foo Fighters is like listening to songs in a TV show. They have produced little in the way of artistic development.
With Taylor Hawkins powerful performance on the drums and Dave Grohl’s voice and guitar, the Foo Fighters earned Pitchfork’s “World’s Most Okay Rock Band” with several hit albums like “Foo Fighters”, “The Color and the Shape”, and “Sonic Highways”. These ones are boring albums but good ones as well. It is impossible to dislike the Foo Fighters but out of the question to love them.
By Clarence Garcia, Courier Staff Writer
Edited by Joshua Vasquez, Courier Sports Editor
The Colts were coming off of a blowout victory vs. the Washington High Huskies led behind impressive performances by Senior Runningbacks Ke’sean Cohen and Tariq Jabbaar, who each ran for over 100 yards with touchdowns.
Logan proved that they could be a high-powered offense after averaging only 14 points a game all season and looked to maintain that momentum going into Friday nights game.
Things got out to a rough start for the Colts, as the Loggers quickly jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter by scoring on back-to-back drives, and holding Logan to a three-and-out on their first possession. Eureka brought out a handful of misdirection plays that caught the Colts off guard early, putting them in a tight spot defensively.
The Colts were finally able to score before halftime on a TD pass from junior quarterback, Irvin Garnica, to standout senior wide receiver, Rezjohn Wright. As it turns out, that drive was the only thing Logan had going for them the whole game. The Colts’ plays were plagued with small mistakes that cost them potential scoring opportunities, as they got into penalty trouble almost every time. It was either bad luck or just plain fatigue from the long ride, that caused the Colts to lose their usual mental sharpness and intensity.
By Fred Jedder, Courier Staff Writer
The continuing presence of smoke from Northern California fires prompted the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe to warn students reduce outdoor activities until the air clears.
“Over the course of this week, air quality in Alameda County has tipped into Unhealthy levels,” she said in an official statement, During this time, the Alameda County Public Health Department advises that children should “limit prolonged outdoor exertion.”
“In the past week we have witnessed devastating effects of the ongoing Northern California wildfires,” Monroe wrote, “At this time, my heart goes out to the students, families, and entire communities impacted by these fires.”
Logan Principal Abhi Brar yesterday asked teachers to open their rooms during lunch so students could escape the smokey air from the North Bay fires, while revealing that the school has received several calls wondering whether school has been canceled because of the unhealthy air.
“The air quality across the Bay Area has been poor this week and we have received several calls/emails to inquire if school is cancelled today,” Brar wrote in an email to his staff, “A news story from 2014 about school closure has been circulating on social media that may have added to the confusion. School is in session today.”
By Salvador Esquibel, Kaitlyn Espinoza, Alexa Fernandez, Courier Staff Writers
Global Glimpse is a nonprofit organization that serves high school students and educators all around the Bay Area, New York, Chicago and Western Massachusetts. Their goal is to give students the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds in order to make meaningful connections and to improve their society and understand larger social contexts.
Students can apply by recommendation from a teacher based on their strong leadership skills, community involvement, and potential for collegiate and career success. 10 to 30 students are accepted into the program every school year.
Fees for the program range somewhere between $500 to $4200, including airfare, accommodation, transportation, meals. The also include the cost of preparatory after school workshops, and their alumni ambassador program. There are also scholarships available to students that qualify based on factors such as family income and number of people dependent in a household.
Over the years, Global Glimpse has seen itself grow in numbers and percentages. Since 2007, they have served over 4,600 students. Just last year, they served 830 students and 90 educators from 65 public high schools and provided over $2 million to make sure the program was available to students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. (more…)
By: Sukhmani Kaur Batra, Courier Staff Writer
As Silicon Valley reels from the recent high-profile sexual-harassment and discrimination scandals, conversations of gender equality are being given a broader traction. In return, there are a lot of men, particularly among young people, who are pushing for men’s rights and a radical subculture calling for male separatism is emerging.
Analyzing this backlash, Logan students looked into historical precedents.
When asked about the historical trend of backlash against the push for gender equality, junior Jeremiah Riley said, “I honestly believe so. Women have been treated unfairly all throughout history. They did not get the right to vote until the 1920’s they were also commonly seen a beneath the man.”
With many Logan students aiming to pursue a career in the tech industry, the Logan community has mixed perspectives.
By Sheris Mendiola, Courier Staff Writer
Nine hours of sleep is an ideal amount of time for teenagers, but majority of them don’t fulfill the healthy necessity.
On a poll I ran sent to random students, homework was the number one reason most students who got under nine hours of sleep. It’s either students are overworking themselves by having a full load of honors and AP classes or some classes assign too much homework. These students possibly have other things to do as well with their lives than just focus on schoolwork.
After interviewing multiple students at Logan, 6 hours were the average amount of sleep obtained by students.
Demisha Price and Arjot Pabla, both seniors, said they “stay up and watch youtube videos.”
Procrastination was the second highest ranking reasons for under 9 hours of sleep. This is due to student’s constant use of electronics and the affect it has on people’s sleep. It stimulates the brain and causes addiction. People grow dependent on their phones and computers which leads to students checking their devices before they sleep. They then get carried away and end up glued to that device for hours.