By Kelly Lan and Romi Cablay, Courier Staff Writers
P!nk performing live in 2013
Two of music’s biggest stars, Taylor Swift and P!nk, are set to release new albums this fall season.
After her dropping her single “Just Like Fire” for Disney’s movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass” it seemed like P!nk was all ready to drop her new album.
However, in the summer, she got pregnant with her second child so her projects took a back seat.
Thankfully for fans, her new album, “Beautiful Trauma” is now set to release on October 13 with a tour with the same name to follow.
This will be her seventh album overall and her first album since 2012. Pink went on Twitter to explain the inspiration for her album title. She said that she “named the album after [Beautiful Trauma] because life is f*cking traumatic. But it’s also incredibly beautiful too.”
The song is set to have a total of 13 songs. On August 10, she dropped “What About Us” as her single for the album and the fourth song on the track list. On September 28, she dropped “Beautiful Trauma” her title song.
By Erica Garcia and Victoria Meneses, Courier Cartoonists
By Stacy Park, Courier Staff Writer
Colts! Get ready for this year’s homecoming dance on October 21st.
This year’s theme is going to be quite spectacular with all the new features the leadership students have been planning. Students are thrilled and are expecting great things for this year’s homecoming theme.
“Since this is my last year of high school, I want to participate in all the events this school has to offer before I leave James Logan. I hope this year’s theme will be exquisite. The Leadership students have been working on this for a very long time,” said Michael Martinez, a senior.
“To be honest, I do not know what to expect. This theme can go either way; well or wrong. However, I’m sure that I will enjoy the dance either way.”
Leslie Angel, an 11th grader, also had opinions on leadership and the past homecoming dances.
By Horace Assar, Arjot Pabla, Demisha Simmons-Price, & Princess Ganutan, Courier Staff Writers
After decades of performing with the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 66.
Petty was a California rock star inspired by many great artists such as Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles. Some of Petty’s greatest hits include Free Fallin’, You Don’t Know How it Feels, and I Won’t Back Down.
With a talent for songwriting and a magnificent voice, Tom Petty gave the Heartbreakers a 1960s contemporary feel and sound. Well into 2017, Petty continued to perform at live concerts, with his hits earning millions of dollars. He entered the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2002, and in 2008, he played at the Super Bowl halftime show.
Petty had an influential and lasting impact on several Logan teachers.
Mr. Hannigan, the Courier advisor, said, “It’s a tragedy. The first I saw him was in 1977, and it was the greatest show I have ever seen. It is a terrible loss and scary for me because he is only a few years older than me. I wish I’d gone and seen him in his last Bay Area show […] it is too bad that not many students are familiar with his work.”
By Alyssa Tornel and Roxanne Ramos, Courier Staff Writers
Logan will create a Disneyland themed, “Logan Land” for the first time ever. “Logan Land” will replace the floats that are usually displayed on the track.
The junior class is planning to transform the 300’s into an area modeled after the movie,
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The Incredibles. The other class will model the other areas of the school based on their themes as well. The freshman have Up, Sophomores have Shrek Tales, and Seniors have High School Musical. Participating in “Logan Land” also allows students to gain community service and a chance to meet new people in your grade.
Junior Class president, Johan Casal, said “Mr. Malcolm was the first to talk about the idea of decorating the school. We officially couldn’t do float, so we started playing around with the idea of decorating other things… the idea of bringing a movie to life is an idea that kinda stuck with me.” (more…)
By Natasha Lopez, Erika Venegas and Gweyneth Angeli Legaspi, Courier Staff Writers
Leadership held a relief fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims from September 11 to the 22nd. They organized their fundraiser through Team Rubicon but failed to meet their goal of $3,000.
Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization that has previously given relief to Haiti after the earthquake that took place in 2010 and is now raising money for those who were affected by the hurricane in Texas. It is run by the founder William McNulty.
Alexa Sass, the ASB committee leader, said that they chose not to raise the money through Red Cross because “they have not been donating all of the money to the victims.” This may be referring to Hurricane Katrina when international Red Cross officials reported to the New York Times that they failed to meet the needs of victims. Just recently Red Cross was accused of stealing donations from churches in Texas.
By Alyssa Tornel, Courier Staff Writer
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (rated R) brings back all of our favorite characters and introduces us to some new as well, all in an action-packed sequel.
The story has an exhilarating beginning with our main character, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton), reuniting with a familiar face. Eggsy runs into Charlie (Edward Holcroft), who failed to become a Kingsman in the first movie. Charlie manages to steal all of the Kingsmen’s’ information and then passes it on to his boss and new villain Poppy, played by Julianne Moore. Poppy is the head of a large organization called The Golden Circle and also the leader of a major drug cartel. Poppy uses the information given to her by Charlie to plan an attack on the Kingsmen which leaves only two survivors, Eggsy and Merlin (played by Mark Strong).
Merlin is given an even bigger role for this second installment and allows the audience to get more attached to him. Eggsy and Merlin must now travel all the way to Kentucky to join forces with their brother organization because after the attack, they’re left with nothing. The Kingsmen and Statesmen must work together to take down Poppy, who was not only behind the attack of the Kingsmen, but has an even bigger plan up her sleeve. Poppy is now planning to use her drugs as a weapon to have millions killed by the disease that she planted in her drugs. The Kingsmen and Statesmen have to join forces and get the anecdote from her before it’s too late.
By Erica Garcia and Victoria Meneses, Courier Cartoonists
By Israel Avila and Daisy Tamayo, Courier Staff Writers
Photo by Israel Avila
James Logan Varsity Women’s Water Polo wins yet another game making them an undefeated 7-0 team. They played against Mission San Jose with a final score of 10-2.
Although the season has just begun, the team already knows what their strengths and weaknesses are as individuals and most importantly as a team.
Haley Pulido, varsity’s goalie, said that just knowing the team is there for one another makes her “thrive more and want to be more competitive and try harder.”
By Kaitlyn Espinoza, Savlador Esquibel, and Alexa Fernandez Courier Staff Writers
From left to right: Ms. Wright, Ms. Hughes, and Ms. Hughes’s daughter
Alzheimer’s is a disease that can take over the brain and cause problems with the person’s memory, thought process, and actions and over time, it tends to get worse. The disease can cause confusion, inability to recognize familiar places, misplace things and/or struggle with language.
Debbie Hughes has been one of the many that has been affected by Alzheimer’s. Even though she does not have the disease , loved ones around her having been dealing with this and unfortunately three of her family members , her mom, aunt, and grandmother have passed away from this tragic disease.
The most common risk factor for Alzheimer’s is increasing age. Most affected individuals are usually around the age of 65 years or older. Family history and genetics can also increase the likelihood of being affected by Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s walks are very common in Northern California and some teachers such as Debbie Hughes and Molly Wright were involved this year as well as previous years.
“ This is my 3rd walk and there are walks all over the country from mid-November to mid-December. Usually during these walks people ask for donations and this year I happened to make around 500 dollars of donations, but was more fortunate last year by making around 1000 dollars of donations.” said Hughes.