Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Krislyn Perez/Courier Photo
By Krislyn Perez, Courier Staff Writer
Bathroom users of James Logan High School, have you recently used the girl’s bathroom in the 500’s? If so, then you have, of course, noticed the complete grossness of it. You also may have noticed how uncomfortable it is to use the 500’s bathroom.
Due to doors without locks, no girl can comfortably use the bathroom. Avid bathroom user Micah Mahinay says “ I use the bathroom in the 500’s every day before 4th period and I always think the lock will be fixed, but it NEVER is. Once I was in the bathroom and I was getting ready to set some toilet paper on the seat, since there are no seat covers, when I noticed that there was no lock on the door. The bathroom of course, was packed and I almost peed my pants waiting for an open stall.” Should a girl really have to go through that just to use the restroom?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Why is marijuana illegal?
Honestly, there are more dangerous commonly used drugs out there than weed. It is physically impossible to overdose on marijuana, but you can overdose on Tylenol. You can even die from caffeine overdose. In the history of weed, there hasn't been 1 marijuana overdose fatality; but in the case of Tobacco, over 435,000 people die annually because of TOBACCO. Alcohol kills about 85,000 people annually.
Thousands of people are being arrested, just for weed, even though in Amsterdam, people are openly smoking it.
Friday, October 23, 2009
By Laurel Brodzinsky, Courier Staff Writer
Next Week, October 25-31 is Vegan Week. People are encouraged to try being vegan and be conscious of the food they eat. Veganism is not just about food however, it includes being aware of clothing items and beauty products as well.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
By Dana Llarena, Courier Correspondent
Dana Llarena is a member of the James Logan Girl's Varsity Volleyball Team
For the first time ever, the James Logan Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team will be hosting a match in honor of the nation-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although it may cost a few bucks out of your pocket to watch the match, the money will be going to a foundation that helps finds solutions to this breast cancer epidemic; donations are gladly accepted as well.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Within the past few days, Logan has gone through a loss of electricity, “rain day,” and a fire alarm that has left both students and staff worried about the state of the school.
It all began on Tuesday. As a result of the pouring rain and beating wind, about 80 percent of Logan’s classrooms were left with no power (http://jameslogancourier.com/index.php?itemid=5498). Although the administration made a clear effort to get in contact with PG&E to fix the problem, normal electricity was not restored and students and staff were told to stay home on Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
By Beatrice Esteban, Courier Staff Writer
If you’re one of the many people all around the world who use social networking site Twitter, the phrase om the headline probably sounds familiar. Twitter has become an integral part of how society communicates these days.
Twitter is a site built exclusively off of 140-character status messages in which users are prompted to update by being asked, “What are you doing?” Contents of tweets vary – they can be something as mundane as being bored, or something as important as trying to spread the message about donating to funds to benefit victims of Typhoon Ondoy in Southeast Asia. Tweets are received either through the public timeline or through “following” people, or receiving their updates.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
By Alexys Cran, Courier Staff Writer
On May 6, a bill was signed into law to allow same-sex marriage in Maine. Maine then became the fifth U.S. state to recognized same-sex marriage, and the second state after Vermont to do so through the legislative process instead of through a judicial ruling. This law would have taken effect on September 11, however it will now be vulnerable to a "people's veto" in the November elections in Maine.