During this past week, Logan's Forensic Science class was MIA from school as they had two field trips.
In Forensic Science, (also known as CSI), juniors and seniors learn different aspects of the crime solving industry. They are taught how to solve various crimes using DNA samples such as hair, fingerprints, blood that humans naturally leave behind at crime scenes. Students also learn how victims died, and how suspects executed their crimes. Led by Ms. Panico, the Forensic Science class uses the information they comprehend through out the year in order to solve virtual crime scenes created by their teacher.
"There are [lots of] labs, the class is really a year-round hands on project since these crime scenes are our homework, tests, and final combined," said senior Joseph Mestre.
For the semester final, CSI went to the local ROP Center on Tuesday for a crime scene competition amongst the entire class.
"My team won! It wasn't too hard to keep up with the other teams for us. We had no problem narrowing down the field to one person/suspect," said senior Travis Pashion-Silva.
"Man that bbq they had there was horrible though. It ruined everything!" added Senior Richard Marquez.
On Wednesday, both this year and last year's Forensic Class traveled to Santa Clara for an intense day of paintballing. The purpose of the field trip was to get a better understanding of how a suspect shoots; learning how far they were from their victim when a shot is fired, the technique they used,etc. In addition, it was a time for the class to just have a good time.
"Was there a point to paintballing? I don't know. It was fun being able to shoot up our teacher," said Pashion-Silva.