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The roads around James Logan High School were jammed again this morning as students made their ways to the school for the first day of the new school year.
There are about 4,000 students enrolled at Logan this year, according to Vice Principal Abhi Brar.
"As of today, we have 3931 full-time students enrolled," Brar told The Courier Wednesday, "Including partial enrollments (Independent Study/CCHS taking courses at Logan) we have a total of 4123."
In general, students seemed to be glad to be back on campus.
"I'm excited because I see my friends and I'm learning new things," said Karina Romero, who's starting her senior year at Logan.
Reuniting with friends was a common theme among students. "It's good because you're with your friends again and you start back up again," said Sonia Nichols, who is entering the 10th grade, "I've never been the type to get super excited at school, but I'm kinda happy to be back 'cause it gives me something to do. I get to see friends again, and meet new people."
New senior Irene Roldan said this year she's "excited for her college years" to come, and "to finally end high school.
Sena Agbemadon said "I'm excited because I get to socialize with people my age, because my job had old people working there."
"I feel really good about this school year, said Monea Daija Riley, a junior this year, "Over the summer I did a lot of sell-observation and now I''m just ready. Now I'm ready to get school over with and start my life."
For some, the prospect of seeing old friends wasn't enough to be positive about the new school year.
"I hate it. School sucks," said Marisa Prizzi, a senior, "but I miss my friends."
"It's horrible because I want my summer back," said Kathleen Crabtree, a sophomore.
Others were trying to keep a positive outlook.
"I feel a bit anxious and a bit excited," said Adrian Ayson, a senior. "I'm feeling a little scared and nervous right now seeing people I don't know and introducing myself."
"I like gettng back to school, because I felt alone at home," said Fernando Niebla, a freshman experiencing his first day at Logan's sprawling campus. " This school is so big."
It's bittersweet because I'm not much of a morning person, and the sweet part is that I have free knowledge. God Bless America," said Janelle Gayac, a junior.