Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
By Paul Tran, Courier Staff Writer
Through classical Disney movies, such as the Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, and Beauty and the Beast, as well as more recent movies, such as Princess and the Frog, children are taught from an early age to accept people who are different than themselves, judging them not from how society teaches us to see them, but to decide for ourselves what people are like.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
By Paul Tran, Courier Staff Writer
The Easy Bake Oven is a popular children’s toy that allows kids to safely create their own confections.
It’s a very common toy for little girls to have, however, parents often refuse to buy them for their boys due to gender stereotyping. After interviewing 40 Logan students, 20 girls and 20 boys, out of the 15 girls that wanted Easy Bake Ovens in their childhood, 14 of them had them. Of the 17 boys that wanted ovens, only 7 of them received one, and 6 of the 7 shared them with their sisters.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Image: Jessica Prum, Courier Contributor
By Tierra Negra, Courier Correspondent
Do you support the nationwide occupy movement?
Such was the question on the Bay Area News Group paper this weekend inviting to express in a letter the reasoning behind a yes or a no for an answer.
Are there any other alternatives that would force the change needed to address current issues in a fair way? Everything has been permeated by corporations’ greed leaving hardly anything that can be done by (once considered) a middle class majority.
While the “educated” ones do not seem to be producing any clear benefit to society, they do create financial bubbles, increase the health costs and look with “contempt” to the lower classes that are the ones growing, harvesting, contributing and serving them altogether. However, in order to maintain the status quo they must design laws that would prevent taking care of the problems because that would mean giving up their power, royalties and benefits.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
By Tierra Negra,
It was hard not to notice the death of Steve Jobs last week. Everybody in the media immediately afterward would be highlighting the “great” contributions this mogul of technology was able to achieve, among which are the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and the computer animation needed to create the Pixar characters of the movie industry.
There is a curious phenomenon in our society of generally flattering a dead person, bringing to light only the positive things without saying a word about what was not that good. Perhaps this might be because the deceased is unable to defend himself or herself, as the case may be.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
By Zohal Sharif, Courier Staff Reporter
National Coming Out Day is not just for people who are part of the LGBT community; the day sends a message to us all. The day represents love and acceptance of everyone. No one should be afraid to be who they are but, unfortunately, we live in a society where people are becoming more selfish and are less concerned with other people's well being. This day unites a community to stand strong and to never give up. Like the campaign says, "It Gets Better".
Monday, October 10, 2011
There is a memorial of pink roses and a photo of Jessica Diaz placed on a table in Colt Court. Unfortunately, some students who sit at her table are rude and place their belongings upon the picture and crush the roses. I thought a memorial garden would be a fantastic addition to Logan in honor of the students who have passed away.
My main inspiration to this memorial garden was the memorial table for Diaz. If we had a garden, we wouldn’t have that conflict of others messing up memorials.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
The system of Social Security, created in the late thirties to take care of the elders, will run out of funds by the time the generation of “baby boomers” fully start collecting what they have been contributing throughout their life. It is going broke mainly as a result of one pervasive cancer we have now days in our society: being oblivious of the cost of goods.