Since the late 1970s, the world has seen the rise of international extremist movements that arose in countries where sectarian warfare has plagued their homes for the last sixty years or more. In 1980, we saw the rise of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, after the United States CIA funded and trained thousands of Afghan civilians to fight against the Russian KGB invasion. In the early 2000s, we watched war-torn Iraq fall under power of the terrorist group, al-Qaeda, after the NATO Coalition bombed and destroyed Saddam Hussein's militaristic regime in 2003. From 2000 to 2011, al-Qaeda’s influence branched off from Afghanistan into Iraq, with a headquarter in Fallujah, Iraq, a city about 40 miles southwest of Baghdad. Their new branches would be placed in the countries with large Muslim populations, including Nigeria, Libya, Somalia, Indonesia, and southeast Asia.
If the Burmese government wants to fix anything, instead of killing and imprisoning the minority groups, they should work to improve the rights and economic situation of minorities.
Cache Valley, Utah is a small beautiful and county. It is also considered a safe place to live. But every county has its problems, including drugs. Many valley residents might not see this problem around, but it’s out there.
According to Utah Drug Threat Assessment, in nearby Salt Lake City in the year 2000 there were 15 deaths related to Methamphetamine, 80 related to heroin, and 59 related to cocaine. Yes, this is in Salt Lake City, but it’s happening here in Logan, too.
These numbers are too high. We need to get in control of drugs not just in Cache Valley alone but also in Utah I don’t want it to be so easy for my future nieces, nephews, kids etc. to get their hands on drugs.
Furthermore, drugs don’t just mess up the teenage mind, but teens can get mentally and physically addicted to the drug.
Certain things in this valley are only found at Logan High School. If you’re looking for eight state football championships in the last 40 years, compared to Mountain Crest’s three and Sky View’s zero, you’ll find them at Logan. If you’re looking for an alumni pool full of famous poets, football stars, nobel prize winners, musicians, ecclesiastical leaders, and scientists, look a little further than Ridgeline, because you’ll find it at Logan. At Logan you’ll find an exceptional faculty, fine AP programs and century old traditions that trump every other valley high school. So naturally, if you’re an average theatre goer in Cache Valley, trying to figure out which school’s musical to attend this November, and you want to see good theatre, you’re not going to choose Sky View’s “Little Mermaid” or Ridgleline’s “The Addams Family.” You’re going to choose Logan High’s production of “Crazy for You.”
A treasured tradition at Logan High School, the annual LHS musical has been successful in bringing the community together for decades. Directing duo Mitzi Mecham and Randy Smith are legends in the fine arts and have produced high quality productions since they began working together in 1990. That’s right, 26 long years. Both are flamboyant characters of the real world, and the excitement of spotting either one of them at this year’s musical will likely rival the excitement of seeing Mickey Mouse at Disneyland. Don’t believe me? Ask Hunter Goring, a senior and a veteran trolley driver and bartender in Logan High's’ productions.
“Everyone should come see it because watching musicals can make you forget, momentarily, all of your stress. Come support your friends and enjoy watching the show."
By now, clearly everybody at LHS knows plenty about the construction and how it affects us. But there are a few teachers who have had more construction challenges than others – particularly the teachers in what used to be the art hall, before, and even during the hard- hitting construction taking place around it. Directly above this area is construction for the new lunchroom–converting it from the old library. This part of the project has proven to have the most direct effect on their classes and teaching environment.
During the first quarter of the year, cement would seep in through the ceiling of Jeff Ashcroft’s room, and during the latte of leakage, the heating went out altogether, and, with rain and mold combining together atop these rooms, they eventually flooded, creating an unusable work place.
As a result, the administration moved Mr. Roger Rigby, Jeff Ashcroft and Nevalni Pulotu to different rooms around the school--quickly searching for effective places. Ashcroft and Rigby were moved to the old wrestling room located by the red stairs by the river, and Mr. Pulotu was moved to the Little theater, as it was the only available room big enough to house his large class size and potting wheels
"There’s not enough space [in the Little Theater] for everybody to properly store things, and I’m usually here 'til six everyday still moving materials."
You may have seen the signs pinned into people’s front lawns, saying, “Vote yes to the Cache Water District”. Asking around, I’ve found that very few students here at Logan High are aware of what this is, or what it stands for.
In an effort to learn more about this cause, I visited the Cache Water District’s web page. It is stated there that the Cache Water District intends to “plan for and facilitate the long-term conservation, development, protection, distribution, management and stabilization of water rights in Cache Valley.” In simpler terms, they intend to find cost-effective ways to conserve water in Cache Valley, largely to benefit the future of our cities.
The idea of a water conservancy district has been brought up three times so far here in Cache valley, the first two failing in the early nineties. This time, it is a bit different. Advocates of the CWD are more committed to long term protection of our water. We as a community are also allowed to elect the board members this time around, which should help keep the district focused on what Logan needs.
"A poll taken here at Logan High suggests that only 1 out of every 5 high schoolers know about the intentions of the CWD."
If you’re on social media frequently, then you’ve probably seen the hashtag #nodapl trending or other posts relating to the topic. And if you were wondering, “What the heck does that stand for?” then you’re not alone. This is an important topic, but it is not being circulated through wide-stream media.
First, I decided to take a Twitter poll to see how many of my peers knew what the DAPL was and their stances on the issue. 30% voted that they did know about the pipeline and were angry about the situation; 6% voted that they knew about the pipeline and didn’t really care; but, a staggering 60% voted that they had no idea what the pipeline was whatsoever.
DAPL stands for “Dakota Access Pipeline,” a large underground oil pipeline that has been under construction in North Dakota for the past several months. Numerous Native Americans and environmental activists have been protesting this project since its inception.
“We will not allow Dakota Access to trespass on our treaty territory and destroy our medicines and our culture.”
The cornerstone of great democracies, voting has become an imperative channel for public participation in politics and thus a fundamental part in establishing the vision of the Founding Fathers: a government of the people, by the people, for the people. Brilliantly engineered by the likes of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, the drafting of documents such as The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution laid the groundwork for a truly representative government. Since its founding, our nation has come a long way, from the persistent demonstrations of U.S. women suffragettes in the early winter months of 1913, to those who braved the blistering heat of the 1964 Freedom Summer during which droves of African-Americans were registered to vote as part of a historic civil rights movement.
Fast forward a few decades to November 8, 2016, the 58th United States presidential election. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential nominee, was the first major female candidate for president, and counterpart Republican Donald Trump ran promising much of the long-neglected electorate to “make America great again.”
For some, it’s a wonder how we finally came to an end of this election, surviving month upon dreary month of a mud-slinging campaign of “shocking scandals” and inevitable controversy.
“I went from Barack Obama, a black man with a great hairline to this bigoted, orange, orangutan, Cheeto-dust man Trump.”
The Election for the 45th President of the United States of America is coming up Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Election day began in 1792, when a law was passed that allowed each state in the United States to hold presidential elections on any day within 34 days before the first Wednesday in December. In 1845 it was decided to have a certain date devoted to voting so that elections that were announced earlier did not influence voters casting ballots at a later time or day. The day chosen was the first Tuesday of November so voters would not have to vote or travel on a Sunday.
“I'm not ready for a new president. I would rather stick with Obama until we find better candidates because I don’t agree with these candidates very much or have much respect for them.”
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