By Elizabeth Needham
From the classroom to the tennis court, Cambrie Anderson finds nothing but success. Cambrie is one of the sweetest girls and Logan High and serves as Student Body Historian and has a spirit for Logan that most do not.
Cambrie stepped onto the tennis court for her first time when she was eleven years old. She didn’t actually start playing competitively until she was in in 7th grade but that is when she found her love for the game. She was a talented singles player but nothing compared to her doubles game. She originally played doubles with Heather Roskelly but then as she went to the Junior Year she played with Bethany Olsen. For her Senior Year, she played first doubles with her original partner Heather Roskelly. Heather said, “I am so happy Cambrie was my partner this year. She made practicing and playing even more fun! Our coach always told us to ‘Do it for your partner’ and I know that Cambrie and I always did it for each other.” In their season they went undefeated. It seemed as if nothing could stop this dynamic duo.
In their Region Matches, their biggest rivalry was Ridgeline High School. They beat Ridgeline twice in regular season play. However, when they met their rivalry at the Region championship, they fell short. Cambrie and Heather both felt the defeat to Ridgeline of the past week and came back with new fire under their wings.
They went into the state tournament as a second seed. They worked their way up the bracket and they ended up in the final Championship match against, of course, Ridgeline High School. “After Heather and I lost our undefeated region season in the championship against Ridgeline, we felt kind of defeated. But it ended up being such a great reminder of what loss feels like. It was good to lose, to re-motivate us. Heather knew the whole time that we could win. Our goal at the beginning of the season was to take state, but after the region loss I had a hard time believing we could. I wanted to win for me, but I wanted to win for Heather even more so."
The game was intense and every move counted. Heather and Cambrie pushed past their loss of the past week and came out as State Champions! “Revenge was sweet! We won when it really mattered! I learned that hard work really does pay off. I learned that if you want to accomplish something – you can if you work hard. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Heather and I worked so hard all season to achieve our goal. It was so cool to end my high school tennis season with such an accomplishment and to end it with my best friend who started it all.”
Cambrie also excels in the classroom. She maintains a 4.0 while taking very difficult classes including one in particular, AP American History, “I learned so much from AP American History. I learned how to write essays and challenge myself. Right now, I am taking medical anatomy and terminology. I love this it! It’s hard because I’ve never taken a class like this before.” In the words of Mr. Soffe, "Cambrie is a fine young person, she never quit in the classroom even if it got hard."
And as if Cambrie Anderson could not get any better she is also the Historian of Logan High School. She was a Junior Executive in the past year and has been a leader of the school ever since. She has absolutely loved serving, despite some bumps along the road. “It has not always been easy, but it’s always rewarding. I love planning activities for students and meeting new people. I’m forever thankful for the opportunity to serve. I have learned how to work with others and I’ve made friendships to last a lifetime.”
Cambrie embodies the spirit of Logan High. She has grown and become an achieved individual at LHS and will continue to reach new heights in the many successful years to come.
By Daniel Johnson
Over the last year, I’ve made an effort to see many new films, and 2017 has offered a lot of fantastic movies, from the satirical horror film Get Out to the latest entry in the Star Wars saga. As the year comes to a close, here are a few new movies from the year that I think are some of the best of 2017 that have been overlooked by many people here at Logan High:
Baby Driver (Action, dir. Edgar Wright)
Baby Driver, the latest film from director Edgar Wright, is one of his best. Most well-known for his British comedy films with Simon Pegg, Wright’s fast-paced style works incredibly well in Baby Driver, a heist action movie about a getaway car driver. The highlight of the film is, by far, the music. The movie has a fantastic soundtrack that is incredibly well-integrated into the film, particularly the chase scenes, with editing and Wright’s direction. The action scenes are all great as well, as they are expertly choreographed and were all done on set with practical effects. The result is one of the most fun and exciting films of the year.
The Big Sick (Romantic Comedy, dir. Michael Showalter)
The Big Sick is one of the best comedies in recent years. Written by comedian Kumail Najiani and his wife Emily Gordon, The Big Sick is based on the true story of their relationship. The story follows Kumail, a Pakistani immigrant, and Emily dealing with cultural differences in their relationship and between their families. The best part of the film is the screenplay, as it is not only an incredibly entertaining and funny film, but it also has a very well-written story that subverts typical tropes of romantic comedies. Even if you aren’t a fan of Rom-Coms, this is a must-see movie of 2017.
Blade Runner 2049 (Sci-Fi, dir. Denis Villeneuve)
Blade Runner 2049 is easily one of the best sci-fi movies of the decade. 2049, Directed by Denis Villeneuve, who also directed last year’s Arrival, is a near-perfect sequel to the original Blade Runner. While many sequels in recent years have failed to live up to their predecessors, 2049 accomplishes the difficult task of expanding upon the themes and ideas of the original while still remaining a wholly original story. Villeneuve’s directing is outstanding in this film, and the apocalyptic, dystopian setting of future Los Angeles is made incredibly beautiful by cinematographer Roger Deakins. Ryan Gosling gives one of the best performances of his career as K, an LAPD officer. The score is also great, as it perfectly complements the visuals and overall atmosphere of the film. Simply put, Blade Runner 2049 is definitely one of the best films of the year.
The Disaster Artist (Comedy-Drama, dir. James Franco)
The Disaster Artist, directed by James Franco, who also plays the lead role, tells the story of a mysterious, eccentric man named Tommy Wiseau, who directed, wrote, produced, and played the lead role in The Room, a movie often considered the worst ever made. Franco gives the best performance of the year as Wiseau, as he completely disappears into the role without it ever seeming like a simple impression of Wiseau. The film is also very well-written, as it is a very funny movie that has a fantastic story. The film also tells its story very well, as it could have just spent the entire film mocking Wiseau and The Room, but instead tells a great story about friendship and achieving your dreams.
Good Time (Thriller, dir. Joshua and Ben Safdie)
Good Time is easily one of the most interesting movies I’ve seen in the last few years. The film is directed by Joshua and Ben Safdie, who use many interesting techniques like lighting and camera zooms to tell the story. The directing and cinematography help build a sense of intensity and paranoia throughout the film, as a lot of the film is shot through close-ups of the characters. The score is also great, taking inspiration from electronic and synth music and reminiscent of scores such as the original Blade Runner. Finally, Robert Pattinson is absolutely fantastic in this film as the lead, Connie Nikas, and gives possibly the best performance of the year apart from James Franco’s in The Disaster Artist. Director Ben Safdie’s performance as Connie’s brother is also great, and I feel it’s been overlooked by many.
By: Anika Isom, Editor in Chief
The floor vibrates as I approach, her fingers pluck the heavy strings while she makes comical expressions for my amusement.
Sadie South is a bassist in the Logan High Philharmonic Orchestra. As a senior, I felt that she would have an interesting story to share with the student body. And I was not disappointed.
Sadie is a comic- one who loves to make others laugh. I remember playing with her as a freshman in orchestra and listening to her joke about becoming a “one-man band”. And with the range of instruments she knows, it’s totally possible!
Sadie started playing the viola, and played it for two years before picking up the bass. Sadie started playing the bass not on a whim, but because her mother bought one at a garage sale.
“We have a ton of instruments” Sadie says, laughing. “Most of them don’t get played so I decided to play the bass… I like the bass because it’s a supporting instrument, so I’m not always the center of attention. Viola is good but bass is better”.
And she never turned back. Today Sadie is one of two bassists in the Philharmonic orchestra (that’s the highest level orchestra Logan High offers) and does an amazing job!
Bethany Schiffman, a senior violinist and friend of Sadie, has a lot of praise to give the bassist. “She’s very funny” she says, laughing. “I love her”. Diana Ruiz, another senior violinist, also states that Sadie is a “very hard worker”. The two then lovingly heckle her but reassure me that she is indeed a wonderful person.
Sadie is well known in the Philharmonic orchestra for being a comic, and always making people laugh. As soon as I announce to the class that I will be interviewing her, the first question is “Have you asked about her lizard?” The “lizard”, is actually a bearded dragon, and Sadie loves to talk about him! If she’s on her laptop, she’s most likely looking for snacks for him.
Bethany’s sentiments are echoed by Sadie’s bass-in-crime, Ethan. The two squabble conversationally as I approach, but Ethan reassures me that Sadie is nice. “She’s very good” he says, and then asks me jokingly to add in that Sadie is a bully. But despite their comical attitudes, the two work well together- they are the entirety of the bass section of the orchestra.
Want to see Sadie in action? Catch her on December 19 at 7:00 in the LHS auditorium for the Logan High Winter Concert. Songs to look forward to include “Serenade e dur star” (Sadie’s personal favorite), “Pathetique”, and “Troika”.
By: Bailee Raymond, Social Media Editor
Logan High’s musicals have always been known for being full of amazing acting and singing. It shows how talented our student body actually is and it lets the students show off their talents that they continue to strengthen each and every day. I had the opportunity to interview and talk to one of the talented students that is performing in the musical.
Alex Allred and the other musical students had the opportunity to share their first performance with the elementary students who came to Logan High to watch the musical. When I asked Alex what his favorite part of participating in the musical was he replied instantly and said: “I loved performing for the kids, they seemed to love it and it was a great experience that I had being able to perform for them. I also love the opportunity it gives everyone to get to know each other better, and it pushes us to get out of our comfort zone.” Then, Alex turned back to the lines of kids that walked back towards their buses and began giving them all high fives.
Of course there are many good parts to being in the musical, but there are also bad parts. “So much time goes into the musical,” Alex says, “we practice and perform for hours just to get everything together perfectly. It’s just such a long process. On top of all the hours we put in we also have to keep our grades up and keep on top of our homework.” I watched Alex, dressed in his musical attire as he continued to say hello to the children, then I looked around at the other performers and saw Elizabeth Needham, who plays Cinderella, dressed in a familiar Cinderella dress. It made me wonder how it feels to perform such a popular play. “It’s definitely different than most of the other plays we’ve done, it’s nice to see and perform something different.” Alex replied when I asked him how it was to be performing a popular play.
Alex seemed to be overall excited and looking forward to their performances. When I interviewed Alex, I could see how much he enjoyed performing and showing off his talent even if it meant putting in hours of hard work. He and the other performers have put in a lot of time and effort into this musical, just like Logan High students always do, and I can tell they have loved every minute of it.
Name: Oliver Wardle
Clubs/Sports: LEAF, LHS Dems, Improv, Theatre, GSA, Debate, HOSA, Dance
Favorite Class: Math
Favorite thing about LHS: GSA
Post high-school plans: Move to Oregon, start a music career, modeling, idk I’m kinda winging it
Freshie Advice: Join all the clubs, it’s the best way to make friends and it looks great on college apps
Favorite song/artisit: I Am a God by Kanye West, I think it describes me
Starbucks order: Not a starbucks person, but my coffee order is just black coffee.
NAME: IAN FERGUSON
CLUBS/SPORTS: LEAF CLUB
FAVORITE CLASS: BIOLOGY
FAVORITE THING ABOUT LHS: THE TEACHERS
CATCHPHRASE: “I’M NOT BITTER, (IS BITTER)”
POST HIGH-SCHOOL PLANS: COLLEGE/ACTING CONSERVATORY FOR AN ACTING DEGREE
FRESHIE ADVICE: ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT
FAVORITE SONG/ARTIST: ARCTIC MONKEYS
STARBUCKS ORDER: GRANDE WHITE MOCHA