Thornton Road shootout a mile from campus shocks Bear Creek students

Jessica Dang, Staff Writer

Students at Bear Creek witnessed a shootout seen mostly in movies as police responded to a bank robbery that concluded on Thornton Road just a mile from the high school a week before school began on Wed., July 16.

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September 12, 2014 • 0 comments

Students volunteer in Costa Rica, learn lifeskills through their experience

Arlene Ocana, Staff Writer

Seniors Isabelle Rodriguez and Marissa Doblados went to Costa Rica over the summer with volunteer programs Cross-Cultural Solutions and People to People, respectively. The programs gave them the opportunity to interact with kids from orphanages and work at a school. People to People provides educational travel for students all over the globe and allows students to experience unique opportunities such as rappelling from a castle wall or riding an elephant and visiting places like the British Parliament, private islands in Fiji or the backstage of the Sydney Opera House.

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September 12, 2014 • 0 comments

New disciplinary process seeks to negotiate out conflicts between offender, victim

Nic Banis, Staff Writer

Restorative justice not only involves the victim and offender in the discussion and decision-making process but also the school community. According to an article on the Restorative Justice Online website, “Congregations might involve the victim or offender or both, as well as other students, a teacher or administrator to mediate the discussion, or even the victim or offender’s family.”

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September 11, 2014 • 0 comments

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Uncovering the facts of skin cancer

Jack Stensland, Sports Editor

Most people, especially teenagers, like to enjoy a little fun in the sun during these summer months. Every year millions of people nationwide take advantage of sunny days by participating in activities such as going to the beach, playing sports and camping. The sun provides warmth and light which can invigorate the spirits and boost energy; however, the sun’s benefits come with a seriously dangerous tradeoff. Skin cancer, mainly caused by over-exposure to sunlight, is an up-and-coming crisis in America that affects people of younger and younger ages. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most diagnosed form of cancer in the United States, as well as the fastest growing cancer among 18 to 24-year olds. Annually, around one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer, with 60,000 developing the most dangerous form of the disease: melanoma.

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September 12, 2014 • 0 comments

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Fee waivers often leave out middle class families

Jasmine Santos, Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

I don’t think it’s fair when I see a student pay $25 for five AP tests, and then another student, who couldn’t afford multiple...  Read More »

April 25, 2014 • 0 comments

Test prep guides, cramming can lead to better scores

April 25, 2014

Companies use SAT scores to weed out weak applicants

April 25, 2014

Redesigned SAT set to debut in 2016

April 25, 2014

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