The Bruin Voice

CON: Should transgender athletes compete in the category of their preferred gender?

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2020

An ongoing problem in sports today is transgender competitors: What division should they compete in? While there is no easy solution, simply letting transgender athletes compete in the division of their preferred gender is not the answer. While this stance may seem problematic, it is really i...

PRO: Should transgender athletes compete in the category of their preferred gender?

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

High school sports have always been an opportunity for athletes to showcase their skills to their peers, parents and for some, college scouts. But as soon as transgender athletes start to shine in competitions, the system is pressed for change and pushed toward one that will restrict the rights of...

Girls basketball hopes to live up to the success of last year’s team

And One!: After being fouled, junior Leila Powers shoots a free-throw in a game against Franklin on January 21. As she shoots, Bear Creek players run toward the hoop to get the rebound. Bear Creek won 56-25.

Lilly Lim, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

In the 2018-2019 winter season, the girls basketball team made history. From seniors Deyliana Lewis and Sarah Ruiz and sophomore Mya Blake each scoring over 1,000 points to the team qualifying for State Regional Finals, this year’s varsity team has some big shoes to fill. “We lost a lot o...

High school athletes rarely continue to play at the college level

Nathan To, News Editor

January 31, 2020

Across the United States, almost eight million high school students participate in school sports programs. The number of student-athletes sharply decreases from high school into college, dropping to about 460,000 college athletes. Students fail to continue their high school sports into college...

Tokyo Summer Olympics promotes a clean environment and lifestyle

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

With its position as the most recognizable and most-watched sporting event in the world, this year’s Olympic Games are taking strides to benefit society. By using eco-friendly alternatives for many aspects of the competitions, the Olympic Committee seeks to encourage the world to adopt an environmental...

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ proves to be subpar finale

Michael Thomas, Managing Editor

January 31, 2020

The third Star Wars Trilogy came to an epically underwhelming and disappointing finale with the “The Rise of Skywalker.” For movie fans, this film was simply not good. For Star Wars fans, it was just horrible. “Skywalker” is now the lowest rated Star Wars film ever with 52% on the Rotten Tomatoes ...

Bipartisanship interferes with American democracy… again

Nathan To, News Editor

January 31, 2020

The polarizing bipartisanship that characterizes American politics continually overshadows the greater good of America. On January 22, the Senate trial began for the impeachment of President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, specifically for withholding funds from U...

Love: just another capitalist ruse

Ethen Smith, Feature Columnist

January 31, 2020

Roses! Cupid! Chocolate! As Valentine’s Day draws near, symbols of love are inescapable. But let’s be honest, beautiful bouquets and romantic confections have been around for a while at this point; most stores rolled them out as soon as Christmas was over. The time between January and mid-...

Parents use surveillance apps to keep tabs on kids away from home

Parents use surveillance apps to keep tabs on kids away from home

Joseph Manivong, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

As teenagers become more independent they often wish to exercise that independence by going out with friends — away from their parents’ watchful eyes. So it’s no surprise that parents, who may not be ready to let their children out into the real world, want to keep tabs on their childr...

Sidebar: Baby Yoda hype

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2020

These days, when popular franchise “Star Wars” is brought up, it’s followed by one of two conversations: a hot take on the “Rise of Skywalker” or a declaration of love for Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda — whose name is technically “The Child,” according to series director Jon Favreau...

Student who almost got in car that crashed reflects on experience

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

After the devastating car crash that took the lives of one Bear Creek student and one Delta Sierra Middle School student and injured others, many students were mourning their deaths while simultaneously being grateful that they were not involved.  Junior Persafany Lana, however, almost got in the car that eventua...

Commentary: Distractions and inexperienced driver lead to perfect storm for car crash

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

December 13, 2019

Many issues can lead to a car accident.  Distractions, including phone use and eating while driving, are leading causes for car accidents.  However, when an inexperienced driver, social media distractions and illegal substance use are all at play, they create a perfect storm that puts everyone at risk. ...

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