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Review: “A Song of Ice and Fire”

November 19, 2015

And they say, they say chivalry is dead But let a real man pick up the slack and treat you with respect So goes the mantra of the 2015 hit song by Trevor Wesley — and yet when The Winds of Winter,...

Recap of the Democratic and Republican primary debates

Last week, both the Democratic and Republican parties held primary debates. Next spring, both parties will determine which candidate they wish to nominate for President; as the general election is in next November, and many seniors and some juniors will be able to vote, here’s a recap of the issues discussed in each debate.
November 17, 2015

Last week, both the Democratic and Republican parties held primary debates. Next spring, both parties will determine which candidate they wish to nominate for President; as the general election is in...

Water polo demands painful physical challenges

Water polo demands painful physical challenges
September 11, 2015
Recently, ESPN ranked 60 of the most demanding sports, with the number one spot going to boxing and fishing coming in last. Water polo ranked 11th — but don’t tell those numbers to members of BCHS’s water polo team. With a host of bruises, cuts, bloody noses, aches and pains, these athletes will argue their sport deserves a spot in the top three.

More than Pigskin with Livingston

September 11, 2015
Most sports fans would say the more exhilarating and exciting sports to watch are the ones with male participants. Viewers prefer to watch the NBA instead of the WNBA and would rather watch men’s boxing than women’s boxing. Male sports take the spotlight away from female sports because of the often aggressive nature and fast pace associated with sports like football and basketball. However women’s sports have been gaining both prestige and viewers as recent momentous events have escalated its fan base.

FALL SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

September 11, 2015
After the success of the majority of Bear Creek’s athletic department due to last year’s SJAA league change, fall sports teams are hopeful at the prospect of bringing home league titles in several sports.

Become politically aware now — your future depends on it

September 11, 2015
Teenagers are in that awkward stage where they aren’t children, but they aren’t adults. They can’t vote and have no influence on the election until they reach that golden age of 18, so many don’t see a reason in worrying about political issues or figures. But by the time teenagers are eligible to vote, most of them have no idea what they are even voting for.

VOICES: With capstone gone, seniors must find new ways to make their mark

September 11, 2015
The beneficial aspects of the senior project should not go unnoticed. Many seniors from years past chose topics that related to a field of interest; from organizing events to raise awareness of bigger causes to learning a new skill to showcase, the senior project allowed students to express themselves outside of the classroom and go beyond textbook content.

VOICES: What’s good for athletes is good for all students

September 11, 2015
A mandatory tutorial program with aid from trained teachers and consequences for failing to attend should be directed at students actually at risk of failing their classes. If the Sports Academy is successful, it should bring the vast majority of athletes’ grades above 75 percent — which would be great news, as athletes represent Bear Creek in our community. However, it would benefit a much larger group of students to attempt to bring all students’ grades above 75 percent.

PRO/CON: Should students be excused from lessons that make them uncomfortable?

September 11, 2015
When students are excused from crucial lessons, they miss out on learning important information that will prepare them for their life after high school. If high schools don’t equip students with the knowledge and experiences they need for their future, they risk creating a generation of young people who believe they should avoid anything unpleasant or objectionable when it is often those very experiences that allow students to grow the most emotionally. In college campuses, students are already reporting professors and fellow students who say or do something that anyone may perceive as even slightly offensive, making them more sensitive about touchy subjects.

Myopia increase attributed to time spent indoors

May 15, 2015
Many people around the world begin to notice that they have blurry distance vision during their childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. This condition called myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, seems to be rapidly increasing in prevalence around the globe, causing many scientists to fear that the world may have a myopia epidemic on its hands in the near future.

Promposals demand creativity, extravagance

Promposals demand creativity, extravagance
May 15, 2015
When people think “prom,” they idealize a magical night of dancing, gorgeous dresses, handsome tuxedos, and making memories that will be treasured long after high school. For many, however, having to devise a way to pop the question, or “prompose,” elicits pressure before the big night.

Dress registries prevent twinning

May 15, 2015
Stores like Trudy’s Brides and Special Occasions in Campbell, Calif., use a computerized dress registry and other stores keep track of the dresses sold to different schools on a printed list. Upon walking into these stores, girls are asked to write down her school name, the purpose of the event, and the date.
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