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Local businesses adapt to COVID-19

Social Distancing: An employee at Michael David Winery in Lodi, CA takes a customer's order from the passenger side of the customer's vehicle.
April 16, 2020

Everyone can agree that this period of time is one of great uncertainty.  This uncertainty is magnified for small business owners; with the statewide Stay-at-Home order in place, people aren’t going...

Rapper Viincent draws inspiration from Bryson Tiller and J. Cole

Rapper Viincent draws inspiration from Bryson Tiller and J. Cole
January 31, 2020

As rap progressively becomes more mainstream due to more people taking a liking to the strong bass and flowing rhythm, many individuals dream of pursuing rap in the big leagues — but the grueling...

New school vs old school dating; technology latest interloper in teen dating rituals

New school vs old school dating; technology latest interloper in teen dating rituals
January 31, 2020

Young love, the wonderfully dramatic pastime that high school life has revolved around for generations. However, the days of heartbroken teens stand- ing outside of their ex’s house with a boombox...

Students should prioritize enjoying high school over achieving perfection

Students should prioritize enjoying high school over achieving perfection
January 31, 2020

As sign-ups for next year’s classes approach, students are faced with a dilemma: do they take classes they are interested in or do they take classes they think will make the best impression on college...

Student apathy and a lack of publicity leads to low attendance at school events

Student apathy and a lack of publicity leads to low attendance at school events
January 31, 2020

On a recent minimum day, the school hosted Elective Preview Day, a parallel to Club Rush, where teachers and students promoted their classes and programs in the large gym.  The event was intended to expose...

Clubs adjust to rule changes for International Rally

Floating Angels: Swing Club seniors Joshua Rivera and Angelo Yuw (left to right) lift their partners in a move called “Angel Variation” as they prepare for International Rally.
January 31, 2020

International Rally, an event dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the diverse cultures at Bear Creek, is the pinnacle for all cultural clubs.  But after last year’s performances were plagued by...

Trinity Parkway becomes training ground for students’ first job

Jamba Job: (Top to bottom) Junior Jazleen Herrera and senior Chris Lara work at Jamba Juice in Trinity Parkway where they learn entry-level skills.
January 31, 2020

Trinity Parkway, or Park West Place, serves as more than just a shopping center for the community.  Located two miles from Bear Creek, not only is it a social center for North Stocktonians, but for students...

Disruptive, unruly teens impact local businesses

Disruptive, unruly teens impact local businesses
January 31, 2020

When school isn’t in session, high school students often hang out — conversing, joking, laughing and generally having a good time. When several high schoolers get together, however, the group...

Teachers get ‘schooled’ in recognizing vaping devices

Teachers get 'schooled' in recognizing vaping devices
January 31, 2020

On the first day back from winter break, a fire alarm during third period seemed like a normal occurrence; students filed out to their designated areas and waited for the all-clear bell — a...

Girls wrestling popularity surges

Test of Strength: Sophomore Jenessa Serrano (left) grap- ples with an opposing wrestler, successfully gaining the upper hand in a match and leading to a takedown.
High school sport sees a 250% increase in participation since 2010, and still rising
January 31, 2020

After a friend's encouragement to join the girls wrestling team, sophomore Jenessa Serrano did not know how much her life was going to change. The sport quickly consumed her life, igniting a passion...

‘Cats’ the movie fur-rightens away $70 million

'Cats’ the movie fur-rightens away $70 million
January 31, 2020

Three good things can be said about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical “Cats”: it’s an impressive showcase for dancers, the costumes are ingenious and the songs, while nonsensical, are...

Sexual exploitation at Nickelodeon

January 31, 2020

On Nov. 2, 2019, Netflix added 13 Nickelodeon titles to its catalog.  The TV show “Victorious,” released in 2010, has arguably garnered the most attention from high school students, with many teenagers...

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