The Bruin Voice

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.

Alex Bussey, Feature Editor

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 out to shop as much as they did before.  Furthermore, trips are restricted to essential goods such as food...

Rapper Viincent draws inspiration from Bryson Tiller and J. Cole

Rapper Viincent draws inspiration from Bryson Tiller and J. Cole

Grace Gremel, Staff Writer

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 process to get to the top can seem insurmountable. Senior Vincent Ferrer is a hip hop/R&B ...

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

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

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 blasting love songs are long gone. Now, young people have a whole new world to interact in with ...

Students should prioritize enjoying high school over achieving perfection

Students should prioritize enjoying high school over achieving perfection

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

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 admissions officers?  Unfortunately, many students choose the latter, prioritizing a distant future o...

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

Lilly Lim, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 students to electives that they might not otherwise consider. “I think this gave things like… Ag [Agri...

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.

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

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 a string of problems, including long lines, overflowing seating and zero parking spots during the e...

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.

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

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 specifically, it is an accessible gateway to gain work experience. Trinity Parkway offers a multitude of stores...

Disruptive, unruly teens impact local businesses

Disruptive, unruly teens impact local businesses

Joseph Manivong, Staff Writer

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 can get noisy and become a disturbance. Local businesses, particularly those located within Park ...

Teachers get ‘schooled’ in recognizing vaping devices

Teachers get 'schooled' in recognizing vaping devices

Deepika Sahota, Staff Writer

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 bell that couldn’t be heard by most.   After the incident, many students were shocked to lear...

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.

Lilly Lim, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 she had never known before. “I like the variety and the ability to grow as quickly as the ...

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

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

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

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 undeniably catchy. Tom Hooper’s film adaptation destroys all three aspects. It does, howev...

Sexual exploitation at Nickelodeon

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 binge-watching the series and proclaiming their love for the “iconic” show they watched as young chil...

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