The Bruin Voice

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Teachers struggle with demands of Distance Learning

Adapting their curriculum for digital learning proved challenging for some
Ariel Davila-Sanchez June 7, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first affected the 4th quarter of the 2019-2020 school year, many students felt excited for what they thought would be an extended spring vacation.  Some teachers were similarly...

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Student athletes end year with challenges and successes after COVID-filled season

Dominic Navarro June 7, 2021

Taking weekly COVID tests, cancelling playoff games, choosing between two different sports for dual athletes and having their season prematurely snatched from them due to quarantining are just a few reasons...

Campus supervisor Rodriguez monitors student restrooms while not wearing mask

Confusing mask requirements after CDC issues new guidelines

BC teacher told he must wear mask or shield, while other staff openly violate district mandate
Alex Bussey May 28, 2021

As students and staff prepared to return to campus, many wondered if and how social distancing rules would be enforced.  In preparation for a safe return to campus, administration has implemented a number...

Illustration by Ariel Davila-Sanchez

Claiming stress from remote learning, students circulate petition to ‘freeze’ grades

The petition has gained more than 450 signatures, nearly reaching students' 500 signature goal
Eileen Tran April 26, 2021

Last March, students left for spring break unaware that it would be over a year before they’d return to campus. As school districts struggled to get remote learning up and running, it became clear that...

Let's play ball!

Let’s play ball!

Athletes cheer the return of sports practices and competitions
Dominic Navarro and Benjamin Tran April 16, 2021

After nearly an entire year of postponement, school sports have officially returned in some capacity. From golf to swim to football, many student-athletes hope to salvage their season by participating...

Illustration by Benjamin Tran

New enrollment form requesting student pronoun preference raises privacy concerns

Students question who has access to information and how it will be used
Dominic Navarro April 16, 2021

Although the passage of Assembly Bill 1266 was intended to protect students by prohibiting discrimination due to gender identity, some fear the bill will have the unintended consequence of revealing the...

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