The Bruin Voice

Should students be allowed to decorate their graduation caps?

Should students be allowed to decorate their graduation caps?

Lily Tran and Kylie Yamada

May 26, 2017

Lily Tran: pro For seniors, graduation is a symbolic ceremony that celebrates a personal milestone: finishing high school. So it only seems fair to allow graduating students the opportunity to personalize their grad caps to reflect their personal interests and personality. The only decoration ...

Talent Show raises over $1,000 for Make-a-Wish

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

Not only does Bear Creek have diversity, it also has talent. The Make-A-Wish Foundation held its third annual talent show on Friday, May 12 where over a dozen Bruins showcased their talent. Seniors Liz Malone, Casey Faamausili and Breyana Hilliard kicked off the show with lots of energy as the...

Media campaign reminds us why ‘Stockton is home

Chloe Johnson, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

The “Stockton is Home” campaign is a social media campaign started in February 2017 by Stockton native Jasmine Leek on Twitter. It has since expanded to other social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. It features videos of Stockton residents from all walks of life sharing...

Following my brother’s footsteps into the U.S. Army

Gwendolyn Poole, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

For as long as I can remember, the army was my brother’s thing. Everyone — from our family to the strangers at the store — knew that he was going to grow up and become a military man, and I was perfectly content with watching from the sidelines and cheering him on. Imagine how I felt when after...

A letter to my freshman self

A letter to my freshman self

Sandra Sunio, Rachel Dinh Lopez, Gian Baldonado, and Jerice Banola

May 26, 2017

Dear freshman Sandra, Honey, you’ve got a big storm comin’. First things first, a majority of the friends you have now will not stick around through the years. Don’t worry though, it’s less of a loss and more of a win because you’ll start to find your real friends and realize who is wort...

Retiring teachers say farewell

Serra Raquel, Giancarlo Lizarraga, Marino Dominguez, Gabriella Backus, and Lily Tran

May 26, 2017

Lynda Farrar Lynda Farrar currently teaches Pre-AP English 9, Read 180, and AP Literature. After years of being at Bear Creek, Farrar decided to retire due to family concerns. “One’s age doesn’t necessarily automatically determine one’s time to retire,” Farrar said. “I have an el...

2017 Valedictorian reflects on achievement

Jasmin Tran, Guest Writer

May 26, 2017

Four years, 1,825 days, countless hours of homework from AP classes, and many, many seconds of relying on the clutch for grades. It’s been a dream of mine to graduate as valedictorian since I was in 7th grade, and that dream has been fulfilled this year. My parents encouraged me to follow my...

First in my family to go to college

Liz Malone, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

I am proud to say that I will be the first person in my family to go to college. It was expected of me ever since I was little. Of course, I did want to go, I just did not have any guidance. My parents were high school sweethearts that attended Bear Creek High School in 1995. My mom and dad hit...

New first day schedule starts ’17-’18

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

May 26, 2017

Although most students can’t think beyond the next week and the start of summer, 2017-18 student government is already planning the first day back to school. “The entire purpose of the first day operation is to make the Class of 2021’s transition into Bear Creek as seamless as possible,” 2017-18...

Summer school offered at McNair, Lodi campuses

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

For some, summer is a time of exploration and adventure. For others, summer is a time to catch up in credits or even get ahead through summer school. This year, summer school offers the same core classes for students, ranging from High School Math to Government CP. However, only five classes are...

Reasons for drop in AP students unclear

Helen Le and David Hancock

May 26, 2017

May 12 marked the end of the dreaded AP testing season. This came as a huge sigh of relief to AP students who have struggled physically, mentally, emotionally and financially in preparation for their AP exams. With the reduced fee for AP exams rising from $5 to $63, students who typically rely on...

One Last Time

David Hancock, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

My dear readers, Two weeks ago I told myself I was so sick of school and I was angry that the school year took so long and I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I told myself I was sick of all the graduation melodrama and that I didn’t care much about leaving high school. I told myself I was ready...

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