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‘Bird Box’ just another boring survival film

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor, Managing Editor, and Entertainment Columnist

March 25, 2019


Filed under Blogs&Columns, Entertainment

In Dec. 2018, as I logged onto Netflix and prepared to continue watching “Shameless,” I was introduced to — as I would soon find out — the worst Christmas gift I have ever received: “Bird Box.” Set in post-apocalyptic California, this alleged horror film begins with the movie’s star character,...

Sports can’t dodge immigration debate

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

January 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

Immigration is one of the many topics at the forefront of political discussion in the U.S. Whether it's the migrating caravan, the debate over birther rights, or the issue of overstayed visas, immigration has proven itself to be a complex dilemma — one that has spilled into the sports arena. International...

A Life In Progress

Alex Rubio, Feature Columnist

January 7, 2019


Filed under A Life In Progress, Columns, Feature

Although I have mostly blocked out my memories from middle school due to the overwhelming feelings of distress and confusion they caused me to feel, I can still pinpoint the exact time when I started to question myself and my identity: August of my seventh-grade year. I had a lot...

Taylor Swift speaks out about her political stance

Gavin Cardoza, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Political activism has been in entertainment since the Civil Rights movements that lasted through the ‘50s and ‘60s. Most people hear the names of activists like Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks, but many celebrities have spread their political views and commentary since that time as well. Bob...

Team tryouts are overwhelming students

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Online Only, Sports

Tryouts can be very intimidating for athletes — especially if they’ve never tried out for a team or if it’s a new sport they haven’t played before. For most athletes, overcoming nerves is the hardest thing to do, but getting those nerves under control is possible. Athletes are encouraged to...

JBA offers alternative to NCAA

JBA offers alternative to NCAA

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

November 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The big baller era of sports is officially upon us. During the summer of 2018, Lavar Ball—CEO and founder of Big Baller Brand — launched the Junior Basketball Association. The goal of the JBA is to provide young players who come out of high school with an alternative to the NCAA. Noticeable differences...

Diversity: Are We Really?

Diversity: Are We Really?

Ryan Duff, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Feature, Online Only, Showcase

Diversity and acceptance are the two ideals Bear Creek students hold high above the rest. We boast an overwhelmingly positive campus environment full of loyal Bruin spirit, and with a student body as diverse as ours, part of that spirit manifests as a celebration of the many different backgrounds and ...

LGB+Transitions: A Life In Progress

Alex Rubio, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under A Life In Progress, Columns, Feature

I’ve seen all those stories of transgender people in which everything is sugar-coated. The truth is, they often only show off the glamorous parts of their transitions, and hide the dysphoria, depression, and day-to-day discomfort all transgender individuals endure. Similarly, it’s irritating tha...

Much more than Nothing

Gavin Cardoza, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Reviews

Their name may seem a little unorthodox at first, and their style of slow and loud melodies may be different from much of the music heard today, but start-up band Nothing is more than what their name implies. The band’s genre, shoegazing (or shoegaze) is a subgenre of indie rock that emerged in the...

Sandwich: So You Say Online Relationships Aren’t Valid

Sandwich: So You Say Online Relationships Aren’t Valid

Alisa Aistrup, Artistic Editor, Feature Editor, Staff Writer

September 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Lunch With Lis

Don't judge me, but I'm craving a sandwich. I haven't had lunch yet, but a good PB&J is exercising my mind. Besides that fact, someone said something to me earlier that really did just grind my gears. And I will rant about it because I can.  There's nothing I love more than when people constantly shame others ...

Trump and NFL compromise over National Anthem

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

In recent years, peaceful protests over social issues have reached an unprecedented number. Between women’s rights protests to Black Lives Matter movements, protests have changed the way people and organizations stand on a multitude of issues. However, one type of peaceful protest doesn’t sit well...

Gruden returns to the Raiders

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under More than Just a Game, Sports

History tends to repeat itself — sometimes in bad ways: world wars, economic collapse, extinction, famine. But for Oakland Raiders fans and its owner Mark Davis, history couldn’t repeat itself at a better time. Former Oakland Raider and Tampa Bay Buccaneer head coach Jon Gruden will return to...

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