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Coach favoritism can factor in picking roster

Coach favoritism can factor in picking roster

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

While participating in sport tryouts, most athletes give it their all, believing that their hard work and skill will be rewarded with a spot on the team ー but to some coaches, favoritism and seniority, rather than skill, may be the reason an athlete makes the roster. Whether it stems from a past relationship...

NFL turns blind eye to domestic abuse

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

April 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Jumpshot, Sports

In February of 2019, the Cleveland Browns signed Pro-Bowl running back Kareem Hunt to a one-year deal. Hunt was let go by the Kansas City Chiefs in December of 2018 after TMZ released a video showing him pushing and kicking an unidentified woman and is currently on the commissioner's exempt list and...

Misplaced anger at white ‘Bachelor’ contestants

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor, Managing Editor, Entertainment Columnist

April 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Up until this very column, my highbrow, news-obsessed facade has hidden my love for such a trashy television show. However, I must come clean — I am one of the nauseating fans of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” Every Monday, I hustle through my homework so I am able to lie down in bed, remote in hand,...

Bad officiating is just part of the game

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

April 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Jumpshot, Sports

Sometimes, living with our mistakes is just part of the game. The 2019 NFC championship game ended with what some viewers claimed was an obvious pass interference penalty, but no flag was thrown, prevented the Saints from claiming a victory over the Rams in the final minutes of the game. This non-call...

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...

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