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Summer flicks feature action-packed Superheroes

Summer flicks feature action-packed Superheroes

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

September 14, 2017

The summer movie season is known for its blockbusters, action scenes and massive budgets. This summer, however, two themes seemed to reign supreme: superheroes and war. Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman” stole the show, grossing over $400 million in the U.S., possibly because of its uniqueness....

Black activism finds voice in YA novels

Black activism finds voice in YA novels

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

May 8, 2017

The Young Adult fiction world has worked tirelessly to increase the diversity in popular stories. Movements led through social media like the “We Need Diverse Books” campaign advocate for more diverse characters in adolescent and children’s stories. These campaigns have made small gains, but...

‘13 Reasons Why’ dramatizes serious topic: suicide

‘13 Reasons Why’ dramatizes serious topic: suicide

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

May 8, 2017

Suicide notes often serve to answer a particular question: why? In the new Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why,” a young teenager answers this question — after her death. The series, based on a book written by Jay Asher, portrays Clay Jensen, a teenage boy who receives seven cassette tapes...

Relive childhood bliss through movies and cartoons

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

May 8, 2017

Every time I’m sick I find myself drawn to channels like Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon, or films from Disney or Dreamworks; if I have a bad day, the best medicine has proven to be a long marathon of classic Disney films. Is this obsession with children’s movies a sign of immaturity? Some could...

‘Romeo and Juliet’ captures tensions — then and now

‘Romeo and Juliet’ captures tensions — then and now

Gabriella Backus, Artistic Editor

May 8, 2017

omeo and Juliet¨ has been reimagined by the Bear Creek drama department -- instead of taking place in Verona, Italy, in the 1300s, this version of “Romeo and Juliet” is set during the 1940s Zoot Suit Riots, tension-ridden era in which white servicemen launched attacks against Mexican Americans and...

Dating shows feed our need for ‘happily ever after’

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

March 17, 2017

From dating 25 girls at once to meeting dozens of people naked on an island, millions of people find themselves sitting back once a week to witness countless people in search of love behind a camera. “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Are You the One?” and “Dating Naked” are prime...

Alumna debuts YA novel, sells movie rights

Alumna debuts YA novel, sells movie rights

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

March 17, 2017

“‘Welcome, welcome to Caraval! The grandest show on land or by sea. Inside you’ll experience more wonders than most people see in a lifetime. You can sip magic from a cup and buy dreams in a bottle. But before you fully enter into our world, you must remember it’s all a game,’” participants...

Dozens of new restaurants spice up dining options

Dozens of new restaurants spice up dining options

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017

For years, Stockton has had a bad reputation for being one of the most miserable cities in the nation — and many residents admit to turning to neighboring cities for sources of food or entertainment. “I enjoy going to other cities so that I can venture out and try new things like different foods,...

Haggin Museum awards artistic talent

Haggin Museum awards artistic talent

Gian Carlo Baldonado, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017

Some of Bear Creek’s talented students showcased their artistic abilities in the 86th Annual Robert T. McKee Student Art Competition and Exhibition in the Haggin Museum — winning multiple awards for their creative artwork. According to local travel site Visit Stockton, the Haggin Museum exhibits...

Grab the popcorn and watch these Oscar contenders

Kylie Yamada and Serra Raquel

February 15, 2017

Each year, the Oscars make waves with their announcement of their most prestigious category: Best Picture. Some movie critics complain worthwhile films are snubbed, while others are judged not deserving of the award. So, before the award show on February 26, check out these films before passing judgment....

Comedy Sportz battles with skits, stories, and games

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2017

Imagine being thrown up on stage to perform and entertain a crowd of people with no script, no rehearsal, and no preparation. For Bear Creek’s Comedy Sportz club, these are the components that make up a Friday night. So, what exactly is Comedy Sportz? Comedy Sportz is a world-recognized improv...

Young adult literature teaches life lessons

Young adult literature teaches life lessons

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

November 7, 2016

A book can be a magical, powerful thing, especially in the hands of impressionable young adults. The power, however, doesn’t always lie within specific words or actions; instead it is in the lessons and ideals that add moral complexity to the popular young adult genre. The seriousness and complexity...

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