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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...

Thespians perform ‘Macbeth’ scenes at UC Davis

Thespians perform ‘Macbeth’ scenes at UC Davis

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

From the famed Globe Theatre in London, to the storied halls of UC Davis, Shakespeare has made its way to California. English teacher Grace Morledge has joined the Globe Education Academy for Teachers to give students the opportunity to participate in a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”...

Think you’re getting the real news? Think again

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2016

Millions of people base their judgments on the information provided by news broadcastings. Many assume that it’s always safe to rely on these broadcasts for accurate updates in current world events. However, many news station are now transforming into entertainment based broadcasts, rather than...

Stockmarket street fair features local vendors

Stockmarket street fair features local vendors

Chloe Johnson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Live music is blaring. People of all ages, races, styles and backgrounds crowd around tents and tables overflowing with handmade products. No one seems the least bit worried about the weather or the time. The Stockmarket street fair is a local gem that is overlooked by many Stockton residents. The...

Serra’s Side of the Story: Same sex relationships break sexual norms on TV

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2016

Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network are two of the top networks for children’s television programs. Recently, these networks have been making advances towards having queer representation in their cartoons. “The Legend of Korra” was a popular spin-off from the Nickelodeon show “Avatar: The Last...

Despite risks, Pokémon GO a hit among gamers

David Yang, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2016

Pokémon GO has brought people from all backgrounds together as a community with a common goal: to find and train Pokémon. However, recent incidents have led some to conclude that the game is also a source of potential danger for players. Pokémon GO is an app on mobile phones that requires players...

Today’s Disney princess doesn’t need rescuing

Today’s Disney princess doesn’t need rescuing

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

September 16, 2016

Mulan climbed a 50-foot pole by herself while holding weights, Merida hit the bullseye on a target without much concentration, Tiana developed her own five-star restaurant all by herself, and the kingdoms turned into queendoms. This is the new face of Disney. Each time a new Disney movie is released,...

Pop-Culture in Perspective: Live action Disney films capture the magic

Pop-Culture in Perspective: Live action Disney films capture the magic

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

June 3, 2016

We grew up with the classic Disney movies that captivated both children and adults. Although Disney is without a doubt a powerhouse brand, the company has taken further steps to maximize the magic. Recently, Disney has remade many of these classics into live-action films to portray stories that are literally...

‘Zootopia’ conveys message for older audiences

‘Zootopia’ conveys message for older audiences

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2016

To a little kid, “Zootopia” might just seem like a fun movie. But to older audiences, it’s an important lesson about racism. “I like that [the movie] teaches kids that even if the world is against them, if they really work for it their dreams can come true,” junior Daniel Johns said. The...

Greased lightning strikes!

Greased lightning strikes!

Claire Gilliland, News Editor

June 3, 2016

Bear Creek’s drama department headed by theater director Cassie Champeau and choreographer Ms. Nicole put on the long-awaited performance of “Grease” — a performance that was worth the wait. “Grease” itself has a long history. The story was originally told as a musical written by Jim...

Readers do judge a book by its cover

Jessica Dang, Sports Editor

May 31, 2016

Author of classic novel “Slaughterhouse-Five,” Kurt Vonnegut sums up a book as “an arrangement of twenty-six phonetic symbols, ten numerals, and about eight punctuation marks, and people can cast their eyes over these and envision the eruption of Mount Vesuvius or the Battle of Waterloo.” However,...

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