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‘Zootopia’ conveys message for older audiences

‘Zootopia’ conveys message for older audiences

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

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


Filed under Entertainment

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


Filed under Entertainment

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,...

‘Danny Ray’ combines standup comedy and sports commentary

Graschelle Hipolito, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2016


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In today’s golden age of comedy and technology, it can be daunting to project material and gain a following. Danny Ray, a Bear Creek class of 2006 alumnus, adds his own personal flare to his work with a satirical and comedic take on actual sports topics and commentary by his alter ego character in...

Review: “The Danish Girl”

Review: “The Danish Girl”

Katie Biddle, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


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The novel “The Danish Girl,” by David Ebershoff, is a story loosely based on the real life of Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender women to undergo surgery to become female. Taking place in numerous places in Europe, mainly Copenhagen, Elbe’s struggle and victory is a splash of color against...

“The Force Awakens” lives up to previous Star Wars films

“The Force Awakens” lives up to previous Star Wars films

Cody Evans, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Since the 1977 premiere of George Lucas’s “Star Wars: A New Hope,” several different generations of Jedi, Sith, Clone troopers, and Rebels have emerged. Today teens and adults alike enjoy Lucas’s works, T.V screens flash with images of Imperial Star Destroyers, computer monitors are dominated...

Pop Culture in Perspective: #OscarsSoWhite sparks controversy

Pop Culture in Perspective: #OscarsSoWhite sparks controversy

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Pop Culture in Perspective, Showcase

Out of all the ceremonies of the extravagant award show season, the Oscars takes the cake as the most significant, as the coveted Academy Award has become the hallmark of a performer’s career since the first ceremony in 1929. But with all this year’s nominees of the acting category being white, it...

Coloring books for teens help manage stress

Katrina Springs, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Online Only, Showcase

Although coloring is an activity that’s associated with children, the physiological effects it has on reducing stress and anxiety has made adult coloring books the next natural relaxing fad. In adult coloring books, the designs feature intricate details and different geometric patterns in mandalas...

Realistic films are the most horrifying of all

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

Horror films can range from psychological thrillers to morbid and grisly tales. No matter the type, people cower in the theatres while witnessing scary movies or acquire some sort of satisfying adrenaline rush. While I tremble at almost any scary movie, I admit my terror depends on what type of horror...

Presidential candidates utilize social media for campaigns

Presidential candidates utilize social media for campaigns

Brooke Shimasaki and Claire Gilliland

October 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

The 2016 election is unlike any other as voters are now able to gain a more personal connection with candidates through posts, tweets, skits, and Snaps —  seeing them more as equals rather than the future leaders of the free world. With media sites like Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter,...

Dynamic duo Maddie and Tae take center stage with new album

Dynamic duo Maddie and Tae take center stage with new album

Mckenzie Barrow, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Maddie & Tae just might be the next Taylor Swift.  Their singles “Fly” and “Girl in a Country Song” got them noticed, but their album “Start Here” is their formal introduction to the world of country music. They are the first female duo to get a song, “Girl in a Country Song,”...

New theatre teacher chooses two casts for “Our Town”

New theatre teacher chooses two casts for “Our Town”

Claire Gilliland, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

Drama productions at Bear Creek have a long history of success, and new theater director Cassie Champeau aims to continue that tradition. To help make this year's production, "Our Town," even more successful, Champeau decided to form two casts. This change in casting was met with mixed reactions...

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