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“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Na Hoku Mai Kanolani highlights Hawaiian and Tahitian dance

Anissa Ypon, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

The Hawaiian and Tahitian cultures are best known for their expressive dancing. Oftentimes people misinterpret the differences between both cultures by merging them into one concept: Hula dancing. Susan, George and son Tallon Pedregosa began their own halau (group), Na Hoku Mai Kanoelani in 2000,...

Artistic talents showcased at Film and Arts Festival

Jessica Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2015

Silence on set!  Bear Creek High School held its first ever Film and Art Festival on April 24.  Students walked into the hall of the theater to a world of art and into the actual theater to a world where ideas on paper came to life as if by magic. The idea for the festival originated from English...

A new ‘Empire’ of the TV world arises and conquers ratings

Anissa Ypon, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

Whether or not hip-hop music is your taste, Fox’s newest television series “Empire” has managed to break audience records after every episode.  The captivating show made its debut on Jan. 7, 2015, and ended the season on March 18, and broke a 23-year-old ratings record for Fox with 12.9 million...

Vinyl album fans welcome return of “authentic” sound

Khaled Alameldin, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

The record begins to spin, the needle slowly drops and the sound of a mellotron flute fills the air. John Lennon's voice sounds over the flute as he sings, “Let me take you down, cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields / Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about / Strawberry Fields forever.” Rock...

Best-seller “50 Shades” film opens on V-Day

Anissa Ypon, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

Some young women lament how it is difficult to find a guy who wants more than just a sexual relationship, but in some cases it is women who want more than just plain “vanilla,” a term used in the popular book series “Fifty Shades of Grey” to refer to traditional sexual behavior. This Valentine’s...

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