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Stockton’s homeless challenge city resources

Stockton’s homeless challenge city resources

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

April 26, 2019

In 2017, officials estimated that the homeless population in San Joaquin County consisted of approximately 1,500 people — a faulty statistic, considering that the information was gathered within a single week and limited to the county’s four largest cities: Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, and Manteca. A...

On being white, poor, and misjudged

Anonymous, Guest Writer

April 26, 2019

I remember the day I stood in the middle of my school courtyard, hot tears streaming down my face as I divulged my family’s money struggles and adverse home life to two of my close friends. I was telling them about how my dad was unemployed and distant, and we were struggling to make ends meet. I was...

Costs for clubs, sports leave some students left out

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

April 26, 2019

Bear Creek takes pride in its diverse range of clubs, sports and other after-school activities that are available to all of its student population. What’s even better is that all activities are free to join — at least they appear to be. Whether it be club entry fees or expensive uniform purchases,...

Finding love on Tinder? Possible — but not likely

Gabriella Bakucs, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019

Finding love on Tinder? Students experiment with dating apps; dangers of online dating; how services use algorithms to match couples? We all secretly crave the kind of love that lasts forever, but some are quicker to the draw than others. Thanks to the prevalence of online dating, we no longer need...

Relationship age gaps: a debate on how much is too much

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

March 25, 2019

Many teenagers consider it taboo to date someone two years older or younger than themselves. For example, freshmen are often looked down upon for dating an upperclassman, while a senior dating a freshman is frequently considered predatory or inappropriate. Parents, too, usually express discomfort or...

‘Sadie Hawkins’ origin rooted in ‘catching’ a man

‘Sadie Hawkins’ origin rooted in ‘catching’ a man

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Sadie Hawkins Day — a tradition that dates back to the late 1930s — is viewed today as a way of empowering females by allowing them to take the lead and ask a partner to a dance. Many students are surprised to learn it stems from an antiquated idea: catching a husband. Sadie Hawkins Day is a pseudo-holiday...

Trump vs. The Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

March 25, 2019

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — strongly advocated by former first lady Michelle Obama — was enacted in 2010 to provide funding for child nutrition programs and increase access to healthy food in schools through nutrition standards. However, the Trump administration is now lowering some of these...

Feeling stressed? Try the ‘slow morning’ trend

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Most students admit that their mornings are hectic, stressful and often lead to an unpleasant day. From waking up late to throwing last night’s crumpled homework in their binder, students say one word sums up their morning: rushed. However, life does not need to be a constant rush 24/7. Allowing oneself...

The more the merrier? Differing family dynamics affect quality of childhood

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019

Family dynamics are convoluted, messy and sometimes filled with drama. No matter how crazy you think your family might be, it’s undeniable that the family you are born into shapes your personality. Psychologists have turned their attention to a more complicated question — does family size matter? Unfortunately...

New Years Resolutions and those that are actually taken seriously

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019

It’s only been a few weeks since 2019 began, but most students’ New Year’s resolutions are already fading into nonexistence. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions become unfulfilled by the second week of February. It’s the same story every year: students vow to stay...

Millenial Failure — the “Snowflake Generation”

Jasmine Prasad, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

In recent years, Americans have seen high of college dropout rates; according to The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), the typical completion rate for four year colleges is only 35%. These rates coincide with the millennial generation, leaving analysts to wonder why, despite higher than ever admittance...

Marajuana is a new major at uni

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how to harvest marijuana at its peak potency? There’s a class for that. Some colleges are offering marijuana-themed courses and majors in order to satisfy the explosive marijuana growing business. With the legalization of medical marijuana in 35 states, many have began to approve of its...

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