The Bruin Voice

Dear Santa: Please take away Kanye West

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature, Uncategorized

Dear Santa, Please take away Kanye West. In 2009, Kanye stunned Americans as he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, all to claim that Beyonce had a superior video. In 2011, Kanye declared himself “Yeezus”. In 2013, Kanye wore a Confederate battle flag patch on his sleeve. In 2015,...

Dear Santa: My family uses Liberty Mutual

Lilly Lim, Managing Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Dear Santa, Feature

Dear Santa, I’m going to be honest Santa; over the past five months, I have grown and changed into someone that I never thought I could be. I am proud of who I have become, but there’s only one thing in my life that I am lacking: a driver’s license. Two summers ago, I began to work on my...

Love anime? It’s okay, weeb!

Love anime? It’s okay, weeb!

Gabriella Backus, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2019


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At some point in the average high school student’s life, they’ll be introduced to anime in some way, shape, or form — their friends might recommend a show, or they might stumble upon an anime running on late-night television. However, students who watch anime may find themselves ridiculed and...

A Life In Progress

Alex Rubio, Feature Columnist

January 7, 2019


Filed under A Life In Progress, Columns, Feature

Although I have mostly blocked out my memories from middle school due to the overwhelming feelings of distress and confusion they caused me to feel, I can still pinpoint the exact time when I started to question myself and my identity: August of my seventh-grade year. I had a lot...

New Year’s resolutions almost always fail – but take steps now to achieve success

Leilany Perez, Opinion Editor

January 7, 2019


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New Year’s resolutions almost always fail. Many people hope that the flipping of a calendar page will mark a significant change in their lives, and with confidence, people are determined to accomplish their New Year’s resolutions. It doesn’t take long, however, for most to realize that change ...

LGBT teacher finds acceptance

LGBT teacher finds acceptance

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

November 26, 2018


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Through the trials in students’ lives, many supportive adults try to provide comfort by using the phrase “I know what you’re going through, because I’ve been through all of it before.” For the a large percentage of the school’s LGBT+ populus, Champeau’s words ring especially true. Champeau...

BCHS Alums return as the head of the class

Lilly Lim, Managing Editor, Feature Editor, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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Feels like home: Teachers at BC that used to be students at BC A few students who formerly walked down the Bear Creek halls are now walking around the same campus — but as teachers. Photography teacher Jane Somers graduated from Bear Creek in 1998. Somers was on the school’s first water polo tea...

Feeling butterflies on their first day, new teachers learn alongside students

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

November 26, 2018


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JENNIFER GARRETT WOODSHOP At the end of the past school year, Bear Creek began searching for teachers to expand its agriculture academic elective requirements. This problem was solved upon hiring Jennifer Garrett, who now teaches AG Government, AG Woodshop and AG Mechanics. Garrett, who has b...

BCHS veteran teachers have greeted students since its opening in 1991

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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The most important part of a building is its foundation. The same theory applies to a school. For Bear Creek, the foundation is comprised of its eight original teachers — those who were here to greet the first group of students ever to enter the C gates in 1991 — Joyce Dedini, Kathi Duffel, Lin...

Bear Creek welcomes new teacher with open arms

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor, News Editor, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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Upon graduating from her year-long teaching credential program, English 10 and 11 CP teacher Alissa Barbero instantly fell in love with Bear Creek and knew it was the right place for her to start her career as a teacher. Born and raised in Sacramento, Barbero thought she wanted to stay in the Sacramento/Elk...

Asian-Americans wrestle with “model minority” sterotype

Leilany Perez

November 16, 2018


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Since their immigration to the United States dating back to the 1800s, Asian-Americans have battled various forms of racism, discrimination, and stereotypes. Most recently, Asian students have become labeled as the “model minority” ― those who are considered smart, hardworking, submissive and never...

Finding my identity after high school

Finding my identity after high school

Kristin Lam

November 16, 2018


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When I first started questioning my sexuality as a junior at Bear Creek, I tried to push it to the back of my mind. I did not want to acknowledge my feelings for a female friend or reflect on the admiration crushes I had on girls before. I thought I could never live a life my family or I could ...

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