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Love: just another capitalist ruse

Ethen Smith, Feature Columnist January 31, 2020

Roses! Cupid! Chocolate! As Valentine’s Day draws near, symbols of love are inescapable. But let’s be honest, beautiful bouquets and romantic confections have been around for a while at this...

Parents use surveillance apps to keep tabs on kids away from home

Parents use surveillance apps to keep tabs on kids away from home

Joseph Manivong, Staff Writer January 31, 2020

As teenagers become more independent they often wish to exercise that independence by going out with friends — away from their parents’ watchful eyes. So it’s no surprise that parents,...

Jamba Job: (Top to bottom) Junior Jazleen Herrera and senior Chris Lara work at Jamba Juice in Trinity Parkway where they learn entry-level skills.

Trinity Parkway becomes training ground for students’ first job

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer January 31, 2020

Trinity Parkway, or Park West Place, serves as more than just a shopping center for the community.  Located two miles from Bear Creek, not only is it a social center for North Stocktonians, but for students...

High school relationships often a learning experience

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2020

As Valentine’s Day approaches, a wave of loneliness strikes many single high school students.  Although healthy high school dating may benefit students, poor time management and unrealistic expectations...

Students learn to bypass tracking apps

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2020

Although helicopter parents typically have pure intentions when attempting to track their kids through applications such as Life360 and Apple’s Find My Friends, some teens seek ways to trick these location...

Profile on the creator of ‘The Ruin Voice’: Justin Tualla

Profile on the creator of ‘The Ruin Voice’: Justin Tualla

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2020

In fall 2019, the Ruin Voice, a parody of the Bruin Voice, published its first issue.  The Ruin Voice, created by senior Justin Tualla, covers topics such as Bear Creek’s never-ending bathroom issues...

A festive discomfort: being Jewish around Christmas

A festive discomfort: being Jewish around Christmas

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2019

As soon as Thanksgiving ends — and often earlier — Santa hats, reindeer figurines and inflatable snowmen fill the shelves of various stores, and companies begin marketing their Christmas sales and...

The ‘Christ’ in Christmas has become obsolete

Ryan Flores, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

It's your birthday, and everyone else is giving each other gifts instead of celebrating you.  This is how Jesus feels about Christmas. Christmas is a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of God's...

Wildfires spew massive amounts of CO2 into the air, leading to poor air quality

Wildfires spew massive amounts of CO2 into the air, leading to poor air quality

Thomas Bun, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

California touts itself as a leader in a progressive climate change agenda that requires some of the strictest air pollution measures in his- tory. By monitoring gaseous pollutants, toxic air contaminants...

Gas-powered generators add to pollution

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-In-Chief November 15, 2019

In early October, after California’s largest electricity provider, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), cut power to over two million people, numerous citizens quickly rushed to hardware...

PG&E cuts power to millions of residents in California

Grace Gremel, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

Wildfires in Northern California are not uncommon, and those living in rural areas are aware of the likelihood of fires occurring at any moment. “We regularly get fires up in the Sierra Foothills,”...

Junk food ads target low income blacks and Hispanics

Charumati Rogers, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

Studies show when African American or Hispanic children turn on the TV, they are 50 percent more likely than white children to be targeted by junk food and drug advertisements. In fact, some...

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