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Teacher’s lessons extend far beyond math

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Math teacher Dave Goodwin has been a critical factor in ensuring that students are able to reach their highest potential in math — specifically in his Integrated 2+ and Integrated 3+ classes. Goodwin has been teaching for 33 years. He continues to maintain a positive attitude about teaching which...

Teachers juggling young children at home know the value of time management

Teachers juggling young children at home know the value of time management

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

April 26, 2019

As any parent can attest, their job is hard enough. With the burden of dealing with moody teenagers transitioning into adulthood, the amount of time spent working outside of their paid work hours and their often low wages, being a teacher while simultaneously raising a child can be tumultuous. “I...

Long commutes make for longer teaching days

Jaan Jaime, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Unlike many students, teachers that do not reside in Stockton may find themselves facing a strenuous, gas-guzzling commute when commuting to and from Bear Creek every weekday. CP English teacher and Link Crew coordinator Ryan Miller commutes to work from Sacramento everyday. The nearly 50-mile drive...

Food allergies are on the rise

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

When senior Deyliana Lewis touched peanut butter and rubbed her face, her face immediately began to swell. Lewis, unaware she was having an allergic reaction, began to panic as she felt her face and throat swelling. Since then, Lewis does not eat any foods that contain peanut or peanut oil. Although...

Bruin entrepreneurs merge passion with creativity

Bruin entrepreneurs merge passion with creativity

Leilany Perez, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2019

Gabi Backus, Senior Senior Gabriella Backus, whose main specialties are portraits and still life, sells both traditional and digital art. Her love for art is one of her motives in selling her artwork. “I’ve always been naturally inclined to enjoy art and all creative things since I was young, and...

Accuracy of DNA ancestry site questionable

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

April 26, 2019

According to Genome Network, the leading source of news about genomics research worldwide, any two human beings share about 99 percent of the same genetic makeup — it is only the remaining percent that makes each person unique. In spite of those odds, consumers are driven to determine why exactly Uncle...

Dress to NOT impress: does wearing comfy clothes affect school performance and attitude

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

From pajamas and sweats, sweatshirts and jeans, or even something as formal as a dress or suit, students differ wildly in what they deem appropriate for school. Someone’s mood may contribute to what they wear for the day. “Being uncomfortable affects everything you do — your mental processing...

Stockton pilots monthly $500 UBI

Stockton pilots monthly $500 UBI

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

A new revolutionary concept of welfare known as Universal Basic Income is gaining popularity within the western world. UBI is a model for providing citizens with a safety net to prevent them from falling into poverty. Beginning February 2019, Stockton has become one of the first major cities in the U.S....

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...

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