The Bruin Voice

Disability accomidations for those with mental-health issues

Bailey Kirkeby, News editor, Managing Editor, Entertainment Columnist

March 25, 2019

A recent study concluded that as many as one in four students at some elite colleges in the U.S. are now considered “disabled,” earning extra time on tests and other accommodations. Such a large number is largely attributed to mental-health issues, causing some to question if stress, anxiety and...

Supreme court in an ongoing battle to restrict prayers before meetings

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

The ongoing controversy behind school board prayers may soon be reaching the Supreme Court, ultimately deciding whether the prayers are in violation of the First Amendment. Prayers within public schools have often stirred controversy over their constitutionality — such as praying during school sports...

Nation braces for anticipated teacher stortage

Nation braces for anticipated teacher stortage

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019

Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District were back at work after a week-long strike over pay and working conditions — but a larger threat might be looming: attracting and retaining enough teachers to fill the classrooms of California’s six million students. Over the years, it has become...

Grief compounds makeup work after absences

Grief compounds makeup work after absences

Lilly Lim, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

After missing one day of school from being sick, students often struggle to catch up and learn the previous day’s lessons, turn in missing assignments and make up quizzes or tests. However, when a family member passes away, students find themselves stuck trying to balance their grief with a mounting...

P.E. classes can lead to life-long loathing of exercise

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Adults who embrace or loathe physical activity often credit childhood experiences for their views about exercise. Unsurprisingly, one factor stands out: whether they did or did not enjoy P.E. class in school. Physical education is often regarded as a subject of humor or parody — who hasn’t seen the...

Stockton ranks second in California for syphilis STD

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

San Joaquin County ranks second in the state, after San Francisco, for syphilis rates. Syphilis, an STD caused by a bacterial infection known as Treponema pallidum, is a spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause the diseases syphilis, bejel, and yaws. People may not know that they have syphilis...

#MeToo movement changes traditional ‘birds and bees’ conversation

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

"#MeToo and the Kavanaugh allegations have made us all aware of sexual pressuring, consent, and how things can go wrong" -licensed marriage and family therapist Jill Whitney “Hey, son. Let’s talk.” For many students, “the talk” is a pivotal point in their lives: it is the moment when a pare...

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

Sydney Jasper and Heidi Wright

January 8, 2019

After decades of seeing smoking rates decline, groups like the American Lung Association were hopeful that younger generations would eliminate the habit. However, some argue that a new addictive product being marketed toward teens is reversing that trend: JUUL e-cigarettes. Billed as a safer alternative...

Dear Santa: From a loyal vegan

Dear Santa: From a loyal vegan

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, I was initiated to the cult of veganism on March 3rd of this year, and it was the greatest decision I’ve made in my entire life. I was reborn on that very day, baptized into a greener, healthier realm; I became a new and improved version of myself. All I ask for this holiday season is for e...

Dear Santa: Halt time for me

Sydney Jasper, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, This year I have a peculiar request. Every year everything spins so fast I don’t feel like I get time to enjoy just being. My request is for time to slow down. I want you to take the reins and slow time down for a little while. Everyone is always spinning inside their own world worried...

Dear Santa: We were on a BREAK

Dear Santa: We were on a BREAK

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, Santa this holiday all I want is a break from the chaos. I want a break from the suffering. A break from mothers and fathers and sister and brothers crying with pure agony because of the loss this cruel world provides them with. I am tired of animals being used for their extravagant parts...

Dear Santa: I can’t smell

Dear Santa: I can’t smell

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2019

Dear Santa, It’s been a few months since I found out that I cannot smell — and that it wasn’t just because I wasn’t “concentrating hard enough” as I had so brilliantly believed before. For 15 years, I pushed my smell problems to the back of my mind, because I didn’t think it was important....

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