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LGBT teacher finds acceptance

LGBT teacher finds acceptance

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

November 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Diversity: Are We Really?

Diversity: Are We Really?

Ryan Duff, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018

Diversity and acceptance are the two ideals Bear Creek students hold high above the rest. We boast an overwhelmingly positive campus environment full of loyal Bruin spirit, and with a student body as diverse as ours, part of that spirit manifests as a celebration of the many different backgrounds and ...

LGB+Transitions: A Life In Progress

Alex Rubio, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018

I’ve seen all those stories of transgender people in which everything is sugar-coated. The truth is, they often only show off the glamorous parts of their transitions, and hide the dysphoria, depression, and day-to-day discomfort all transgender individuals endure. Similarly, it’s irritating tha...

Identity politics: communal values or diverse stereotypes?

Identity politics: communal values or diverse stereotypes?

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Identity is a key component that plays a role in each student’s individual experience and, in some cases, their education. With the emergence of identity politics — views based on the interests of social groups (race, sexual orientation, religion, et cetera) with which people identify — many students...

Asian-Americans face off against Harvard claiming bias in admissions

Asian-Americans face off against Harvard claiming bias in admissions

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

November 9, 2018

As Asian-Americans with bright, shimmering 5.0 GPAs and impressive, lengthy list of extracurriculars apply to Harvard, Princeton and Cornell, they anxiously tap their toes and await their acceptance letters. Months later, a letter will arrive in the mail — a rejection letter. Asian-Americans have th...

Let’s arm all our teachers — even Mr. Nincompoop

Karina, Fardmanesh

May 30, 2018

“Welcome to Anatommy class! Get it? Get it? Ana...tommy gun?” It is Tuesday morning and my teacher is being ridiculously annoying. He has not stopped with the gun puns. Like are you kidding me? Yesterday he whipped out his Glock, put it to Larry’s forehead, and whispered, “If I shoot you in...

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