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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...

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...

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...

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...

Living Rough: Homeless have set up an encampment located near the Stockton DMV office. (Photo by Alisa Aistrup)

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...

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...

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...

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...

Relationship age gaps: a debate on how much is too much

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor March 25, 2019

Many teenagers consider it taboo to date someone two years older or younger than themselves. For example, freshmen are often looked down upon for dating an upperclassman, while a senior dating a freshman...

He said ‘Yes!’: (Top) Trinity Altamirano asks Mark Barayuga to Sadies with a Flaming Hot Cheetos pun. (Photo Courtesy of Trinity Altamirano)

‘Sadie Hawkins’ origin rooted in ‘catching’ a man

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer March 25, 2019

Sadie Hawkins Day — a tradition that dates back to the late 1930s — is viewed today as a way of empowering females by allowing them to take the lead and ask a partner to a dance. Many students are...

Trump vs. The Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor March 25, 2019

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — strongly advocated by former first lady Michelle Obama — was enacted in 2010 to provide funding for child nutrition programs and increase access to healthy food...

Feeling stressed? Try the ‘slow morning’ trend

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer March 25, 2019

Most students admit that their mornings are hectic, stressful and often lead to an unpleasant day. From waking up late to throwing last night’s crumpled homework in their binder, students say one word...

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