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Families modify Thanksgiving traditions in light of Covid

Families modify Thanksgiving traditions in light of Covid
November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving is usually a time dedicated to family, feasting and fun -- but during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new ingredient will be added: fear. With the release of new guidelines from the Centers...

Students struggle to navigate college application process during Covid-19 lockdown

Canceled: Multiple SAT events were canceled due to Covid.
Elimination of SAT/ACT test places more emphasis on essays, grades
November 5, 2020

When it comes to college admissions, the class of 2021 can’t seem to catch a break.  With SAT test centers closing left and right, seniors aren’t sure where to start when it comes to the college application...

Distance Learning proves challenging for both staff and students

A Helping Hand: Junior Takeyia Thompson sometimes has to leave her own classes to assist her second grade sister, Maliyah, and must email her teachers after class to explain or ask questions.
Fearing for their family members’ health, hundreds of students choose year-long distance learning option
October 30, 2020

If students had been told a year ago that they would be able to attend class while still in their pajamas — and even still in bed — most students would have jumped at the chance.  Today, however,...

Student apathy and a lack of publicity leads to low attendance at school events

Student apathy and a lack of publicity leads to low attendance at school events
January 31, 2020

On a recent minimum day, the school hosted Elective Preview Day, a parallel to Club Rush, where teachers and students promoted their classes and programs in the large gym.  The event was intended to expose...

Clubs adjust to rule changes for International Rally

Floating Angels: Swing Club seniors Joshua Rivera and Angelo Yuw (left to right) lift their partners in a move called “Angel Variation” as they prepare for International Rally.
January 31, 2020

International Rally, an event dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the diverse cultures at Bear Creek, is the pinnacle for all cultural clubs.  But after last year’s performances were plagued by...

Disruptive, unruly teens impact local businesses

Disruptive, unruly teens impact local businesses
January 31, 2020

When school isn’t in session, high school students often hang out — conversing, joking, laughing and generally having a good time. When several high schoolers get together, however, the group...

Teachers get ‘schooled’ in recognizing vaping devices

Teachers get 'schooled' in recognizing vaping devices
January 31, 2020

On the first day back from winter break, a fire alarm during third period seemed like a normal occurrence; students filed out to their designated areas and waited for the all-clear bell — a...

Districtwide email hacks highlight concerns about cybersecurity

Districtwide email hacks highlight concerns about cybersecurity
January 31, 2020

Imagine leaving your house having locked all the doors but a window was left open.  An intruder enters and changes all your locks, demanding thousands of dollars to let you back in to gain access to all...

School budgets depend on curbing truancy

January 31, 2020

On any average day, about 14% of Bear Creek students are absent from school.  With a population of over 2,100 students, that means approximately 300 students miss school each day. The California legislature...

Foreign exchange students adjust to American lifestyle and culture

(from left to right) Foreign exchange students Giorgia Pistorio (Italy), Eduardo Guerrero (Mexico) and Benjamin Jolis (Belgium).
December 13, 2019

When senior Giorgia Pistorio stepped foot in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, she was immediately astonished by the array of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds.  A man...

Student who almost got in car that crashed reflects on experience

December 13, 2019

After the devastating car crash that took the lives of one Bear Creek student and one Delta Sierra Middle School student and injured others, many students were mourning their deaths while simultaneously...

Commentary: Distractions and inexperienced driver lead to perfect storm for car crash

December 13, 2019

Many issues can lead to a car accident.  Distractions, including phone use and eating while driving, are leading causes for car accidents.  However, when an inexperienced driver, social media distractions...

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