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Head math teacher Mr. Eric Vallecillo teaching his first period high school math class.

Math Department Adds Five New Teachers

Dominic Navarro, Writer December 22, 2021

Following a year of unusually high retirements and resignations, the math department was left with five open positions to fill this year.  With a mix of young teachers, a long-term substitute, and a first-year...

Campus supervisor Rodriguez monitors student restrooms while not wearing mask.

Confusing mask requirements after CDC issues new guidelines

Alex Bussey May 28, 2021

As students and staff prepared to return to campus, many wondered if and how social distancing rules would be enforced.  In preparation for a safe return to campus, administration has implemented a number...

Illustration by Ariel Davila-Sanchez

Claiming stress from remote learning, students circulate petition to ‘freeze’ grades

Eileen Tran April 26, 2021

Last March, students left for spring break unaware that it would be over a year before they’d return to campus. As school districts struggled to get remote learning up and running, it became clear that...

Illustration by Benjamin Tran

Administration struggles to address high failure rates during distance learning

Gavin Cardoza and Amara Del Prato March 3, 2021

After nearly a year of laggy chromebooks, missed zooms, late assignments and ignored inboxes, distance learning has taken its toll on students, leaving many flustered and unresponsive to school.  As a...

Illustration by Eileen Tran

Families modify Thanksgiving traditions in light of Covid

Jasmine Castillo, Feature Editor 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...

Canceled: Multiple SAT events were canceled due to Covid.

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

Gavin Orsi, Opinion Editor 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...

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.

Distance Learning proves challenging for both staff and students

Eileen Tran, Art Editor, Social Media Editor 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

Lilly Lim, Co-Editor-in-Chief 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...

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.

Clubs adjust to rule changes for International Rally

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer 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

Joseph Manivong, Staff Writer 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

Deepika Sahota, Staff Writer 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

Michael Thomas, Managing Editor 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...

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