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Homecoming ends with shattered glass for adviser

Homecoming ends with shattered glass for adviser

Claire Gilliland and Helen Le

October 17, 2017


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After this year’s Homecoming dance, English teacher and student government advisor Laura LaRue’s car was damaged in the Bear Creek parking lot while LaRue was finishing cleaning up. LaRue noticed the damage when she left at around 12:30 that Sunday morning. “I walked out to the parking lot...

Taking pictures, recording lectures in class requires consent

Alijah Jacob Buada, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017


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In a world revolving around electronics, cell phones and other recording devices — even though technically banned during class time — are everywhere. It is not unusual for a student to whip out a phone during class to snap a picture of the board that lists assignments or to capture the memory of...

Lighting, intercom system among the fixes planned from Measure U money

Gabriella Backus, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017


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Students were impressed by Bear Creek’s repainted campus upon their return to school this year. Many other changes have also occurred that may have gone unnoticed, and more are set to occur soon. The root of campus-wide alterations is Measure U, Local School Repair/Student Safety Measure. It was...

Board reaffirms stance on acts of hate

Helen Le and Giancarlo Lizarraga

October 17, 2017


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Lodi Unified School District has reaffirmed its commitment to provide students with a safe and non-discriminatory environment in reaction to recent national activities rooted in hatred. On September 5, 2017, the LUSD Board of Education passed Resolution 2017-63 titled “Denouncing Acts of Hate,”...

HPV commercial sparks controversy

HPV commercial sparks controversy

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2017


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According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HPV can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and is most commonly transmitted through vaginal or anal sex. It is so common, that almost all men and women have it at some point in their lives, though some may show no signs or symptoms of...

Study predicts $83 billion in savings with later school start times

Gabriella Backus, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


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Undoubtedly students want to stay in bed in the morning as long as possible. Some teachers even feel that way — but, research concludes, getting those extra minutes of sleep could actually improve students’ performance. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), released a statement August 25,...

Fee waivers can reduce cost of college applications

Kylie Yamada, Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2017


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College tuition is known to be expensive, but college applications can take a sizable bite out of a student’s wallet as well. Many colleges and universities charge a fee for submitting an application. Colleges set their own fee depending on the number of applicants they receive and how selective...

DeVos issues new sexual assault guidelines

Claire Gilliland and Lily Tran

October 16, 2017


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Sexual assault has always been an action with complex consequences — and when it occurs on high school and college campuses, sexual assault becomes particularly troublesome. Due to the severity and frequency of these cases, legislation that governs how these cases are handled is vital. Colleges...

Large freshman class impacts scheduling options

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

September 15, 2017


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In 1991, Bear Creek High School opened with a small student population composed of freshmen, sophomores and a small junior class — just under a thousand students. This year, enrollment has increased to nearly 2,200 students and the effect is noticeable on campus. Bear Creek’s student body ha...

Stockton singled out by Justice Dept. for violent crime stemming from illegal immigration

Giancarlo Lizzaraga, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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In an ongoing battle between states and the federal government, Stockton is facing threats of losing federal funds over its policing policies on undocumented immigrants. On August 3, Police Chief Eric Jones received a letter from The U.S. Department of Justice about the Public Safety Partnership (“PSP”)...

Counselors and psychologists struggle to meet mental health needs

Helen Le and Claire Gilliland

September 15, 2017


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Students are not the only ones suffering growing pains — with a student population of 2,174, school counselors and psychologists are taking on a larger workload that is often difficult to accomplish in a regular workday. “We are contracted to work 7.5 hours a day,” counselor Ren Pham-Peck said....

Fatal car accident claims life of incoming senior

Fatal car accident claims life of incoming senior

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

September 15, 2017


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During the summer, the BC community was saddened to learn of the death of incoming senior Malaysia Porter, a popular athlete on the girls basketball team, due to a single-vehicle crash. According to reports in “The Record” the automobile accident happened around 2:05 p.m. in the number one s...

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