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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...

OCR resolution leads to new behavioral matrix

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2017


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When the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) returns to Lodi Unified School District in October, it expects to find a district utilizing its new Student Discipline and Intervention Matrix effectively to eliminate disciplinary discrimination. Last year, the OCR told Lodi Unified that its disciplinary policy...

Summer flicks feature action-packed Superheroes

Summer flicks feature action-packed Superheroes

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

September 14, 2017


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The summer movie season is known for its blockbusters, action scenes and massive budgets. This summer, however, two themes seemed to reign supreme: superheroes and war. Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman” stole the show, grossing over $400 million in the U.S., possibly because of its uniqueness....

2017 Valedictorian reflects on achievement

Jasmin Tran, Guest Writer

May 26, 2017


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Four years, 1,825 days, countless hours of homework from AP classes, and many, many seconds of relying on the clutch for grades. It’s been a dream of mine to graduate as valedictorian since I was in 7th grade, and that dream has been fulfilled this year. My parents encouraged me to follow my...

New first day schedule starts ’17-’18

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

May 26, 2017


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Although most students can’t think beyond the next week and the start of summer, 2017-18 student government is already planning the first day back to school. “The entire purpose of the first day operation is to make the Class of 2021’s transition into Bear Creek as seamless as possible,” 2017-18...

Summer school offered at McNair, Lodi campuses

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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For some, summer is a time of exploration and adventure. For others, summer is a time to catch up in credits or even get ahead through summer school. This year, summer school offers the same core classes for students, ranging from High School Math to Government CP. However, only five classes are...

Reasons for drop in AP students unclear

Helen Le and David Hancock

May 26, 2017


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May 12 marked the end of the dreaded AP testing season. This came as a huge sigh of relief to AP students who have struggled physically, mentally, emotionally and financially in preparation for their AP exams. With the reduced fee for AP exams rising from $5 to $63, students who typically rely on...

Ode to Whitey: a duck story

Ode to Whitey: a duck story

David Hancock, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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His name was Whitey. Whitey was a Bruin, a member of the Bear Creek family, and a duck. Bear Creek, despite officially being home of the Bruins, has also been the home of a small family of ducks. In the area between the A and B buildings there is an oasis, commonly known as the duck pond; it serves...

Good behavior pays off — in BRUIN Bucks

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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Nobody can resist a good deal — especially when it’s free. Putting this principle to the test, the “BRUIN Bucks” system has been implemented on campus to encourage positive behavior by rewarding students with a “BRUIN Buck (BB),” which can be cashed at the student store. Typically seen...

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