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Top-ranked Delta College overlooked by area students

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2019

As seniors work tirelessly to perfect their college applications and prepare to move throughout the country, many fail to realize that one of the nation’s best community colleges, San Joaquin Delta College, is located right here in Stockton. In August, the financial web- site Wallethub publ...

CAASPP results show modest gains

Lilly Lim, Co Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2019

Every year, juniors take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), as they did in fifth and eighth grade. Although San Joaquin County has seen progress in test results, some students — and even some teachers — don’t see the significance of the tests. “...

Powderpuff practice restrictions stem from safety concerns

Powderpuff practice restrictions stem from safety concerns

Joseph Manivong, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

With new restrictions on when and where Powderpuff practices can occur, students found themselves scrambling to fit practices into their schedules. Stemming from an accident last year in which Bear Creek alumnus Alex Flores broke his ankle during a practice held at Baxter Park, administration required all Powderpuff practices...

LUSD implements anonymous reporting system

LUSD implements anonymous reporting system

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

In the wake of what has been deemed a national gun violence epidemic, Lodi Unified School District has implemented the Say Something anonymous reporting system in hopes of protecting schools in the district from such tragedies and developing a safe learning environment. Designed and promoted by Sandy Hook P...

Gov. Newsom signs bill to start school later in 2022

Grace Gremel, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

On October 13, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill requiring high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. beginning in the 2022-23 school year. Teachers hope the new legislation will lead to more flexible scheduling options for students. “I think the zero period would be a good middle grou...

Unsupervised campus access points remain a safety concern

Unsupervised campus access points remain a safety concern

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

When the gates that enclose BCHS were installed in 2002, most staff and students believed they would deter outsiders from accessing the campus. While the gates likely limit access to campus, there are still points on school grounds where an outsider could enter — whether by jumping a private gate from a bordering ...

Postgame brawl results in 11 arrests

Postgame brawl results in 11 arrests

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2019

The Bear Creek versus Lincoln football game on Sept. 13, with a near-record crowd of approximately 2,000 students according to Principal Hillary Harrell, should have been a fun, spirited experience for everyone involved — but the event turned violent when multiple fights erupted, raising concerns regarding...

Admin, staff struggle to implement lockdown protocol

Admin, staff struggle to implement lockdown protocol

Joseph Manivong, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

In its first scheduled practice lockdown of the year on Sept. 4, some students and staff mistakenly thought they were in a fire drill, while others thought they were experiencing a lockdown drill. The contradictory directions via emails from Principal Hillary Harrell and Assistant Principal Dennis...

New restrictive phone policy in effect

Bailey Kirkeby, Co Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2019

​After repeated warnings, Bear Creek administrators will now begin enforcing the school’s policy regarding phone usage when students walk to restrooms during class. ​According to Bear Creek Principal Hillary Harrell, this year, administrators plan to uphold the student handbook and school boar...

Beginning of the year schedule glitches par for the course

Nathan To, News Editor

September 20, 2019

At the beginning of every school year, dozens of students line up at the counseling office to request class schedule changes, and this school year proved to be no exception. When students first received their schedules, several noticed a variety of issues with their classes, including too many periods,...

Board mandates more general education classes to address CP failure rates

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2019

At a Lodi Unified School District Board of Education meeting this past spring, high school principals were directed by the Board to provide their students with a wider range of course options — especially classes that do not meet A-G requirements — in an effort to reduce expulsion and failure rates...

Winterfest Rally replaced by month-long celebration of academic success

Winterfest Rally replaced by month-long celebration of academic success

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

Winterfest, a rally intended to honor high-achieving students nominated by their teachers, will not be included amongst this year’s rallies.  The rally’s cancellation came as a surprise to many students, especially because it was the only rally that focused primarily on academics — presumably a di...

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