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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 students to electives that they might not otherwise consider. “I think this gave things like… Ag [Agri...

Clubs adjust to rule changes 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 a string of problems, including long lines, overflowing seating and zero parking spots during the e...

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 can get noisy and become a disturbance. Local businesses, particularly those located within Park ...

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 bell that couldn’t be heard by most.   After the incident, many students were shocked to lear...

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 your valuables and private information.  Would you pay up or cut your losses? School distric...

School budgets depend on curbing truancy

Ryan Flores, Staff Writer

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 defines a truant as a student who has three unexcused absences, three unexcused tardies for great...

Foreign exchange students adjust to American lifestyle and culture

Foreign exchange students adjust to American lifestyle and culture

Deepika Sahota, Staff Writer

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 of Asian descent working alongside a woman of African descent was something she had never seen before.  ...

Student who almost got in car that crashed reflects on experience

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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 being grateful that they were not involved.  Junior Persafany Lana, however, almost got in the car that eventua...

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

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

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 and illegal substance use are all at play, they create a perfect storm that puts everyone at risk. ...

Two LUSD students die in car crash

Lilly Lim, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

For a Bear Creek senior, it was a typical Friday afternoon as she looked forward to driving around and having fun with friends.  Two hours later, two of her friends would be dead. Reports say the van she was driving was headed westbound towards King Island Road on Eight Mile Road on Nov. 22.  Due to...

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. “...

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