The Bruin Voice

Stockton will give 55 families ‘free money’

Benjamin Gyman, Feature Editor

November 27, 2017


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The city of Stockton just approved a privately-funded plan to give 55 families free money every month for 36 months. The funds will be supplied by a basic income advocacy group, the Economic Security Project. Expected to start in August of 2018 and, with $1 million to experiment with, the Stockton...

College miscalculations lead to rescinded acceptances and out-of-luck students

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017


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March, April and May are always important months for college-bound seniors; they’re the time when admissions decisions are released, and students have to decide which schools they want to attend and submit their Statements of Intent to Register, or accept their admission offer. The spring season only...

OCR continues to monitor LUSD disciplinary process

OCR continues to monitor LUSD disciplinary process

Claire Gilliland and Helen Le

November 27, 2017


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After their resolution aiming to correct the disciplinary inequity between students of different races was reached, the Office for Civil Rights has continued to work with LUSD to ensure a healthy and productive environment at Bear Creek. On October 26, representatives visited Bear Creek’s campus and were impressed with what they foun...

Admin examines number of teacher referrals

Admin examines number of teacher referrals

Serra Raquel and Giancarlo Lizarraga

November 27, 2017


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Following a visit by the Office of Civil Rights, Principal Hillary Harrell has been tasked with checking-up on teachers with high numbers of referrals. The issue she and her staff discovered and had to resolve was that their data may have been unreliable. “My concern and my worry was that the...

Restorative Circles help curb chronic tardies

Restorative Circles help curb chronic tardies

Helen Le, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017


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Getting through the school day may be a struggle for some students, and that struggle often begins with failing to attend first period on time. Unfortunately, there has not been a tardy policy that has effectively addressed students who have an especially difficult time arriving to school before the...

Staff, students experience mock active shooter drill

Serra Raquel and Lily Tran

November 27, 2017


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When senior Jacob Fry first heard the gunshots and screams, he became frightened, even though he knew it was just an exercise. “It felt very real, especially when all you can hear is intense screaming and tons of gunshots,” Fry said. “I was frightened — at some points it seemed like it wasn’t...

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,...

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