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(from left to right) Foreign exchange students Giorgia Pistorio (Italy), Eduardo Guerrero (Mexico) and Benjamin Jolis (Belgium).

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...

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...

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...

Two LUSD students die in car crash

Van carrying 12 overturns in slough
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...

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...

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,...

Senior Spirit: Senior boys Powderpuff (above) assemble a pyramid formation during their halftime performance. Senior Heather Tarabi- ni (below) runs past the juniors’ defense during the Powderpuff foot- ball game. The game took place on November 8 after over a month of practice, with the seniors winning 26-6.

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...

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...

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...

Stranger Danger: One of two gates (left) connecting Bear Creek to Julia Morgan is left wide open and unsupervised during school hours, permitting Bear Creek students to leave campus and outsiders to enter campus. Despite the sign posted on each gate at Bear Creek reminding students to not open the gate for anyone (right), some students still open the gate for teachers and fellow students.

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,...

Duck and cover: AP Language students hide under desks during the lockdown drill on Sept. 4. The practice drill resulted in confusion as serval classes headed to the field thinking it was a fire drill.

Postgame brawl results in 11 arrests

‘Friday night football should be a family event’ — parent
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...

Duck and cover: AP Language students hide under desks during the lockdown drill on Sept. 4. The practice drill resulted in confusion as serval classes headed to the field thinking it was a fire drill.

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...

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