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AP Preview Day adds electives in last-minute changes

Lilly Lim, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

Every year, elective teachers struggle to recruit students to take their classes before class scheduling begins. Consequently, some classes are cut at the beginning of the next school year when not enough students enroll in a class to justify keeping it. With the addition of elective courses to the AP...

Kryshna Roberts — an expert with a camera

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

When senior Kryshna Roberts first began editing photos in middle school, she didn’t think her hobby would turn into a lifelong passion for photography, let alone a profitable business. Roberts is self taught. Before she tried photography, she loved editing pictures by turning low-quality photos into...

Special education lunchtime basketball game fills stands

Special education lunchtime basketball game fills stands

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

For most special education students, dreams of playing at competitions in high school sports teams remains just that — a dream. But for ten Bear Creek special education students, that dream came true as they matched their athletic prowess against other district special education teams in lively, well...

LUSD Securely adds filters to student Google accounts

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

April 26, 2019

In the 2019-2020 school year, the Lodi Unified School District (LUSD) will roll out the 1:1 Home to School Connection Initiative, a device checkout program allowing students to check out a personal Chromebook for school and home use. To accommodate the program, the district is employing the Securly Chrome...

Winterfest Rally parking lot sting nets numerous off-campus pass violators

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

April 26, 2019

Over 60 Bear Creek students found themselves caught in a lunchtime sting on Jan. 25 after administrators checked the student parking lot at lunch for students without an off-campus pass. Although some students were leaving to get lunch, many were grabbing needed materials from their cars or going...

Track coach pleads guilty to sex crimes

Track coach pleads guilty to sex crimes

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

March 3, 2019

On March 10, 2019, the Stockton Police Department posted on its Facebook page that 26-year-old Bear Creek jump track coach Khari Dobbins was arrested for having sexual relations with a 16-year-old Bear Creek student.  The sudden news seemed to leave the community in a state of pain and confusion. The...

Food truck offers limited menu choices

Food truck offers limited menu choices

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2019

Every Wednesday, students can be seen lining up to get a taste of the diverse foods offered at the new food truck parked outside the cafeteria area. The food truck ― available due to a grant Lodi Unified schools received over the past summer ― came as surprise to students, especially the ...

BC students not ‘disadvantaged’ enough to receive Title One funds

BC students not ‘disadvantaged’ enough to receive Title One funds

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief

January 8, 2019

As the bell rings and people funnel into a long line, students wait impatiently to order their lunch. Little do they know, a fellow classmate is going to frolic to the front of the line and pay 69 cents for their lunch while they’re stuck paying $3.59 for theirs. Such a scenario is surprisingly common,...

Bad air quality forces school closure

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor, News Editor, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2019

In the wake of Southern California’s disastrous wildfires, Stockton was one of the three most polluted cities in the world on Nov. 16, 2018, falling between San Francisco — which earned the top spot — and Sacramento, according to CNN. Despite the city’s hazardous air quality, Bear Creek students...

LUSD approves 1:1 Chromebooks

LUSD approves 1:1 Chromebooks

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

January 8, 2019

The Lodi Unified School District (LUSD) has approved district-wide implementation of the 1:1 Home to School Connection Initiative — a device checkout program that allows each student to check out a personal Chromebook for school and home use — for the 2019-20 school year. According to the LUSD...

Schools train students to ‘stop the bleed’

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor

January 8, 2019

"We've taught a generation of Americans to be passive and static and wait for police" -Former SWAT Officer Greg Crane According to the Washington Post, as of Nov. 28, 2018, 23 school shootings have occurred in the United States this year — the highest number of shootings in a single year since...

Para-educators meet needs of varied special-needs population

Para-educators meet needs of varied special-needs population

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

January 8, 2019

When paraeducators were first introduced into classrooms in the 1950s, their sole purpose was to aid teachers by performing tasks such as setting up classroom materials and monitoring students. Today, paraeducators have evolved into a much larger role: providing assistance to students who require extra...

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