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Posting rules lead to confusion in ASB election

Thuy Ngo, Feature Editor

May 23, 2014

Elections for student body positions dominated the halls and walls of Bear Creek High School the past two weeks, with many students vying for the most creative campaign slogans. However, the placement of these campaign posters was not without controversy. "The rule on campus is 'no signs on anything...

‘Police brutality’ alleged in student arrest

Amber Buhagiar and Jasmine Santos

May 22, 2014

Rumors spread like wildfire via social media about the events that occurred at the Bear Creek student parking lot on Thursday, April 24. According to an article in “The Record,” three adult non-students entered the campus and started a fight with one student. During the commotion, several other...

Fee waivers often leave out middle class families

Jasmine Santos, Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

April 25, 2014

College applications, SATs, ACTs, and AP tests are all requirements, more or less, to get into a good college. All of them have one thing in common: payment. With all the expenses high school students face, especially seniors, it’s a wonder how students are able to afford even getting accepted in...

Red Cross Club wins Adopt-a-Green Space contest

Red Cross Club wins Adopt-a-Green Space contest

Brianna Aznar, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

Bear Creek's LIFE club was recognized for its efforts in beautifying the campus with the adopt-a-green space project at the 26th annual Earth Day held on April 6. At the Earth Day event multiple schools and clubs participated in promoting the importance of caring for the Earth and its natural...

Teens enticed by e-cigarettes; FDA slow to regulate product

Amber Buhagiar, Editor-in-Chief & Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2014

Teenagers’ shopping lists often consist of the raved about smartphone, brand new running shoes… and cigarettes?  The small price tag may be to blame. A recent article in “The Record” states that San Joaquin County has the lowest cigarette price at $3.77 per pack in California.  At more tha...

A night to remember

A night to remember

Jessica Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

April 25, 2014

  On April 5, senior Cecilia Berna, along with many other Bear Creek students and staff members, spent her Saturday night at the Clarion Inn and Suites while having the time of her life. Berna hosted a free prom for students with special needs from Bear Creek, Lincoln, Tokay and Plaza...

Oesterman trades Bruin hat for Lodi flame

Oesterman trades Bruin hat for Lodi flame

Tom Vo, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

Students say they will miss her engaging APUSH lectures With the 2013-2014 school year coming to a close, next school year will hold many changes for Bear Creek students. One of these changes will include the  departure of Beth Oesterman, Bear Creek’s AP United States History (APUSH) and CP Wo...

Audrie’s Law would make sexting a felony

Amber Buhagiar, Editor-in-Chief & Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2014

For teens, parties are a chance to meet new people, catch up with friends, and dance to upbeat music.  Innocent, right?  Not when drugs and alcohol parade the scene.   Senator Jim Beal recently introduced Senate Bill 838, also known as Audrie’s law.  The bill reads that juveniles w...

Daylight Saving Time benefits questioned

John Wei, Graphics Editor

April 25, 2014

On March 9, millions of people in the U.S. participated in an event known as “spring forward,” setting their clocks an hour ahead due to the one-hour shift from standard time to daylight saving time (DST).   For many, the loss of an hour of sleep results in waking up the next day ...

Students surprised by arrest of Senator Leland Yee

Students surprised by arrest of Senator Leland Yee

Zachary Denney, Online Editor

April 25, 2014

Students expressed shock and dismay at learning that Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was arrested on corruption and gun trafficking charges on March 26. The dismissed senator’s arrest brought surprise to some Bear Creek students who protested a district social media policy back in August. ...

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo: The Fairy Prommother

Jasmine Santos, Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

April 25, 2014

Fairy Godmothers may not exist, but Stockton has its very own Fairy Prommother. Jacqueline Faylor, a hair stylist at Southern Exposure, started a grassroots program to help students who may not have sufficient funds to pay for the expenses of prom.   Faylor began the program because she wa...

Teacher assaulted in classroom

Jacob Williams, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2014

Classmates alerted to fight via social media; student arrested Bear Creek biology teacher Jerry Myers was assaulted by a student in his classroom on April 4, according to an e-mail sent to staff by Principal Bill Atterberry on April 7. The assault allegedly stemmed from an earlier incident in ...

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