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Governor commits funds to study CSU Stockton campus

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief April 26, 2019

New governor Gavin Newsom establishes a committee to study bringing CSU campus to Stockton; cost? Necessary? Although Stockton’s population exceeds 300,000, it remains the only city of its size in California...

Illustration by Gabriella Backus

Inconsistent grade rounding policies leave students feeling cheated

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor April 26, 2019

In the final days of last semester, some students expressed frustration with teachers for their refusal to round grades that are .5 percent or less away from the next letter, resulting in lower letter...

Students question change to single color blue graduation caps and gowns

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer April 26, 2019

When Bear Creek High School opened in 1991, the first graduating classes dreamed of the moment they would be able to don their blue and silver caps and gowns as they walked across the stage clutching their...

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...

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...

Photo Courtesy of Lilly Lim

Special education lunchtime basketball game fills stands

'It was heartwarming to see the smiles on the players' faces'
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...

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...

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...

Mugshot of Khari Dobbins. (Photo Courtesy of the Stockton Police Department)

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...

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...

Drawing by Gabriella Backus

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...

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...

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