The Bruin Voice

2017 Valedictorian reflects on achievement

Jasmin Tran, Guest Writer

May 26, 2017


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Four years, 1,825 days, countless hours of homework from AP classes, and many, many seconds of relying on the clutch for grades. It’s been a dream of mine to graduate as valedictorian since I was in 7th grade, and that dream has been fulfilled this year. My parents encouraged me to follow my...

New first day schedule starts ’17-’18

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

May 26, 2017


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Although most students can’t think beyond the next week and the start of summer, 2017-18 student government is already planning the first day back to school. “The entire purpose of the first day operation is to make the Class of 2021’s transition into Bear Creek as seamless as possible,” 2017-18...

Summer school offered at McNair, Lodi campuses

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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For some, summer is a time of exploration and adventure. For others, summer is a time to catch up in credits or even get ahead through summer school. This year, summer school offers the same core classes for students, ranging from High School Math to Government CP. However, only five classes are...

Reasons for drop in AP students unclear

Helen Le and David Hancock

May 26, 2017


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May 12 marked the end of the dreaded AP testing season. This came as a huge sigh of relief to AP students who have struggled physically, mentally, emotionally and financially in preparation for their AP exams. With the reduced fee for AP exams rising from $5 to $63, students who typically rely on...

Ode to Whitey: a duck story

Ode to Whitey: a duck story

David Hancock, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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His name was Whitey. Whitey was a Bruin, a member of the Bear Creek family, and a duck. Bear Creek, despite officially being home of the Bruins, has also been the home of a small family of ducks. In the area between the A and B buildings there is an oasis, commonly known as the duck pond; it serves...

Good behavior pays off — in BRUIN Bucks

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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Nobody can resist a good deal — especially when it’s free. Putting this principle to the test, the “BRUIN Bucks” system has been implemented on campus to encourage positive behavior by rewarding students with a “BRUIN Buck (BB),” which can be cashed at the student store. Typically seen...

‘It was our chance to be heard’

‘It was our chance to be heard’

Adannaya Binder, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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Most students agree that the International rally is one of the highlights of the year as various clubs come together and show the community who they are as a culture or group ‒ and some choose to make religious or political statements throughout their performance. This year the Black Student Union...

Teens display entrepreneurial drive

Teens display entrepreneurial drive

Elizabeth Malone, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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A famous Star Wars character once said, “Do. Or Do not. There is no try.” Yoda’s words can apply to today’s aspiring entrepreneurs on Bear Creek’s campus. Ranging from stickers to cakes, students are selling their own brands and products with the help of Instagram, Twitter and word of...

New rating tool for public schools

Gian Carlo Baldonado, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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For a decade and half, academic performance and growth of California schools was measured from a score of a low 200 to a high 1000 according to the Academic Performance Index (API). School principals, realtors and parents depended on the API to gauge and compare K-12 public schools’ quality and...

‘He’s like another Dad to me’

‘He’s like another Dad to me’

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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After serving four years as Asst. Principal, Dr. Allen Dosty will be taking on a new position next year for Lodi USD’s Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) program. Starting in July, Dosty will be working in his position as the Program Coordinator for Child Welfare & Attendance/Student Services,...

SB-328 would mandate later school start times

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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The Constitution gives citizens the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — unalienable rights to all Americans, necessary to living a fulfilled life. However, it fails to protect something Americans love dearly: the right to sleep. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics,...

Conservative students say they feel left’s intolerance

Gwendolyn Poole, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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In American society where the liberal left complains about homophobia, racism, and the need for safe spaces, Republican students could be the ones facing real discrimination. Several students at Bear Creek who identify themselves as conservatives or have voiced support for Pres. Donald Trump say...

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