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Academic programs rely on fundraisers for support

Academic programs rely on fundraisers for support

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

March 17, 2017


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When senior Casey Faamausili signed up for Speech and Debate class, he was expecting to write speeches, perform, and compete against other schools. What he didn’t expect was having to sell food, catalogues, plushies, and Christmas ornaments to fundraise for buses, state competitions, and national...

SAT gender bias argued

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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A 30 point difference in SAT math test scores favoring males over females has persisted for more than 50 years according to the American Enterprise Institute. This fact, coupled with a controversy surrounding math and English questions thought to reward stereotype threat, have raised suspicions about...

Some colleges reevaluting AP credit

David Hancock, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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Most high school student would say that their AP classes are pretty tough. Some colleges, however, think otherwise. AP classes are offered at high schools to give the more ambitious students a chance to take a course of a higher caliber than the typical high school class. Additionally, the AP exam...

Odors can be life- threatening for math teacher

Odors can be life- threatening for math teacher

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2017


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Teachers are used to dealing with frequent distractions in their classroom — but when the distractions are potentially life-threatening, as is the case in math teacher Rin Fusselman’s class, a more serious reaction has to be considered. Whenever Fusselman smells a scent in the room, she requests...

Teachers fight for ‘fair contract’

Teachers fight for ‘fair contract’

Serra Raquel and Kylie Yamada

March 17, 2017


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District board meetings are not events that always draw a large crowd. They typically consist of the district’s seven-member Board of Education going through a list of items which they have to vote on, as well as receiving feedback from the public. However, the February 21 meeting at Julia Morgan...

Board says LUSD a ‘safe haven’ for undocumented students

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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After a month of deliberation, the LUSD Board voted 5-2 at the March 7 board meeting to approve a resolution that reaffirms the educational rights of undocumented students and promises their safety. Government actions such as President Trump’s travel ban and the increased support for immigration...

Tips to discern fake news

Gian Carlo Baldonado, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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When the “New York Journal” and the “New York World” both wrote sensationalized articles about the sinking of the USS Maine and blamed the Spanish for the casualties in 1898, the so-called “yellow press” not only inflamed readers but might also have spawned the Spanish-American War. U.S....

FFA is more than farm animals

FFA is more than farm animals

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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If you happen to see a goat or a sheep on Bear Creek’s campus, don’t be alarmed — the animals are a part of FFA. Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a national organization devoted to developing students’ potential for leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA became a club in...

Drought in Northern California nearly over

Jerica Banola, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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In the midst of a near five-year drought, half of California may have finally reached the end of what has been a long, dry chapter in the state’s history. With the help of several powerful storms in the past months, Northern California has been declared out of “extreme drought” conditions. According...

Seniors spearhead Beautify Bear Creek movement

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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In hopes of beautifying the campus and sparking a love movement, a group of students has created an Instagram account dedicated to making BCHS a better, safer, and cleaner place. Senior Delaney Byrne spearheaded the Beautify Bear Creek Instagram page with the help of her two friends, seniors Breyana...

Rachel’s Challenge Club seeks to spread kindness

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

February 14, 2017


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High school has a bad reputation. Movies and television shows always depict high school as cliquey, dramatic, and full of mean girls desperate to maintain their spot on the top of the social hierarchy. But one the worst features shown in both film and reality is bullying. Bear Creek English teacher...

Achoo! Flu season hits students hard

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

February 14, 2017


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While this new year saw some parts of the country being walloped by ice storms, tornadoes, and flooding, California residents braced themselves for a different kind of seasonal affliction: the common cold. “Colds and getting sick in general are more common in the winter months,” social science...

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