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District holds back on rollout of Chromebooks at high schools

Gabriella Backus, Editor May 30, 2018

LUSD has racheted down a plan to roll out Chromebooks for all students in 7-12 to simply piloting the program at one high school: Delta Middle College, located on the San Joaquin Delta College campus. These...

AP waivers restored — and numbers of students taking tests rise

Eric Benitez, Staff Writer May 30, 2018

With the AP fee exam funding restored this year, students need only worry about one thing: passing the test. The fee waiver was restored as a result of Lodi Unified setting aside district funding. Students...

Environmental science class to install new air quality monitors

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2018

Bear Creek’s environmental science class — led by teacher Isabel Cuerpo — is working on getting a new air quality system, an electronic sign that’s part of the RAAN system, to replace their...

Graduation stoles leave some feeling left out

Lily Tran, Feature Editor May 30, 2018

The final hurrah of high school is graduation — students don their best attire and show off their accomplishments in front of all their peers and the school. Often, these accomplishments are touted...

Flag waving during International Rally leads to free speech clash

Gabi Backus, Staff Writer May 30, 2018

When Bear Creek senior Mason Kite, who was just accepted into the Marines, stood up and waved an American flag at the International Rally in March, he probably never thought his actions would lead to a...

Principal addresses safety concerns at meeting

Principal addresses safety concerns at meeting

“I am disappointed by the lack of parents who showed up” — parent Melba Hernandez
Kaylanie Saldua, Staff Writer May 30, 2018

In response to the unease caused by school shootings across the nation, Bear Creek held an informal meeting for parents and students to discuss security measures on Wed., April 11. For a student body that...

Señor Gil fundraises for his AP Spanish students’ exams

Señor Gil fundraises for his AP Spanish students’ exams

Helen Le and Lily Tran May 29, 2018

For students who enjoy the challenge of AP classes, they may find that joy fading when AP exam prices appear at the end of the year. Luckily, AP Spanish students don’t have to worry about how they...

Personal Finance class pays students ‘daily income’ to imitate real world budgeting skill

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer May 29, 2018

Life skill classes have always been a controversial argument among teachers and students, who debate whether or not it is the parents’ job to teach these basic, fundamental principles of the real world....

Spanish teachers take on 120% contracts to fill vacancy

Spanish teachers take on 120% contracts to fill vacancy

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor May 29, 2018

Typically, union regulations prevent a teacher from being forced to teach all six periods, resulting in a prep period free of classes. However, at the beginning of the spring semester, all the Spanish...

Substitute teacher shortage leaves BC teachers sacrificing prep periods

Gabriella Backus, Online Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2018

Every morning, vice principal secretary Tammy Alexander starts her day by trying to find substitutes for absent teachers. More often than not, she runs into the same problem: too many absent teachers,...

Lacking prestige, JCs are all about practicality

May 29, 2018

Most high school students dream of attending schools like Stanford, Harvard, UCLA and UC Berkeley. Despite the prestige that comes with these schools, they often are not the best choice for students....

California earns F grade on teacher hiring, evaluations and retention

Claire Gilliland and Kaylanie Saldua May 29, 2018

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) gave California a D+ on the state’s 2017 teacher policies. NCTQ looks at nine different areas from general teacher preparation to retaining effective teachers....

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