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BC Foundation supports academics and sports

BC Foundation supports academics and sports

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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Although many of Bear Creek’s extracurricular activities such as clubs, theater, and athletics depend heavily on the Bear Creek Educational and Athletic Foundation, some students are unaware of the group’s contribution to various groups on campus. The Foundation focuses on supporting and providing...

LanSchool: classroom tool or spyware?

LanSchool: classroom tool or spyware?

David Yang, Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2017


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Bear Creek has implemented a new classroom management program into its ChromeBooks to oversee student activities. However, this classroom management program is leading students to wonder if the program can redefine classroom attentiveness. The LanSchool software was created as a program to improve...

Comedy Sportz not laughing over theater fee

David Hancock, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


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In Lodi USD, the district policy states that no other parties besides the district’s administration are allowed to charge facility use fees and, in most cases, school functions are exempt from any fees; thus, when theater teacher Cassie Champeau told Comedy Sportz they had to pay $25 to use the theater...

NaNoWriMo gives budding authors a reason to write

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

December 16, 2016


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By LILY TRAN FEATURE EDITOR National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an event that should be added to every bucket list: participants aim to write 50,000 or more words in a single month. Last year 431,626 participants worldwide achieved their goal and wrote novels. “NaNoWriMo gives you...

Delta College dual enrollment offers college courses

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


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For most students, the cost of a college education is a concern — but the Delta College Dual Enrollment program is not only intended to provide a low-cost option, but also expose high school students to a more advanced curriculum. Although first conceived in the early 2000s, the Dual Enrollment...

BCHS and McNair extend olive branch

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


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In past years, McNair and Bear Creek students expressed their longstanding rivalry through vandalism, heated social media exchanges and threats of violence. This year, the two rivals have extended an olive branch in hopes of preventing the animosity that last year culminated in the canceling of the...

Baysinger returns after battling rare cancer

Baysinger returns after battling rare cancer

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


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In January, Vice Principal Sera Baysinger was diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma, a rare type of cancer that produces what is called “mucin,” the main component of mucus. The cancer is so rare that only two hospitals in the nation have the resources to treat it. After researching her treatment...

Expulsion process often long and complex

Helen Le and Claire Gilliland

December 16, 2016


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When two students from Bear Creek were recommended for expulsion after a fight that involved physical intervention from a teacher, sympathetic friends began trending a hashtag that soon brought additional attention to the situation and to the process itself. The two students were allegedly fighting...

AP exam fee waivers reduced

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


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One of the challenges AP students face in their high school career involves the AP exam, and for some it’s not the test itself that proves most daunting — it’s paying for the exam. The AP Test Fee program that secured funds for low-income students has been eliminated this year due to — ironically...

Student sign-off during morning announcements raises free speech concerns

Student sign-off during morning announcements raises free speech concerns

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2016


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Every morning, students are informed of Bear Creek’s upcoming events and news through the daily announcements delivered over the school-wide intercom. Bear Creek’s speech and debate team is responsible for delivering these morning announcements. Each student creates a clever name for themselves...

Thornton Road widening project likely to cause long traffic delays

Thornton Road widening project likely to cause long traffic delays

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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For years, Thornton Road has been a headache for many drivers commuting through the area – especially through the region between Creekside Elementary and Quikstop. As far back as 1990, the city of Stockton developed the idea of expanding Thornton Road between Bear Creek and Pershing Avenue. However,...

Coastal Cleanup find yields a happy ending for one family

Coastal Cleanup find yields a happy ending for one family

Gwendolyn Poole, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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Sophomore Duc Nguyen could have slept in on Saturday morning. Instead, he decided to participate in Bear Creek High School’s annual Coastal Cleanup held at Mosher Slough on September 19. Little did he know that his decision would offer him a brush with history that left a family eternally grateful. While...

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