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-- Cifuentes, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Online Only, Uncategorized

8th Grade Film: “The comedian Bo Burnham-turned-filmmaker has the wisdom to know that eighth grade isn't a stage – it's a state of mind most us never entirely grow out of,” Peter Travers (American film critic and journalist) said in a “Rolling Stone” article. Kayla Day is an eighth grader i...

Another POV on Kavanaugh’s nomination

Jasmine Prasad, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Online Only, Opinion

President Donald Trump’s candidate to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme court, Brett Kavanaugh, has received much criticism from both sides of the political spectrum; social conservatives claim that he simply isn’t conservative enough, and liberals claim that he is an outlier from mainstream...

Team tryouts overwhelming students

Jacqueline Guilenna, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Online Only, Sports

Tryouts can be very intimidating for athletes — especially if they’ve never tried out for a team or if it’s a new sport they haven’t played before. For most athletes, overcoming nerves is the hardest thing to do, but getting those nerves under control is possible. Athletes are encouraged to...

Diversity: Are We Really?

Ryan Duff, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Online Only, Showcase

Diversity and acceptance are the two ideals Bear Creek students hold high above the rest. We boast an overwhelmingly positive campus environment full of loyal Bruin spirit, and with a student body as diverse as ours, part of that spirit manifests as a celebration of the many different backgrounds and...

Donn Emerson Church – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018


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O'Connor Woods resident Donn Emerson Church was born on December 19, 1925 and raised in Tracy.   He first came to Stockton after World War II.  He inherited a business focused on air conditioning from his father after working as a mechanical contractor. His favorite memory from owning a compan...

John Allen – O’Connor Woods

John Allen – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018


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O'Connor Woods resident John Allen was born on January 24, 1921.  He was born in Modesto and has lived in Stockton since 1952.  He graduated Modesto High in 1938. During World War II, he started flying as a navigator for the Air Force in the Pacific for about five years.  As a navigator, he neede...

Albert Smith – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018


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O'Connor Woods resident Albert Smith was born on November 17, 1930.  He was born in Sacramento and came to Stockton around 1941.   He worked as an electrician for Stockton Unified School District for 22 years before getting a job at General Mills.   “I wanted to become an electrician so Stockto...

O’Connor Woods group photo

O’Connor Woods group photo

March 30, 2018


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Group photo of the O'Connor Woods residents. Bear Creek greatly appreciates your time spent with us!

Una O’Farrell – O’Connor Woods

Una O’Farrell – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018


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Una O’Farrell, 89, was born in Ireland. Her early childhood revolved around dancing.  Her father had hired an old-school teacher, a little old man, to give personal dance lessons to each child in their home.  Her family also hosted céilís, Irish social gatherings with Gaelic folk music and dancing,...

Ruth Morgan – O’Connor Woods

Ruth Morgan – O’Connor Woods

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2018


Filed under O'Connor Woods, Online Only, Showcase

O’Connor Woods resident Ruth Morgan was born on Oct. 27, 1934, in the Philippines, the youngest of six children.  She was six years old when Japanese soldiers came and occupied her country and her city, Manila. “In 1941, almost around Pearl Harbor,” Morgan said.  “The Japanese just walked ...

Craig Hubbard – O’Connor Woods

Craig Hubbard – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018


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At age 19, O'Connor Woods resident Craig Hubbard moved from Nebraska to California to serve his country during World War II. He was in the middle of studying for his journalism degree at University of Nebraska but when moving to California, he transferred to the University of California at Berkeley. H...

Doris Meyer – O’Connor Woods

Doris Meyer – O’Connor Woods

Serra Raquel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under O'Connor Woods, Online Only

O'Connor Woods resident Doris Meyer was born on July 23, 1927, in San Francisco, California.  Meyer grew up during the Great Depression and was a teenager during World War II. During this time, everything had to be rationed.  Stamps were used for commodities like butter, coffee and gas.  Meyer had to...

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