The Bruin Voice

Past or Future?

Gabriella Backus, Staff Writer

September 2, 2016

Would you rather live in the past or the future? The future intrigues some with fantasies, high tech gear, and new ideas we couldn't dream of today, but others would prefer to visit the past, hoping to find solidarity in reliving awe-striking moments and compare our world to one of the past. "I'd rather...

School Survival Guide To: AP Classes

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

Those thirsting for a bit of adventure might try their hand at skydiving, motorbiking, or other thrill seeking activities, but there’s a free and easy fix available right here on the Bear Creek campus: Advanced Placement (AP) Classes. A grueling task, these courses take the stresses of everyday...

Class Retake

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

1. Junior Allie Williamson "Spanish because I failed it my freshman year, and I wish I paid more attention" 2. Sophomore Joseph Cremona "English Pre AP 9 because it sucked, a lot. It was a lot I wasn't ready for" 3. Senior Linh Pham "AP Euro because I feel like I should've tried harder." 4. Sophomore...

Pencil Wands

Pencil Wands

Lily Tran, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

Materials: 2 pieces of paper 1 wood pencil paint paint brushes Mod Podge hot glue gun scissors tape Step 1: Place the pencil at the edge of the paper and roll the paper around the pencil. Step 2: Tape the edge to keep the paper in place and tape the paper to the pencil. Step 3: Cut off excess and begin to stuff the hollow inside of the ...

Knock, Knock

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor

August 31, 2016

Knock Knock, Who’s there? No one What's Obama’s favorite music? Barack and roll When Obama was a baby what did his mom sing to him? Barack a bye baby What do you call a cow on the ground? Ground beef Why don’t you eat an unsharpened pencil? There’s no point What do you call...

Bucket Lists

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

August 30, 2016

What is one of the things on your bucket list? 1. "Study for SAT/ACT, go out more, and learn how to drive." - Junior Claudia Cardenas 2. "I want to skydive." Junior Elijah Brown 3. "Go to Italy." Junior Isaiah Siller 4."Swim with dolphins" Junior Marie Yun 5."I want to go parachuting.” Senior...

Frustrated Rant

David Hancock, Staff Writer

August 30, 2016

Dear parents, teachers, coaches, directors, friends, and bosses of the world; On behalf of all the athletes, actors, and students of the world I feel compelled to directly ask you, our leaders, one simple question: When did it become a crime to have a life!?!? When did being busy become the cardinal...

Emma’s Dilemma: Denial

Emma’s Dilemma: Denial

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2016

I think I’m in denial about leaving high school. Of course, it’s hard to tell if you’re, you know, ACTUALLY in denial. Mostly because denial is not admitting that something is happening and basically lying to yourself, but I’m fairly sure I am. Almost entirely sure, for a matter of fact. ...

Several seniors have officially committed to colleges

Several seniors have officially committed to colleges

Ju Hee Park, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

McKenzie Bacich and Abigail Aragon and baseball player Zack Mathis signed letters of intent after being recognized for their athleticism by different colleges. Bacich knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue wrestling in college. “All the schools I was looking at were because of wrestling,”...

Resources for seniors applying to colleges

Andrea Castro, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Seniors have survived the college application process and are now breathing a sigh of relief — until their acceptance or rejection letters arrive.  Now after months of filling out application packets, there are still scholarships and jobs to apply for and financial aid packets to fill out. The...

Coloring books for teens help manage stress

Katrina Springs, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Although coloring is an activity that’s associated with children, the physiological effects it has on reducing stress and anxiety has made adult coloring books the next natural relaxing fad. In adult coloring books, the designs feature intricate details and different geometric patterns in mandalas...

Bad air quality affects sports practices

Jessica Dang, Feature Editor

October 30, 2015

Smoke, wildfires, breathing issues, ash and heat are all-too familiar conditions for student-athletes during the sizzling early months of school.  With cooler temperatures on their way, students are breathing easier — literally. California’s current air quality in the San Joaquin Valley makes...

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