The Bruin Voice

Baby, it’s cold outside

Baby, it’s cold outside

January 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Another holiday, another controversy. Or should we say, another day, another controversy. Cause it’s 2018. This time, the populus has concerned themselves with the lyrics in popular Christmas classics. What was once seen as charming, quaint fun has evolved into another sexist excuse to violate the...

Nazi prom photo debacle sheds light on media-bias

Nazi prom photo debacle sheds light on media-bias

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Baraboo High School in Baraboo, Wisconsin, has been subjected to great criticism by leftist media in recent weeks. A prom picture that featured a group of male Baraboo students went viral due to the apparent mimicking of the “Nazi salute”by nearly all of the students in the photo. According to the “Baraboo News R...

The U.S. should eliminate birther rights

The U.S. should eliminate birther rights

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Oct. 30, 2018, President Trump revealed plans to sign an executive order that would end birthright citizenship to children born in the United States to immigrant parents that are in the country illegally. While his order has been attacked by immigration experts and citizens alike as “unconstitutional”...

The Catholic Church must do more to reform itself

The Catholic Church must do more to reform itself

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that the Catholic Church has dealt with its fair share of scandals and corruption, both in the past and present. The malpractices within the Church have led some Catholics to seek structural and doctrinal change. But efforts from within the church to reform scriptural teachings are heretical...

Letter Home: Yes, college has changed me

David Hancock, Graduated Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Letters Home, Opinion

It hit me when I was in bed at 11:30 at night, scrolling through the pages of the Federalist Papers:“Wow, college really has changed me.” High school me would have been looking at Instagram or Twitter or playing Bloons Tower Defense during the late hours when he knew he should’ve been sleeping,...

Another POV on Kavanaugh’s nomination

Another POV on Kavanaugh’s nomination

Jasmin 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...

Victims of trauma sometimes remember events

Victims of trauma sometimes remember events

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Examining Blasey-Ford's accusation for inconsistencies does not make me "pro-rape" or "anti-woman" As an ardent fan of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and firm advocate for women’s rights, I am inclined to believe women who claim to have been sexually assaulted. However, every once in a w...

What makes a club?

November 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Last year, Bear Creek’s International Rally debuted a club unlike any other: Arab Club. Compared to the more formal, conventional clubs offered at Bear Creek, such as Polynesian and Swing, the club—consisting primarily of a single group of friends—raised concerns over its legitimacy. Members of...

Bruin Bucks add to school spirit – but fall short of changing behavior

November 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

With every school year, new changes made at the district level trickle down to affect student experience to different extents. However, the administration’s sudden push this year for encouragement of the “Bruin Way” in the materialistic form of “Bruin Bucks” has us wondering whether the hot...

U.S. should return to isolationism and focus on domestic issues

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The news that the Trump administration intends to pull troops out of Syria signals the United States’s deteriorating role as policeman of the world; although our nation’s focus since the Cold War was on stabilizing volatile regions where liberal democracy could prosper, the time has come for the...

Running late? Just skip first period — really

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If administration wishes to address tardiness with stricter policies, they must also address the problem of students simply skipping class to avoid repercussions of detention. Students forego missing only a few minutes of classes and getting detention in favor of staying home a little longer, missing...

Voices: Graduation stoles: winners and losers

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The introduction of stoles into the Bear Creek battlefield at its commencement ceremony has charged the tense atmosphere higher than the level it was at when students and staff voted for different gown and cap colors. Gangs have banded together under the title of “clubs” to form coalitions to formally...

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