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CON: Should students be required to show their faces during distance learning?

CON: Should students be required to show their faces during distance learning?
October 30, 2020

(See the PRO side here.) Alarms ringing!  Scrambling out of bed!  Rushing to open the computer to get to the Zoom link and clicking on the option to “Join without Video.”  Sound familiar?  Despite...

PRO: Should students be required to show their faces during distance learning?

PRO: Should students be required to show their faces during distance learning?
October 30, 2020

(See the CON side here.) With the start of distance learning, students have been eager to complain about the inconveniences and problems they face, while not realizing that they contribute to one of...

Students should prioritize enjoying high school over achieving perfection

Students should prioritize enjoying high school over achieving perfection
January 31, 2020

As sign-ups for next year’s classes approach, students are faced with a dilemma: do they take classes they are interested in or do they take classes they think will make the best impression on college...

CON: Should transgender athletes compete in the category of their preferred gender?

January 31, 2020

An ongoing problem in sports today is transgender competitors: What division should they compete in? While there is no easy solution, simply letting transgender athletes compete in the division...

PRO: Should transgender athletes compete in the category of their preferred gender?

January 31, 2020

High school sports have always been an opportunity for athletes to showcase their skills to their peers, parents and for some, college scouts. But as soon as transgender athletes start to shine...

Politicians ignore gun deaths to focus on vaping

Politicians ignore gun deaths to focus on vaping
November 15, 2019

On September 11, President Donald Trump finally addressed the polar problem- sizing our nation — a problem that has affected almost 400 individuals in the U.S., a large majority of them teenagers.“We...

Letter Home: Frankfurt, Germany: Don’t worry about the future — it won’t help

Benjamin Gyman is currently on his mission for the Church of Later Day Saints in Frankfurt, Germany.
November 15, 2019

For the past two months or so, I have been in Germany on a religious mission for my church. I’ll be here for about 20 more months, and this is my letter home to you, Bear Creek High School. I've...

CON: Will the new school start times benefit students?

On October 6, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law prohibiting high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m. beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Pushing back high school start times has been a source of controversy since the suggestion first emerged in the early 1990s, and since then, more and more schools have been shifting start times later.
November 15, 2019

While sophomores and above will not face the changes brought about by later start time, today’s freshmen will have to deal with these changes in their senior year. Whilethelaw’sintention—allowing...

PRO: Will the new school start times benefit students?

On October 6, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law prohibiting high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m. beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Pushing back high school start times has been a source of controversy since the suggestion first emerged in the early 1990s, and since then, more and more schools have been shifting start times later.
November 15, 2019

Walking through Bear Creek’s halls at 6:50 a.m. is an unsettling sight; sleep-deprived teenagers weighed down by their books in their arms and the bags under their eyes, wander the nearly dark...

BC lacks consistent college guidance

November 15, 2019

Life after high school becomes a significant question for students as they progress through their four years at Bear Creek. One of the most commonly discussed routes to take is college. How- ever,...

Canceling Winterfest Rally excludes winter athletes and stellar students

September 20, 2019

For many years, Bear Creek’s Student Government class has orchestrated five rallies each school year: Homecoming, Winterfest, International, Prom and Goodbye.  However, at the end of the 2018-2019 school...

PRO: Should students be required to attend rallies?

PRO: Should students be required to attend rallies?
YES
September 20, 2019

Read the CON article by Bailey Kirkeby by clicking here.   Each quarter, Bear Creek’s student government and clubs devote countless hours to prepare and plan rallies. To tell these students...

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