The Bruin Voice

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

Benjamin Gyman, Class of 2019

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 been asked to deposit my “nuggets of wisdom” that I've gotten out of high school and beyond, b...

Politicians ignore gun deaths to focus on vaping

Politicians ignore gun deaths to focus on vaping

Deepika Sahota, Staff Writer

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 have a problem in our country,” Trump said during a White House press conference. “We can...

CON: Will the new school start times benefit students?

Lilly Lim, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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 students more sleep — is helpful, there will be many issues that will outweigh the posit...

PRO: Will the new school start times benefit students?

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer

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 campus Althoughit’seasytoseeproblemswithalatestarttime, the benefits are numerous and imperative while the downfalls are mere inconv...

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, at Bear Creek, a lack of guidance leaves some students shut out of the college application game. ...

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 year, admin decided to remove the Winterfest Rally. One of the main arguments behind removing Wint...

PRO: Should students be required to attend rallies?

PRO: Should students be required to attend rallies?

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

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 that their monumental efforts will go unnoticed by students who choose not to attend rallies is not ...

CON: Should Students be required to attend rallies?

CON: Should Students be required to attend rallies?

Bailey Kirkeby, Co Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2019

Read the PRO article by Alex Bussey by clicking here. Shrieking! Games! Students smoking in the back of the bleachers! Ah, yes, everyone’s favorite day of the quarter: rally day. When local rapper Haiti Babii entered the gym during last year’s “Goodbye Rally,” the rally was promptly ca...

Admin must address problem of chronically absent teachers

Lilly Lim, Co Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2019

When students are chronically truant, they face consequences ranging from in-school suspensions to social probation.  When teachers are chronically absent or truant — well, few face any consequences.  When a teacher is absent, five classes — approximating to 150 students — do not learn to...

Sunflowers to the Grave

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor, Managing Editor, Entertainment Columnist

June 10, 2019

The hallway was alive as I rushed to Room 304 — countless telephones ringing, countless doctors rushing to treat their dying patients, countless people mourning their recent loss. Fortunately, I was lucky; I did not have a loss to mourn over. While this initially seemed like a good thing, seeing...

The Voice shall not be silenced!

The Voice shall not be silenced!

May 3, 2019

Once again, the Bruin Voice has proven its slogan “The Voice shall not be silenced!” to be true. In 2013, 2010, and, even back as far as 1992, the Lodi Unified School District attempted to censor various articles, and every time, the fearless Bruin Voice adviser, Kathi Duffel, alongside her old friend,...

Old v. new: split in Democratic Party leaves votes polarized

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

The change of the House ruling party in the 2018 midterm elections marked a new direction for the Democratic party; younger and more diverse representatives are shifting the party to push a more progressive agenda. The most prominent newcomers are proving themselves to be of greater influence and change...

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