The Bruin Voice

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...

Victims of trauma sometimes remember events

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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...

Teens must arm themselves with knowledge first

Andrea Silveira, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Mary Beth and John Tinker—13 and 15 years old respectively—from Des Moines, Iowa, were part of a group of five public school students who were suspended on Dec. 16, 1965, for wearing black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam war. These teens peacefully expressed their disagreement with th...

Blocking freeways and NBA games not the way to peacefully protest

Blocking freeways and NBA games not the way to peacefully protest

Aaron Tam, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A long line of cars stopped for what seems to be eternity on a busy freeway at rush hour, a horde of people block the path to a professional basketball game featuring the Kings v. Mavericks, where tickets cost [on average] $101, and angry, vitriolic shouting from both protesters and drivers describe...

Grad cherishes BC’s diversity as she moves to Ecuador for church mission

Grad cherishes BC’s diversity as she moves to Ecuador for church mission

Janelle Jenson, Bear Creek Alumna 2017

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear BC Students, High school seems like forever ago. So many memories and feelings come back to me as I think of what to include in this letter. I attended BC through my Junior year, and then decided to finish my credits through BYU independent study so I could get a job and work more to save...

My dear valentine…

My dear valentine…

Helen Le, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Valentine, My New Year’s resolution for 2018 was to have you. Sixteen years have come and gone now. Sixteen years without a single personalized card, box of chocolates or vase of flowers. (Hint: I like poppies the most.) I’ve been a bitter girl, a cynic of love — but that changes today. Just...

Don’t shut Latin Americans out of refugee pool

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Infographic Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Trump administration’s attempt to impede the process by which refugees come to live and work in the United States is unjustified. Many people from Central American countries are trying to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster and secure asylum in the U.S. Blocking refugees from settling...

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