The Bruin Voice

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...

Final exams should be required, regardless of grade

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Finals week is perhaps the most stressful time for high schoolers; many are plagued with stress and anxiety over an exam that has the potential to drastically change their grade in the class. However, the concept of secured grades — having an A or B in a class no matter what grade is earned on the...

Four-day school week could improve discipline and save money

Michael Thomas, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

A four-day weekend may sound like an unattainable dream for the average exhausted high school student, but some school districts have found that a four-day week is beneficial to staff, students and the district budget, meaning removing Monday from the work week is practical and maybe even necessary. Although...

An open letter to the Bear Creek administration:

April 26, 2019

Let’s cut to the chase here, people. Every student and staff member on the Bear Creek campus knows about the severity of the bathroom situation. Just imagine: you’ve been working hard in class, but all of a sudden, you’ve got to pee. You walk (with your government-mandated, obnoxiously saturated...

Personal finance course should be required for all students

Heidi Wright, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

One of the most common complaints among students is that the subjects they study in school just don’t apply in real life. A cure exists for that complaint: Personal Finance. In fact, this class should be mandatory because financial literacy — understanding taxes, budgets, and how interest in loans...

Asylum seekers must meet true ‘credible fear’ test to enter U.S.

Leilani Perez, Feature Editor

April 26, 2019

The opioid epidemic that has plagued millions of Americans and taken the lives of thousands has many wondering if more liberal drug policies — such as the legalization of recreational marijuana nationwide — would lead to saving thousands of lives. A connection between recreational and illicit drugs...

Baby, it’s cold outside

Baby, it’s cold outside

January 10, 2019

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

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

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”...

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