The Bruin Voice

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


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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


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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...

California schools must set example for its students and not settle for a D+

California schools must set example for its students and not settle for a D+

Voices

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

California is a state known for its sunny skies, its supposedly celebrity-packed cities, and, more recently, its poorly trained teachers. At the end of December last year, the National Council on Teacher Quality released a report ranking school systems based on factors such as teacher evaluation,...

California needs a plan to address impending teacher shortage

Kaylanie Saldua, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Keeping the teaching industry afloat is a constant challenge. In particular, California ranks last among states in student-to-teacher-ratio according to the California Teacher’s Association (CTA). California faces significant obstacles: one in three teachers leave the profession within seven years,...

From Hollywood to Washington — sexual predators abound from both political parties (Republican View)

From Hollywood to Washington — sexual predators abound from both political parties (Republican View)

Gwen Poole, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Despite NBC’s attempt at concealing the truth, on October 10, Ronan Farrow published a story in “The New York Times” exposing Harvey Weinstein’s years of sexual harassment and rape.  Over 82 women have come forward describing horrifying incidents in which the movie mogul used his position to f...

From Hollywood to Washington — sexual predators abound from both political parties (Democratic View)

From Hollywood to Washington — sexual predators abound from both political parties (Democratic View)

Kylie Yamada, Entertainment Editorm

December 4, 2017


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Americans can rest easy knowing both the most powerful politicians and entertainers will protect each other even if they commit terrible crimes. Never has this principle been more prominent than in the most recent news cycles. Sexual harassment exists at every level of society, from teenagers refusing...

Negative teacher stereotypes — fueled by social media — contribute to teacher shortage

Voices

November 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Education is a right that people should not be denied. Around the world girls are fighting for the opportunity to receive an education and explore that right. Here in California, students’ right to education is mandatory. There is no guarantee, however, that students will have enough qualified teachers...

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