The Bruin Voice

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...

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...

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