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Students should prioritize enjoying high school over achieving perfection

Students should prioritize enjoying high school over achieving perfection

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2020

As sign-ups for next year’s classes approach, students are faced with a dilemma: do they take classes they are interested in or do they take classes they think will make the best impression on college admissions officers?  Unfortunately, many students choose the latter, prioritizing a distant future o...

CON: Should transgender athletes compete in the category of their preferred gender?

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2020

An ongoing problem in sports today is transgender competitors: What division should they compete in? While there is no easy solution, simply letting transgender athletes compete in the division of their preferred gender is not the answer. While this stance may seem problematic, it is really i...

PRO: Should transgender athletes compete in the category of their preferred gender?

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

High school sports have always been an opportunity for athletes to showcase their skills to their peers, parents and for some, college scouts. But as soon as transgender athletes start to shine in competitions, the system is pressed for change and pushed toward one that will restrict the rights of...

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...

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...

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...

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