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Students rationalize cheating: is it worth it?

Ashley Hoang, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014

With the idea that even the lowest level of cheating could be justifiable if the student has a hard enough workload, students will go on applying this idea to other problems later in life: lying on an interview, stealing from a store or refusing to accept their mistakes. Cheating in its own sense is atrocious, but to excuse and downplay the seriousness of it is downright irresponsible and immature.

The World and How I See It: Stockton politics up close and personal

The World and How I See It: Stockton politics up close and personal

Zachary Denney, Online Editor

May 22, 2014

With elections looming in two weeks and since many seniors will be eligible to vote for the very first time, I thought I would speak to two public officials in our area: council-member Dyane Burgos Medina, a Bear Creek alumna who’s running for reelection in the Stockton City Council, and the Mayor...

Voices

May 22, 2014

Ditch the remote and have the best summer ever  Summer has arrived, and with it a loss of interest in academia. Students are tuning into Twitter feeds, turning on the TV, and dropping out until August — oops, make that July 25. We know students are always eager when summer promises a full d...

The World and How I See It: The war on poverty can still be won

The World and How I See It: The war on poverty can still be won

Zachary Denney, Online & Opinion Editor

February 6, 2014

In his first State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, just seven weeks after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “an unconditional war on poverty in America.”  Through the establishment of federal programs such as Head Start, the TRIO program,...

Pro/Con: Will more gun control stop school shootings?

Pro/Con: Will more gun control stop school shootings?

Jessica Lee (Pro) and Jacob Williams (Con)

February 6, 2014

Pro Despite the valid statement “guns don’t kill people, people do,” stricter but sensible gun laws could help prevent school shootings, as well as other crimes, by preventing dangerous people from obtaining guns so easily. According to the “Guardian Liberty Voice,” in the recent shoot...

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February 6, 2014

Remembering a fallen Bruin We all remember Joseph Rivera, either as the good-humored morning announcer, as a famed fellow Bruin, or as a personal friend. We express our heartfelt condolences to Joseph’s family and friends. Joseph’s premature passing may fill us with despair, but let us be he...

Voices: Annual naughty or nice list

December 13, 2013

Naughty The district for thinking it could impose an unconstitutional social media policy upon its students.   McNair high school for trashing our school, calling us “ratchet,” and for losing the football game against us the same night.   Miley Cyrus— need we say more?   #cut4bieber for mak...

Pro/Con: Are New Years’ Resolutions Worth It?

Zachary Denney (Pro) and Anmol Mahal (Con)

December 13, 2013

Pro With a new year, comes a new beginning— a clean slate— you can choose to set your year off on the right footing or choose not to.  You can make resolutions, goals, to get things done and to help keep you on a positive pathway as you delve further into the  year.  Goals are a wonderful ...

The World and How I See It: Who does not belong here?

Malala Yousafzai: Adolescent womens' education supporter who was the victim of a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban. Yousafzai hasn't backed down despite her injury, but has continued to fight for the right of an education for girls all over the world.

Zachary Denney, Online & Opinion Editor

December 13, 2013

Time Magazine—the nation’s most successful newsmagazine since 1923— has covered the most impacting events and people of the 20th and now 21st centuries, but that achievement is now under threat of being tarnished.  Who is to blame?  A “symbol” of our generation— Miley Cyrus.  At the end...

Letter home — Failure: the first step toward success

Mikala Bussey '13 is currently attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Mikala Bussey, Class of 2013

November 8, 2013

The following does not reflect the views of the United States Naval Academy or the US Navy. Rather than spending an extended summer after my high school graduation partying my ass off before college, I reported to the United States Naval Academy for the seven weeks of pure hell known as plebe summer. ...

Pro/Con: Should sports be eliminated from high schools?

Pro/Con: Should sports be eliminated from high schools?

Justine Do-Huynh (Pro) and Monica Dang (Con)

November 8, 2013

Pro Students have always been given the opportunity to explore their horizons in high school. Sports are one of the highlighted choices provided by most schools, but how beneficial are they? For one thing, the costs to actually fund sports are ridiculously high. Money goes towards equipment, maint...

Voices: New admin team must provide leadership and vision

November 8, 2013

Unlike the last two administrations, when the district was given the task of hiring Bear Creek’s third administrative team in three years, district officials decided to promote from within instead of hiring from the outside when they gave Principal Bill Atterberry the reins to the school. Atterberry...

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