The Bruin Voice

Teens must arm themselves with knowledge first

Andrea Silveira, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Athletes’ protests ring hollow for this fan

Gavin Cordoza, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

This weekend, the Dallas Cowboys and individuals from nearly every other NFL team refrained from participating in the National Anthem at their football games to peacefully protest racial discrimination and the Trump administration. Inspired by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, these athletes...

Facts missing from Charlottesville incident

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

Trump’s comments regarding the violence in Charlottesville on August 12 have swept the nation, and not in a way that pleases the left. Trump’s response to the violence that occurred at the white nationalist rally, which injured 19 counter protestors and left another dead, is seen as dismissive and...

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