The Bruin Voice

Saving the world in skin-tight spandex

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2017

When women don capes in comic books or Marvel movies, they shoulder stereotypes and stigmas that haunt them even as they work to save the world. They must fight through ignorance, through judgment, through speculation and doubt. And with such sexism facing them, it’s a shame that female superheroes...

LUSD must address AP exam costs

March 17, 2017

Many students take an AP class because they believe that it will help them save money when it comes to taking classes in college. This year the price for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch jumped from $5 for an AP test to $63 — only $30 less than the $93 that most students pay — making...

What’s good for kids is good for parents too

March 17, 2017

When the LUSD School Board tried to investigate changing the start time of its schools, few parents attended meetings to give their input. Those that did were almost all opposed to the later start time that was being requested. Students sleep in class. They walk blindly during passing period. They...

Should college education be free?

Should college education be free?

Claire Gilliland and Aaron Tam

February 16, 2017

Pro Claire Gilliland College is something many students aspire to, another stop on the pathway to success. Most high-paying jobs require a higher level of education than a high school diploma. Whether students are considering a college or university or a vocational school, any level of educati...

Students lead the call for kindness

February 16, 2017

Bear Creek’s campus is not necessarily known for being perfect; students are accustomed to dirty bathrooms and bumping into each other in the halls without an apology. However, recently some students have taken the initiative to help our campus feel more positive and welcoming. With Beautify Bear...

LanSchool necessary to keep students on track

February 16, 2017

Having Chromebooks in every classroom is highly beneficial to students and teachers, but only if used properly. Some students use the Chromebooks to play games or to do other things that they weren’t meant for. There needs to be some way for teachers to regulate the use of Chromebooks and to keep...

Off campus pass requirements necessary

Gwendolyn Poole, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Bear Creek offers upperclass students the ability to go off campus at lunch if they meet certain qualifications ‒ they must have fewer than seven period absences, at least a 2.0, and no disciplinary actions taken against them. If the school were to drop these expectations, and allow all juniors...

Debate over relevancy of Black History Month continues

Aaron Tam, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2017

There is no denying the contributions and sacrifices from Black people in creating America as it is today. But is Black History Month necessary? Black History Month, founded by Historian Carter G. Woodson of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, came as a response to his opinion...

What I’ve learned after my first semester of college

Aidan Backus, Katelyn Biddle, Jessica Rodrigies, Emma Garcia, Graschelle Hipolito, and Cody Evans

December 19, 2016

By Aidan Backus I can’t stand games with tutorials; if I can get away with skipping them, I always do. Aside from being time-consuming (and often mandatory) they’re often quite easy and tedious, and they simply don’t reflect what high-level experience is like. I am, of course, talking about...

Annual naughty or nice list

December 16, 2016

Naugthy Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Traffic in the student parking lot College application fees The Every Student Succeeds Act raising AP test fees for students with free or reduced lunch from $5 to $63 2016 clown craze Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando The BRUIN Way Hal...

Should California secede from the United States?

Should California secede from the United States?

Gian Carlo Baldonado and Kylie Yamada

December 16, 2016

Pro: Gian Carlo Baldonado California is a state with firm Democratic roots, and the election of Republican Donald Trump has led to a surge in interest in the state’s separation from the United States –– otherwise known as “Cal-exit.” With over 25,000 followers on Facebook, today’s...

I voted for the first time—and hated it

David Hancock, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016

I registered to vote in February. My birthday is October 29, and voting day is in November, yet there I was, registering to vote eight months before I needed to. I was so excited, so proud, and so happy to finally be old enough to vote. I vowed that I would closely follow all of the candidates and...

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