The Bruin Voice

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...

Should college education be free?

Should college education be free?
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 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...

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...

Off campus pass requirements necessary

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...

Debate over relevancy of Black History Month continues

OPINION
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....

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...

Should California secede from the United States?

Should California secede from the United States?
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...

I voted for the first time—and hated it

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...

All schools must strive for consistent discipline practices

November 7, 2016

Although we agree in principle that individual schools may need occasional leeway to interpret district disciplinary codes of conduct, LUSD found out the hard way the dangers inherent in that policy. More...

English curriculum out of sync with student learning

November 7, 2016

StudySync follows the Common Core standards, but it seems like a slight misinterpretation. According to corestandards.org, the official Common Core website, the goal of Common Core is “to ensure that...

Prop. 66 will end lengthy appeal process for death penalty

November 7, 2016

Michael Morales was 22 years old when he was convicted of murdering Tokay High student Terri Winchell in 1981. He’s now 57 and has been rotting in jail for the past 35 years. Winchell’s body was...

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