The Bruin Voice

Dress code? Ok. Double standard? Not okay

September 16, 2016

School is a professional environment, meant to prepare students for having a job and dressing the part. Girls aren’t supposed to wear short shorts, or tank tops, or short shirts, or open backed shirts, or ripped jeans. Boys aren’t supposed to sag. Even attempting to wear those clothing items would...

Not seeing relevancy of #BlackLivesMatter is part of problem

Addanaya Binder, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

“Black Lives Matter” addresses lingering racism present in our society even today, while “All Lives Matter” ignores the problem and pretends it’s helping. First, no one was saying, “All Lives Matter” until Black people started saying, “Black Lives Matter.” So it’s natural to say...

Pro/Con: Should all teens be screened for depression?

Pro/Con: Should all teens be screened for depression?

Sandra Sunio and Chloe Johnson

September 16, 2016

Sandra Sunio: Pro It has become common for many teens to express that they are feeling “depressed” when they are struggling with a difficult issue or just feeling sad, not knowing the seriousness behind the mood disorder. Teens often confuse feelings of sadness with depression. According to the...

Pro/Con: Should the UCs be required to admit more in-state residents?

Graschelle Hipolito and Jessica Machado

June 3, 2016

Jessica Machado: Pro When the University of California came out with its admissions decisions for the class of 2020, people were shocked to find so many out-of-state students’ names on the list of accepted students. In an audit termed “scathing,” the University of California is accused of...

Letter home: Don’t take time with parents for granted

Letter home: Don’t take time with parents for granted

Trishna Chandarana, Class of 2013

June 3, 2016

They say your college years are your most formative. As this is often the first time any of us has ever been away from the comfort of our childhood homes for more than a long weekend, we often take this time to navigate through phases of being homesick, letting loose, and trying to find ourselves in...

VOICES: Year-long maintenance needed on sports facilities

June 3, 2016

Bear Creek’s facilities have been improved and then damaged for many years and the issues with the sports fields are not limited to softball and baseball. The school’s soccer field used to be very dangerous, as persistant holes in the field injured players. However, Bear Creek got a turf field...

VOICES: Students and staff must take responsibility for low AP scores

June 3, 2016

Bear Creek is a successful school both academically and athletically, so why are some of our Advanced Placement exam pass rates so low? Not to discredit the many successful AP teachers at the Creek, but it is disappointing that there are multiple teachers with pass rates that are consistently 25 percent...

Emma’s Dilemma: Denial

Emma’s Dilemma: Denial

Emma Garcia, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2016

I think I’m in denial about leaving high school. Of course, it’s hard to tell if you’re, you know, ACTUALLY in denial. Mostly because denial is not admitting that something is happening and basically lying to yourself, but I’m fairly sure I am. Almost entirely sure, for a matter of fact. ...

Review: Azusa Street Revival

Andrea Castro, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

Saturday April 9th, over, 100,000 were joined together in the Los Angeles Coliseum for an rememberance of the Azusa Street Revival that happened in 1906.  Lead by Lou Engle, Azusa now enabled tens of thousands of God’s people to join together in fasting and prayer in hopes of revival. Parking lo...

Opinion: Abstinence only education is not effective

Opinion: Abstinence only education is not effective

Graschelle Hipolito, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2016

This year, President Barack Obama removed all government funding for abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools and maintained, or even increased, funds for other programs such as the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and the Personal Responsibility Education Program. The programs that O...

Review: Norwegian Woods

Review: Norwegian Woods

Ashley Hoang, Features Editor

April 26, 2016

Haruki Murakami’s novels gained immense popularity among the younger generation for its slice-of-life plots and themes of naivetivity and flawed love. Like the famous Beatles song bearing the same name, this novel explores the complicated love between two young adults. However, the similarities stop ...

Review: The Jungle Book

Review: The Jungle Book

Sophie Gilliland, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2016

Everybody loves a classic, but with all the remakes and sequels being done it’s hard to appreciate a flash to the past. The Jungle Book was one of these remakes and I didn’t think it would be that good. I hadn’t watched the cartoon Jungle Book since I was little (I think we still have it on VH...

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