The Bruin Voice

Should the UC system lose its autonomy and be under legislative control?

Kristin Lam, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

After all, when was the last time the state of California proposed a balanced budget? Its current deficit of approximately $227 billion according to the “Sacramento Business Journal” speaks for itself.

Should the UC system lose its autonomy and be under legislative control?

Aidan Backus, Online Editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The University of California has done a poor job of managing funds, and while they still have to report to the state government, it remains difficult to hold them accountable.

When free speech becomes threatening speech

Emma Garcia, Online Editor

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

If Elonis’ posts were said to someone’s face or even through a phone call these words could seem threatening; however, in the context in which they were posted, Facebook, they should be protected under the First Amendment due to the nature and purpose of social media itself, which is to let users publicize their feelings and inner thoughts without penalty.

Facebook’s psychological experiment was unethical

Jessica Lee, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

All subjects who view Facebook in English were subject to being randomly selected — a violation of the ethical guideline that participation should be voluntary. The research paper states that Facebook’s Data Use Policy in its generic click-through agreement was the users’ form of consent. The Facebook policy at the time of the experimentation, however, did not state that the information users posted could potentially be used for research purposes.

Teachers and students must be wary of social media contact

Katrina Springs, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Social media sites are not a platform for education. In fact, teachers and students do have an appropriate way to communicate; all students are given a Gmail account with their own email and password through which they can contact their teacher if they have questions about the curriculum for a particular assignment.

Students rationalize cheating: is it worth it?

Ashley Hoang, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

Voices:

February 6, 2014


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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...

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