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Food truck offers limited menu choices

Food truck offers limited menu choices

Jasmine Castillo, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Every Wednesday, students can be seen lining up to get a taste of the diverse foods offered at the new food truck parked outside the cafeteria area. The food truck ― available due to a grant Lodi Unified schools received over the past summer ― came as surprise to students, especially the ...

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

Sydney Jasper and Heidi Wright

January 8, 2019


Filed under Feature, Health, Showcase

After decades of seeing smoking rates decline, groups like the American Lung Association were hopeful that younger generations would eliminate the habit. However, some argue that a new addictive product being marketed toward teens is reversing that trend: JUUL e-cigarettes. Billed as a safer alternative...

The U.S. should eliminate birther rights

The U.S. should eliminate birther rights

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Oct. 30, 2018, President Trump revealed plans to sign an executive order that would end birthright citizenship to children born in the United States to immigrant parents that are in the country illegally. While his order has been attacked by immigration experts and citizens alike as “unconstitutional”...

Spanish teachers struggle with room sharing

Spanish teachers struggle with room sharing

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Since the beginning of the school year, the Spanish department has been sharing rooms due to lack of classrooms and increase in student population. Bear Creek High School currently has just under 2,000 students — nearly twice the number of students who were enrolled in 1991, the year the school opened. After...

BC mourns death of Speech and Debate team member

BC mourns death of Speech and Debate team member

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Brandon Robert Bockman, born September 28, 2002, passed away on October 4, 2018, due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. A vigil was held at Bear Creek in his honor after a Speech and Debate tournament on October 20, and his memorial was held on October 21. Bockman was an active member of the Bear...

Juniors allowed on JV teams

Juniors allowed on JV teams

Jasmine Castillo, Sports Columnist, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For most athletes, competing in sports their junior year simply means stepping up to the varsity level. However, a change in policy this year will allow juniors to stay at the JV level for an additional year. “It is my understanding that one of the reasons this came to light was to help preserve the...

Victims of trauma sometimes remember events

Victims of trauma sometimes remember events

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Examining Blasey-Ford's accusation for inconsistencies does not make me "pro-rape" or "anti-woman" As an ardent fan of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and firm advocate for women’s rights, I am inclined to believe women who claim to have been sexually assaulted. However, every once in a w...

Diversity: Are We Really?

Diversity: Are We Really?

Ryan Duff, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Feature, Online Only, Showcase

Diversity and acceptance are the two ideals Bear Creek students hold high above the rest. We boast an overwhelmingly positive campus environment full of loyal Bruin spirit, and with a student body as diverse as ours, part of that spirit manifests as a celebration of the many different backgrounds and ...

Identity politics: communal values or diverse stereotypes?

Identity politics: communal values or diverse stereotypes?

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Identity is a key component that plays a role in each student’s individual experience and, in some cases, their education. With the emergence of identity politics — views based on the interests of social groups (race, sexual orientation, religion, et cetera) with which people identify — many students...

Emo Rap – a new spin on dark and grim topics

Emo Rap – a new spin on dark and grim topics

Jayden Jones, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Music has always been a medium to convey social injustice, heartache, the allure of drugs and alcohol, and the dark subjects in life. But a new genre ― known as Emo Rap ― adds a new layer on a much deeper level to the already popular hip-hop genre. Emo rap flips the rap genre on its head with more...

“Crazy, Rich Asians” rises above stereotypes

“Crazy, Rich Asians” rises above stereotypes

Devyn Inong, Infographics Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

From bookstore to the cinema, the feature-film “Crazy, Rich Asians” breaks Asian stereotypes while paving a new path for aspiring Asian-Americans hoping to make it big on Hollywood screens. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the two-hour movie is sure to take audiences on an emotional roller coaster as they ...

Running late? Just skip first period — really

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If administration wishes to address tardiness with stricter policies, they must also address the problem of students simply skipping class to avoid repercussions of detention. Students forego missing only a few minutes of classes and getting detention in favor of staying home a little longer, missing...

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