The Bruin Voice

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...

Diversity: Are We Really?

Ryan Duff, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018


Filed under 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...

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...

Voices: Graduation stoles: winners and losers

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The introduction of stoles into the Bear Creek battlefield at its commencement ceremony has charged the tense atmosphere higher than the level it was at when students and staff voted for different gown and cap colors. Gangs have banded together under the title of “clubs” to form coalitions to formally...

Teens must arm themselves with knowledge first

Andrea Silveira, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Mary Beth and John Tinker—13 and 15 years old respectively—from Des Moines, Iowa, were part of a group of five public school students who were suspended on Dec. 16, 1965, for wearing black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam war. These teens peacefully expressed their disagreement with th...

Blocking freeways and NBA games not the way to peacefully protest

Blocking freeways and NBA games not the way to peacefully protest

Aaron Tam, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A long line of cars stopped for what seems to be eternity on a busy freeway at rush hour, a horde of people block the path to a professional basketball game featuring the Kings v. Mavericks, where tickets cost [on average] $101, and angry, vitriolic shouting from both protesters and drivers describe...

CIF Nor-Cal playoffs ends in loss

AJ Buada, Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although most basketball fans have moved on to the NBA playoffs, the Lady Bruins are still celebrating — if only inwardly — their undefeated season in the SJAA. Every game throughout the season was dedicated to Malaysia Porter, a former Bear Creek basketball player who passed away in a car crash...

Trump and NFL compromise over National Anthem

Marino Dominguez, Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

In recent years, peaceful protests over social issues have reached an unprecedented number. Between women’s rights protests to Black Lives Matter movements, protests have changed the way people and organizations stand on a multitude of issues. However, one type of peaceful protest doesn’t sit well...

Spring sports highlights and wrap-up

Marino Dominguez and Helen Le

May 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Swimming (8-0) The Bear Creek boys and girls swim team swept the competition, winning league in undefeated fashion. Sophomore Eathan McLaughlin described the level of competition in SJAA. “Our team compared to our league is really good, especially because the other schools in the league don’t have ...

Let’s arm all our teachers — even Mr. Nincompoop

Karina, Fardmanesh

May 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

“Welcome to Anatommy class! Get it? Get it? Ana...tommy gun?” It is Tuesday morning and my teacher is being ridiculously annoying. He has not stopped with the gun puns. Like are you kidding me? Yesterday he whipped out his Glock, put it to Larry’s forehead, and whispered, “If I shoot you in...

Winning strategy to negotiate with Kim Jong Un: a mirror

Jasmin Prasad, Guest Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

It has officially been announced that on June 12, 2018 the U.S. commander in cheeto will meet with Rocketman to discuss sustained denuclearization. Most presidents obtain their diplomatic achievements by speaking softly and carrying a big stick, however, leaks have indicated to us that none of his Chiefs...

‘Gay-borhoods’ and ‘gay-uillontines’ will eradicate this plague of homosexuality

Ryan Duff, Guest Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Any fellow Americans who are as loyal to this country as I am know that the past several years have seen advancements of the homosexual agenda which testify to the dying nature of our country. Time and time again the gays have made gains that continue to threaten the very ideals that this country was...

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