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Hogwarts fans await their letters

Giancarlo Lizzaraga, Columnist

May 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Genuine Gian, Showcase

The long-awaited Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery application is finally released and fans of J.K. Rowling’s magical franchise, including myself, are ecstatic. Hogwarts Mystery is a role-playing game set in the famous wizarding school of Hogwarts a few years before the series’s titular character,...

Aspiring filmmaker’s script to be shot in Stockton

Aspiring filmmaker’s script to be shot in Stockton

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Participation in theatre is a popular activity at Bear Creek, but most students don’t pursue it — on stage or the big screen — as a career. Bear Creek alumnus Dalin Nelson, who currently attends Columbia College Chicago as a film major, hopes to follow his dreams of becoming a filmmaker. “The...

Take advantage of outdoors in San Joaquin county

Gwendolyn Poole, Photography Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Mission Peak Mission Peak Regional Preserve is located in Fremont and is a popular hiking destination for people of all ages who enjoy strenuous trails.  The hike to the summit, lined with cattle-grazing farmland, is approximately 6.2 miles and is available year-round to people and their dogs.  Park...

Review: Theatrical version of ‘High School Musical’ more amusing than reality

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

High school is a place of friendship, romance, drama, sports, science, and flash mobs — it least, that’s what kids are led to believe upon watching Disney’s “High School Musical.” As the most successful Disney Channel Original Movies, the “High School Musical” franchise is a stapl...

Lacking prestige, JCs are all about practicality

May 29, 2018


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Most high school students dream of attending schools like Stanford, Harvard, UCLA and UC Berkeley. Despite the prestige that comes with these schools, they often are not the best choice for students. People are opting to attend a junior college over traditional four-year universities — even prestig...

Record number of UC applications — again!

May 29, 2018


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Last year, the University of California system saw a record-breaking number of applicants to their renowned institutions. Acceptance rates dropped accordingly, and a record-breaking number of students had their dreams of their top choice shattered before their eyes. UC applicants this year smashed that record yet again. The top-tier UCs already have extraordinarily low acceptance ra...

Curiosity: the secret that led me to Stanford

May 29, 2018


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So why did I get into Stanford? While I hope I was more than a sporadic decision by an admissions officer, I don’t pretend to know how college admissions entirely work. Regardless, after visiting Stanford and some self-assessing, I believe there to be one factor that may explain some of it. A...

Jayden Jones: Beating depression one day at a time

Jayden Jones: Beating depression one day at a time

Jayden Jones, Guest Writer

April 18, 2018


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 I’m lying in bed, it’s 4:00 a.m and only two hours remain until I have to prepare for school. Yet sleep is the last thing on my mind. The night is when my thoughts become the most rampant, as if the darkness compels them to seep into my mind. And in this mind of mine, I question almost every p...

Donn Emerson Church – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018


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O'Connor Woods resident Donn Emerson Church was born on December 19, 1925 and raised in Tracy.   He first came to Stockton after World War II.  He inherited a business focused on air conditioning from his father after working as a mechanical contractor. His favorite memory from owning a compan...

John Allen – O’Connor Woods

John Allen – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018


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O'Connor Woods resident John Allen was born on January 24, 1921.  He was born in Modesto and has lived in Stockton since 1952.  He graduated Modesto High in 1938. During World War II, he started flying as a navigator for the Air Force in the Pacific for about five years.  As a navigator, he neede...

Albert Smith – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018


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O'Connor Woods resident Albert Smith was born on November 17, 1930.  He was born in Sacramento and came to Stockton around 1941.   He worked as an electrician for Stockton Unified School District for 22 years before getting a job at General Mills.   “I wanted to become an electrician so Stockto...

O’Connor Woods group photo

O’Connor Woods group photo

March 30, 2018


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Group photo of the O'Connor Woods residents. Bear Creek greatly appreciates your time spent with us!

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