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Athlete grade changes no longer allowed after report cards issued

Benjamin Gyman, Opinion Editor September 15, 2017

Social science teacher Jason Johnson didn’t plan to be athletic director this time last year but now that he has accepted the job, he is enthusiastic to make changes to Bear Creek’s athletic policies. Johnson...

Okay — I was wrong, Raider Nation!

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer May 9, 2017

The Las Vegas Raiders, The Las Vegas Raiders, The Las Vegas Raiders. Got to get used to saying that. I will admit, I was wrong. Prior to Bank of America’s commitment to filling Sheldon Adelson’s...

Coaching changes require adjustments, patience

Gian Carlo Baldonado, Staff Writer May 9, 2017

Whether it’s a change of diet or a tryout for a new sport, change can be a hurdle to student athletes –– especially if it’s a transition between two different coaching styles. The 2016-2017...

Parent volunteers: sports unsung heroes

Gwendolyn Poole, Staff Writer May 9, 2017

Most athletes praise their coaches for their dedication and knowledge that result in the athletes performing their best. However, the unsung heroes of most sports programs are often the parents who patiently...

Childhood dreams realized for athletes

Childhood dreams realized for athletes

Kalani Gaines, Staff Writer May 9, 2017

Four Bear Creek athletes signed letters of intent to their respective colleges — representing years of dedication, hard work, and dreams. Two other athletes who signed earlier in the school year were...

Badminton: not for the weak

Badminton: not for the weak

Helen Le, Sports Editor May 9, 2017

The badminton banner hangs in the gymnasium attached to one of the longest lists of years to indicate victorious seasons. Just because the team wins a lot, though, does not mean that their victories are...

March madness: get your brackets ready!

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer March 17, 2017

Epidemics are rare. However, when they do come, they hit like a truck, engulfing the majority of the population. No epidemic is as consistent as the sickness that comes around March and is nearly incurable...

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Varsity girls basketball wins first playoff game

Erin Baquiran, Photography Editor March 17, 2017

The varsity girls’ basketball team won its first playoff game in Bear Creek history against Granite Bay (69-51), earning them the chance to compete for the 2017 Division II CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Girls...

Athlete Spotlight

Logan Sam, sophomore
Gabriella Backus, Artistic Editor March 17, 2017

How long have you been playing tennis? 10 years, and 2 years at Bear Creek. Why do you play tennis? It’s really fun. I’m playing because I want to get a scholarship for college, for both academics...

Tennis and badminton struggle for respect

Tennis and badminton struggle for respect

Grabiella Backus, Artistic Editor March 17, 2017

Bear Creek offers an extensive range of fun and challenging sports for students to enjoy. Among those, however, tennis and badminton suffer from a seemingly unavoidable stigma: the sports are thought...

Raider nation lives on

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer February 15, 2017

The Oakland Raiders have been one of the most iconic franchises in the history of American football, known for their dedicated and menacing fanbase and intimidating coliseum. Raider Nation had plans to...

Track & field coaches look to inspire new traditions

Track & field coaches look to inspire new traditions

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2017

Every year, Bear Creek’s track and field hosts an event that brings schools from all over California together to compete: the Port City Invitational meet. However, this year is different; head coach...

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