The Bruin Voice

Fall Season Highlights

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Mason Price Track athlete Mason Price, a junior, decided to do something different this season and try out for cross country. Starting a new sport was challenging, but Price said it led to a fun and memorable season. “I normally run track so it’s shorter distance,” Price said. “A big obstacl...

P.E. classes can lead to life-long loathing of exercise

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Adults who embrace or loathe physical activity often credit childhood experiences for their views about exercise. Unsurprisingly, one factor stands out: whether they did or did not enjoy P.E. class in school. Physical education is often regarded as a subject of humor or parody — who hasn’t seen the...

Stockton ranks second in California for syphilis STD

Kalani Williams, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

San Joaquin County ranks second in the state, after San Francisco, for syphilis rates. Syphilis, an STD caused by a bacterial infection known as Treponema pallidum, is a spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause the diseases syphilis, bejel, and yaws. People may not know that they have syphilis...

#MeToo movement changes traditional ‘birds and bees’ conversation

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

"#MeToo and the Kavanaugh allegations have made us all aware of sexual pressuring, consent, and how things can go wrong" -licensed marriage and family therapist Jill Whitney “Hey, son. Let’s talk.” For many students, “the talk” is a pivotal point in their lives: it is the moment when a pare...

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

Infographic by Gabriella Backus

Sydney Jasper and Heidi Wright

January 8, 2019

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...

Toxic friendships

Justine Do-Huynh, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

Susan and Alex have been friends since they were in diapers. Their friendship has grown closer over the years, but once high school hit, their friendship took a turn for the worse. Alex began cruelly insulting Susan in front of others and embarrassing her. This was the start of their toxic friendship. A...

Teens enticed by e-cigarettes; FDA slow to regulate product

Amber Buhagiar, Editor-in-Chief & Entertainment Editor

April 25, 2014

Teenagers’ shopping lists often consist of the raved about smartphone, brand new running shoes… and cigarettes?  The small price tag may be to blame. A recent article in “The Record” states that San Joaquin County has the lowest cigarette price at $3.77 per pack in California.  At more tha...

The trick behind a perfect nap

Jessica Lee, Feature Editor

April 25, 2014

People often take naps for a boost of energy.  What most people don’t know is that there are different benefits and detriments depending on when the nap is taken and for how long. According to WebMD, there are two basic categories of sleep: non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement ...

Teens with mental illness afraid to speak up

Natalia Gevara, Staff Writer

March 14, 2014

More than half of teens with psychiatric disorders do not receive treatment for their disorder. - JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY SERVICES  A mental illness, by definition, is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just like il...

Sleep: the new miracle drug

Sleep: the new miracle drug

Natalia Gevara, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

With the new year comes promises of change and many resolutions that are, more often than not, short lived. Although 45 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, according to the website “Statistic Brain,” only eight percent of Americans actually end up keeping it. Many people blame...

‘Rape culture’ normalizes and excuses sexual violence

Danielle Steward, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013

The Voice shall not be silenced!