The Bruin Voice

BC alumnus Chase Hudson reflects on TikTok success

BC alumnus Chase Hudson reflects on TikTok success
November 15, 2019

When social media video app TikTok — primarily used for sharing short lip-sync, dancing and comedy videos — combined with Musical.ly, a solely lip-syncing app, the application was widely criticized...

Risky business: starting a career in the adult entertainment industry

Risky business: starting a career in the adult entertainment industry
May 3, 2019

Throughout their high school years, students are often told to follow their dreams and pursue what they love.  Despite encountering obstacles — such as a difficult freshman year and leaving her house...

The Voice shall not be silenced!

The Voice shall not be silenced!
May 3, 2019

Once again, the Bruin Voice has proven its slogan “The Voice shall not be silenced!” to be true. In 2013, 2010, and, even back as far as 1992, the Lodi Unified School District attempted to censor various...

Food truck offers limited menu choices

Food truck offers limited menu choices
January 8, 2019

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...

FDA cracks down on Juul’s teen marketing efforts

Infographic by Gabriella Backus
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...

The U.S. should eliminate birther rights

Illustration by Gabriella Backus
January 7, 2019

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....

Spanish teachers struggle with room sharing

Spanish teachers struggle with room sharing
[Teachers who share classrooms] have an opportunity to observe how teachers in different classrooms utilize their space.
January 7, 2019

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...

BC mourns death of Speech and Debate team member

BC mourns death of Speech and Debate team member
November 16, 2018

Brandon Robert Bockman, born Sept. 28, 2002, passed away Oct. 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 Oct. 20,...

Juniors allowed on JV teams

Juniors allowed on JV teams
November 16, 2018

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...

Victims of trauma sometimes remember events

Victims of trauma sometimes remember events
November 16, 2018

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,...

Diversity: Are We Really?

Drawing by Gabriella Backus
This story was not published in the October 2018 issue.
November 9, 2018

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...

Identity politics: communal values or diverse stereotypes?

Drawing by Alanda Nguyen
November 9, 2018

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...

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