The Bruin Voice

Twitter fosters a destructive cyberbullying playground

Junior Samantha Calloni was surprised to find a picture of her circulating on the Twitter feed @CaliStories

Julianna Reth, Opinion Editor

September 11, 2014

Students from various local schools, including Bear Creek, have found themselves victims to cyberbullying and Internet shaming through popular Twitter accounts such as @CaliStories, @ValleyStories1 and @ValleyStories2. The primary mission of these Twitter accounts is to elicit laughter and ridicule through the submission of embarrassing pictures and stories from high schools based in California.

Cell phone ruling could impact student searches

If they deem it necessary, administrators can now search students' cell phones for suspicious activities.

Jessica Rodrigues, Staff Writer

September 11, 2014

The Riley ruling make clear it is more intrusive to search a cell phone than another physical space such as a backpack or purse because a cell phone contains limitless amounts of personal information, beyond what a person could physically carry.

What is on your app list?

Christine Neak, Staff Writer

May 22, 2014

Want to know what’s trending this year for all the hottest apps? Here’s a list of the top rated apps that students at Bear Creek enjoy. Topping the list is Instagram. Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos,...

Smartphones: essential part of everyday life

Molina Soun, Staff Writer

March 14, 2014

Today’s youth can do almost anything on a smartphone, from surfing the Internet to downloading the latest apps. For some students, cell phones have become a source of self-esteem. About 78 percent of teens in the U.S. own a cell phone, and 37 percent own a smartphone, according to a report by the...

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