The Bruin Voice

Strange Addictions #3

David Yang, Entertainment Editor

March 9, 2017

Everyone has addictions. Some are normal while others… are not. When an individual hears the word addiction, an image that may come to mind may be of a drug addict or junkee who cannot overcome the desire to consume harmful substances. However, not all addictions are dangerous. In fact, many...

Book Review: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

February 16, 2017

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5 My Rating: 4.4/5 Summary: In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion? ...

Toilet Talk 101: The Whole Shabang

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

It was nearing the end of the summer of 2013. My family and I all had dinner at Boiling Crab for my aunt’s 60th birthday. It was my first time, and I was beyond excited for the pound of crab, shrimp, sausage, corn, and sweet potato fries waiting for us inside. We waited for about two hours outside...

7 Campus Improvement Ideas

Jerice Banola, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016

Whether it is by running or learning, everyone seeks to improve — improve their surroundings, their lives, and themselves. Here are campus improvement ideas given by fellow Bear Creek students! Edric Liong, senior “More bathrooms open to students would be pleasing as I have to pee a lot.”...

Class Retake #3

Dulce Rojas, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

High school students bawl, cry, and even hold a grudge if they don’t get the grade they longed for. For Bear Creek students, there’s most likely to be one class that brought all-nighters, anguish, and a poor grade — making students want to retake it. “I would retake some of my classes,”...

School Survival Guide to: Choices

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

On a Friday weeks ago, I took an opportunity that would have me present myself in front of hundreds of Bear Creek students. A sense of urgency brought me to Mrs. LaRue’s classroom after school to audition for singing the National Anthem at the Powderpuff game and rally. This being my second to...

How do you survive in school?

Adannaya Binder, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

Noah Rojas, Sophomore -In class i use my time wisely, and i’m always working. -My advice to others is to always ask for help and to go to tutoring. -In order to remember things, I reread and rewrite everything I need to know, until I memorize it. -I study for about 30 min-1 hr when I get home,...

School Survival Guide: Extracurriculars

Sophie Gilliland, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

I almost died my sophomore year. That may seem like an exaggeration, but I kid you not. I had bad asthma for a few weeks and I overdosed on my inhaler — sucks to my ass-mar — and that could have caused my to have a heart attack. On top of that I had shin splints and I tore my retina. Tearing your...

School Survival Guide to: After School Activities

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

As teenagers race out the gates of Bear Creek High School, there are some who stay behind long after the final bell has rung. On most weekdays here at the Creek, there are various sports, clubs, and programs available to any student. Kids here are infamous for dividing their time among extracurricular...

School Survival Guide To: Time Management

Sophie Gilliland, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2016

The end is near: sleep-deprived students scramble to finish their work, children are crying, women are screaming, keys are being punched frantically, your teacher laughs in your face while telling you no, you can’t print out your essay in class. This may sound a little bit like an infomercial, but...

School Survival Guide To: Presentations

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

Imagine the crowd in their underwear as you stare forward above the their heads, standing straight with your feet plotted on the ground. Drips of salty solution slither from your raised brow down to the sides of your prominent nose and eventually reach the dry, chapped lips of a nervous performer. Whether...

School Survival Guide To: High School

David Hancock, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Dear unfortunate readers, To be honest guys, I’m sorry I volunteered to write about tips to help you survive high school, I seriously have no idea. I don’t have the key to surviving high school. I mean, all the advice I have is from times my own dumb decisions have bitten me in the ass, so if...

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