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Counselors hope to connect with Bruins  through their weekly newsletter.  Photo by Salvatore Ginexi

Counselors offer support through weekly newsletter

Catherine Desplancke April 20, 2020

With Bruins facing distance learning challenges, the Bear River counselors have been crafting a way to connect to Bruins at home. Mary Buhr and Cindy Henry-Grimm have created a newsletter for all students...

Senior Bella Thornbury is one of the few students who has been invited to join a college sports team.  Photo by Sara Tate

Small school athletes commit to college sports

Catherine Desplancke February 12, 2020

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), six percent of all high school seniors commit to a college to play a sport competitively, and Seniors Sarah Aanenson and Tre Maronic have...

Leadership has been advertising the Swing into the Night dance with posters around the school.  Photo by Taylor Wohlgemuth

Swing into the Night ready to ‘Jump, Jive, and Wail’

Catherine Desplancke February 6, 2020

The Bear River Jazz Band will be swingin’ into the 22nd Annual Swing into the Night dance at the 'Rio Oso Night Club’ [aka the MPR] on February 8. “Swing into the Night is a … swing style dance...

Campus Supervisor Ralph Lewis took every opportunity to interact with students, including the conversation with Seniors Hannah Weidler and River Jarman pictured here. Photo by Isaiah Williams

‘Difficult decisions’ just another day for Ralph Lewis

Catherine Desplancke January 30, 2020

With a population of about 600 students, there is always a need for security at Bear River, and Campus Security Guard Ralph Lewis makes safety his No. 1 priority.  Formerly of Placer High School, Mr....

The Bruin Varsity football team has experienced several injuries this season. Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Varsity Football injuries a strain on season

Catherine Desplancke November 4, 2019

The Bruin Varsity Football team has been tackled with many sets of injuries this season. Longtime Co-Head Coach and Athletic Director Scott Savoie listed some of the injuries that the team has experienced...

Scrunchies, hydroflasks, puka shell necklaces, metal straws, and more are regular characteristics of a VSCO girl.  Photo by Taylor Wohlgemuth.

VSCO in vogue at Bear River

Catherine Desplancke October 31, 2019

The sound of a fallen Hydro Flask and the words “And I oop—” and “sksksksksksks” that quickly follow. These are the  sounds of a VSCO Girl. VSCO is a photo editing app that is offered on Android...

Coach Nakano helps his players putt to success.  Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Girls Golf team score second perfect season

Catherine Desplancke October 16, 2019

For the second time in Bear River history, with a record 8-0, the Varsity Bear River Girls Golf team is teeing off the perfect 2019 season. Longtime Coach Gayne Nakano feels confident in his team. “They...

Freshman Blake Platzer enjoys several delicious doughnuts during Club Rush. Photo by Zach Fink

Bruins reflect on lively Club Rush

Catherine Desplancke September 18, 2019

From Taco Bell to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, to In 'n Out Burger, a big part of Club Rush is the food that clubs sell. However, it’s also an amazing opportunity to learn about new clubs and classes.  Club...

Seniors Julie Bristol, Bella Thornbury, and Bailey Tramel focus in on practice.  Photo by Maddie Meillinger

Girls Varsity Volleyball set in place

Catherine Desplancke August 26, 2019

The 2019 Bruin Girls Varsity Volleyball team is ready to dig into this season. This year’s team started meeting last school year in early May. This is due to the fact that with most varsity sports,...

Bruins have a fun time dancing at the 2019 prom.  Photo by Zach Fink.

Prom: What went right, and what could be improved

Catherine Desplancke May 28, 2019

Every year, juniors and seniors look forward to their prom - some even start to shop long before the long-awaited day. This most recent prom took place on May 11, 2019, at the Foothill Event Center, where...

Senior Layla Stroer pays close attention in her AP Literature and Composition class to prepare for AP testing.  Photo by Makenna Hensley.

Mandatory AP testing in dispute

Catherine Desplancke May 20, 2019

From the beginning of the year, AP classes have been preparing for their biggest challenge yet: AP testing. AP testing, also known as Advanced Placement testing, are tests that are taken for college credit...

Yearbook Staff Writer Sierra Dixon previews this years edition of The Rapids.  Photo by Bella Ferrari

Clock ticking to buy school yearbook

Catherine Desplancke April 8, 2019

The Bear River 2018-19 Yearbook class has put the finishing touches on this year's edition of The Rapids before their deadline. Advisor Christina Levinson felt positive about the staff’s abilities...

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