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Ralph Lewis, a staff member at Bear River for the last three years, has passed away. Photo by Massiel Chavez

Coach, Campus Supervisor Ralph Lewis passes away

Sonora Slater May 4, 2020

Basketball Coach and Campus Supervisor Ralph Lewis passed away on the evening of Saturday, May 2, after working at Bear River for the past three years and impacting the lives of hundreds of Bruins.  The...

Missions Coffee has switched to a drive-thru only system due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Photo by Sonora Slater

Small businesses seek solutions to quarantine restrictions

Sonora Slater April 28, 2020

A huge part of small-town life is community, something Bruins from Grass Valley, Auburn, and Nevada City have always proved to be true. This means being there for each other when times are hard, and supporting...

Senior Justin Roberts (right) lives with his grandparents, and is concerned for their health during this pandemic.  Photo by Salvatore Ginexi

Bruins express health concerns in light of crisis

Sonora Slater April 5, 2020

Today’s world offers students more connection during a crisis than ever before, but sometimes, this just makes getting the right information even more difficult.  The internet can be an incredible...

Baseball, one of several Spring sports at Bear River, has been postponed until April 13 following bans on large gatherings.  Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Spring sports postponed by coronavirus closure

Sonora Slater March 27, 2020

All Bear River spring sporting events and practices have been postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis until April 13, at which time the cancellations will be reevaluated for the future. School means...

Senior Leo Jackson is enthusiastic about her role as a student leader for Breaking Down the Walls this year.  Photo by Taylor Wohlgemuth

School-wide event encourages empathy

Sonora Slater February 24, 2020

Students are expected to have a breakthrough in relating to their peers during this week’s school-wide event. According to Bear River Principal Christopher Roberts, Breaking Down the Walls (BDTW) is...

The Journalism class feels strongly about freedom of speech, and displays the First Amendment as a poster in the classroom.  Photo by Salvatore Ginexi

Freedom of speech comes at a price

Sonora Slater February 11, 2020

Have you ever had someone speak over you in a conversation, telling you to ‘shut up,’ or refusing to let you voice your opinion? Innately, we can feel that something about that is wrong. We want to...

The Starlite Show Choir opens the Sounds of the Season concert. Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Review: Christmas concert spirited display of Bruin talent

Sonora Slater December 25, 2019

The Christmas season at Bear River started off on a good note with the Music Program’s ‘Sounds of the Season’ concert.  The concert was put on the cold night of Friday, December 13 by Symphonic...

Deputy Sheriff Jason Clinkinbeard helped investigate the perceived threat.  Photo by Zach Fink

Administration offers assurances after supposed threat

Sonora Slater December 21, 2019

Bruins woke up on the last morning before Christmas break to an email informing them of a concerning Instagram comment that contained a vague gun threat posted the night before. The comment was posted...

Bruin wrestlers practice for the new season.  Photo by Sara Tate

Bruin wrestlers fight for successful season

Sonora Slater December 10, 2019

The Bear River Wrestling Team plans to fight for a remarkable year during the 2019-20 season.  The wrestling team aims to achieve a Pioneer Valley League (PVL) Championship victory this year, as well...

Seniors have had multiple speakers come to talk to them about various post high school options.  Photo by Zach Fink

Community college valid option for all students

Sonora Slater November 25, 2019

Seniors at Bear River and everywhere else have a lot of decisions to make in the upcoming months — the most obvious being their plans for post-graduation. For those choosing to go to college, hundreds...

Bear River was closed on October 9, 10, and 11 due to power outages.  Photo by Taylor Wohlgemuth.

Power outage results in lengthy school closure

Sonora Slater October 13, 2019

Dangerous fire conditions have resulted in an unexpectedly long school closure for Bruins, many of whom have been without power in their homes alongside other Northern California residents.  Following...

Seniors Grace Billingsley, Madita Hiller, Grace McDaniel, and Connor Ronka walk along the road looking for trash during the River Cleanup.  Photo by Sonora Slater.

River Cleanup a rush for enthusiastic Bruins

Sonora Slater September 27, 2019

Dozens of avid student volunteers showed up on the morning of Saturday, September 21st to help with the Annual Key Club River Cleanup, and earn community service hours along the way. According to Key...

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