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Senior Brody Russell, Juniors Alexandra Boatman, Molly Fowler, and Sophomore Caleb McGehee constitute the FFA Agriculture Sales team who brought home many awards from State Competition. Courtesy Photo

Ag Sales team earns array of awards at States

Macey Fowler June 2, 2021

Months of practice paid off on May 15 when the Bear River FFA Agricultural Sales team took home several ribbons at State Finals despite COVID-19 challenges.   The team consisted of Senior Brody...

The FFA Communications team comprising of Seniors Macey Fowler, Connor McGehee, Alyssa Downes, and Junior Bailey Ham poses for a photo following their success in their competition. Courtesy Photo

Ag Communications boast ‘State Champions’ title

Macey Fowler June 2, 2021

Bear River FFA’s Agricultural Communications Team won the title of “State Champions” on May 15, and will be competing for the title of “National Champions” in the fall.  Agricultural Communications...

Bear Rivers Horticulture program welcomed a new plant sale event this year to showcase students efforts in class. Courtesy Photo

Horticulture program grows with new plant sale

Macey Fowler May 25, 2021

Bruins enrolled in the Environmental Horticulture class gained recognition for their year-long efforts in growing plants by hosting a plant sale in the FFA garden on May 12.  The group sold six-pack...

As the DMV has been intermittently closing due to COVID-19, many Bruins looking to get their license or permit are finding it difficult to complete the process. Photo by Sara Tate

Student drivers find difficulty in license process

Macey Fowler April 19, 2021

Dealing with the DMV has always been a struggle but a predictable obstacle; however, due to COVID-19, Bruins attempting to get their license or permit are having difficulty scheduling appointments.  California...

Sophomores Austin Phipps and Elijah Funk diligently complete their classwork on their chromebooks. Photo by Maya Bussinger

Editorial: Parents shouldn’t pressure students to take certain classes

Macey Fowler March 3, 2021

It's that the time of year for students returning to Bear River next year to decide on the classes they plan on taking. For some students, the decision is a matter of taking advanced placement or mainstream...

Phones have become one of the most prominent distractions that many students are finding difficulty in resisting during the age of distance and hybrid learning. Photo by Maya Bussinger

Bruins provide advice on resisting detrimental distractions

Macey Fowler February 27, 2021

A lot of students during distance and hybrid learning probably feel like Dug from the Pixar movie “Up” — everytime we feel that we are on track with school work for the day, or ready to pay attention...

During their second Career Cohort meeting in December, seniors presented their cohort project to their mentor for approval and further advice. Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Seniors share conflicting thoughts regarding Career Cohorts

Macey Fowler January 11, 2021

Senior Projects — a combination of words that may make some upperclassmen cringe in mock pain. However, to abide by COVID-19 restrictions, the addition of Career Cohorts was made this year, leaving seniors...

Students raise money for clubs and programs through the annual Ag BBQ.  Photo by Maya Bussinger

Bruin BBQ perseveres through lacking loins

Macey Fowler November 30, 2020

Last Thursday, FFA members teamed up with Bear River Guide Dog Programs Club in a Drive Through BBQ deemed successful by members despite an unfortunate shortage of pork loins.  Towards the end of...

Much to the pleasure of agriculture students, Bear Rivers D-Wing has been undergoing drastic renovations over the last few months. Photo by Maya Bussinger

D-Wing renovation sparks excitement in Ag students

Macey Fowler November 2, 2020

After decades of Bruins have passed through the halls of Bear River's D-Wing, Agriculture students are enthusiastic about the installation of new technology and appliances following months of construction. As...

Ag students have found different ways to succeed during this years ag sales. Courtesy Photo

Online ag sales bring flurry of feedback from Bruins

Macey Fowler October 7, 2020

The second week of August, in a typical year is known as “Fair Week” to Bear River FFA members. However in light of the Covid-19 crisis and the cancellation of the Nevada County Fair, livestock and...

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