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Working at home is effective for many Bruins, leading to more free time.  Photo by Maya Bussinger

Four day school schedule reigns supreme among Bruins

Katelyn Heyl May 20, 2021

After a couple months of hybrid students going to school 4 days out of the week, Bruins reflected on their feelings about this schedule and slow return to normalcy, which has been rare during the unusual...

Freshman Gina Genovese completes class work on her computer during the Get Focused, Stay Focused class. Photo by Maya Bussinger

‘Get Focused’ class merits varied views

Katelyn Heyl April 22, 2021

Three years after the implementation of Get Focused, Stay Focused, many students find themselves deciding that while there were some valuable skills taught in the class, it ultimately did not help as much...

Senior Elizabeth Glomson participates in after-school tennis practice. Photo by Maya Bussinger

Bruins tennis work for successful season

Katelyn Heyl April 18, 2021

Despite the barriers COVID-19 has imposed upon all sports during Bear River’s 2020-21 school year, the tennis team is preparing and excited for the season to come. COVID-19 has created many problems...

Bruins Reflect on what the year 2020 meant to them. Photo by Maya Bussinger

2020: A year to remember

Katelyn Heyl January 19, 2021

As 2020 turns into 2021, students and staff at Bear River find themselves reflecting on what came out of such an unusual year, especially given the worldwide pandemic that left many people spending 2020...

Juniors Hannah Morris, Emily Adamson, and Olivia Lyman gathered to sign yearbooks. Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Connected while disconnected during quarantine

Katelyn Heyl June 1, 2020

During the break induced by COVID-19 that canceled about one-third of the 2019-20 school year, many Bear River students have found it highly beneficial to stay in contact with family and friends while...

Senior River Jarman uses her phone, something that often causes students to procrastinate on their work.  Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Bruins take their time solving procrastination

Katelyn Heyl February 5, 2020

Most students at Bear River can admit that at one point or another, they’ve procrastinated on something — whether it be a school assignment or household chores. Some students have had it negatively...

Senior Brinley Jeffers is a Bear River student who scored a sweet job at Lazy Dog Chocolateria in Grass Valley.  Photo by Taylor Wohlgemuth.

Students benefit from after school jobs

Katelyn Heyl October 7, 2019

As Bruins reach an age where they are eligible to start working, many ponder whether or not it will actually benefit them; however, there are a variety of ways it can benefit any student. Some students...

Substitute teacher Laurel Burcham works alongside Senior Josiah Cregar.  Photo by Zach Fink.

Should substitute teachers be on the teacher’s union?

Katelyn Heyl June 4, 2019

Bear River often needs substitutes to come in when the teachers are not available — but these substitutes have no representation in the teacher’s union, regardless of how much they help out the school....

Sophomore Connor McGehee, Freshman Griffen Dresbach-Hill, and Senior Evan Waters practice a song in Mens Chorus.  Photo by Kalei Owen.

Music program looking for students to jump into the spotlight

Katelyn Heyl May 23, 2019

After doing amazing in a variety of competitions, Bear River’s music program is preparing for another amazing year of hard work, dedication, and all-around fun, encouraging any students interested in...

History Teacher Jeffery Carrows World History X class hard at work.
 Martin Foster.

AP entrance tests just around the corner

Katelyn Heyl March 19, 2019

With spring approaching at a steady pace, many sophomores and juniors at Bear River prepare for the annual spring assignment, held in the theater, that will be the determinant of whether they are eligible...

The costs of college: Will making it free help?

Katelyn Heyl March 6, 2019

[embedyt][/embedyt] I stand among many other students at Bear River who believe that college should be free in order to ensure that individuals can get the...

History Teacher Jim Nieto is one of the few teachers at Bear River that has their class recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  Photo by Bella Ferrari.

Have we been neglecting the Pledge of Allegiance?

Katelyn Heyl March 4, 2019

The Pledge of Allegiance is a symbol of the United States that I, along with many other Bear River students, agree should still be said on a daily basis. In our elementary and middle school years, we...

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