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Researches found a martian meteorite that contained a huge diversity of organic compounds, presenting the possibility of life residing on our planetary neighbor. Courtesy photo

Mars meteorite suggests possible signs of life

Vaughn Hulcy March 7, 2023

For decades, if not centuries, explorers, scientists, and everyday people have peered into the sky, contemplating the vastness of space. Most people eventually come to a simple question, is earth the only...

Gas prices soar

Gas prices soar

Noah Siegenthaler May 25, 2022

Due to recent world events, gas prices have spiked and are approaching or have already risen over six dollars per gallon. This drastic change has hurt many Bruins and impacted their budgets. 2022 has...

The SAT is a test that can make life difficult for students. Courtesy Photo

The real cost of college

Alec Hartman January 27, 2022

As Americans, we hold the ideals of the American Dream very dear to our hearts, believing hard work is the key to success. Many students here at Bear River and across the country take school very seriously...

The student Instagram accounts range from wholesome to borderline cyber bullying.  Photo by Sara Tate

Student Instagrams taking it too far

Noah Siegenthaler January 26, 2022

It has never been easier for people to connect and form groups from nearly anywhere thanks to the internet, but in 2022, the point of what is acceptable to bond over is being pushed to the border at Bear...

English teacher Toby Barmeyer lectures one of her classes.  Photo by Jackson Smith

Growing support district wide for schedule changes

Alec Hartman November 16, 2021

For the past few months, students have only been able to speculate as to what decision the administration will make concerning next year’s school schedule. As the teacher vote looms near, students ponder...

The online media FLEX Time allows students in classes like Literary Magazine to get more work done.  Photo by Sara Tate

Flex Time: a controversial change

Noah Siegenthaler October 7, 2021

With the Bruin 2021-22 school year introducing everyone to Flex Times, what do the students think after getting a taste? The previous school year was a valuable lesson to the Bruin staff, teaching them...

Senior Tanner Roberts and Sophomore Robert Maple walk through the quad during passing period. Photo by Maya Bussinger

Shifting school schedules create confusion

Noah Siegenthaler June 7, 2021

COVID-19 has forced its influence in every aspect of our lives, things changed to ensure fewer people get infected. For Bruins that has meant frequent changes to schedules, and by proxy their lives. The...

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...

Freshman Olivia Herr practices tennis at Bear River on March 25. Photo by Maya Bussinger

Is it time for sports to make a comeback?

Sara Tate April 3, 2021

As we reach the final stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic, students and coaches wonder if it is finally time to fully welcome sports back into schools. COVID-19 has taken control of our daily lives and postponed...

Bear River Math Teacher Vicki Burrell simultaneously instructs both in-person and online students utilizing the online platform Zoom on March 25.  Photo by  Alli Whiting

Online math offers both problems and solutions

Noah Siegenthaler April 3, 2021

Math has always been a subject many Bruins struggle with, but with COVID-19 restrictions forcing students to take math classes fully or partially on Zoom, how has learning math changed? Math can be very...

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...

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