Bear Witness

Promising start for first LSU summit

Omar Ababneh, Staff Writer

July 4, 2017

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Immigration, graduation rates, university eligibility and school leadership were among the hot topics discussed at the district’s first Latino Student Conference on May 19. Branham’s Latino Student Union (LSU) organized the district-wi...

No room in parking lot

Ty Shikashio, Managing Editor

July 4, 2017

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Recent spikes in Branham’s population have had dramatic effects on the availability of parking in the student parking lot. Since 2013, Branham’s total student population has increased by 300, and the influx of students is s...

War on Science

March 30, 2017

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida’s representative for their first congressional district, proposed a bill on February 3, 2017, calling for the termination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While this bill is still in co...

White power flyers found at school

March 30, 2017

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The Bay Area is home to nine hate groups and as of recent educational institutions have been one of the targets of their hateful agenda.  In late-February, flyers in the style of WWII propaganda with the text, “LOVE WHO YOU...

Trash Talk

March 30, 2017

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Littering is an issue at our school. Despite the 186 trash cans around the campus, Taconada wrappers still manage to elude the trashcans. The custodial staff has to spend extra time picking up after lunchtime. Don’t think tha...

Branham sex education updated to code

March 30, 2017

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The district has dropped the Christian-affiliated group Real Options last year in favor of Health Connected to teach its sex education program. The change came after The Bear Witness revealed in March 2016 that the physical...

District vows to protect undocumented families

March 30, 2017

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President Trump issued the banned movement of people from seven middle-eastern nations and also banned Syrian refugees indefinitely on Jan. 27. But after heavy unified protests, the travel ban was lifted after many were detained...

procrastiNATION

March 30, 2017

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Procrastination: otherwise known as intentional delay, postponing, putting off, avoidance, or most commonly referred to as the bane of mankind’s existence. It’s the reason senior Ryan Posey rushed on his AP Art Portfolio, the reason sopho...

Run, hide, defend?

March 30, 2017

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Recently, there have been multiple violent threats made to Branham High School through social media, raising questions about campus safety. Luckily, friends of the Branham community reported these posts to administration. The...

Arts programs see expansion for 17-18 year

February 3, 2017

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Branham plans to offer three new courses for the 2017-18 school year to compensate for a growing student population and changing interests. Linda Goytia, the Campbell Union High School District board president, said that courses...

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