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Skincare 101: "Maskne"
By Kaitlyn Ketchell, Reporter • October 21, 2020

As masks have become a new part of daily life, you might have noticed that you're breaking out more than usual-- specifically around your nose, cheeks, or chin. Known as...

"The Loneliest Girl In The Universe" book cover
Review: The Loneliest Girl In The Universe
By Kaitlyn Ketchell, Reporter • October 20, 2020

Author: Lauren James Synopsis: Alone on a spaceship headed to Earth II (Earth's hope for a "backup" planet), Romy Silvers is used to being by herself. That is until she...

Michael Carlson (right) holding the certificate with Mayor Wilson (left).
Monument Has a New War Memorial!
By Madissyn Moore, Reporter • October 10, 2020

Michael Carlson, a junior at Palmer Ridge, began the process to build a war memorial after his freshman year. After his grandfather passed away, who was a veteran from WWII, his grandmother suggested that he construct a memorial for veterans...

The New TikTok Deal (and What It Means for You)
The New TikTok Deal (and What It Means for You)
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • September 29, 2020

TikTok, the uber-popular social media app that has quite succinctly taken the world by storm, has recently come under fire from President Trump. Earlier in the summer of 2020, Trump expressed concerns about the app's safety; the app is owned...

Photo of the New Santa Fe Regional Trail sign at the Baptist Road Trailhead.
Santa Fe Trail Threatened by Development
By Amber Wright, Co-Editor-in-Chief • September 7, 2020

CORRECTIONS: Updated September 10, 2020. The New Santa Fe Regional Trail is named after the historic Santa Fe Trail, but it has no historical value itself besides following the old Santa Fe Railroad right-of-way. Vocabulary such as "possibly...

COVID-19 Outbreak at Bear Creek Elementary
COVID-19 Outbreak at Bear Creek Elementary
By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-in-Chief • August 25, 2020

As of Monday, August 24, the school district's first COVID-19 case of the school year has been confirmed. A student or employee (undisclosed) attending Bear Creek Elementary School (BCES) in Mrs Earnest's class tested positive for coronavirus....

Meet the Staff

Alayna Temple is a sophomore going to Palmer Ridge High School. This will be her first year as part of The Bear Truth staff. Although unsure of what she wants to do after high school, Alayna hopes that...

Mallory is a junior at Palmer Ridge involved in Sources of Strength, Environmentalists United, Student Council, and Bear Necessity theater company. She joined the newspaper this year and cannot wait to...

Amber Wright
Amber Wright
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Amber Wright is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Bear Truth newspaper. She is a junior and has been on the staff for two years. Amber is Debate President on PR's Speech and Debate team, a LINK Leader, and a...

Tom Patrick, CJE, is the founding adviser of The Bear Truth and is proud to be one of the few remaining staff members from Palmer Ridge's inaugural year way back in 2008. When not advising the newspaper...

Madissyn is a senior at Palmer Ridge this year. She is one of our new reporters who started last semester. Madissyn also participates on our varsity track team. In her free time she likes to write and...

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the (Bear) Truth
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the (Bear) Truth