Category: In-Depth

Where are They Now – Aileen Zhang

By: Molly Schreier
News Editor

Bear Press: So what’s the name of your program in Texas?

Aileen Zhang: So I currently attend the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences.  Eleventh and twelfth graders get to take courses at the University of North Texas.  You either follow a biology,  health-sciences track, or a computer sciences track.  Based on whatever professional career or pathway you’d like, you can concentrate your classes.  So for the life sciences track, you’re taking biology, chemistry, and humanities courses. For the computer science track, you’re taking computer science and other required courses.  Once you progress through 2 semesters you begin taking other electives you like, and you can either stay at the University of North Texas or within the Texas University System and transfer your college credits, so once you’re done with 12th grade you will enroll as a junior in another school, or if you go out of state it would depend on that school’s transfer-credit policy.  So they might only take fifteen credits, which is basically a semester, or they might not. Continue reading


Where are They Now? – Mr. Bullock

By: Cade Delker
Associate Editor

Mr. Bullock was a staple at Hammond, filling the senior hallway with the smell of amazing meals and covering every locker with vegetable puns. It came as a huge shock last year hearing that he would be leaving us and migrating to the west coast. He is missed just as much if not more than the treats he taught his students to create.  Many of our hungry students have been wondering, “Where is he now?”. To answer this, The Bear Press was able to secure a phone interview with him from his new home in Portland, Oregon.

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