Bruin Radio is a weekly student-led and student-written news show produced by Brookings-Harbor High School staff, and supported by Curry Coast Community Radio.

We get to talk to Val Cowan, who has worked at the Brookings-Harbor High School in a variety of positions including in the BHHS Counseling Office, leading the Drama Club, and currently an employee of Southwest Oregon Community College as part of the TRiO Program. Val is a playwright and director, and one of her plays, Athenry, is currently in theaters at the time of this episode. We also interview Alex Merritt about his upcoming departure from Brookings-Harbor High School, and we talk about the attributes we hope to see in his potential replacement.

If you’re a student or staff member and you’d like to get involved, or if you’re a community member with input or advice for Bruin Radio, please reach out to us! Email Dane Tippman or Alex Merritt of the Brookings-Harbor High School. We would be thrilled to hear from you!

For more great High-School radio shows, check out the Brookings-Harbor High School radio page, a proud partner of Curry Coast Community Radio!

Hosts: Natalie Garcia, Isabella Freitas, Ashlee Ellis, Brigid Mitchell
Guests: Val Cowan, Alex Merritt
Producers: Dane Tippman, Alex Merritt
Recording Tech: Dane Tippman
Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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The Bruin News segment used the Wikinews briefs jingle, by Steven Fruitsmaak, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic license.
The Bruin News intro music is from the Prelinger Archives on the website archive.org
, and is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain license. The full show from which the Bruin News intro music was taken can be found at https://archive.org/details/0596_On_the_Air_20_09_04_00.
This episode features selections from music composed by artist Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover on SoundCloud. Listen to his work here: https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.

Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of BHHS Vice-Principal Alex Merritt, BHHS Teacher Craig Cooper, BHHS Teacher Mr. Tippman and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures that may be included in this posting, and the names of students that may be mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians.