The Bear Facts

Bianca McCarty
Bianca McCarty, a senior at St. Joseph Catholic School, is co-editor of The Bear Facts, alongside Leah Clark. McCarty served as a staff writer during her ninth-grade year until she was promoted to assistant editor, during her sophomore year, and co-editor her junior year.

McCarty received the first place award from MSPA for in-depth reporting in 2016 while in seventh grade.

In the spring of 2019, McCarty assisted the conversion of The Bear Facts from a print publication to a 100 percent digital online-only publication.

At the 2020 MSPA Best in Mississippi Awards, McCarty’s article, “Catholic community reaches out after ICE raids,” won Best News Story and was a finalist for Best Feature Story. She also won Best Review for her column, “What makes a good high school story?”

Besides working for The Bear Facts, McCarty is also a part of the Spirit Steppers, a member of the Retreat Team, and the scribe on the BruinTHON Committee. She is in the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, International Thespian Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and International Quill & Scroll Honor Society for High School Journalists.

You can contact her at [email protected].

Bianca McCarty, Co-editor

Dec 07, 2020
Does classic literature deserve the hype? (Story)
Nov 20, 2020
Canton ICE raids: One year later (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2020
BruinThon raises $2,213.86 with Paper Chain Contest (Media)
Oct 08, 2020
Bruins with Brushes: Portraits and Overlapping Shapes (Media)
Sep 30, 2020
Book vs. Movie: ‘Guernsey’ provides much needed comfort (Story)
Sep 25, 2020
St. Joe Scoop: Jessica Smith, senior homecoming maid (Story)
Sep 11, 2020
Bruins with Brushes: “Lily Queen” (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
St. Joe Scoop: Jack Clements, a community servant (Story)
Aug 28, 2020
Bruins face changes upon return to campus (Story/Media)
May 07, 2020
St. Joe Scoop: Joe Pearson, 2020 Mr. St. Joe (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
PA supports St. Joe community with “Bruins Strong” signs (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Netflix original “Derry Girls” provides fresh comedy (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
St. Joe impresses at the Mississippi Math and Science Competition (Story)
Jan 24, 2020
Eighth-grader wins Geography Bee (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Covering the Canton ICE raids: an impactful experience (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
“Cats,” from the bowels of uncanny valley (Story)
Dec 06, 2019
Advice for surviving exams (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
St. Joe Youth Legislature delegation impresses (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Catholic community reaches out after ICE raids (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
St. Joe’s Teacher of the Week: Mr. Michael Hrivnak (Story/Media)
Oct 10, 2019
Tessa Violet’s “Bad Ideas (Act One)” explores the theme of infatuation (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
The lasting benefits of high school journalism (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
St. Joe starts new after-school choir (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
St. Joe Scoop: Hannah Dear, senior homecoming maid (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
St. Joe Scoop: Mary Grace Stewart, senior homecoming maid (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
What makes a good high school story? (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Looking towards a successful season for Bruin volleyball (Story)
Aug 15, 2019
St. Joe Scoop: Mary Grace Stewart, student director of BruinTHON (Story)
Aug 12, 2019
How to survive seventh grade (Story)
May 08, 2019
St. Joe Scoop: Hannah Dear ready to serve (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
The arts are essential to society (Story)
Apr 13, 2019
We’re not in Kansas anymore (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Change and success take work (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
BruinTHON preparations now underway (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
‘Little Monsters’ adds fresh voice to Young Adult thrillers (Story)
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