‘Murder Hornets’ are Identified in Washington State

'Murder Hornets' are Identified in Washington State

Sophia Antillon, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Asian monster hornets are an intrusive species that could represent a danger to bumblebee populaces. They've been prevalently alluded to as "murder hornets;" however, they aren't typically intrigued by people (however you should attempt to keep away from them since they do have a ground-breaking sting). The...

Racism or Heritage? What Does the Confederate Flag Really Stand For?

A sign comparing the Confederate flag to the Nazi flag. Symbols of heritage or of racial hatred?

Debbie Lawhead, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2020

In the South, you can see Confederate flags flying high, on many people's cars, and many other places. For many years, people have claimed the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism and pro-slavery while others believe it's simply part of their heritage. What does this controversial flag really stand...

Teacher Appreciation Week–Our Journalism Advisor, Mr. Hughes!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

June 2, 2020

During this difficult time of a pandemic, the 2019-2020 BCCHS Patriot Post staff is using this teacher appreciation week to honor our very own supervisor and journalism teacher, Mr. Stephen Hughes. Here's what the staff had to say about our amazing teacher. "Mr.Hughes is one of the most welcoming teac...

Top Five Most Popular & Symbolic Flowers

Picture of flowers
 at sunset

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Gardenias are flowers that are originally from China and Hawaii. The colors of these flowers are mostly found in white but yellow is included as well. Gardenias are mostly used for hedges and ground covers. In France, gardenias are a traditional flower for men to use as boutonnieres and even in ...

French Workers Protest, Strike Against Pension Reforms

Thousands of protesters in France are against pension reform.

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Ever since the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, was elected, there has been protests against him and his administration, especially on the topic of his government reforming the pension system. This riled-up people into chaos on the streets that included riots, demonstrations, and other striking methods. ...

Escape to Island Life; The History of Animal Crossing New Horizons

Escape to Island Life; The History of Animal Crossing New Horizons

Nicholas Melendez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Animal Crossing New Horizons is the latest game from the series, and another big hit from Nintendo. The life simulator has always had a home within Nintendo's home and hand-held consoles, with moderate success. However, Animal Crossing New Horizons seems to have broken that trend as it has surpassed ...

COVID-19 and the Effects of Underlying Xenophobia

Protest in Boston against coronavirus racism

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

May 14, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic's worldwide quarantine already lasting well over seven weeks, everyone is in a state of boredom, worry, and stagnancy. The health concerns of this certain strand of the virus, COVID-19, are drastic enough to where most people would willingly follow self-isolation orders...

11 Decades of Evolving Girls Fashions

11 Decades of Evolving Girls Fashions

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Fashion throughout the years has had a huge impact on girls. It has evolved and drawn inspiration from each decade. The 1900's was the dawn of a new century of fashion for girls. Girls during this time period were innocent and childlike and wore white cotton dresses for seasons in the spring a...

COVID-19 Has Added Stress to Students’ Lives!

illustration depicting mental health

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

April 17, 2020

With the growing pandemic changing the way we go about our lives, many more issues than falling ill emerge. Students nation-wide are no longer in the classrooms, and now they sit at home on a computer or with paperwork teaching themselves. No longer do they have the ability to just raise their hand...

Leaving Neverland Documentary Asks Disturbing Questions

Michael Jackson responding to allegations of child molestation

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

 Who hasn’t heard of Michael Jackson and his music? I mean who hasn’t heard Thriller? Michael Jackson, who has left a legacy of music, has also left a mystery.  On January 25, 2019 the documentary Leaving Neverland created an even bigger controversy. Jackson--also recognized as the King of Pop--had bee...

USC Announces Free Tuition for Students With Family Income Under $80,000

USC Announces Free Tuition for Students With Family Income Under $80,000

Sophia Antillon, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

USC (University of Southern California) has announced free tuition for undergraduate students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less. The university also said it will increase undergraduate financial aid by more than $30 million annually. The arrangement will be staged-in at the Los Angeles...

Rilakkuma and Kaoru, a Netflix Original Show

Image of Netflix Original Series: Rilakkuma and Kaoru.

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Rilakkuma and Kaoru is a Netflix Original show that released its first season on April 19, 2019. The initial season has a total of 13 episodes with a run of 11 minutes per episode. The type of animation that was used for this show is a type of animation called stop-motion. Stop-motion is film-making techniqu...

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