The Patriot Post

The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

The Patriot Post

The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

The Patriot Post

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The 2024 Paris Summer Olympics Are Almost Here

Alexander Rico, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

The Olympic Games are a popular international sporting event held during both the summer and winter where thousands of athletes from all over the world compete. The creation of the Olympic games started...

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The Pros and Cons Of Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Kevin Vicente, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

UBI, otherwise known as Universal Basic Income, is a highly controversial topic. People question if it should even exist, let alone if it is too high or too low. But in my opinion, it is just plain being...

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Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s Harshest Critic, Dies in an Arctic Russian Prison

Bryan Gonzalez, Front Page Editor May 10, 2024

On February 19, 2024, Alexei Navalny, who had been a long-time harsh critic of Russian President Putin's reign, died in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug region of Russia, near the Arctic. While in jail,...

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2024 BCCHS Prom Dress Code Affected Girls More Than Boys

Mayra Vargas, Sports Editor May 8, 2024

As the prom date came up on May 4, many seniors had been preparing for this day. Included in the school advertising for the event was a list of senior do’s and don'ts. Of course, the main thing Birmingham...

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South L.A. High School Student Dies After Safety Team Doesn’t Intervene

Janice Rodriguez, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

Tragedy has struck the family of Elijah McGinnis III, a 15-year-old high school student at Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles. An unidentified man opened fire on Elijah after school...

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The Sorry State of the NBA All-Star Game Format

Alexander Rico and Alan Martinez April 19, 2024

The NBA All-Star Weekend is a 3-day event where all NBA players take a break from the grueling regular season and take a 3-day intermission full of fun and laughter. It consists of multiple events like...

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Kung Fu Panda 4 Surpasses Box Office Predictions

Anastacia Garcia, Managing Editor April 17, 2024

Kung Fu Panda has been one of the most fan-loved film franchises ever. If you didn't watch this movie in childhood, you missed out on the action-packed, comedic, and wholesome moments that this movie creates....

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Usher’s Halftime Show at 2024 Super Bowl Exceeded Expectations

Mayra Vargas, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

The Super Bowl is the most watched football game of the year, not only because of the actual game but also because of the famous halftime show.  Usher performed for the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show and...

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Sony’s Madame Web Universally Disliked by Audiences and Critics

Ingrid Flamenco, Editor-In-Chief April 17, 2024

On February 14, 2024, the fictional character Madame Web from Marvel Studio Comics was released as a Sony movie. This comic and movie is based on a woman who gains psychic abilities by accident and gathers...

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Israel-Palestinian War Continuing in Gaza Draws Worldwide Protests

Cristina Medina, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

October 7, 2023, sparked the biggest break in tension between Palestine and Israel and this conflict is still a major issue today. Months later, both sides have fired back and forth at each other and this...

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Bob Marley: One Love Film Brings Legendary Jamaican Artist to Audiences Worldwide

Andrew Aguirre, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

Bob Marley: One Love is a captivating biographical film that provides information about the life and legacy of the legendary reggae musician. This film focuses on the life of Bob Marley, the most popular...

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California Minimum Wage Increases for Chain Fast Food Workers to $20/Hour

Brianna Alvarado, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

The news of the minimum wage raise for California chain fast-food workers caused excitement and dread. The minimum wage has increased from $16 an hour to $20 an hour. Many low-wage workers having difficulty...

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