“Tis the Season for Flu Shots

“Tis the Season for Flu Shots

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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We are officially in the fall season which means that flu season has started.  The flu, short for influenza, is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, cough, congestion, and runny nose. In order to avoid the flu, it is recommended to get a flu ...

Local Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Local Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Helen Rivera, Front Page Editor

December 14, 2018


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It has always been good to give back to others in need and to your community. High school students were previously required to complete 40 service hours in order to graduate. Now high school students do not need to complete the hours, but this shouldn't stop teens from volunteering. Most of the time...

Beauty and the Beast Homecoming Dance Enchants Birmingham

Beauty and the Beast Homecoming Dance Enchants Birmingham

Hadaasa Nae and Monserrat Carrasco

December 7, 2018


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Tale as old as time, Song as old as Rhyme... Beauty and the Beast. This year's Homecoming dance theme was the classic Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, hosted by Junior Council. The other themes considered were: Masquerade, Vegas, and Night to Remember, but ultimately Beauty and the Beast won the...

Central American Migrants’ Caravan Faced Assaults by U.S. Border Patrol

Central American Migrants’ Caravan Faced Assaults by U.S. Border Patrol

Lisset Saavedra, Monserrat Carrasco, and Hadaasa Nae

December 5, 2018


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The U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego briefly shut down on November 25, 2018 after groups of migrants rushed the border area. The U.S. Border agents fired tear gas at them (including young children) and dispersed the people, creating chaos. In their defense, U.S. Customs and Border Agents said migra...

Who Needs a Part-time Job?

Who Needs a Part-time Job?

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Do you need a job? If so this will be a helpful guide to find a job. Babysitting can make a great first job, as it indicates responsibility. Eighty percent of parents feel that teenage babysitters should be paid more if they are trained in first aid, CPR, and child care. In becoming a babysitter, you'll...

All BCCHS Freshmen Receive Chromebooks

All BCCHS Freshmen Receive Chromebooks

Sofia Lemus and Hadaasa Nae

November 16, 2018


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As we get older, technology is slowly becoming more relevant in our lives. Decades ago, the classroom was one of the few places where students did not have access to their phones or other forms of technology. Starting this year, Birmingham Community Charter High School is encouraging our freshmen to...

Trick or Treating Age Limits?

Trick or Treating Age Limits?

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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A memory that many children share is the joy of dressing up and getting free candy on Halloween. Trick or treating is a part of so many lives, both young and old, but how old is too old? Many communities have put up an age limit for trick or treaters, with most limits ranging around 12 years old. The...

Meet Ms. Tracie Bowdoin–Birmingham’s New Principal

Meet Ms. Tracie Bowdoin–Birmingham’s New Principal

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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On July 1, 2018, Ms. Tracie Bowdoin took the position as Birmingham's new principal.  Ms. Bowdoin had previously served as an assistant principal here at BCCHS for the previous eight years.  As a community of many students, faculty, staff, and parents, everyone is interested in getting to know more...

Patriot Varsity Football Off to a Strong Start to Season

Patriot Varsity Football Off to a Strong Start to Season

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The 2018 BCCHS varsity football season is off to a strong start with the team having a 4-2 record. After previously losing to Harvard Westlake last year, the team showed how hard they worked by defeating Harvard Westlake 30-21 for this season's first victory.  Birmingham then brought home another victory...

Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico in 2017…

Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico in 2017…

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


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On September 20th, 2017, Hurricane Maria, a category four hurricane, hit Puerto Rico. At first the exact number of deaths was not  known exactly due to the fact that there was no way of recording how many people died. The original death toll was 68 but many officials were wary of that number becaus...

Welcome Back to School! GLOW Dance 2018

Welcome Back to School!  GLOW Dance 2018

Isamar Torres, Opinion Editor

August 29, 2018


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Welcome Back Patriots! This year's welcome back dance was the first event of the year and it was filled with new activities which fascinated everyone. The theme of the dance was GLOW in the dark as black lights lit up the outdoor dance floor. This first dance of the year started at 7 p.m. and lasted until ...

2018 Powder Puff Flag Football: Juniors Win for First Time!

2018 Powder Puff Flag Football:  Juniors Win for First Time!

Gissel Garcia, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 24, 2018


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  BCCHS is known for hosting the Powderpuff games every year in May. This game allows both junior and senior girls to compete against each other in flag football. Each team has their own male student coach from their grade level along with volunteer cheerleader boys. Both teams have a month ...

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