Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, taking off his face mask.

The End of Mask Mandates in Schools in Los Angeles County

Katherine Villasenor, Website Editor April 5, 2022

Masks have been part of our everyday life for almost two years now. They have grown to be a part of our society in order to protect us against illness and death caused by Covid-19. After almost a two-year...

Shell Gas Station at sunset

Why Did Gas Prices Suddenly Become So Expensive?

Trent Paulino, Front Page/News Editor April 1, 2022

In the first week of March, gas prices began to increase by about 14 percent. On Wednesday, March 9, the state's average cost for a gallon of unleaded gas was $5.57, up 13 cents overnight to rank it the...

The New iPhone SE: third generation

Apple’s New iPhone SE is Here in a Variety of Colors

Emely Lazo, Managing Editor April 1, 2022

To all Apple lovers, iPhone has announced that the new iPhone SE is coming out soon! During Apple's Peak Performance event, Apple unveiled its third generation, midrange, $429 iPhone.  Like the previous...

Womens History Month poster

The Origins of Women’s History Month

Adelina Monique Alcaraz , Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Women's history month is a time to celebrate all the contributions past women made to get women to where they are now. Although it is important to celebrate women throughout the whole year, during the...

Enchanted Forest Dance Poster

Spring Dance Formal “Enchanted Forest” on Friday Night

Trinity Herring, Staff Writer March 17, 2022

Hello Patriots! Spring Formal is right around the corner this Friday, March 18 from 7 to 11 p.m. You're invited to dance the night away in the quad. This is the first time in two years that any kind...

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

BCCHS French Club “Fat Tuesday” Mardi Gras Celebration at Lunch

Rhodes Ngabirano, Staff Writer March 11, 2022

Birmingham Community Charter High School’s French Club put together a Mardi Gras celebration on the first of March during lunch. It was held in the quad and had several events such as a parade, which...

The Ukrainian and Russian flags

War Breaks Out in Europe As Russia Invades Ukraine

Katherine Villasenor, Website Editor March 7, 2022

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has been an ongoing issue for several years now. Russia saw how Ukraine was getting closer to the NATO alliance, which Russia sees as a threat. For this reason, Vladimir...

Red roses are traditional Valentines Day gifts that express love.

The Ancient History of Valentine’s Day

Rhodes Ngabirano, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, has been observed as a day for roses, chocolate, stuffed animals, and overall romance for over 1,526 years. To really know where Valentine's Day...

The Metro TAP Card being issued to all BCCHS students

FREE TAP Cards for all Birmingham Students

Emely Lazo, Managing Editor January 31, 2022

Are you taking the bus as a way of transportation to get to school or other places? Then here is your chance to save a lot of money. All Birmingham students qualify to get TAP cards for no cost, meaning...

The new Portos under construction in Northridge

New Porto’s Bakery Opening in January in Northridge

Ne'Veah Hartzog, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

A brand new Porto's Bakery is set to open in Northridge in January 2022, for all of the Porto's fans out there. Porto's is a well-known Cuban bakery with enormous lines of customers hoping to get their...

Proof of vaccination sign

Los Angeles Covid-19 Vaccine Indoor Business and School Mandate

Katherine Villasenor, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Vaccines are coming into play as Los Angeles has passed a mandate that requires proof of vaccination everywhere from schools to restaurants. It has been well over a year and a half since the initial...

Bitcoin is the new currency in El Salvador.

Bitcoin is the New Currency Being Used In El Salvador

Trent Paulino, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

President Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, declared Bitcoin as the official currency of El Salvador on June 5, 2021. A couple of days later, the Bitcoin law was passed and was finally executed on...

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