Positively and Negatively Inspired by Columbine

Positively and Negatively Inspired by Columbine

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

The Columbine shooting is one we all know too well. On April 20, 1999 two seniors entered the school killing 13 and injuring 21. Soon after both shooters committed suicide. Since this tragedy, there's been many events that has been inspired by the Columbine shooting. On September 19th news bro...

“Annie” Coming to the Birmingham Stage this November!

“Annie” Coming to the Birmingham Stage this November!

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

October 4, 2019

It's a hard-knock life rehearsing for a play nearly every day. BCCHS's PlayPro class is currently rehearsing for their upcoming musical Annie, a beloved childhood classic. Quickly jumping into action this semester is the play's director and drama instructor, Mr.Weiss, who began auditions and casting dur...

BCCHS Back to School Dance 2019

BCCHS Back to School Dance 2019

Kimberly Sandoval, Senior Columnist

October 3, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has officially begun at Birmingham Community Charter High School. Friday August 30th, was the night of the annual Back to School Dance which took place at the quad. It was the first dance of the year and students from all grade levels were looking forward to it. The dance was...

Hong Kong Police Violence Getting Worse

Hong Kong Police Violence Getting Worse

Ricardo Igna, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Hong Kong has recently been going through protests because of the recent extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government. The extradition bill is when a person commits a crime in one country and flees to another country and then the country in which the crime was committed requests the person back...

Catastrophic Fire in the Amazon Forest

Catastrophic Fire in the Amazon Forest

Reign Cruz, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

In the middle of August, the skies in the cities of Brazil have gone dark. Ash from the forest fire falls down from the sky and threatening black clouds cover the sun. Posts and hashtags began trending throughout social media and soon the world was paying attention to the blazing rampage in the area...

Extreme Anti-Abortion Laws Spark Protests Across the Country

Extreme Anti-Abortion Laws Spark Protests Across the Country

Lisset Saavedra, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 23, 2019

Last week, the governor of Georgia signed the most constrictive abortion law in the country. It outlaws the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. Republican governors of Mississippi, Kentucky and Ohio have signed similar laws this year, thus making an anti-abortion movement. Red-state governors an...

Massachusetts Law “Section 35” and What It Did to Sean Wallace

Massachusetts Law “Section 35” and What It Did to Sean Wallace

Sofia Lemus and Miguel Cisneros

May 13, 2019

Have you ever had a law change your life? In 2017, Section 35 did just that to a man named Sean Wallace. In Massachusetts, this law allows the court to force someone into treatment who is fighting addiction and is likely to harm themselves or others. You cannot request the court to have someone tr...

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Devastates Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Devastates Paris

Gustavo De La Luz, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

The Notre Dame Cathedral caught on fire on April 15, 2019 in the city of Paris. It was underneath the roof where the fire broke out and it took about 15 hours for the fire to be put out completely. Although there were hundreds of French firefighters working to put out the fire, the spire, as well as...

Sephora Drops Olivia Jade After College Admissions Scandal

Sephora Drops Olivia Jade After College Admissions Scandal

Helen Rivera, Front Page Editor

May 7, 2019

The brand and company Sephora has recently ended its partnership with Olivia Jade Gianulli. She is a young beauty guru and YouTuber. She is also the daughter of famous actress Lori Loughlin (Full House) who is currently involved in the nationwide college admissions cheating scam. Olivia's YouTube channel...

College Admissions Scandal: How the Elites Escape the System

College Admissions Scandal: How the Elites Escape the System

Jenessa Henderson and Hadaasa Nae

May 3, 2019

College is seen as a necessity nowadays. Depending on the field that you enter, you'll likely want to go to college or an elite university in order to have career satisfaction, success outside of the workplace, and financial stability and gain. However, despite universities being seen as a fundamental part to seeking success in l...

Gypsy Rose Blanchard and The Act on Hulu

Gypsy Rose Blanchard and The Act on Hulu

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is currently serving a 10-year sentence for involvement in the first degree murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. On the late night of June 14, 2015 the body of  Dee Dee was found in a pool of her own blood in one of her bedrooms, no longer breathing. The police thought that...

The Disastrous Impacts of Global Warming

The Disastrous Impacts of Global Warming

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

"Dear EarthTalk: Don’t all these huge snow and ice storms across the country mean that the globe isn’t really warming? I've never seen such a winter!" stated Mark Franklin, Harvard professor of European Studies.  He was referencing the recent severe winter weather across the country and how coul...

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