Summertime fun at the beach!

Outdoor and Indoor Activities for BCCHS Students This Summer

Sarai Menjivar, Staff Writer June 2, 2022

Are you looking for something to do over the summer with it now just around the corner? There are many things to do over the summer with friends, family, or even by yourself, both indoor and outdoor. Here...

Wear denim jeans to protest sexual assault

Denim Day Celebration in April Brings Sexual Assault Awareness to BCCHS

Rhodes Ngabirano, Staff Writer June 2, 2022

Denim Day is nationally observed and celebrated on the last Wednesday of the month of April, which was on April 27 this year. Denim Day started in Los Angeles with Patti Giggans, who led a nonprofit organization...

Support for Pro-Choice

Roe V. Wade: U.S. Supreme Court Debates Long Term Effect

Anthony Acevedo, Photography Editor May 24, 2022

Before we get into the meat and potatoes of this story, here's a simplified version of what Roe V. Wade is: A woman's right to abortion is protected by her right to privacy under the fourteenth amendment...

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at court for the ongoing trial

Bitter Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Defamation Trial Continues

Genivive Chavez, Student Life Editor May 24, 2022

Actress Amber Heard is being sued for defamation by her former husband, actor Johnny Depp. Heard and Depp began dating in 2012 and later got married in 2016. But after only 15 months of being married,...

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...

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