Gypsy Rose Blanchard and The Act on Hulu

Gypsy Rose Blanchard and The Act on Hulu

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

"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...

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is a Threat to the Planet

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is a Threat to the Planet

Sofia Lemus, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Right now there is a major problem with our planet. It's a problem we have known about for a long time and has been getting bigger since 1997. It is called The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located between Hawaii and California. It's the largest plastic accumulation...

Birmingham Boys Soccer 2019 City Champions

Birmingham Boys Soccer 2019 City Champions

Gustavo De La Luz and Ivan Delgado

March 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The boy's soccer team at Birmingham Community Charter High School is very competitive and the team always aims to win the city championship ring. They expect to win all the time and nothing less as the Patriot soccer team has won the city title three times in Birmingham soccer history--all with coach...

BSU at BCCHS Celebrates Black History Month

BSU at BCCHS Celebrates Black History Month

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Black History Month is an annual observance that occurs in the United States during the month of February. It originated as "Negro History Week" which was created by the influential African American historian, Carter G. Woodson, and later became a month-long celebration in 1976. The purpose of Black...

Jussie Smollett Arrested By Chicago Police

Jussie Smollett Arrested By Chicago Police

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Actor and singer, Jussie Smollett, has recently been arrested by the Chicago police for allegedly faking a police report. In late January, it was reported that the actor had been a victim of a hate crime. After the attack, Smollett proceed to file a police report and gained a lot of sympathy from the publ...

America’s Opioid Epidemic

America’s Opioid Epidemic

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

We are in the midst of the deadliest drug-overdose epidemic in our nation's history. In 2017, more than 70,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses alone, with two-thirds of those deaths being related to opioids. In addition to that, 1.7 million Americans were reported to be suffering from ...

Is Gun Control Any Closer One Year After Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings?

Is Gun Control Any Closer One Year After Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings?

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

It has been over a year since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting massacre in Florida. On February 14, 2018, the gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 teenagers and staff and wounded 17 others; subsequently, the rest of the school surely felt that feeling of terror, confusion, and the incomprehensibility...

Electric Scooters are Expanding Everywhere

Electric Scooters are Expanding Everywhere

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

No matter which scooter you ride--whether it is electric or non-electric, whether you're 5 or 30 years old--everyone has the right to be scooting. The city of Los Angeles has accepted applications from seven electric scooter and bicycle companies. The city is authorizing Bird, Lime, Razor, Lyft, Uber...

Government Shutdown Results in Catastrophic Turmoil

Government Shutdown Results in Catastrophic Turmoil

Lisset Saavedra, Monserrat Carrasco, and Hadaasa Nae

February 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The U.S. Government shutdown started on December 22, 2018. The thirty-five day shutdown has been recorded as the longest shutdown in Congress since 1955, which then lasted 27 days. It all began with Trump's request to fund his $5 Billion wall at the Mexican-American border, which was one of his promises during the 2016 campaign season. When Congress refused to give in to hi...

Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Lisset Saavedra and Hadaasa Nae

February 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Happy Valentine's Day Patriots! The Animation Club and the Culinary Club have come together to help students celebrate this special day by selling Valentine Grams. This is another collaboration from both clubs, and this time it is sweet treats for your significant other and/or friends. This gives you...

2019 BCCHS Winter Formal Preview

2019 BCCHS Winter Formal Preview

Gissel Garcia and Isamar Torres

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Last year has come to an end, and we have recently embraced the start of the second semester of school. That means we now have an upcoming and highly-anticipated school event--the winter formal dance. Our BCCHS sophomore and freshman councils have  united to plan and host Birmingham's 2019 Winter Forma...

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