Tesla Drivers “Sleeping at the Wheel” During Autopilot

Tesla Drivers “Sleeping at the Wheel” During Autopilot

Karina Gonzalez, Website Editor

February 21, 2020

We've all heard of the famous futuristic cars, known as Tesla. Tesla has featured cars jam-packed with the latest most modern technology. One major feature includes the huge tablet screen which demonstrates web browser and streams music or entertainment. Another feature includes advanced parking sensors...

The Importance of Art Programs in Schools

The Importance of Art Programs in Schools

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

February 14, 2020

Typically, you know a school for its sports programs, but what about the arts? They enhance our lives and give students opportunities in the performing arts field after high school. It's common nowadays for schools to cut art programs due to a lack of funding as well as a stronger appeal to spor...

Become More Environmentally Sustainable While in High School

Become More Environmentally Sustainable While in High School

Nicholas Melendez, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

In today's media coverage, it seems nearly impossible to escape the impending tragedies that have plagued this world. From the rising temperatures and sea levels to the Australian wild fires, the environment has become a social, political, and economic issue. Global warming and climate change have become ...

Jersey City Shooting Victims Remembered

Jersey City Shooting Victims Remembered

Emily Robles, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

On Tuesday December 10, 2019, five people were killed due to a mass shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey. Four people, including Joseph Seals, a detective with the Jersey City Police Department, were killed in the shootout. The rampage began in a cemetery in a residential neighborhood and ended with...

Venice, Most Iconic City in Italy, Is Sinking

Venice, Most Iconic City in Italy, Is Sinking

Jeselyn Merino, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The city that everyone thinks about when they hear "Italy" is a floating city known as Venice, which is currently under water. On November 13, 2019, the water levels rose as high as up to six feet causing 80% of the city to be under water. The mayor declared a state of emergency due to how severe the floodi...

Australia Is Going Up In Flames!

Australia Is Going Up In Flames!

Rosana Sanchez-Zorrilla, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

In September of 2019, Australia faced—and continues to face— its largest and deadliest conflagration of brushfires with at least 200 fires burning.  During the summer, there is a long fire season in Australia which allows blazes to start and spread effortlessly due to hot, dry conditions. Ac...

California Wildfires Spread Devastation

California Wildfires Spread Devastation

Lisbet Hernandez, Front Page Editor

January 27, 2020

Every year California experiences a fire season and  it's currently the 2019 fire season. Once the fires start occurring, it's a vulnerable time for Californians because, as we all learned from last year's fire season, the dangers of the fire can possibly increase and more damage will be done. Over...

Mental Health Resources For Students at Birmingham

Mental Health Resources For Students at Birmingham

Karina Gonzalez, Website Editor

December 18, 2019

As teenagers in high school, we are meant to be the best we can be. At our age, we are trying to fit in with the best group of friends we can before becoming adults. The truth is, friends come and go. Once you graduate on that stage, there is no turning back the clock to reminisce on the nostalgia o...

Birmingham Football Wins 2019 Open Division City Championship

Birmingham Football Wins 2019 Open Division City Championship

Sophia Antillon, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Birmingham won the Open Division City Football Championship by defeating Wilmington Banning High School 27-20 at El Camino College on Friday, November 29, 2019.  This was the first open division football city title for BCCHS and coach Jim Rose.  After defeating Garfield 34-14 in a Friday night home...

Invasive Species Disruptive to Native Ecosystem

Invasive Species Disruptive to Native Ecosystem

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Invasive species are damaging our ecosystem. They're animals and plants that are not meant to be in another environment besides the ones that are natural for them (indigenous). The main reason species happen to be invasive is because of human activities. Human activities happen by accident or on purpose....

Widespread Homelessness In Los Angeles Increasing

Widespread Homelessness In Los Angeles Increasing

Ruth Aguilar, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As people living in tents, RVs and makeshift shelters become a fact of life in neighborhoods far and wide, homelessness is now an all-consuming issue in Los Angeles. It has been drastically rising in California and people are terrified. Many fear for their lives when they step out of their homes, and th...

Sim Swapping Costs Customers Money and Privacy

Sim Swapping Costs Customers Money and Privacy

Steven Mazariegos, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

  You always see this kind of warning on the news saying to yourself, "Eh, this will never happen to me," but there is a chance that you are affected and you probably won't notice until it's too late. Fox News did a news story about Robert Ross who was SIM swapped and lost millions because a V...

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