Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Lisset Saavedra and Hadaasa Nae

February 7, 2019


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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


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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...

Cyntoia Brown is Granted Clemency by Tennessee Govenor

Cyntoia Brown is Granted Clemency by Tennessee Govenor

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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Cyntoia Brown is a 30 year old woman that has served 15 years of her life sentence. Brown was only 16 years old when she was convicted for the murder of Johnny Allen. Cyntoia was living in a motel with her 22 year old pimp, named “Cut Throat”, who would mentally, sexually, and physically abuse her. On multiple occasions “Cut Throat” woul...

LAUSD Teachers’ Strike Ends After Six Days

LAUSD Teachers’ Strike Ends After Six Days

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


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LAUSD is the largest school district in California and the second largest school district in the United States, educating 734,641 students. Despite being the largest school district in the state, it surely isn't the best. As many of us know, LAUSD schools, which employ over 25,000 teachers and 30,000...

New Year, New Laws for Californians

New Year, New Laws for Californians

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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It's time to ring in the new year! And you can't ring it in without adding new laws. Every year, new laws are drawn up and voted on, though those statistics vary with each state. Legislatures in every state vote on bills made by a legislator, who sends the bill to the Chamber, the bill is then assigned...

Woolsey and Camp Fire Turn California into an Inferno

Woolsey and Camp Fire Turn California into an Inferno

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


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On November 9, 2018 just a day after the deadly mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill, the city of Thousand Oaks was hit with yet another tragedy. The Woolsey Fire broke out early on Sunday, November 9. The fire had started in Woolsey Canyon but due to the Santa Ana winds -which reached u...

Is Birmingham Haunted? A Brief History of BCCHS

Is Birmingham Haunted? A  Brief History of BCCHS

Kaflin Giron and Sara De La Cruz

January 15, 2019


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Our school used to serve as both a general hospital and a WWII debarkation hospital in the 1940s and is now known as Birmingham Community Charter High School.  This location was a World War II hospital and it was built in late 1943 to early 1944 in Van Nuys. It was originally named Van Nuys General...

“Tis the Season for Flu Shots

“Tis the Season for Flu Shots

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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We are officially in the fall season which means that flu season has started.  The flu, short for influenza, is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, cough, congestion, and runny nose. In order to avoid the flu, it is recommended to get a flu ...

Local Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Local Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Helen Rivera, Front Page Editor

December 14, 2018


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It has always been good to give back to others in need and to your community. High school students were previously required to complete 40 service hours in order to graduate. Now high school students do not need to complete the hours, but this shouldn't stop teens from volunteering. Most of the time...

Beauty and the Beast Homecoming Dance Enchants Birmingham

Beauty and the Beast Homecoming Dance Enchants Birmingham

Hadaasa Nae and Monserrat Carrasco

December 7, 2018


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Tale as old as time, Song as old as Rhyme... Beauty and the Beast. This year's Homecoming dance theme was the classic Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, hosted by Junior Council. The other themes considered were: Masquerade, Vegas, and Night to Remember, but ultimately Beauty and the Beast won the...

Central American Migrants’ Caravan Faced Assaults by U.S. Border Patrol

Central American Migrants’ Caravan Faced Assaults by U.S. Border Patrol

Lisset Saavedra, Monserrat Carrasco, and Hadaasa Nae

December 5, 2018


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The U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego briefly shut down on November 25, 2018 after groups of migrants rushed the border area. The U.S. Border agents fired tear gas at them (including young children) and dispersed the people, creating chaos. In their defense, U.S. Customs and Border Agents said migra...

Who Needs a Part-time Job?

Who Needs a Part-time Job?

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Do you need a job? If so this will be a helpful guide to find a job. Babysitting can make a great first job, as it indicates responsibility. Eighty percent of parents feel that teenage babysitters should be paid more if they are trained in first aid, CPR, and child care. In becoming a babysitter, you'll...

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