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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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"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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

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