New SAT Changes Coming in 2016

New SAT Changes Coming in 2016

Emely Vasquez, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Scholastic Aptitude Standardized Test (SAT) is widely used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in 1926, and is a test many students take before graduating high school. The SAT is typically taken by high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The College Board states...

Daniel Pearl Music Festival

Daniel Pearl Music Festival

Joselyn Argueta, Creative Arts Editor

November 5, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Daniel Pearl Music Festival was an amazing event in which many students were reminded of this marvelous journalist and Birmingham graduate who died in Pakistan at the hands of his captors while covering the war in the Middle East. It's nice to know that his memory lives on today.  He was a journalist...

College Advice & Application Deadlines!

College Advice & Application Deadlines!

Jenny Cubas, Front Page/ News Editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

With college applications due only about a month away, many students are stressing out on the process of getting them finished. Ms. Kronstadt (college counselor) and Mrs. Wydra (BCCHS teacher) gave their advice on how a student should approach college applications. There are so many schools to consider...

New Teachers and New Classes

New Teachers and New Classes

Trinity Cummings and Yara Saldana

October 6, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Adjusting to new places can be hard for people, especially when many wonder how things will turn out for the person. Most of the time when people ask how students are coping with their new environments, they ask: What are the expectations? What students hope to accomplish? and Are students fitting in?...

Cafe Night

Cafe Night

Maariyah Ford, Opinion Editor

October 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

Hosted by students in the BCCHS drama department, Café Night was held on Friday night, September 11, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Sally Field Performing Arts Center (the PA) where we watch school plays. The main idea of Café Night was to allow students who are in the drama, music, or dancing departments to express themsel...

Water Wastage in California

Water Wastage in California

Clarissa Guardado, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The average American uses 80-100 gallons a day, 10,000 gallon a year. Wasting water is an issue that we are currently experienceing here in the United States.   Especially in California where an extreme shortage of water, a drought, is affecting us and leaving us to take measures into our own hands....

Aloha Patriots

Aloha Patriots

Trinity Cummings and Yara Saldana

September 21, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The first dance of the year was exactly how students would have pictured it, from the hot dance floor to the great food.   Although the dance started off slowly, it ended up picking up momentum throughout the night as more and more students joined in.   The outdoor dance really felt like a safe and...

Remembering 9/11 Fourteen Years Later

Remembering 9/11 Fourteen Years Later

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor

September 10, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The day September 11, 2001 will forever be remembered in U.S. history and world history. The events that took place on that day and all the aftermath is a very important part of history. That day caused war, disputes, and protests all throughout the world that will never be able to be undone. Many changes...

First Pep Rally Generates Patriot Pride

First Pep Rally Generates Patriot Pride

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

BCCHS kicked off the school year with a very lively first pep rally. Everyone in the gym could tell that there was a lot of excitement and school spirit in the room. The pep rally started off with a video of tropical pictures playing with music playing in the background and one of the people that lead...

BCCHS Students and Staff Tour Europe

BCCHS Students and Staff Tour Europe

Leslie Preciado

May 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

March 29th marked the third annual Birmingham Europe trip with EF tours. Mr. Blue Kusaka leading the group of 20 students along with Mr. Phi Nguyen, and Ms. Hayley Rubinger. After months of meetings, planning, and daydreaming of Europe, the day finally arrived to board the plane at LAX. After a long 10-hour flight, we landed in London around noon on March 30th and it was about 50 degrees ...

Blank Meridian

Blank Meridian

Brandon Young and Jallon Williams

May 18, 2015


Filed under Creative Writing, News, Showcase

Writing has often been regarded as an unique form of communication, where the brain's imagination and creativity work together to create wonders. All of this can be found in this year's creative writing book, Blank Meridian. The book consists of work entirely done by Mr. Kim and Mr. Nino's Creative...

Prom 2015 “Diamonds are Forever”

Prom 2015 “Diamonds are Forever”

Kai Evans, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

"Diamonds are Forever" was the theme for this year's senior Prom. Seniors gathered around at the Wallis Annenberg Center located on the California Science Center grounds waiting to enter at eight. Beforehand, people waited in the beautiful rose garden with their dresses and their tuxes surrounded by their...

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