Mr. Birmingham

Mr. Birmingham

Daisy Flores, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2015


Filed under News

May 1st marks the third annual Mr. Birmingham pageant, which is hosted by the CAL and MASH academies. The line-up of gentleman included: Brian Alonzo, Xavier Escobar, Mansur Felton, Erik Garcia, Laurence Guillermo, Rene Hernandez, Jonathan Veliz, James Layno, Serigne Athj,  and Joshua Lopez. The contestants...

California Drought: A Thirsty State

California Drought: A Thirsty State

Alexa Muro, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

California is now in serious trouble. The people are now limited in their water use and consumption and the state of California is drying up--leaving many residents worried that water may become even more scarce. It is estimated that water supplies will only last for one year. What will California do...

Twilight School

Twilight School

Maariyah Ford, Art & Entertainment

April 17, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Twilight School originally started with 130 students but now has 117 in rooms D14, D20, and D22 for 9th graders and rooms D17 and D21 for 10th graders. Twilight school began on January 26 and plans to end on May 22; however, it may change due to block scheduling next year. The classes are held on Mondays...

Buy Your Yearbook Now or Don’t Get One

Buy Your Yearbook Now or Don’t Get One

Brandon Young, Creative Arts Editor

April 17, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Hey Birmingham, listen up! The yearbook is selling and selling fast. In fact, there are less than 150 left! After the dismal plummet in sales over the past three years, Ms. Kono and the yearbook staff have only ordered a limited amount. "There are less than 150 yearbooks still available for purchase t...

CAL Fieldtrip

CAL Fieldtrip

Jonathan Galdamez and April Giron

March 25, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

The CAL Academy took their third annual field trip on February 20, 2015. As early as six in the morning, students stood in front of the school's performing arts auditorium with sleeping bags and luggage in hand, awaiting the buses that would take them to San Jose State, UC Santa Cruz, Cal Poly San Luis-Obispo,...

Summer Bridge at BCCHS

Summer Bridge at BCCHS

Alexa Muro, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

  Summer Bridge, a program designed to assist eighth graders in the process of beginning their transition into high school, has been recently taken up by Birmingham High School. Summer Bridge helps students with their academics and helps them become familiar with the people with whom they will b...

Spring Fling Dance

Spring Fling Dance

Daisy Flores, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Spring Fling Dance will be taking place on the first day of Spring, Friday, March 20th in the main gym from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Spring Fling Dance tickets are now on sale for $8 in D18 or H65, but if you wait to buy them on the night of the dance they will be $10. This exciting dance will provide a...

New and Improved Wi-Fi System

New and Improved Wi-Fi System

Jack Freeman, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Wi-Fi             Many people know that the Wi-Fi system has recently been upgraded, but they do not know the reason why it was upgraded and what it does now versus what is used to do. There were many problems with the old Wi-Fi service that made it slow and inefficient. One of the majo...

Spring Fling-a-Ding Canceled

Spring Fling-a-Ding Canceled

Alyssa Macias, News Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under News

It was announced last Wednesday, February 25th, that the Spring Fling-a-Ding has been cancelled. The school-wide event was scheduled for last Friday, February 27. It was being sponsored by Mr. Dinielli, the senior class, and all the SLCs. The event was supposed to have sold at least 100 tickets by ...

FAFSA

FAFSA

Daisy Flores, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is something all seniors are coming into contact with this year. It is a great way to help get money for college. Applications for FAFSA are to be submitted online on the website https://fafsa.ed.gov/ by March 2nd. It is recommended to fill out this ...

BEWARE: For-Profit Colleges

BEWARE: For-Profit Colleges

Martha Lopez, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

For high school students, especially seniors, finding a school to attend after they graduate is hard to do, especially with so many options out there. One option that they could look into is for-profit colleges. Mrs. Kronstadt is probably the most knowledgeable person on the BCCHS campus about colleges...

SBAC Testing

SBAC Testing

Alyssa Macias, News Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The 2014-2015 school year is the first time the Common Core State Standards will be used to replace the old CST testing. Common Core State Standards is an upgraded learning system that is laid out to prepare outgoing high school students for entry level careers and college courses. It encourages a...

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