Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

April Giron, Managing Editor

February 3, 2015


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The week of January 7th 2015, the phrase "Je Suis Charlie," French for "I am Charlie," was uttered by millions of people as a mantra of support to the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, after the tragic shooting of their offices in Paris. On the 7th of January 2015, around midday, two assa...

Senior Talent Show Canceled

Senior Talent Show Canceled

Sadie Winterer, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2015


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Did you hear? The Senior Talent Show has been canceled! This is due to the lack of sign ups. Ever since a couple years ago, less and less students have entered. About only 15 people had signed up this year. Compared to about the 25 last year, that's ten less! According to Mr Kelly, Senior Class Adviser,...

The Future of BCCHS: Block Scheduling

The Future of BCCHS: Block Scheduling

Sadie Winterer

January 23, 2015


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It's happening. It's here. Block scheduling, a change for better or worse. Saturday, January 24th at 10 am will be the board meeting determining the details of block scheduling. Students are allowed to come. In fact, it is highly recommended. Board members love to have a student's say for the decisions...

Obama On Immigration

Obama On Immigration

Ivan Avila and April Giron

December 2, 2014


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After many years of controversy with Congress on attempting to repair the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama announced his plan to fix the system without the help of Congress through executive order. The President's plan is expected to cover immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and...

Birmingham Chess Club Championship

Birmingham Chess Club Championship

Nadine Baer, Opinion Editor

November 20, 2014


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The Birmingham Chess Club, sponsored by English teacher Mr. Hughes, held its second annual fall school chess championship this past October. The 6-round tournament was attended by 34 players. The contestants battled for two weeks against six different opponents during lunch with all the scores cumulatively...

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Daisy Flores and Brandon Young

November 17, 2014


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Dia de los Muertos started November 1 and ended on November 2. But that did not stop Birmingham from celebrating a little after. On November 7, 2014, Señora Molinaro, Urbina, Pedrani, Turner, Lopez and Señorita Cruzalegui all united under one cause: the celebration of the dead. Dia de los Muertos is...

Are You Afraid of Clowns?

Are You Afraid of Clowns?

Zak Parchen

November 5, 2014


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There have been numerous reports of horrific clowns terrorizing the community of Bakersfield. Although many of the reports are believed to be false, one thing is for certain, and that is that the situation has created panic. The clowns are believed to have originated from a photography project, where...

Dr. Claudia Aguirre visits BCCHS

Dr. Claudia Aguirre visits BCCHS

Nadine Baer, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2014


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On Thursday, October 16th, Dr. Claudia Aguirre, PhD, daughter of BCCHS's very own Ms. Rose Aguirre made a visit to our campus to discuss careers in science.  Several science classes crowded into the Oral Arts building to listen to her lecture. Aguirre, a graduate of both USC and UCLA, is a neur...

Seniors Clean Up Lake Balboa Park!

Seniors Clean Up Lake Balboa Park!

Dana Nuqui, Student Life Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under News, Student Life

“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do n...

Driving Behind The Screen

Driving Behind The Screen

Maariyah Ford, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2014


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The after school program (YPI) offers classes for students that are interested in subjects such as drama, hip-hop, Zumba, and more.  YPI's  assistant coordinator, Andreina Villasenor, has explained to me that in order to take the driver's education class, students must fill out a application and have...

Hello Chartwells, Goodbye Crossroads Cafe

Hello Chartwells, Goodbye Crossroads Cafe

Kai Evans, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2014


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As the start of the new school year approached, students were shocked to find out that the cafeteria lunches would be new and improved. BCCHS is now affiliated with Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services. This new program is partnered with over 20 colleges and ensures on their website "high quality,...

School by Chance

School by Chance

Daisy Flores, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2014


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Living in a first world country, we take a lot of things for granted--school being one of them. However being accepted into Birmingham Community Charter High School isn't necessarily like winning a lottery, even though some might have thought it to be. No lotteries are in place when accepted into Birmingham....

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