The Patriot Post

The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

The Patriot Post

The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

The Patriot Post

Universal Basic Income Poster (image: Flickr/Creative Commons)

The Pros and Cons Of Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Kevin Vicente, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

UBI, otherwise known as Universal Basic Income, is a highly controversial topic. People question if it should even exist, let alone if it is too high or too low. But in my opinion, it is just plain being...

Photo of Alexei Navalny speaking at a rally event. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s Harshest Critic, Dies in an Arctic Russian Prison

Bryan Gonzalez, Front Page Editor May 10, 2024

On February 19, 2024, Alexei Navalny, who had been a long-time harsh critic of Russian President Putin's reign, died in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug region of Russia, near the Arctic. While in jail,...

Screenshot photo of Elijah McGinnis III from his GoFundMe. (photo: Janice Rodriguez (12))

South L.A. High School Student Dies After Safety Team Doesn’t Intervene

Janice Rodriguez, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

Tragedy has struck the family of Elijah McGinnis III, a 15-year-old high school student at Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles. An unidentified man opened fire on Elijah after school...

Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers game in 2021. (photo: Alan Martinez (11))

The Sorry State of the NBA All-Star Game Format

Alexander Rico and Alan Martinez April 19, 2024

The NBA All-Star Weekend is a 3-day event where all NBA players take a break from the grueling regular season and take a 3-day intermission full of fun and laughter. It consists of multiple events like...

Grad Nite 2024 poster outside the BCCHS counseling center showing the date & price for the event. (photo: Andrew Aguirre-Barragan (12))

Disney’s Grad Night 2024 Is Too Expensive and Overpriced!

Andrew Aguirre, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

One of the largest events for seniors is Grad Nite, where seniors from different schools around California, Arizona, and Nevada go on different days to both Disneyland and California Adventure for a whole...

A one dollar bill. (photo: Kevin Vicente (12))

Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough Money for Los Angeles Workers

Kevin Vicente, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

In 2024, there is still an ongoing debate surrounding the average minimum wage in the United States and the state of California. It has been a discussion in government agencies for years now, especially...

Should “Promposals” Be Banned in High School?

Daniel Gomez, Opinion Editor May 23, 2023

Prom is a rite of passage for high school students, and one of the most exciting parts of the prom experience is the promposal. But as promposals become increasingly elaborate and sometimes...

The Downfall of Kanye West and His Hate Speech

Daniel Gomez, Opinion Editor February 17, 2023

Recently Kanye West, also known as "Ye," has found himself in some hot water over his tweets and past actions. This new call for accountability is due to his past actions skewing his fans into what seems...

Homelessness in Los Angeles Can No Longer Be Ignored!

Kristy Pinedo, Managing Editor February 7, 2023

Homelessness in Los Angeles has become more visible over time. Homelessness was always a well-known issue, but you couldn't see how bad it was. Often, when you can't see or experience an issue, you don't...

Is the New BCCHS Tardy Policy Putting Your Graduation at Risk?

Daniel Gomez, Opinion Editor November 29, 2022

I have to confess that when I heard about the new tardy policy, I thought it was some outlandish rumor or blown out-of-proportion interpretation of some obscure tardy rule. This talk of a new tardy...

Should Birmingham Consider More Recycling Options on Campus?

Kristy Pinedo, Managing Editor November 14, 2022

The majority of campuses, particularly large ones like Birmingham Community Charter High School, serve as examples for other schools and institutions in the surrounding area. They do this by adhering to...

New Academy Period at BCCHS Proves Very Beneficial to Students

Emely Urrutia, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

The newest addition to the BCCHS schedule is the Academy period. This Academy period was introduced to our schedule this year to prioritize students' mental health and well-being. This new academy can...

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