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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...

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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...

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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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New Drop-Off System for Haynes Gate Causes Controversy But Student Safety Is Paramount

Kristy Pinedo, Managing Editor October 3, 2022

As many of us at Birmingham have noticed, there have been major changes on campus this school year. The brand-new Haynes drop-off system is one of the most noticeable. Birmingham administrators deemed...

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BCCHS Uses Innocent Puppies to Relieve Student Stress During Finals

Genivive Chavez, Student Life Editor May 18, 2022

On Tuesday, BCCHS had puppies for all students to pet(in small groups) for the purpose of relieving stress. The counselors at BCCHS did this to help all students relax before finals. Despite our school...

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Try-Out for Color Guard at BCCHS on Friday, May 20!

Jade Baxendale, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2022

Sports are popular at our school and for good reason: they're fun, help you get exercise, and help you build teamwork and friendships. However, many sports receive much more recognition than others, and...

Prom 2022 - Starry Night

BCCHS Prom 2022 Dress Code Taken Seriously

Katherine Villasenor, Website Editor April 28, 2022

Prom 2022 is something almost every senior is looking forward to. This event is going to take place at the L.A. Zoo on May 7, 2022, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Many seniors are excited about prom but...

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Whales Are Ecosystem Engineers That Protect the Planet!

Annabel Galvan, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Believe it or not, whales can contribute to our environment and help ease climate change. Besides being beautiful, intelligent mammals that we should protect, they basically help us breathe as well. These...

Many people spend their lives chasing happiness.

Happiness isn’t Always Essential

Annabel Galvan, Staff Writer April 6, 2022

Some may believe that happiness is the key to life. Although being happy all of the time can positively change your life, emotions we consider negative or unhealthy have a greater positive impact on us...

Should students still be responsible for stacks of physical textbooks?

Should BCCHS Students Continue To Receive Physical Textbooks?

Anthony Acevedo, Photography Editor March 7, 2022

With the ever-growing use of the internet and various media including school textbooks being scanned into online ebooks, it begs the question: should schools still give out textbooks? This is a topic...

Milk or water with school lunches?

Students Prefer Water Over Milk for School Lunches

Annabel Galvan, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

  It's no surprise that children need nutrition, but many, including myself, have been looking down upon what many schools have to offer during lunchtime. Milk has been served during lunch...

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Is $210 Too Much for Grad Night at Disneyland?

Yoloxin Tapia Melena, Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Grad Night is something all 12th graders should get to experience. It's an event that schools annually plan for so that the hard-working seniors get to have a fun night together. Usually, they shut...

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