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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

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...

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...

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...

A High School Color Guard Performing in a Parade

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...

How the whale pump process works in the ocean

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...

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