Disney Buys Fox, Expanding Their Empire

Disney Buys Fox, Expanding Their Empire

Jonathon Eaton, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Back in December of last year, one of the biggest deals was made involving two major multi-billion dollar companies. On December 14, 2017, Disney bought out 21st Century Fox, thereby acquiring most of their film and television studios. Fox was known for their many involvements in the pop culture...

Gun Laws…Is California Safe?

Gun Laws…Is California Safe?

Bryce Gage, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The United States is notorious for the mass number of gun-related deaths throughout our history, but California arguably has the best gun laws of all of the states. Guns have many positive connotations, contrary to popular belief, such as household safety, uses as a hobby, and for our own LAPD and military...

Working High School Students Have an Advantage

Working High School Students Have an Advantage

Camron Graham, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many people today say that kids are in a rush to grow up, that they should enjoy being kids and not try to get jobs so soon. Having a steady source of income during your high school years can help build responsibility and pay for school events that parents might not be able to pay for. This is es...

The Myth of a High GPA

The Myth of a High GPA

Isamar Torres and Adrian Vasquez

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 GPA: how do three words affect and control what we are going to do with our future? A grade point average is the total count of a student’s grades throughout a set period of time which is averaged and converted into points. The points can vary depending on the school’s grading system. Birmin...

Should Prom only be for Seniors?

Should Prom only be for Seniors?

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The PROM! The dance we have all been waiting for. The dance of the year! A night to remember! But wait, is the prom only be for seniors? Many people think so, but they would be wrong. Most people go to prom during their senior year, but not all the people at the prom are seniors. The people going to...

One Week Deadline Is Not Enough Time! (to change classes)

One Week Deadline Is Not Enough Time! (to change classes)

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

"Should I keep the class or change it?" That is a question many students face when it is the beginning of the year or semester. The school gives us just a week to change our schedule, but it's more like five school days. Many students believe that it is an unjust amount of time. I think so too and that...

The Hypocrisy of Antifa

The Hypocrisy of Antifa

Theodore Alevizos, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While the disingenuous media has been having a field day lampooning Trump and branding his supporters as fascists, many outlets have refused to criticize the actual fascists wreaking havoc on our major cities. The ironically-named Anti-Fascists, or Antifa, are a group of disgruntled twenty-somethings...

Can We Forget Frequent U.S. Mass Killings?

Can We Forget Frequent U.S. Mass Killings?

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One day there is a mass killing and then the next day it is forgotten. Killings have happened so frequently that people don't really take them as seriously as they should. People seem to forget that killing people for fun is not a fun thing. People seem to have made it into a game with no winner. There...

Is Racism a Problem With No Solution?

Is Racism a Problem With No Solution?

Lourenco Medici, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Talking about racism is not something new. Every week, people can watch something on the news that mentioned any act of a certain person, a certain group against black people, against people with different nationalities, and different religions. It is a something that keeps coming back every other day...

Long Lunch Lines at BCCHS

Long Lunch Lines at BCCHS

Sebastian Cardona, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We have over 3,400 students at Birmingham Community Charter High School and most of them get hungry during lunch. BCCHS has an indoor food court, outdoor food court, and food carts outside E and F halls, but there's still no difference seen in the size of the lines of students waiting to get food. The lu...

Foul-Smelling Corroding Restrooms

Foul-Smelling Corroding Restrooms

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

"Hey Ivan, why does it smell so bad in here?" "I don't know bro. Gosh man! Why are the bathrooms so gross? There is literally a foot print on the toilet rim." Is this what most students can relate to at Birmingham Community Charter High School? Musty, gross, filthy, and—what is that on the floor?...

Bargain-Basement Vending Machines Need Upgrading

Bargain-Basement Vending Machines Need Upgrading

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Machines of a new era of convenience with many new designs and entrepreneurial opportunities. Emerging in London, England in the 1880's, vending machines still thrive in modern times. They can be found in many different varieties on every continent. Countries like Japan and the United Kingdom have the...

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