President Trump: First Fascist President?

The Trump Impeachment Hearings

Steven Alvarado, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Back in 2016, a businessman named Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. When Trump was running for President, with no political experience, he promised a lot of things. He promised to guarantee healthcare for everyone. He promised to end the endless war. He promised to increase...

The BCCHS Dress Code Is Unfair!

Estrella Martinez and Sim Khinda showing their outfits at lunch.

Sofia Lemus and Michelle Blas

November 21, 2019

A very controversial topic that currently affects many schools are mandatory dress codes that are put in place. In most cases, students don't agree with this while teachers think it is for the best. Whether teachers acknowledge it or not, the truth is that here at Birmingham Community Charter High Sc...

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice? Who Makes the Decision on Abortion?

pro choice and pro life signs at a protest

Michelle Blas and Sofia Lemus

November 6, 2019

The topic of pro-life versus pro-choice is a very controversial issue and has fostered many differing opinions. This topic involves talking about abortion and the people who are pro-life (anti-abortion) and the people who are pro-choice (pro-abortion). You are probably wondering what are these issue...

Gypsy Discrimination Continues in Modern Europe

A gypsy family posing for a photo.

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Gypsies have been discriminated anywhere and everywhere they have migrated throughout history. Even in today's society, they still suffer from lowly treatment. Many gypsies don’t identify themselves as gypsies but as Romani people. It’s 'outside people' that have named them gypsies using the typical ...

The Ever-changing “Perfect” Female Body

The standards of which a woman's body are supposed to look like have changed rapidly through time.

Jenessa Henderson and Debbie Lawhead

October 29, 2019

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". This quote has been preached for years upon years, yet the real history of beauty proves otherwise. With beauty trends always changing and being reinvented, the idea of what is beautiful was something many women struggled to achieve--even if it meant jeopardizing...

Chromebooks – What Do BCCHS Students Think of Them?

Lenovo N23 Chromebook

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

October 29, 2019

A new school year, a new change. For Birmingham Charter students, this change came in the form of Chromebooks - one for every single student on campus. Initially given only to the graduating class of 2022 (freshmen) the previous year, they were the subjects of mild “envy,” if it’s even appropriate to r...

Do Boys’ Sports Receive More Attention Than Girls’ Sports?

Pictured is BCCHS basketball player Bita Hashemi (10)

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

October 1, 2019

High school sports - the epitome of student hype. Whether it is to participate or to witness, the student body of a school may typically become overexcited; at least, this is the case at Birmingham Community Charter High School. Whenever a new sports season comes around - fall or spring - students garner an...

Global Warming Keeps Getting Worse

Global Warming Keeps Getting Worse

Steven Alvarado, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Will we be able to still live in our home on earth for much longer? Global warming is the long-term effects that result from the rise of average global temperatures. It's happening everywhere in the world. Greenland's ice sheet covers 80% of the surface of Greenland. Over 250 gigatonnes of ice was...

Juice Cleanse: The Actual Student-Tried Results!

Examples of homemade juices

Isamar Torres, Opinion Editor

May 3, 2019

There are so many interesting and strange ways to lose weight, gain muscles, and to live a healthier life. I recently started a juice cleanse in which you must drink six bottles of special juices that will replace food plus two water bottles. I went to Pressed Juicery where they have three different juice c...

What Does the Future Hold for Our Society?

A whale embodies the beauty within each and every one of our consciences.

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

The future is so unpredictable and immeasurable. Anything is possible for both humanity and our own individual selves. Take it from this journalist's perspective: I don't know what my future might hold for me and that's not a satisfactory thought to have, is it? Everyone has plans or ideas for what they...

Homeschooling vs. Public Schooling? Your Choice!

Homeschooling vs. Public Schooling?  Your Choice!

Miguel Cisneros, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

There are many different ways people choose to get educated nowadays. Those differences always go head to head when it comes to homeschooling vs public schooling. Here are some points about both types of schooling to help you decide which is best for you and your family. Most people go to a public...

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is a Threat to the Planet

A sea turtle tangled in a ghost net trying to swim.

Sofia Lemus, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Right now there is a major problem with our planet. It's a problem we have known about for a long time and has been getting bigger since 1997. It is called The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located between Hawaii and California. It's the largest plastic accumulation...

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