To Work or Not to Work in High School

To Work or Not to Work in High School

Karina Ruvalcaba, Creative Arts Editor

March 7, 2018

Should high school students work? This controversial topic of high school students working has been discussed and debated by many. Everyone has a different perspective on it, and depending on what your culture is, that is how you will be advised. Some parents, such as mine, are always nagging be...

BCCHS Dress Code: Fair or Not Fair?

Illustration depicting an illuminated neon sign with a dress code concept.

Isamar Torres and Adrian Vasquez

March 5, 2018

Dress codes are nothing new to private and public schools, but what is the reasoning behind it? At BCCHS, our dress code isn't extremely strict. It's basic: no dresses/shorts too short (don't show too much skin), and nothing that's inappropriate such as gang signs or inappropriate pictures on clothing...

Can Money Buy You Happiness?

More money more happiness?

Jonathan Vicente, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018

May I ask you something? What is your question? Can making a lot of money buy you happiness? People have argued this topic for years. People say that money cannot buy happiness. Then there are some people who say that money can buy you a "lot" of happiness. What do you believe? Regardless of what...

Disney Buys Fox, Expanding Their Empire

Disney Buys Fox, Expanding Their Empire

Jonathon Eaton, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

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?

Ammunition Comic Strip

Bryce Gage, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

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

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

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Isamar Torres and Adrian Vasquez

January 25, 2018

 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?

Promposals and prom dresses.

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

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 huge step for Student kind.

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

"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

Antifa rioters push down a dumpster in Berkeley, CA.

Theodore Alevizos, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2017

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?

In memory of the fallen during the Las Vegas shooting.

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

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?

White supremacists gather  in Charlottesville committing racist acts.

Lourenco Medici, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

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...

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