Long Lunch Lines at BCCHS

Long Lunch Lines at BCCHS

Sebastian Cardona, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

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

The doorway to the school's dystopia, student bathrooms!

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

"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

Delicious treats Inside, but beware of the malfunctions.

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

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...

Pointless Morning Tardy Sweeps

Tardy no more.

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

Everyone has that one day when the alarm just doesn't ring or the bus was just late. Maybe the traffic was like a school of fish and you could just not make it on time. Then you finally make it to school, and—BAM! You're caught up in a tardy sweep. What are tardy sweeps you say? A tardy sweep is...

The Dangers of Potato Chips

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Melanie Villaseñor, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

With many varieties of potato chips, come many ingredients and flavors to choose from. The delicious, but deadly fried chips tantalize your taste buds with a burst of flavor. I know what you're thinking, they're so bad, yet you'll do anything to get your hands on your favorite convenient snack. Many...

The Importance of Athletics

The Importance of Athletics

Michael Kleeman, News Editor

March 28, 2017

As our winter sports wind to an end, and our spring sports continue on, it’s important to recognize why sports are important to students, and people in general. In our modern sedentary society, it can often be difficult to make time to exercise, and to stay in shape. Fortunately, sports provide a unique...

The Unification of the Democrats

The Unification of the Democrats

Michael Kleeman, News Editor

February 24, 2017

During last year’s election, to say there was division among left wing groups and the Democratic Party, would not have been a bold statement. It seemed as though the once unified Democratic Party, was in a rift. The more progressive wing of the party, led by Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth...

Listening With an Open Mind

Listening With an Open Mind

Michael Kleeman, News Editor

February 7, 2017

It seems that every day that goes by, people become more and more divided politically, socially, and in all of their views. While it would be naïve to think that everyone can get along, it is important to recognize that part of living together in a family, school, or even country, is the ability to...

Fake News Epidemic

Fake News Epidemic

Hadaasa Nae and Denise Reynoso

February 3, 2017

In today’s world we have become accustomed to bias mainstream news, though nowadays mainstream news in general has become flawed. Bias is when there is a prejudice in favor of something or against it. Many mainstream new outlets usually tend to sway in favor of one side, and rather than saying/telling...

Is Homework Really Necessary?

Is Homework Really Necessary?

Stacy Corea and Hadaasa Nae

February 2, 2017

“The purpose of homework is to bridge the gap between children’s learning at school and at home," according to www.goodschools.com.au. There are some advantages and some disadvantages of doing homework. One of the advantages of homework is that students can engage with their studies. Assigning ...

Censoring the World One Step at a Time, Starting With YouTube

Censoring the World One Step at a Time, Starting With YouTube

Henry Yeom, Managing Editor

November 21, 2016

Has YouTube’s pursuit for a clean, friendly website gone too far? Or is the thought itself wrong to begin with? Towards the end of August, YouTube established that users must follow certain guidelines, and if not, the users would no longer be eligible for ad friendly monetizing on their video...

Are Clean Student Restrooms An Oxymoron?

Are Clean Student Restrooms An Oxymoron?

Michael Kleemen, News Editor

November 15, 2016

In order to keep the world a nice place, it is widely accepted that people need to respect the environment, and keep the facilities they use in good condition. Throughout my years in school, I noticed that many restrooms were trashed on school grounds. The restrooms were littered, and left in terrible...

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