Teenagers and Tattoos

Teenagers and Tattoos

Marie E. Rodriguez, Website Editor

March 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Some people see it as a self-expressive art form while others see it as a rebellious immature act that will one day be regretted,” states an anonymous writer in Bellingham, RI. 'No' is the usual answer when a young teenager asks their parents for permission to have a tattoo. The obvious response...

Beauty and The Beasts: The Price of Animal Testing

Beauty and The Beasts: The Price of Animal Testing

Nadine Baer, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion

"How many rabbits does Revlon blind for beauty's sake?" -Henry Spira, Animal Rights Activist                    This statement was made over 30 years ago, and today it could not be any more true. In fact, the circumstances are much worse than they seem. Everyday, thousands of animals around...

Are Gender Roles Necessary?

Are Gender Roles Necessary?

Sara Zhobin, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Gender roles have existed since the beginning of time determining the roles of women versus the roles of men. Unfortunately, our options, our jobs, and our beliefs have been dictated by these roles. Whether they are necessary and beneficial to society is the greatest issue. Gender is something every...

Are Advisories a Waste of Time?

Are Advisories a Waste of Time?

Martha Lopez, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

When you google the definition of the word 'advisory,' the first result that comes up is, " having or consisting in the power to make recommendations but not to take action enforcing them." Now the key words in this first definition is 'not to take action enforcing them' and that is most likely what...

Selfie Hazard

Selfie Hazard

Daisy Flores, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The internet has been around for quite some time. The first browser was announced in 1993. Now, 21 years later, the internet has developed and the world has become much more connected, especially with social media. In today's environment, almost everyone is posting things, ranging from filtered "selfies"...

Paper to Screens

Paper to Screens

Jonathan Galdamez, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under Opinion

A high school student knows that their backpacks can get heavy with too many textbooks, binders, and notebooks. How convenient would it be to have all your school books, notes, assignments stored on an iPad or tablet?   Maybe it is time for Birmingham to make the change from paper to screens. Textbooks...

Awning System

Awning System

Max Covarrubias

October 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The school has spent a lot of  money on setting up an awning system in the lunch area.  The point of it was it to  have a nice little place where students can eat their food in peace without getting their heads burned in the heat or have their food soaking in the rain. Smart idea, but not everyone...

Are Students Getting the Proper Physical Education They Need?

Are Students Getting the Proper Physical Education They Need?

Zak Parchen

October 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Overweight and obesity in children is at an all time high in America, and schools are doing little to help resolve this issue. In California, high schools and middle schools only require two years of physical education. Elementary schools require just over twenty minutes a day of physical activities....

New Skateboard Racks An Improvement?

New Skateboard Racks An Improvement?

Ivan Avila, Advertisement Editor

October 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Birmingham Charter is a great school for all individuals with different sorts of skills, but are all the school improvements  on campus convenient for everyone? As a skateboarder and student myself, I love what Birmingham has to offer to students but it isn't always convenient for the skateboarders....

No Longer a Helping Hand

No Longer a Helping Hand

Marie E. Rodriguez, Website Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Volunteering once was an act of kindness and willingness that was performed by those who truly wanted to help make a change. It would be discrediting, though, to say all volunteering today is now done completely for selfish reasons. However, the meaning and reasons behind volunteering has drastically...

New vs Veteran Teachers

New vs Veteran Teachers

Dana Nuqui

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Times are changing and so are the staff here at Birmingham. Teachers have come and gone, retired, or wound up teaching at a different school. Although each reason for leaving is different, every teacher has left some legacy or even some memories in students' lives. The question is, are the newer freshman...

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