Is Birmingham Haunted? A Brief History of BCCHS

Is Birmingham Haunted? A  Brief History of BCCHS

Kaflin Giron and Sara De La Cruz

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Our school used to serve as both a general hospital and a WWII debarkation hospital in the 1940s and is now known as Birmingham Community Charter High School.  This location was a World War II hospital and it was built in late 1943 to early 1944 in Van Nuys. It was originally named Van Nuys General...

The Internet Puts the Spotlight on Animal Abuse

The Internet Puts the Spotlight on Animal Abuse

Melanie Gramajo, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Animal Abuse has always been happening behind the scenes, however lately people have taken upon the decision to publicize the terrible and upsetting truth of animal abuse. As much as we want to believe it's not happening it is! All across the world, these vulnerable and innocent animals are put through...

High School Stereotypes VS. the Reality of High School

High School Stereotypes VS. the Reality of High School

Melanie Gramajo and Havana Thomas

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

There are a wide selection of teen-based movies like The Breakfast Club and High School Musical which tell enjoyable stories of young love and self-discovery. In The Breakfast Club, five high school kids from different walks of life endure a Saturday of detention held by their menacing principal. Throughout the movie, they begin to reveal their true identities, and by doing so, la...

“Tis the Season for Flu Shots

“Tis the Season for Flu Shots

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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We are officially in the fall season which means that flu season has started.  The flu, short for influenza, is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, cough, congestion, and runny nose. In order to avoid the flu, it is recommended to get a flu ...

Local Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Local Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Helen Rivera, Front Page Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

It has always been good to give back to others in need and to your community. High school students were previously required to complete 40 service hours in order to graduate. Now high school students do not need to complete the hours, but this shouldn't stop teens from volunteering. Most of the time...

Beauty and the Beast Homecoming Dance Enchants Birmingham

Beauty and the Beast Homecoming Dance Enchants Birmingham

Hadaasa Nae and Monserrat Carrasco

December 7, 2018


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Tale as old as time, Song as old as Rhyme... Beauty and the Beast. This year's Homecoming dance theme was the classic Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, hosted by Junior Council. The other themes considered were: Masquerade, Vegas, and Night to Remember, but ultimately Beauty and the Beast won the...

Why Brett Kavanaugh Does Not Belong on the Supreme Court

Why Brett Kavanaugh Does Not Belong on the Supreme Court

Sofia Lemus, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On October 6, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a supreme court justice, although in my opinion, I  don't believe that he was the right candidate. Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the Supreme Court because he lacks analytical rigor, and he seems to have a difficult time controlling his emotions when f...

Central American Migrants’ Caravan Faced Assaults by U.S. Border Patrol

Central American Migrants’ Caravan Faced Assaults by U.S. Border Patrol

Lisset Saavedra, Monserrat Carrasco, and Hadaasa Nae

December 5, 2018


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The U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego briefly shut down on November 25, 2018 after groups of migrants rushed the border area. The U.S. Border agents fired tear gas at them (including young children) and dispersed the people, creating chaos. In their defense, U.S. Customs and Border Agents said migra...

Who Needs a Part-time Job?

Who Needs a Part-time Job?

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Do you need a job? If so this will be a helpful guide to find a job. Babysitting can make a great first job, as it indicates responsibility. Eighty percent of parents feel that teenage babysitters should be paid more if they are trained in first aid, CPR, and child care. In becoming a babysitter, you'll...

BCCHS Play Pro Adapts an Outstanding Production of the Addams Family

BCCHS Play Pro Adapts an Outstanding Production of the Addams Family

Hadaasa Nae and Isamar Torres

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Birmingham Community Charter High School Play Pro Production has hosted several musicals over the previous several years. Some notable adaptations were The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Grease, and Chicago. For the 2018 Fall Play, Play Pro students got a chance to dive deep into their dark side with their own rendition of The Addams Family.  The Addams Fa...

The Rise of K-Pop Around the World

The Rise of K-Pop Around the World

Havana Thomas, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Korean Wave (Hallyu) defines the global exportation of South Korea’s cultural economy, and recently, one aspect of Korean entertainment has definitely taken the world by storm. Korean pop music, commonly known as K-pop, has finally made a breakthrough in the global music industry after having gradually...

BCCHS Play Pro’s Haunted House, A Scary Success!

BCCHS Play Pro’s Haunted House, A Scary Success!

Gissel Garcia, Managing Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

Our 2018 BCCHS Play Pro cast held this year's Haunted House like never before. For as long as we can remember, Birmingham has always held a themed haunted house near the end of October to fundraise for our Play Pro cast. The price of entry  has always been $2 per person. This year, our creative Play...

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