Pointless Morning Tardy Sweeps

Pointless Morning Tardy Sweeps

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Bryan Saucedo, this year’s 2017-2018 Senior Class President

Bryan Saucedo, this year’s 2017-2018 Senior Class President

Hadaasa Nae, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

What does it take to be a Senior Class President?  You have to be a leader, social, responsible, solicitous, and it doesn't hurt to be school spirited. All those characteristics are something that Bryan Saucedo embodies. Luckily, he is your 2017-2018 Senior Class President. Saucedo started his candidacy...

Birmingham Wins Division 1 L.A. City Championship at Dodger Stadium

Birmingham Wins Division 1 L.A. City Championship at Dodger Stadium

Sebastian Cardona, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Patriots (26-9-1) competed at Dodger Stadium for the L.A. City Division 1 City Championship on Saturday, June 3 and the BCCHS Baseball Team played the toughest team in the West Valley League, Chatsworth (29-6). The Patriots took two hard defeats in league against the Chancellors with 16-0 and 7-1...

Back To School Dance A Huge Success

Back To School Dance A Huge Success

Karina Ruvalcaba, Creative Arts Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

 With the sound of students laughing and dancing on Friday night, August 15, 2017, the Back To School Dance was a big success. In many cases, students normally don’t enjoy being back at school but in our case, our students were more than happy to be back. The event at the soccer field brought sev...

Leslie Hernandez, Newly Elected 2017-18 ASB President

Leslie Hernandez, Newly Elected 2017-18 ASB President

Hadaasa Nae, Student Life Editor

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Welcome Patriots to the end with a new beginning! As things come to an end, we have to make room for fresh ideas. We all adored and will miss our current ASB president, Hector Murillo, who has done an impeccable job running this year’s ASB administration. Now, he will pass the torch to Ms. Leslie Hernandez. Let u...

Fidget Spinners Conquer the Globe

Fidget Spinners Conquer the Globe

Christian Garcia and Brayan Tenas

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

There is an invention that was created in the 1990s by Catherine A. Hettinger and became popular this year. The invention is called a fidget spinner. Fidget spinners were invented for people that have attention deficit disorder (ADD), and attention deficit hyper-active disorder (ADHD), and many people...

UFOs…Real or Fake?

UFOs…Real or Fake?

Brayan Tenas and Christian Garcia

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout human history, we have always wondered whether we are the only life in this universe. History has been filled with references to "space men" or flying objects throughout early human civilization. Those flying objects are more known as UFOs. UFO is short for Unidentified Flying Object and these...

Shark Sightings in Long Beach and Attack in San Onofre Cause Shark Advisories

Shark Sightings in Long Beach and Attack in San Onofre Cause Shark Advisories

Stacy Corea, Staff Writer/Photographer

May 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Do you like to surf? If you live in Long Beach and love to surf your going to have to wait. A shark advisory is still in place since Monday May 8, after multiple shark sightings provoked officials to put up warning signs. Marine safety officials estimated that there are 10 to 20 sharks swimming off...

Quick Tips for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Quick Tips for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Jennifer Silvas, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Summer is slowly but surely approaching, and we all feel inspired to have fun and unwind. Many of us like to spend the summer making travel plans and going to exciting places with friends and family. The stress of planning the perfect vacation, down to every detail, can be onerous and hang heavy in...

The Dangers of Potato Chips

The Dangers of Potato Chips

Melanie Villaseñor, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

2017 Yearbook Will Sell Out Soon!

2017 Yearbook Will Sell Out Soon!

Denise Reynoso and Hadaasa Nae

May 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Everyone wants to remember their high school experience, and by doing that, students buy the annual yearbook. The yearbook encompasses all of the fun events the school had, as well as all the clubs and sports teams. This year’s yearbook staff is really is one of a kind. The staff started with 450 year...

Tips for Taking Finals

Tips for Taking Finals

Jennifer Silvas, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

We're all starting to feel the stress and anxiety coming because of final exams. Many of us need tips or new ideas when it comes to taking these tests. Here are some easy and fast tips for when you start taking finals. Step 1: Create your own study guide While many teachers provide study guides, cr...

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