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The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

The Patriot Post

The student news site of Birmingham Community Charter High School

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Senior Peyton Waters catches a touchdown against Acalanes. 
(photo: Antrell Harris Sr.--@werollvisuals/IG)

2023 BCCHS Football Team Wins L.A. City Championship, Loses in State Title Game to Acalanes

Thyrone Brown, Sports Editor February 21, 2024

The Patriots finished the season ranked #1 in the Los Angeles City Section, going 12-3. 2023 was one of the best seasons for BCCHS in recent years.  Transfer students that Birmingham acquired during...

Picture of the U.S Capital building in the District of Columbia. (Photo: Creative Commons, Ted Eytan photographer)

Iowa Caucuses Dominated by Trump

Bryan Gonzalez, Front Page/News Editor February 16, 2024

On January 15, 2024, the Republican caucuses in Iowa kicked off as the nation held its first presidential nominating contest for the 2024 election. This race means a lot for Republicans because this is...

A one dollar bill. (photo: Kevin Vicente (12))

Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough Money for Los Angeles Workers

Kevin Vicente, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

In 2024, there is still an ongoing debate surrounding the average minimum wage in the United States and the state of California. It has been a discussion in government agencies for years now, especially...

Pineapple pizza (photo: Creative Commons)

Pineapple on Pizza: “Yes!” or “No!”

William Del Toro, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

The debate over whether pineapple should be a topping on pizza has been a long-standing topic of discussion among pizza enthusiasts. Pineapple as a pizza topping is a divisive issue, with strong opinions...

The cast of Stark Raven Mad (photo: Cristina Medina 11))

Stark Raven Mad Production Plays to Enthusiastic Audiences at BCCHS

Cristina Medina, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Birmingham Community Charter High School Play Pro produces a play each semester and the class goes all out in production, quality, and story. This year's play was announced as Stark Raven Mad and took...

The 2023 Annual Birmingham Chess Championship Tournament

Zachary Ignacio, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

Birmingham Community Charter High School's Chess Club had a busy two weeks in which the club held the annual schoolwide chess championship tournament from October 3 through October 12. Forty-six students...

Painting of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Ridley Scott’s Napoleon Slowly Gaining Steam With Audiences

Kevin Vicente, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The 2023 film Napoleon arrived in theaters on November 22 and will be streaming on Apple TV+ later next year. This historical drama was directed by Ridley Scott of Alien and Blade Runner fame. Napoleon...

A temporarily closed BCCHS Boys Bathroom. The sign above it reads considerate.(photo: Maximiliano Vazio 12))

Is There a Security Issue at the Boys Bathroom?

Maximiliano Vazio, Opinion Editor December 5, 2023

The bathroom situation is actively changing.  With security being added, bathrooms are closing. There are reasons for the decrease in open bathrooms. Rules must be enforced but is B.C.C.H.S (Birmingham...

The Senior Sunrise at the Birmingham soccer field September 29, 2023. (Clockwise from the top: Joaldi Diaz, Roger Arevalo, Andrew Aguirre, Alexis Ramirez, Kenneth Luquin, David Hernandez)

Cloudy Senior Sunrise Did Not Meet Senior Expectations

Mayra Vargas, Sports Editor November 27, 2023

Although many seniors here at Birmingham were excited about Senior Sunrise, many had different opinions about the event. The event happened on Friday, September 29 and many seniors complained about the...

A group of UAW members striking besides the Suzallo library in Seattle. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

President Biden Historically Joined Striking UAW Workers in Michigan

Bryan Gonzalez, Front Page editor November 16, 2023

On September 26, 2023, the United Auto Workers (UAW) started a strike protesting their low and stagnant wages. President Joe Biden showed his support for the UAW workers and he made history because he...

Beyonce singing at SoFi during her Renaissance Tour (photo: Ivet Trinidad)

Beyonce Sells Out SoFi Stadium to Enthusiastic Crowds

Alejandra Sanchez, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

On September 1, 2023, Beyonce brought her Renaissance World Tour to the iconic SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles as she also celebrated her 42nd birthday. L.A. shows were sold out with 70,000 people at each...

Ed Sheeran performing The A-Team. (photo: Andrew Aguirre (12))

Ed Sheeran Gains Most Attendance at Event in SoFi History

Andrew Aguirre and Alexander Rico October 30, 2023

   As many of us might know, Ed Sheeran is no stranger to success. Sheeran's career as a musical artist started in 2005, and as of today, Sheeran has about 77.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify....

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