BSU at BCCHS Celebrates Black History Month

BSU at BCCHS Celebrates Black History Month

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


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Black History Month is an annual observance that occurs in the United States during the month of February. It originated as "Negro History Week" which was created by the influential African American historian, Carter G. Woodson, and later became a month-long celebration in 1976. The purpose of Black...

Jussie Smollett Arrested By Chicago Police

Jussie Smollett Arrested By Chicago Police

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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Actor and singer, Jussie Smollett, has recently been arrested by the Chicago police for allegedly faking a police report. In late January, it was reported that the actor had been a victim of a hate crime. After the attack, Smollett proceed to file a police report and gained a lot of sympathy from the publ...

America’s Opioid Epidemic

America’s Opioid Epidemic

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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We are in the midst of the deadliest drug-overdose epidemic in our nation's history. In 2017, more than 70,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses alone, with two-thirds of those deaths being related to opioids. In addition to that, 1.7 million Americans were reported to be suffering from ...

Is Gun Control Any Closer One Year After Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings?

Is Gun Control Any Closer One Year After Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings?

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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It has been over a year since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting massacre in Florida. On February 14, 2018, the gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 teenagers and staff and wounded 17 others; subsequently, the rest of the school surely felt that feeling of terror, confusion, and the incomprehensibility...

Birminingham Goes to the 2019 Santa Barbara Film Festival

Birminingham Goes to the 2019 Santa Barbara Film Festival

Isamar Torres, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2019


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Every year, Santa Barbara hosts a week-long film festival. This year was their 34th annual film festival, which the advanced film class at BCCHS was fortunate enough to be able to go to this year. It was held from January 30 to February 9, and our students were gone for five days from January 30 throu...

2019 MLB Spring Training Opening

2019 MLB Spring Training Opening

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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In Major League Baseball (MLB), Spring Training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season. It allows new players to tryout for roster and position spots. Spring training has always attracted fan attention, drawing crowds who travel to the warm climates of...

Electric Scooters are Expanding Everywhere

Electric Scooters are Expanding Everywhere

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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No matter which scooter you ride--whether it is electric or non-electric, whether you're 5 or 30 years old--everyone has the right to be scooting. The city of Los Angeles has accepted applications from seven electric scooter and bicycle companies. The city is authorizing Bird, Lime, Razor, Lyft, Uber...

Government Shutdown Results in Catastrophic Turmoil

Government Shutdown Results in Catastrophic Turmoil

Lisset Saavedra, Monserrat Carrasco, and Hadaasa Nae

February 22, 2019


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The U.S. Government shutdown started on December 22, 2018. The thirty-five day shutdown has been recorded as the longest shutdown in Congress since 1955, which then lasted 27 days. It all began with Trump's request to fund his $5 Billion wall at the Mexican-American border, which was one of his promises during the 2016 campaign season. When Congress refused to give in to hi...

Broly Rages His Way into Theaters with a New Dragonball Movie

Broly Rages His Way into Theaters with a New Dragonball Movie

Joshua Campos, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


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Broly, a fan favorite non-canon Dragonball Z character has made his way into a fourth movie. Although, with this movie being a reboot of Broly, (now making him canon), this film ties him officially into the Dragonball Super universe. When fans heard that Broly was back, canon, and stronger than ever, fans could not wait to see him in theaters. The hype has been building up since the m...

That Gillette “Toxic Masculinity” Commercial

That Gillette “Toxic Masculinity” Commercial

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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It's okay to want to shave. Sure, it's true that men shave more often than women, and it feels self-assuring to be fresh every now and then. There are many varieties of razors to choose from, so maybe you picked Gillette. Hypothetically, you shave your legs and your face, feeling good about what yo...

Women Take Center Stage At The 2019 Grammys

Women Take Center Stage At The 2019 Grammys

Lisset Saavedra, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2019


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After the hashtag, #GrammysSoMale, trended last year at the 2018 Grammy Awards with only one female singer winning a major category, Alessia Cara, taking home best new artist. People feared this was how the music industry was going to turn out. Recording Academy President Neil Portnow announced his forthcoming...

Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Lisset Saavedra and Hadaasa Nae

February 7, 2019


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Happy Valentine's Day Patriots! The Animation Club and the Culinary Club have come together to help students celebrate this special day by selling Valentine Grams. This is another collaboration from both clubs, and this time it is sweet treats for your significant other and/or friends. This gives you...

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