All BCCHS Freshmen Receive Chromebooks

All BCCHS Freshmen Receive Chromebooks

Sofia Lemus and Hadaasa Nae

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As we get older, technology is slowly becoming more relevant in our lives. Decades ago, the classroom was one of the few places where students did not have access to their phones or other forms of technology. Starting this year, Birmingham Community Charter High School is encouraging our freshmen to...

Later School Start Times Voted On and Vetoed by Governor

Later School Start Times Voted On and Vetoed by Governor

Kimberly Sandoval, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Students in all grade levels understand the struggle of getting up early in the morning for school. Many teachers, parents, and doctors agree and understand that a child is wide awake and ready to learn later on in the day instead of early morning and that getting up at an early time every day for school...

Trick or Treating Age Limits?

Trick or Treating Age Limits?

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A memory that many children share is the joy of dressing up and getting free candy on Halloween. Trick or treating is a part of so many lives, both young and old, but how old is too old? Many communities have put up an age limit for trick or treaters, with most limits ranging around 12 years old. The...

Judy Garland’s Ruby Red Slippers Found!

Judy Garland’s Ruby Red Slippers Found!

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The famous ruby red slippers have finally returned back home. One of the four pairs that Judy Garland wore on the movie The Wizard of Oz  were stolen from the museum in Minnesota that they were being stored in. At the time of their disappearance, the shoes were worth about $1 million, but now about ...

New Video Games for Fall 2018

New Video Games for Fall 2018

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

A lot of gamers are excited about the new video games that have been recently released this year. New games such as NBA 2K19, Madden NFL 19, Marvel Spider-Man, Forza Horizon 4, Fifa 19, etc. are quickly becoming best sellers. NBA 2K19 was released on September 11, 2018, with platforms for PlayStation 4...

Matt Murdock Seen Again in Season Three of Daredevil

Matt Murdock Seen Again in Season Three of Daredevil

Joshua Campos, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Daredevil has recently hit Netflix again with an anticipated third season. Daredevil is a show loved by fans because it shows the dark side of Marvel Comics that Disney does not show in their movies. With excellent fight choreography, plot twists, and the realistic take on the super-hero, Daredevil i...

Why Dress Up for Halloween?

Why Dress Up for Halloween?

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Halloween is a holiday that many people and cultures around the world observe. This is also a time of year where children are blindsided into trick-or-treating for fun by the "corporations." Children get to dress up for Hallow's Eve, but why do we teenagers dress up? This is a question that doesn't really...

Ariana Grande Calling Off Her Engagement

Ariana Grande Calling Off Her Engagement

Helen Rivera, News Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

For quite some time many of Ariana Grande's fans were left wondering what was going on between her and her fiance, Pete Davidson. On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Ariana Grande finally broke the silence and confirmed the split, and after that, she decided to take a break from social media completely. She decided to do this because she said, " The internet has become too much to bear a...

The Underwhelming 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

The Underwhelming 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On Monday, September 17th, the Television Academy held it's 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by cast members Colin Jost and Michael Che on Saturday Night Live. In every type of show there are moments that excelled in some areas, but fell flat in others. This year, NBC handed the show over to S...

Teenage Pregnancy Alters the Future

Teenage Pregnancy Alters the Future

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Teenagers these days aren't getting pregnant as much, and for good reasons. Teenagers who accidentally get pregnant during their high school years usually never finish their education, and thus never receive their high school diploma. These teenage mothers now have to raise their children in poverty...

Venom Crawls into Theaters

Venom Crawls into Theaters

Joshua Campos, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Venom, the Marvel movie starring Tom Hardy, hit theaters this past October 5th, 2018. This writer went to go watch Venom over the weekend, and  it was a really enjoyable and action-packed movie. Tom Hardy really acts as if he is a realistic Eddie Brock during the whole movie. The CGI wasn't perfec...

Meet Ms. Tracie Bowdoin–Birmingham’s New Principal

Meet Ms. Tracie Bowdoin–Birmingham’s New Principal

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On July 1, 2018, Ms. Tracie Bowdoin took the position as Birmingham's new principal.  Ms. Bowdoin had previously served as an assistant principal here at BCCHS for the previous eight years.  As a community of many students, faculty, staff, and parents, everyone is interested in getting to know more...

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