NBA Playoffs Feature Los Angeles Lakers Advancing to the Finals Again

Western Conference Finals pitted the Lakers vs. the Nuggets

Jan Castillo, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

As we all know, it was the Denver Nuggets vs. the L.A. Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. While the outcome for the Western Conference Finals was pretty predictable from my perspective, I do wish it had been the Clippers against the Lakers in the Western Finals.  I didn’t think the Nuggets ha...

BCCHS Senior Launches Start Up Business During Pandemic: West Coast Resin

West Coast Resin's logo

Debbie Lawhead, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2020

Typically, when a student wants to start earning an income, they look into getting a job. Some students begin working at a fast-food restaurant, while others are more creatively ambitious, such as Birmingham senior Akemi Webster. She has used this quarantine period as an opportunity to start up her own...

Saving Wildlife During a Global Health Crisis is Important Work

An elk in the wild

Emely Contreras, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

Wildlife conservation is the type of work that has no end. It revolves around time and the actions we as humans create.  Human existence has only continued to grow as we fill out the lands and build over the seas. Our movements and actions will only continue to dominate the reality for every living...

Pandemic Brings Back Drive-In Movie Theaters

Pandemic Brings Back Drive-In Movie Theaters

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

Drive-in movie theaters are back again?! The answer is yes! Drive-in theaters have begun to reopen again and people are just excited about it! But why are people excited about something that hasn't been done in years?  The reason is simple. It brings back an experience for families and friends to be...

‘Murder Hornets’ are Identified in Washington State

'Murder Hornets' are Identified in Washington State

Sophia Antillon, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Asian monster hornets are an intrusive species that could represent a danger to bumblebee populaces. They've been prevalently alluded to as "murder hornets;" however, they aren't typically intrigued by people (however you should attempt to keep away from them since they do have a ground-breaking sting). The...

Racism or Heritage? What Does the Confederate Flag Really Stand For?

A sign comparing the Confederate flag to the Nazi flag. Symbols of heritage or of racial hatred?

Debbie Lawhead, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2020

In the South, you can see Confederate flags flying high, on many people's cars, and many other places. For many years, people have claimed the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism and pro-slavery while others believe it's simply part of their heritage. What does this controversial flag really stand...

Teacher Appreciation Week–Our Journalism Advisor, Mr. Hughes!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

June 2, 2020

During this difficult time of a pandemic, the 2019-2020 BCCHS Patriot Post staff is using this teacher appreciation week to honor our very own supervisor and journalism teacher, Mr. Stephen Hughes. Here's what the staff had to say about our amazing teacher. "Mr.Hughes is one of the most welcoming teac...

Top Five Most Popular & Symbolic Flowers

Picture of flowers
 at sunset

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Gardenias are flowers that are originally from China and Hawaii. The colors of these flowers are mostly found in white but yellow is included as well. Gardenias are mostly used for hedges and ground covers. In France, gardenias are a traditional flower for men to use as boutonnieres and even in ...

French Workers Protest, Strike Against Pension Reforms

Thousands of protesters in France are against pension reform.

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Ever since the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, was elected, there has been protests against him and his administration, especially on the topic of his government reforming the pension system. This riled-up people into chaos on the streets that included riots, demonstrations, and other striking methods. ...

Escape to Island Life; The History of Animal Crossing New Horizons

Escape to Island Life; The History of Animal Crossing New Horizons

Nicholas Melendez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Animal Crossing New Horizons is the latest game from the series, and another big hit from Nintendo. The life simulator has always had a home within Nintendo's home and hand-held consoles, with moderate success. However, Animal Crossing New Horizons seems to have broken that trend as it has surpassed ...

COVID-19 and the Effects of Underlying Xenophobia

Protest in Boston against coronavirus racism

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

May 14, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic's worldwide quarantine already lasting well over seven weeks, everyone is in a state of boredom, worry, and stagnancy. The health concerns of this certain strand of the virus, COVID-19, are drastic enough to where most people would willingly follow self-isolation orders...

11 Decades of Evolving Girls Fashions

11 Decades of Evolving Girls Fashions

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Fashion throughout the years has had a huge impact on girls. It has evolved and drawn inspiration from each decade. The 1900's was the dawn of a new century of fashion for girls. Girls during this time period were innocent and childlike and wore white cotton dresses for seasons in the spring a...

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