The Downside and Upside of 5G vs. 4G

The Downside and Upside of 5G vs. 4G

Steven Mazariegos, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Everyone is now talking about 5G and how it is the blazing fast data connection compared to 4G. Here is what you don't know about 5G yet: it is extremely fast but the the radio frequency is harmful to animals because of the amount of radiation that is being produced. It can cause cancer (Digitaltrends.com)....

The Failure That is “Cats” the Movie

Bustopher Jones, played by James Corden, standing front and center with other cats in the back.

Nathalie Ceja Gomez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2020

Cats, the 2019 movie made at no one’s request and rejected by the internet, has met critical and financial failure.  The movie, based on the iconic (or infamous) 1980 musical of the same name, was released on December 16, 2019, and cost 100 million dollars to produce--excluding another 100 million ...

Kobe Bryant’s Influence on BCCHS Students

Kobe Bryant's Influence on BCCHS Students

Sophia Antillon, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

We can all agree that NBA legend Kobe Bryant's death was a very tragic and unexpected event. Kobe Bryant was a professional basketball player, a shooting guard who played his entire 20-season career in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant had entered directly into the NBA after high school and...

Tesla Drivers “Sleeping at the Wheel” During Autopilot

Tesla drivers are caught falling asleep due to the dependency of the autopilot feature.

Karina Gonzalez, Website Editor

February 21, 2020

We've all heard of the famous futuristic cars, known as Tesla. Tesla has featured cars jam-packed with the latest most modern technology. One major feature includes the huge tablet screen which demonstrates web browser and streams music or entertainment. Another feature includes advanced parking sensors...

The Importance of Art Programs in Schools

girl protesting in favor of protecting the NEA

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

February 14, 2020

Typically, you know a school for its sports programs, but what about the arts? They enhance our lives and give students opportunities in the performing arts field after high school. It's common nowadays for schools to cut art programs due to a lack of funding as well as a stronger appeal to spor...

Hamilton Headed To Cinema and Disney+

Hamilton Broadway poster.

Rosana Sanchez-Zorrilla, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced that his famous Broadway show Hamilton will be making its way to theaters on October 15, 2021 for the U.S. and Canada. After paying $75 million for worldwide rights, Disney will be releasing a live recording, not an adaptation, of Hamilton, which will be followed ...

Become More Environmentally Sustainable While in High School

Become More Environmentally Sustainable While in High School

Nicholas Melendez, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

In today's media coverage, it seems nearly impossible to escape the impending tragedies that have plagued this world. From the rising temperatures and sea levels to the Australian wild fires, the environment has become a social, political, and economic issue. Global warming and climate change have become ...

An Overview of YOU Season 2

YOU season 2 made its return to Netflix on December 26, 2019

Emily Robles, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

[WARNING:  SPOILERS AHEAD]  The second season of the American psychological thriller television series You was released on December 26, 2019. The second season starts with the main character, Joe Goldberg, moving to Los Angeles in hopes of leaving his past behind using the pseudonym, Will Bettelheim...

“Sex Education” is Back in Business in Season Two

Sex Education Season 2 Cover

Reign Cruz, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

  Sex Education is back! It returns with season two continuing the ending of season one. The plot carries on with old and new characters developing with the storyline. Sex Education is a Netflix original British teen comedy drama series created by Laurie Nunn. Starring Asa Butterfield (Hugo,...

Demon Slayer: A Rare Jewel of Anime

The cover for the anime.

Ricardo Igna, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Demon Slayer, "Kimetsu no Yaiba," is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. The story takes place around the Taisho era in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister, ...

Why is the Switch to Daylight Savings Time Still A Thing?

Colorful animation somewhat warmly depicting daylight savings time.

Jenessa Henderson, Managing Editor

February 10, 2020

We “spring ahead” and “fall back” every year as we change standard time with intent to save, or make better use of natural light. However, in the past several years, many people are wondering why this is still a thing. During daylight savings time, or DST,  clocks are turned ahead one hour, so ...

Appreciate High School Homework Because College Homework is Intense!

You're not allowed to slack off on college coursework. Nope.

Phillip Lemus, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2020

High school is easy, academically. That won't be the case for 2020's incoming college undergraduates, though.  Undergraduates are students working on their bachelor's degree while graduate students are working on their master's degree or their Ph.D. Objectively, the rigor of high school academ...

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