The Battle for Sound Supremacy: Beats Vs AirPods

The battle between Air Pods and Beats continues!

Steven Mazariegos, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Do people like Beats (which have different versions of headphones and earbuds) more than the AirPods (which only have two different versions of earbuds)? AirPods were first released on September 7, 2016 and are sold by AppleInc. The second and third generations are the only ones that have a v...

How Important is Net Neutrality?

Net neutrality, an important part of internet browsing

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

February 6, 2020

With the internet's revolutionary introduction in 1983, the world was taken by storm. Before anyone knew it, communication and now news gathering became easy, perhaps even too easy, to properly cherish. In the blink of an eye, you can catch up on the latest trends, be updated on urgent news, video call...

Jersey City Shooting Victims Remembered

Policeman outdoors of the grocery market where this tragedy occured.

Emily Robles, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

On Tuesday December 10, 2019, five people were killed due to a mass shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey. Four people, including Joseph Seals, a detective with the Jersey City Police Department, were killed in the shootout. The rampage began in a cemetery in a residential neighborhood and ended with...

Patriot Girls Golf Team Making Strides

2019-2020 BCCHS Girl's Golf Team: (left to right bottom row) Evelin Lopez (11), Angelica Platas (12), Leah Chavarria (11). (left to right top row) Sarah Amaya (9), Miroslava Haro (11), Sarah Medina (12), Coach Kevin Kelly.  Not pictured is Kimberly Platas (10).

Michelle Blas, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

The Birmingham Girl's Golf Team participates in a fascinating sport that should be highlighted more than it is. Golf is actually a rigorously-challenging sport, a fact most students may not have been aware of. Most people don't know enough about golf--that is, have less information about it--which is...

Frozen II: A Perfect Disney Sequel!

Elsa embracing and using her ice powers.

Sofia Lemus, Student Life Editor

January 31, 2020

(No spoilers in this review!) The movie that had people counting down the days until it got released is here! The first Frozen was released in back in 2013 and after six long years, Frozen II finally arrived in theaters on November 22, 2019. The first Frozen was filled with twists in the storyline tha...

Venice, Most Iconic City in Italy, Is Sinking

A man paddles his canoe in a flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy

Jeselyn Merino, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The city that everyone thinks about when they hear "Italy" is a floating city known as Venice, which is currently under water. On November 13, 2019, the water levels rose as high as up to six feet causing 80% of the city to be under water. The mayor declared a state of emergency due to how severe the floodi...

Australia Is Going Up In Flames!

A kangaroo fleeing past a burning home in New South Wales, Australia. Photo taken during the day on New Year’s Eve.

Rosana Sanchez-Zorrilla, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

In September of 2019, Australia faced—and continues to face— its largest and deadliest conflagration of brushfires with at least 200 fires burning.  During the summer, there is a long fire season in Australia which allows blazes to start and spread effortlessly due to hot, dry conditions. Ac...

Should All Pet Owners Consider Pet Insurance?

A dog recovering at the vet.

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Pet insurance has it's pros and cons and that will help us decide if it's worth considering pet insurance. Pet owners know that a pet is part of the family and that many would do anything for them. But when a pet has health problems, the owner will have big bills to pay for the vet. The costs of these...

Pokemon Sword and Shield Offers Amazing Gameplay

The New Pokemon Titles

Nicholas Melendez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Pokémon Sword and Shield are the latest titles in the main series of Pokémon games. These Pokémon games can be played in the hybrid console Nintendo Switch, making it the first main series of games to ever be on a home console. Pokémon Sword and Shield released on November 15, 2019. Pokémon Sword and Shield ...

Vanessa Hudgens Now Broken Up with Austin Butler

Vanessa and Austin at a premiere.

Daniel Luna, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

After a long nine years Vanessa Hudges, a former Disney Channel star, and Austin Butler a actor/model, have separated. They reportedly broke up due to the fact that they are busy with their acting schedules, meaning they don't have time to see each other. Their split was announced early in January of...

California Wildfires Spread Devastation

This image represents all the broken hearts of many Californians as each fire season arrives and damage is done.

Lisbet Hernandez, Front Page Editor

January 27, 2020

Every year California experiences a fire season and  it's currently the 2019 fire season. Once the fires start occurring, it's a vulnerable time for Californians because, as we all learned from last year's fire season, the dangers of the fire can possibly increase and more damage will be done. Over...

God Exists for Teenagers; Does He Exist for Everyone?

A shining Christian cross in the heavens

Steven Alvarado, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Religion is important for those who believe in god. The faithful pray for things such as their sins to be forgiven, getting a great life, or a better future. When you die, I believe you will go to heaven for staying connected to god. Non-believers say god's existence is nonsense or it's just a made-up...

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