BCCHS Students and Detachment from Politics

Buttons representing the two major parties and encouraging people to vote

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

January 23, 2020

On July 1, 1971, Congress ratified the 26th Amendment and granted 18 year old American citizens the right to vote. One would typically think that this would increase the amount of voters in the United States, but statistics suggest otherwise. For example, the biggest national election in the country...

Days Gone Video Game Features Post Apocalyptic Survival Skills

Days Gone game cover

Ruth Aguilar, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Days Gone is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 on April 26, 2019. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic Oregon two years after a global pandemic. You play as a former outlaw-turned-drifter, Deacon S...

Harry Styles Announces New Album in a New Way

Album cover for Fine Line.

Nathalie Ceja Gomez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 23, 2020

After two years of not releasing any new music, Harry Styles recently announced that on December 13, 2019, his new album, Fine Line, will be released. The former One Direction member released his first solo album, the self-titled Harry Styles, on May 12, 2017, and he then toured the world in...

Spiderman Leaving the MCU? It’s Still Unclear

Spiderman staying or going?

Elliott Contreras, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Shocking news has struck the Marvel Comic Universe (MCU), with Sony having decided to take Spiderman out of the Marvel cinematic universe. Sony and Disney had disagreements on the future of Spiderman. Spiderman, played by Tom Holland, has made many successful movies with Marvel. The first Spiderman...

Disney+ Is Worth the Extra Cost

Disney+ logo surrouned by it orignal content.

Nathalie Ceja Gomez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 18, 2019

The magic of Disney has played a part in many people's childhoods with their classic movies and cheesy kids TV shows that gives nostalgia. Wouldn't it be nice if it was possible to relive your childhood just with a simple re-watch? Well, Disney has your back. On November 20, 2019, Disney released a str...

High Schoolers Becoming YouTubers

Teenagers are becoming popular vloggers on YouTube.

Karina Gonzalez, Website Editor

December 18, 2019

Do you personally know anyone who does YouTube for a living? As you know today, more adolescent people are seeing YouTube as a future career they wish to pursue. Seeing famous YouTubers own billion dollar houses with many sports cars, luxury designer bags, and going on exotic vacations has been catching the attention...

Mental Health Resources For Students at Birmingham

Mental Health Resources For Students at Birmingham

Karina Gonzalez, Website Editor

December 18, 2019

As teenagers in high school, we are meant to be the best we can be. At our age, we are trying to fit in with the best group of friends we can before becoming adults. The truth is, friends come and go. Once you graduate on that stage, there is no turning back the clock to reminisce on the nostalgia o...

We Listen to Music Everywhere We Go–More Than Ever Before

Female student jamming to her music on the subway.

Phillip Lemus, Opinion Editor

December 16, 2019

Ever notice just how many people listen to music nowadays?   This journalist remembers taking the Metro Orange Line to the Red Line, then saw the prolifically large amount of people with headphones on in the bus. It's crazy; until recently, I've never noticed just how many teenagers, ...

Birmingham Football Wins 2019 Open Division City Championship

BCCHS Patriots celebrate their 2019 Open Division City Championship at El Camino College

Sophia Antillon, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Birmingham won the Open Division City Football Championship by defeating Wilmington Banning High School 27-20 at El Camino College on Friday, November 29, 2019.  This was the first open division football city title for BCCHS and coach Jim Rose.  After defeating Garfield 34-14 in a Friday night home...

Invasive Species Disruptive to Native Ecosystem

Invasive Species Poster

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Invasive species are damaging our ecosystem. They're animals and plants that are not meant to be in another environment besides the ones that are natural for them (indigenous). The main reason species happen to be invasive is because of human activities. Human activities happen by accident or on purpose....

Widespread Homelessness In Los Angeles Increasing

A daily view of Los Angeles

Ruth Aguilar, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As people living in tents, RVs and makeshift shelters become a fact of life in neighborhoods far and wide, homelessness is now an all-consuming issue in Los Angeles. It has been drastically rising in California and people are terrified. Many fear for their lives when they step out of their homes, and th...

Sim Swapping Costs Customers Money and Privacy

SIM Fraud affects more and more people every year.

Steven Mazariegos, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

  You always see this kind of warning on the news saying to yourself, "Eh, this will never happen to me," but there is a chance that you are affected and you probably won't notice until it's too late. Fox News did a news story about Robert Ross who was SIM swapped and lost millions because a V...

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