BCCHS Girls Water Polo Wins LA City Championship

Two BCCHS water polo members making their way to the goal

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

March 25, 2020

Blood, sweat, and tears - the three things that come from countless hours and sore work. Different kinds of people go through this all the time, but you really have to ask - why? Why is it that people are willing to tire themselves out and go through hardships?  It's because of a passion, and a desire...

NBA World Mourning Kobe Bryant’s Death

Laker fans devastated after Kobe's death

Michael Ochoa, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The NBA as a whole is still devastated over the death of the legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant was killed along with his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas while on their way to the Mamba Academy on the morning of January 26, 2020. He passed away a day after LeBron James brok...

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...

New Rams and Chargers SoFi Stadium Opening Next Summer!

SOFI stadium artist rendering

Jeselyn Merino, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

After 20 years without one, L.A. finally has a football team. Not just one football team, but two! The St. Louis Rams came to Los Angeles in 2016 and once again became the Los Angeles Rams, while the San Diego Chargers came to Los Angeles in 2017 and became the Los Angeles Chargers. The Rams and Chargers...

Colin Kaepernick: Making a Comeback?

A photo from Kaepernick's workout.

Michael Ochoa, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Its been three years (or 889 days), since Colin Kaepernick has stepped onto  NFL field. After Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem, the media has made him look like a bad guy. Kaepernick was initially inspired to kneel in order to protest the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of...

BCCHS Cheer Team Tryouts Process in Question

2018 Birmingham Varsity Cheer Team

Diana Carballo, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

It's that time of year where all sports are having tryouts and many girls this year were excited for cheer tryouts. This year over 200 girls tried out, but many of them were upset with how the tryouts were arranged. Girls and boys who tried out were complaining at the end about how the tryouts we...

BCCHS Boy’s Water Polo Finishes Season

Allen Vasquez(12), Allen Chajan(12), and Erick Estrada(12) of the BCCHS boy's waterpolo team warming up before a match.

Jeselyn Merino, staff writer

November 13, 2019

If it isn't obvious, water polo is a water sport that is played between two teams. The purpose of the game is that the teams try to shoot the ball into the opposing goal. It is a competitive sport that has 4 quarters. The Birmingham High School boy's first water polo game of the 2019 season was on September...

Ballon D’or 2018

2018 Ballon D'or Awards go to Hergberg, Modrić, and Mbappe.

Francisco Jacobo and Ivan Delgado

May 3, 2019

The Ballon D'or is a yearly award for the best soccer player throughout the year. Luka Modrić(33) has been declared as the winner of the 2018 Ballon D’or, breaking the consecutive trophies awarded to Messi and Ronaldo over the previous 10 Ballon D’ors since 2008. This year's nominees for the 2018 B...

Birmingham Boys Soccer 2019 City Champions

The BCCHS Soccer Team after winning the 2019 City Championship.

Gustavo De La Luz and Ivan Delgado

March 22, 2019

The boy's soccer team at Birmingham Community Charter High School is very competitive and the team always aims to win the city championship ring. They expect to win all the time and nothing less as the Patriot soccer team has won the city title three times in Birmingham soccer history--all with coach...

2019 MLB Spring Training Opening

Baseball spring training allows new players a chance to compete for new positions.

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

In Major League Baseball (MLB), Spring Training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season. It allows new players to tryout for roster and position spots. Spring training has always attracted fan attention, drawing crowds who travel to the warm climates of...

After a Rough Start, Lakers are Just Getting Started!

Lebron James and Brandon Ingram.

Jonathon Eaton, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

The Los Angeles Lakers have been making noticeable moves to get back to the top and finally win another NBA championship. Since Magic Johnson became the GM of the Lakers, he has been able to sign LeBron James to a 153 million dollar, 4-year deal. Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley, and Javale...

Patriot Varsity Football Off to a Strong Start to Season

BCCHS Patriots game at La Salle High School in Pasadena

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

The 2018 BCCHS varsity football season is off to a strong start with the team having a 4-2 record. After previously losing to Harvard Westlake last year, the team showed how hard they worked by defeating Harvard Westlake 30-21 for this season's first victory.  Birmingham then brought home another victory...

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