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...

Royal Rumble 2020 Astounds the WWE World

Royal Rumble 2020 Astounds the WWE World

Ruth Aguilar, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

WWE kicked off 2020 with an incredible Sunday night on January 26, by delivering its thirty-third annual Royal Rumble pay-per- view, that sent shockwaves through the crowd at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Forty-two thousand fans filled the stadium with roars and cheers as the wrestlers made th...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BCCHS Varsity Football Wins League, Faces Garfield in Playoffs

Birmingham Varsity Football Team

Sophia Antillon, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Birmingham Patriots, we can all agree that our varsity football team has made a vast improvement this season. They went through many hardships at the beginning of season and had to deal with several losses. They may have doubted themselves about how they played. They also may have felt like they weren't...

How It All Started: The Birmingham Dance Team

How It All Started: The Birmingham Dance Team

Karina Gonzalez, Staff Writer and Website Editor

October 21, 2019

The Birmingham Dance Team has been active for eight years and ever since then, they have been well-known for making Birmingham's pep rallies and varsity football games hyped. The team really gets the students up on their feet and cheering for the team as they have their hands up grooving to the music. At...

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