Teacher Appreciation Week–Our Journalism Advisor, Mr. Hughes!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

June 2, 2020

During this difficult time of a pandemic, the 2019-2020 BCCHS Patriot Post staff is using this teacher appreciation week to honor our very own supervisor and journalism teacher, Mr. Stephen Hughes. Here's what the staff had to say about our amazing teacher. "Mr.Hughes is one of the most welcoming teac...

Top Five Most Popular & Symbolic Flowers

Picture of flowers
 at sunset

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Gardenias are flowers that are originally from China and Hawaii. The colors of these flowers are mostly found in white but yellow is included as well. Gardenias are mostly used for hedges and ground covers. In France, gardenias are a traditional flower for men to use as boutonnieres and even in ...

The Rise and Popularity of TikTok

The logo for social media app TikTok.

Lisbet Hernandez, Front Page Editor

April 1, 2020

In the era we live in now, technology and social media play a major role in our everyday lives.  There are many apps that are made for the sole purpose of communicating and entertaining, and the latest social media app that has become famous is TikTok. TikTok is an app that lets you create, watch,...

There’s Still Time to Contribute To Project Pop Drop!

The official logo for Project Pop Drop, the organization Birmingnham is collaborating with

Jenessa Henderson, Managing Editor

February 27, 2020

Birmingham is currently undergoing its first collaboration with Project Prop Drop, a philanthropy organization that "deliver(s) food, clothing, medical supplies, beauty products, toys electronics etc., to local missions, community programs and philanthropy driven organizations." All proceeds of the drive...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Patriot Fashion Trends on Campus

Colorful hydro flasks on display

Kimberly Sandoval, Senior Columnist

November 19, 2019

Birmingham Community Charter High School students are up to date with all kinds of fashion trends. Many students are inspired by influencers and popular trends that motivate their own fashion choices. From shoes, to backpacks, to shirts, and accessories, fashion has a huge impact on high school students....

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...

Fun and Games at BCCHS Senior Sunrise 2019

Fun and Games at BCCHS Senior Sunrise 2019

Kimberly Sandoval, Senior Columnist

October 21, 2019

BCCHS seniors had a great time at the annual Senior Sunrise event which took place on Thursday, September 26th. This was the first of many school activities for seniors graduating this year. This school event was held at the newly renewed football field at six in the morning and ended at 8 a.m. Senior...

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