Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Lisset Saavedra and Hadaasa Nae

February 7, 2019


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Happy Valentine's Day Patriots! The Animation Club and the Culinary Club have come together to help students celebrate this special day by selling Valentine Grams. This is another collaboration from both clubs, and this time it is sweet treats for your significant other and/or friends. This gives you...

2019 BCCHS Winter Formal Preview

2019 BCCHS Winter Formal Preview

Gissel Garcia and Isamar Torres

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Last year has come to an end, and we have recently embraced the start of the second semester of school. That means we now have an upcoming and highly-anticipated school event--the winter formal dance. Our BCCHS sophomore and freshman councils have  united to plan and host Birmingham's 2019 Winter Forma...

Is Birmingham Haunted? A Brief History of BCCHS

Is Birmingham Haunted? A  Brief History of BCCHS

Kaflin Giron and Sara De La Cruz

January 15, 2019


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Our school used to serve as both a general hospital and a WWII debarkation hospital in the 1940s and is now known as Birmingham Community Charter High School.  This location was a World War II hospital and it was built in late 1943 to early 1944 in Van Nuys. It was originally named Van Nuys General...

High School Stereotypes VS. the Reality of High School

High School Stereotypes VS. the Reality of High School

Melanie Gramajo and Havana Thomas

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

There are a wide selection of teen-based movies like The Breakfast Club and High School Musical which tell enjoyable stories of young love and self-discovery. In The Breakfast Club, five high school kids from different walks of life endure a Saturday of detention held by their menacing principal. Throughout the movie, they begin to reveal their true identities, and by doing so, la...

“Tis the Season for Flu Shots

“Tis the Season for Flu Shots

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

We are officially in the fall season which means that flu season has started.  The flu, short for influenza, is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, cough, congestion, and runny nose. In order to avoid the flu, it is recommended to get a flu ...

Haunted Theme Park Reviews 2018

Haunted Theme Park Reviews 2018

Kimberly Sandoval, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

Fall is the season of spooks and scares. October is the scariest month of the year due to the Halloween holiday at end of the month. Theme parks such as Six Flags, Universal Studios, and Knott's Berry Farm all get in the spirit of Halloween by decorating their parks using props, and creating haunted...

Beauty and the Beast Homecoming Dance Enchants Birmingham

Beauty and the Beast Homecoming Dance Enchants Birmingham

Hadaasa Nae and Monserrat Carrasco

December 7, 2018


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Tale as old as time, Song as old as Rhyme... Beauty and the Beast. This year's Homecoming dance theme was the classic Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, hosted by Junior Council. The other themes considered were: Masquerade, Vegas, and Night to Remember, but ultimately Beauty and the Beast won the...

Who Needs a Part-time Job?

Who Needs a Part-time Job?

Jose Rivera, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Do you need a job? If so this will be a helpful guide to find a job. Babysitting can make a great first job, as it indicates responsibility. Eighty percent of parents feel that teenage babysitters should be paid more if they are trained in first aid, CPR, and child care. In becoming a babysitter, you'll...

BCCHS Play Pro’s Haunted House, A Scary Success!

BCCHS Play Pro’s Haunted House, A Scary Success!

Gissel Garcia, Managing Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

Our 2018 BCCHS Play Pro cast held this year's Haunted House like never before. For as long as we can remember, Birmingham has always held a themed haunted house near the end of October to fundraise for our Play Pro cast. The price of entry  has always been $2 per person. This year, our creative Play...

“Be Our Guest” at the 2018 Homecoming Pep Rally

“Be Our Guest” at the 2018 Homecoming Pep Rally

Gissel Garcia and Monserrat Carasco

November 20, 2018


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'Bonjour' Patriots! This year's second pep rally was unlike any other. This was the first-ever pep rally that was held on a Monday--in order to kick off Spirit Week with some school spirit! The theme for the rally was Beauty and the Beast, representing the 2018 BCCHS Homecoming Dance. As always, our mighty P...

Later School Start Times Voted On and Vetoed by Governor

Later School Start Times Voted On and Vetoed by Governor

Kimberly Sandoval, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Students in all grade levels understand the struggle of getting up early in the morning for school. Many teachers, parents, and doctors agree and understand that a child is wide awake and ready to learn later on in the day instead of early morning and that getting up at an early time every day for school...

Teenage Pregnancy Alters the Future

Teenage Pregnancy Alters the Future

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


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Teenagers these days aren't getting pregnant as much, and for good reasons. Teenagers who accidentally get pregnant during their high school years usually never finish their education, and thus never receive their high school diploma. These teenage mothers now have to raise their children in poverty...

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