Finals Week: Dealing With Stress Successfully

Finals Week: Dealing With Stress Successfully

Sofia Lemus, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

It is about to be that time of the school year again, finals week. This is the time in the school year that has many students stressing out whether you are currently in high school, college or even middle school. There is a type of good stress that motivates you to get things done and keeps you ...

Powderpuff 2019…Junior Girls Victorious for a Second Year!

Powderpuff 2019…Junior Girls Victorious for a Second Year!

Hadaasa Nae and Lisset Saavedra

April 23, 2019

The annual Powderpuff football game is back in season! Once again the junior girls took it home for victory for the second year in a row. Last year, the juniors beat the seniors in the Powderpuff game for the first time in BCCHS history. Throughout the years, the senior girls have always won, but last year and this year proved them wrong. Man...

Dodgers Baseball, Baby!

Dodgers Baseball, Baby!

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Wait for it. Trust me, just keep reading. All of this is totally unrelated to the rest of the text so just keep reading. Wait. Just keep waiting. Give the story a few more seconds... hold on.... not yet... It's TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL! The Dodgers again return to the baseball field in Los Angeles...

Nike Jordan 1s Created Today’s Sneaker Culture

Nike Jordan 1s Created Today’s Sneaker Culture

Francisco Jacobo, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

As fashion emerges and constantly thrives, sneakers have been heavily impacted in an ever-so-good way. Sneakers have always been big--so big in the sense of being the staple piece to an outfit.  Sneakers can also be a historic fashion piece. Collaborations with huge brands has sparked interests among...

BSU at BCCHS Celebrates Black History Month

BSU at BCCHS Celebrates Black History Month

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

Black History Month is an annual observance that occurs in the United States during the month of February. It originated as "Negro History Week" which was created by the influential African American historian, Carter G. Woodson, and later became a month-long celebration in 1976. The purpose of Black...

Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Animation and Culinary Clubs Present Valentine Gram Sale

Lisset Saavedra and Hadaasa Nae

February 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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