International Student Vy Tran

International Student Vy Tran

Jennifer Silvas, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


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Vy Tran is an international student from Vietnam attending BCCHS. She's a senior with a lot of hopes and dreams and came to the U.S. in August to finish her studies here. When Vy was on her way to the U.S. she felt happy, but sad at the same time because she was going to miss her family. She had...

Is Birmingham Really Haunted?

Is Birmingham Really Haunted?

Stephanie Cuba and Aydan Thomas

October 21, 2016


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Birmingham Community Charter High School wasn’t always filled with students. It first started out as a World War II hospital in 1943. The hospital had 1777 beds, of which 800 were devoted to debarkation activities.  Many of the soldiers did not survive and are said to have died from gangrene. Gangrene...

With a Healthy Mind, Comes a Healthy Body

With a Healthy Mind, Comes a Healthy Body

Geovanni Gomez and Hadaasa Nae

October 6, 2016


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What is meditation? Meditation is the practice of relaxing both the body and the spirit and it provides a deep kind of healing. Many studies have confirmed that meditation produces positive outcomes and is beneficial for peoples' psyche. Meditation helps: reduce aging, create a positive atmosphere,...

Juniors Excited for Senior Year!

Juniors Excited for Senior Year!

Emely Vasquez and Michelle Suarez

May 20, 2016


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All throughout the year current juniors have been looking forward to their senior year. What they have waited for so long has finally come. Juniors are excited for so many things next year, and after three years of looking up to upperclassmen, they will finally be it. Juniors will finally get to experience...

Senior vs. Freshman Questions

Senior vs. Freshman Questions

Marie E. Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

May 16, 2016


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Julissa Orellana (senior) vs. Ivon Avila (freshman) Do you remember the first day of ninth grade? Please describe how you felt entering high school. Orellana: "Yes, I was very nervous since I came from a middle school that no one seemed to know about since it wasn't around the area. I was most...

2015-2016 ASB Team Raises School Spirit!

2015-2016 ASB Team Raises School Spirit!

Emely Vasquez and Marie E. Rodriguez

May 16, 2016


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The 2015-2016 BCCHS ASB (associated student body) team pumped up the student body and revamped school spirit.  The students involved in ASB made it their duty to to take charge of all social events for the school year. The student led organization made the 2015-2016 year a memorable one! ASB's goal...

Meet Hector Murillo, Our Next 2016-2017 ASB President

Meet Hector Murillo, Our Next 2016-2017 ASB President

Hadaasa Nae, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2016


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Patriots, get ready to meet your new ASB Student Body President for the 2016-2017 year: Hector Murillo! For his upcoming term, Murillo looks forward to changing the culture and improving the life of students here at Birmingham. During his campaign, Murillo revealed that being a people person and knowing...

Prepping for AP Exams–Stressful but Worth It

Prepping for AP Exams–Stressful but Worth It

Emely Vasquez, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

  The AP Exam is just around the corner. Students are very stressed and anxious about it. They're using a variety of methods to ensure they pass and haven't worked all year for nothing. The AP Exams are what students prep for all year and work so hard for. The AP test is the student's chanc...

Promposal Ideas 2016

Promposal Ideas 2016

Marie E. Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

April 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

It's that time of year again! Spring is here and so are promposals! Whether you are asking your friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend to prom there are many creative ways for you to ask that special someone. The most popular technique of course is food! Pizza and doughnuts always seem to be a favorite-- just...

From Color Guard to Winter Guard, More than Spinning Flags and Tossing Rifles

From Color Guard to Winter Guard, More than Spinning Flags and Tossing Rifles

Michelle Suarez, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Color guard season is over, so it's time for the winter guard season to commence. Winter guard is not similar to color guard. Color guard consists of a group of girls adding color and meaning to the Birmingham High School Marching Band. Winter guard is the season when the team gets to perform on their o...

The 2016 Chapter of Knights and Ladies Says Goodbye

The 2016 Chapter of Knights and Ladies Says Goodbye

Marie E. Rodriguez, Editor-In-Chief

March 9, 2016


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Knights and Ladies is a BCCHS club open to only high school seniors who look to serve their community and school. Mr. Komen and Miss Swan are the lead teachers for this service club. The club has a cabinet that includes a president, two vice-presidents, a BCCHS events coordinator,  a community events...

French Fashion Show & Festival on Friday

French Fashion Show & Festival on Friday

Joselyn Argueta, Creative Arts Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The BCCHS French Club's Culture and Fashion Fair is the first campus-wide French culture event since French was reintroduced to BCCHS as a class three years ago. The show will take place this Friday, March 11 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the BCCHS multipurpose room (MPR). We now have a community of dozens...

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