CAL College Bound Field Trip to Northern California

CAL College Bound Field Trip to Northern California

Jenny Cubas & Emely Vasquez, Front Page/ News Editor and Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The annual CAL academy college bound field trip was one for the books. This year was a bit different because it was Mrs. Wydra's (first year CAL lead teacher) hosting it, rather than Ms. Rubinger who does it every year. This year the CAL students went to four different universities which included, Stanford,...

Trails and Peaks Hiking Club

Trails and Peaks Hiking Club

Marie E. Rodriguez, Editor In Chief

February 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Trails and Peaks Hiking Club looks to promote mental and physical health through physical activity. A rock climbing club was originally run by Mr. Kusaka years before and so Mariam Alikyan decided to revamp a similar program. Inspired by nature and fitness, Alikyan gathered research from schools with...

Meet Alexia Avelar, ASB President

Meet Alexia Avelar, ASB President

Marie E. Rodriguez, Editor In Chief

December 7, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Alexia Avelar is the BCCHS Student Body President for the 2015-2016 school year. She looks forward to making this school year an exciting event for all. With the help of the last year's Student Body President, Marjorie Martinez, Avelar felt that she had a strong back bone during her campaign. Elections...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Adams & Ceramics

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Adams & Ceramics

Alyssa Macias, Website Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

This school year has brought an influx of new teachers, and with new teachers come new classes. A focus has been put on career and art based curriculum. One of the new classes that has started at Birmingham is ceramics, which is not widely available throughout schools anymore. Mrs. Janeen Adams just...

How to Avoid Slow Lunch Lines

How to Avoid Slow Lunch Lines

Ranulfo Martinez, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but, lunch should not be overlooked. However, here at Birmingham many students consider skipping lunch altogether. This is partly due to the fact of the slow lunch lines. The main cause of the long lines is the amount of students. It's not rare...

College Advice & Application Deadlines!

College Advice & Application Deadlines!

Jenny Cubas, Front Page/ News Editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

With college applications due only about a month away, many students are stressing out on the process of getting them finished. Ms. Kronstadt (college counselor) and Mrs. Wydra (BCCHS teacher) gave their advice on how a student should approach college applications. There are so many schools to consider...

SLC Special Events and Field Trips

SLC Special Events and Field Trips

Emely Vasquez, Michelle Suarez, staff reporters

October 28, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

        There are many special events and field trips to look forward to this year. Each SLC has planned a variety of special events and field trips for the year. Technology and Business, Digital Media, Mash, CAL, Freshmen Academy, and PVA are each planning various trips, movie nights, and other spec...

Senior vs. Freshman Questions

Senior vs. Freshman Questions

Marie E. Rodriguez, Editor In Chief

October 20, 2015


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Andre Prystupa (senior) vs. Alan Mendez (freshman) When was the last time you tried something new? Prystupa: "Last month, I tried singing at the Thespian Club's Cafe Night." Mendez: "Yesterday, I was at Potato Corner and instead of French Fries, I got tater tots." Describe your goals for this scho...

Feed the Mouth

Feed the Mouth

Marie E. Rodriguez, Editor In Chief

October 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Feed the Mouth is a club at BCCHS, led by senior Kimberly Mendez. The purpose of the club is to stop hunger and feed the homeless. To advertise and bring attention to the cause, the club sells Feed the Mouth bracelets. The sales of these bracelets go to Freedom from Hunger, an organization that looks...

How to Get in Shape

How to Get in Shape

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor

October 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Getting in shape and staying in shape is a very good thing to do for the body and good for the way a person looks. The way to get in shape may seem difficult or a pain in the neck to do, but it’s very easy to obtain. The only hard part of getting in shape is that a lot of it has to do with consistency...

Meet Your Senior Class President

Meet Your Senior Class President

Marie E. Rodriguez, Editor In Chief

September 30, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Veronica Tayo is the Senior Class President for the graduating class of 2016. Tayo began campaigning  for elections around March of her junior year. With the slogan "Tayo all the way-o" and the distribution of treats and goodies, Veronica hoped to gain an advantage. However, Tayo admitted that she...

International Students Excited to be BCCHS Patriots

International Students Excited to be BCCHS Patriots

Nina Hovanesian, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Three international students, Lizandra Freitas Lima de Carvalho, Victoria Mazzone de Castro, and Cindy Ngo Huynh Uyen Phuong , share two common interests: Birmingham Community Charter High School and the Foreign Exchange Program. I had the opportunity to sit down with these lovely girls and ask them some questions about themselves and how they’ve adapt...

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