Beauty and The Beasts: The Price of Animal Testing

Beauty and The Beasts: The Price of Animal Testing

Nadine Baer, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2015

"How many rabbits does Revlon blind for beauty's sake?" -Henry Spira, Animal Rights Activist                    This statement was made over 30 years ago, and today it could not be any more true. In fact, the circumstances are much worse than they seem. Everyday, thousands of animals around...

Shy Encounters

Shy Encounters

Brandon Young, Creative Arts Editor

February 25, 2015

     Many people ask me what it is I like in girls. My answer is always the same. And, they look at me with this puzzled, stupefied look on their faces and expect another word to escape my lips as if what I had just said was a joke.              I waited for Josh after school tha...

FAFSA

FAFSA

Daisy Flores, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2015

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is something all seniors are coming into contact with this year. It is a great way to help get money for college. Applications for FAFSA are to be submitted online on the website https://fafsa.ed.gov/ by March 2nd. It is recommended to fill out this ...

“That’s one small step for Cristiano Ronaldo, one giant step” that no one expected?

“That’s one small step for Cristiano Ronaldo, one giant step” that no one expected?

Johan Morales, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2015

As Cristiano Ronaldo keep breaking records on the field, he breaks other ones off the field. His long list of achievements include:  a museum, 3 Golden Ball Awards, a statue in Madeira, Portugal, top goal scorer with both Real Madrid and Manchester United (several times) and now he has accomplishment...

Featured Teacher: Mr.Kelly

Featured Teacher: Mr.Kelly

Ivan Avila and Sara Zhobin

February 20, 2015

Mr. Kelly was the elected teacher for the Featured Teacher by the Journalism staff.  He has been a favorite teacher for many years by many of his students. What did you do before you were a teacher? Mr. Kelley was Writer/Producer/Director of movies from 1978-2000, He produced about 50 movies;...

Girls Varsity Basketball

Girls Varsity Basketball

Carlos Vega & Christian Ayala, Sports Editor

February 20, 2015

 Girls basketball here at Birmingham Community Charter High School is just like what many people expect--it is competitive. The girl's basketball season started on January 14, 2015 with their first game against Granada Hills said basketball star Karla Aguirre.  The Lady Patriots hold a curren...

Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Birdman:  The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Zak Parchen, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

Andy Warhol once stated, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Birdman tells the story of a washed-up superhero actor, Riggan Thompson (played by Michael Keaton), who attempts to regain his lost fame through a Broadway theater production.  He is trying to prove to the w...

February Horoscopes

February Horoscopes

Valerie Olas, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2015

Aquarius (January 21- February 21) February is a month for those dearest to you to be longing for your time and companionship. They may seem emotionally needy; something that you hate. Be sure not to hurt someone close to you with hasty actions and harsh words. Things may not be exactly as they seem, so try not ...

BEWARE: For-Profit Colleges

BEWARE: For-Profit Colleges

Martha Lopez, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2015

For high school students, especially seniors, finding a school to attend after they graduate is hard to do, especially with so many options out there. One option that they could look into is for-profit colleges. Mrs. Kronstadt is probably the most knowledgeable person on the BCCHS campus about colleges...

SBAC Testing

SBAC Testing

Alyssa Macias, News Editor

February 12, 2015

The 2014-2015 school year is the first time the Common Core State Standards will be used to replace the old CST testing. Common Core State Standards is an upgraded learning system that is laid out to prepare outgoing high school students for entry level careers and college courses. It encourages a...

Back to Back Champions?

Back to Back Champions?

Johan Morales, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2015

This season, the Boys Varsity Soccer Team find themselves reaching out to secure a playoff position. The team won the City Division 1 Title last season making them the defending champions coming into this season. However, the team has lost the majority of the players from last year's championship team...

Quiet Awakening

Quiet Awakening

Brandon Young, Creative Arts Editor

February 10, 2015

"Seven years ago:      I spotted her from afar, hanging out with her friends like she normally did during our lunch break. Gosh she was beautiful. She had the most addictive brown eyes you could ever have imagined. Every time our eyes met, I'd feel little a numb. She seemed so nonchalant, yet attentiv...

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