Long Lunch Lines at BCCHS

Long Lunch Lines at BCCHS

Sebastian Cardona, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We have over 3,400 students at Birmingham Community Charter High School and most of them get hungry during lunch. BCCHS has an indoor food court, outdoor food court, and food carts outside E and F halls, but there's still no difference seen in the size of the lines of students waiting to get food. The lu...

Thirty-One Days of Halloween Fun

Thirty-One Days of Halloween Fun

Salma Ramirez and Isamar Torres

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Halloween is days away and what better way to celebrate it by counting down the days with spooky monsters, thrilling theme parks, or a heart-stopping corn maze? One family-friendly and exciting place to visit this October is the "Los Angeles Haunted Hayride" in Griffith Park (7430 Crystal Spring Ave)....

Birmingham Hosts First-Ever College Fair

Birmingham Hosts First-Ever College Fair

Monserrat Carrasco, Student Life Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday, September 30, Birmingham held it's first-ever college fair which lasted from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Students from Birmingham and schools such as Los Angeles Valley College and Grant High School came to seek information about colleges they might be interested in attending in the future. Asi...

2017 Club Rush in the Quad

2017 Club Rush in the Quad

Karina Ruvalcaba, Creative Arts Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Birmingham had its annual club rush, and some students may wonder what club rush is. As it says in the name, it’s a day that students and clubs come to the quad and students rush to sign up for their favorite club(s)!   Club rush helps to get the club out in the open, as there are so many clubs...

Our New Principal: Meet Ms. Elena Paul!

Our New Principal: Meet Ms. Elena Paul!

Adrian Vasquez and Theodore Alevizos

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

                                                                                                                                                                                                        ...

New Sophomore Academy Opens!

New Sophomore Academy Opens!

Destiny Taufahema, Co-Sports Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Birmingham has just created the new 10th Grade Academy for our sophomore class. "An entire academy just for them?" Yes, the academy's entire focus is only on the 10th graders and it has so much to offer for them! Last year, instead of the 9th graders choosing their own academy, they were automatically put ...

Keeping Our Campus Clean and Green!

Keeping Our Campus Clean and Green!

Stacey Sandoval, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Often times, walking across our school campus after lunch, one can see lots of trash thrown everywhere but the trash cans--just like in our bathrooms, but that's not the point. Birmingham students are thinking that since the school provides custodians working during school hours, they do not have to pick up after the...

“A Game That Changed Me”

“A Game That Changed Me”

Karina Ruvalcaba, Creative Arts Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Creative Writing, Showcase

    By Armando Yanez When I’m on the mound you’ll never see me frown. This game changed my life in ways I can’t explain. When times were bad it kept me sane, When I’m on the diamond the world is mine I’ll do anything for this game. Because it changed m...

Foul-Smelling Corroding Restrooms

Foul-Smelling Corroding Restrooms

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

"Hey Ivan, why does it smell so bad in here?" "I don't know bro. Gosh man! Why are the bathrooms so gross? There is literally a foot print on the toilet rim." Is this what most students can relate to at Birmingham Community Charter High School? Musty, gross, filthy, and—what is that on the floor?...

Don’t Miss Out, 2017-2018 Yearbook Now on Sale!

Don’t Miss Out, 2017-2018 Yearbook Now on Sale!

Denise Reynoso, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The yearbook staff is striving to have each and every Patriot be included in the yearbook. Seniors are the ones who will most likely buy their yearbooks first so they can have their memories of high school once they go beyond Birmingham. For example, seniors get nicely dressed and look picture-perfect...

International Students at BCCHS

International Students at BCCHS

Lourenco Medici, Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

  A big step. One definition of a really big step for a school is accepting international students from a variety of different countries.  As a society, there are many problems and social differences that we have to face. People could sit and discuss societal problems for hours and still wouldn't...

Hello New BCCHS Football Stadium

Hello New BCCHS Football Stadium

Maya Wilson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

For the last few years at here at Birmingham, there has not been an upgrade to our football stadium. Now that this school year has begun, our new CEO/Principal, Ms.Elena Paul, and the BCCHS School Board have decided to renovate and improve the field in order to have a nice, new stadium at BCCHS. Many...

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