Football National Anthem Kneeling Controversy

Colin Kaepernick Takes a Knee During the National Anthem

Desiree Hernandez, News Editor

November 29, 2017

Many are confused about why some athletes take a knee on the national anthem. It means they're supporting "The right to protest police abuse towards black people." Colin Kaepernick was the first man to take a knee during the national anthem on September 1, 2016. Not only did his act spread throughout...

2017 Wrestling Season Begins

Head Coach Jim demonstrating a takedown at club on wrestler Diego Nava(11)

Destiny Taufahema, Co-Sports Editor

November 27, 2017

Birmingham's girls and boys wrestlers put in a whole lot of time during their days of offseason just to improve and do better during season. Birmingham's wrestling team trains very extensively before and after season, since it is a year-round sport. Preseason prepares our wrestlers for bigger and...

2017 School Site Glow Ups

Freshly new paint makes the quad pop out throughout the school. The bright new colors really shows the school's pride.

Alejandro Marroquin, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

New school year, new upgrades. Birmingham Community Charter High School has changed the school with new looks. So far, it looks really amazing. There are new bleachers at the gym and they look awesome and they are more cozy than the ones before. Also in the gym are new speakers near the ceiling. The...

How to Prepare for Senioritis

Senioritis at its finest!  Instead of doing school work, this senior takes a nap in class.

Adrian Vasquez, Website Editor

November 16, 2017

If you're a senior, you know how stressful it is to deal with your college applications in your first semester. Studying for the SAT and/or ACT, getting letters of recommendation, and writing those oh-so-important personal statements. However, your senior year is NOT over after your first semester. Just...

2017 Grease Pep Rally Electrifying

BCCHS Dance Team finishing off their performnce.

Monserrat Carrasco, Student Life Editor

November 14, 2017

BCCHS has the one that you want. Birmingham’s Grease-themed pep rally had everyone saying tell me more, tell me more. Want to know more? We’ll tell you about it stud. This electrifying rally had everyone shaking off of their seats, and let our students to be the first to enjoy our new gym bleachers....

Patriot Football Finishes League 4-1, Heading to Open Division Playoffs

Football Seniors and a couple other teammates with Coach Rose on Senior Night

Destiny Taufahema, Co-Sports Editor

November 14, 2017

Birmingham faced five local high school teams during league; Taft Toreadors, Granada Highlanders, El Camino Conquistadores, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Chatsworth Chancellors. The Patriots will be going into the playoffs in the open division against the Fairfax Lions on November 17th. After the last preseason ...

Can We Forget Frequent U.S. Mass Killings?

In memory of the fallen during the Las Vegas shooting.

Jonathan Vicente, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

One day there is a mass killing and then the next day it is forgotten. Killings have happened so frequently that people don't really take them as seriously as they should. People seem to forget that killing people for fun is not a fun thing. People seem to have made it into a game with no winner. There...

Cinderella the Musical Comes to BCCHS

Students acting out a scene from Cinderella

Karina Ruvalcava, Creative Arts Editor

November 9, 2017

Bibbidi bobbidi boo the Birmingham Fall Musical has come to you. Find a night to take a travel into the fairytale world of Cinderella and relive your childhood as we watch BCCHS students hard work and passionately transform into characters from folklore. The effort students put in to make sure tha...

Is Racism a Problem With No Solution?

White supremacists gather  in Charlottesville committing racist acts.

Lourenco Medici, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017

Talking about racism is not something new. Every week, people can watch something on the news that mentioned any act of a certain person, a certain group against black people, against people with different nationalities, and different religions. It is a something that keeps coming back every other day...

BCCHS October Movie Nights in the Quad

Xiomara Henriquez(12), Jazzmine Murrietta (10), Iris Munoz(11),and Melissa Chairez(12) enjoying Culinary Club and Animation Club's Movie Night Activities

Gissel Garcia, Co-Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 3, 2017

Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS) has been showing movies in the month of October to fundraise for their club and celebrate the Halloween Patriot spirit. The first movie that premiered was Grease. Students had a great time in the quad of the school where the Junior Council hosted t...

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