Rap/Hip Hop “Beef” 2018

Rap/Hip Hop “Beef” 2018

Ivan Delgado, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Throughout the years of hip hop, there have always been feuds or "beef," as some would say. From Jay Z and Nas to Tupac and Biggie, artists have been using music to humiliate and disrespect other artists. Recently, Eminem released an album titled Kamikaze on August 31, 2018. In this album, he provoked...

BCCHS Blood Drive 2018

BCCHS Blood Drive 2018

Gustavo De la luz, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Wouldn't you like to save lives? Birmingham Community Charter High School hosted our very own blood drive this month. The blood drive was held on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, and with the help of our Knights and Ladies Club, it was a great success. Many students volunteered to donate blood, and there...

Colin Kaepernick and the Nike Ad Backlash

Colin Kaepernick and the Nike Ad Backlash

Joshua Campos, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Colin Kaepernick, an American NFL football quarterback, has been receiving backlash after an incident that occurred during a football game. It all started during the 2016 NFL preseason, when Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during the national anthem to protest against police brutality towards African Americans and other ethnicities. Although at first, his protest went unnoticed, after 13 months, other NFL football teams joined this protest. His actions were only to protest against police brutality, but a lot people, even President Trump, have taken it as something more than that. People are saying that Colin does not respect the American flag nor does he respect the troops who have given their lives to this country. After all this backlash, Nike has decided to use Colin Kaepernik for an ad which shows a close up of his face with the quote, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything" along with the hashtag "Just Do It." The same people who where mad at the protest during the NFL game with Colin Kaepernick, they are furious with Nike for using him for their ad. Even Trump has tweeted on this, "Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? As far as the NFL is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!" People are even going as far as to burn their purchased Nike products and to boycott the Nike brand. Other people, including this writer, find this incredibly stupid as they are burning things they have already purchased. Which means that Nike is making money no matter what. Mathew Chapman, who goes by the twitter name of  @fawfulfan, has also tweeted on this issue, "Here's an idea. If you think America's veterans deserve more respect, why not donate your clothes to a veterans' charity instead of cutting them up with scissors like a dumb, spiteful little brat? #NikeBoycott." All in all, I find this to be very childish, as people are purchasing these products and burning them to boycott Nike, even though Nike is gaining profits. If anything, Nike has won this so called boycott. Colin Kaepernick has done no wrong by taking a knee during the NFL preseason game, and, as he has said many times, he is trying to make a statement on police brutality that should be heard. People should look at the bigger picture. Even military people such as Katlin Bellaw who goes by the twitter name of @KatlinBellaw has tweeted, "Stop using the troops as an excuse to burn your Nike shit. I’m not your scapegoat. I’m gonna sit over here and continue to buy my Nike stuff, they give military a discount. #NikeBoycott."  ...

What is Up With All These Reboots?

What is Up With All These Reboots?

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Most of us couch potatoes watch a lot of television shows and sometimes we see revived TV shows that previously aired before. Isn' t it weird that most rebooted television shows just end up being total disappointments? I think not. It seems to me that television shows are starting to lose their creativity...

West Coast Rappers Making an Impact

West Coast Rappers Making an Impact

Jonathon Eaton, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In the past couple of years, the hip-hop industry have been getting hot new artists and groups who have been making a huge influence in the music industry. Rappers coming from California have made a noticeable impact in the game and young talent are constantly showing up. SOB X RBE (Strictly Only...

College Football Season is Back!

College Football Season is Back!

Miguel Cisneros, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

 The most exciting part of the year for football fans has started, the college football season. Everyone is excited to see their favorite college team play--see their new formations, plays and, of course new players that have been signed. Many football fans are saddened because there favorite college p...

Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico in 2017…

Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico in 2017…

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On September 20th, 2017, Hurricane Maria, a category four hurricane, hit Puerto Rico. At first the exact number of deaths was not  known exactly due to the fact that there was no way of recording how many people died. The original death toll was 68 but many officials were wary of that number becaus...

Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera

September 18, 2018


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Jose Rivera is a 16 year old junior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. He enjoys going to school and learning new things every day. His goal is to enroll in a four year college and graduate with a degree in architecture. Once he heard about architects, he never thought about another job. He...

Melanie Gramajo

Melanie Gramajo

September 18, 2018


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Melanie Gramajo is a 16 year old junior attending Birmingham Community Charter High School. Her nationality is Guatemalan. She adores socializing, writing, and photography. Melanie's favorite type of music to listen to is 60's, 70's, and 80's music... anything from Aretha Franklin and the Beatles to...

Gustavo De la luz

Gustavo De la luz

September 18, 2018


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Gustavo De la luz  is a senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. He has been attending Birmingham since his freshman year even though it isn't his home school. His home school is James Monroe High School but he didn't want to attend that school because he felt like he could get more opportunities...

Sofia Lemus

Sofia Lemus

September 18, 2018


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Sofia Lemus is a sophomore at Birmingham Community Charter High School. This is her first year at Birmingham. She spent her freshman year at Reseda High School and decided to move to Birmingham after her sister graduated. When Sofia is older, she would like to become a nurse. UCLA is her dream school...

Jenessa Henderson

Jenessa Henderson

September 18, 2018


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Jenessa Henderson is a 15 year old sophomore at Birmingham Community Charter High School. Since attending Birmingham, she has been working on her shyness. She is working on overcoming that by becoming more outgoing by joining clubs, and also being a part of the school's dance team. As a student, she...

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