The Underwhelming 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmy's opening sketch featuring this year's nominees.

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

On Monday, September 17th, the Television Academy held it's 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by cast members Colin Jost and Michael Che on Saturday Night Live. In every type of show there are moments that excelled in some areas, but fell flat in others. This year, NBC handed the show over to S...

Teenage Pregnancy Alters the Future

Teenage couple shocked by the pregnancy test.

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

Teenagers these days aren't getting pregnant as much, and for good reasons. Teenagers who accidentally get pregnant during their high school years usually never finish their education, and thus never receive their high school diploma. These teenage mothers now have to raise their children in poverty...

Venom Crawls into Theaters

Venom smiling as his movie claims the top spot at the box office.

Joshua Campos, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Venom, the Marvel movie starring Tom Hardy, hit theaters this past October 5th, 2018. This writer went to go watch Venom over the weekend, and  it was a really enjoyable and action-packed movie. Tom Hardy really acts as if he is a realistic Eddie Brock during the whole movie. The CGI wasn't perfec...

Meet Ms. Tracie Bowdoin–Birmingham’s New Principal

Ms. Tracie Bowdoin, Principal and CEO of BCCHS

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

On July 1, 2018, Ms. Tracie Bowdoin took the position as Birmingham's new principal.  Ms. Bowdoin had previously served as an assistant principal here at BCCHS for the previous eight years.  As a community of many students, faculty, staff, and parents, everyone is interested in getting to know more...

Banning Books: Against Our First Amendment and Damages Youth

A display for Banned Books Week made with a copy of Fahrenheit 451.

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." This is what the first...

BCCHS School Style 2018-19

Ariel Moore (12) left, and
Chiara Espocito (11) showing their urban style

Kimberly Sandoval, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

Every student picks out an outfit for school--either the night before or the morning before school starts. Each student has their own personal style they create or like to follow. Here at Birmingham Community Charter High School, students from all grade levels like to express themselves through their...

Patriot Varsity Football Off to a Strong Start to Season

BCCHS Patriots game at La Salle High School in Pasadena

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

The 2018 BCCHS varsity football season is off to a strong start with the team having a 4-2 record. After previously losing to Harvard Westlake last year, the team showed how hard they worked by defeating Harvard Westlake 30-21 for this season's first victory.  Birmingham then brought home another victory...

BCCHS 2018 Club Rush Friday at the Quad

BCCHS Quad filled with students during the 2018 Club Rush.

Lisbet Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

 On Friday, September 14, BCCHS hosted it's annual Club Rush. Club Rush is when many clubs at school all meet in the quad and students can learn about and join any club on campus. The quad was filled with many different clubs, such as: Chess Club, Key Club, Knights and Ladies, French Club, Journalism...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before–Now on Netflix!

To All the Boys I've Loved Before--Now on Netflix!

Melanie Gramajo, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

From love letters to crazy adventures, the book and movie To All the Boys I've Loved Before has captured the inner essence of being in love. A young and in-love girl, Lara Jean, writes five letters to her past crushes and holds nothing back. However, her crushes never received them. Until one day, her...

2018-19 Birmingham Cheer Team

Cheerleaders posing for victory

Phillip Lemus and Joshua Campos

October 5, 2018

This year's 2018-19 Birmingham Cheer Team has already accomplished more than most high school cheer teams. Birmingham's cheer team has grown larger over the years,  and with the new school year starting, they've just completed tryouts. The sport of cheerleading has grown to be more successful in the l...

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