Instagram Still Popular Around the World

Instagram personal profile & feed

Sara De La Cruz and Kaflin Giron

January 30, 2019

Instagram is a social networking site that allows users to share photos and videos. The app was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It first debuted in 2010 and is still active to this day. This platform is provided for everyone all around the world. People are able to do a lot of different things...

Punisher Shoots His Way Into Netflix With Season 2

Frank Castle is back to Punish for season 2

Joshua Campos, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

The new season of The Punisher has just arrived to Netflix, filled with intense action and familiar faces returning as well as a new one showing up. Frank Castle (John Bernthal) is back and better than ever and another character to return is detective Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah). Dinah gets Frank to put a stop to a returning foe, Billy Russo (Ben Barnes), who returns with a few sc...

LAUSD Teachers’ Strike Ends After Six Days

UTLA teachers striking

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

LAUSD is the largest school district in California and the second largest school district in the United States, educating 734,641 students. Despite being the largest school district in the state, it surely isn't the best. As many of us know, LAUSD schools, which employ over 25,000 teachers and 30,000...

New Year, New Laws for Californians

New Year, New Laws for Californians

Phillip Lemus, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

It's time to ring in the new year! And you can't ring it in without adding new laws. Every year, new laws are drawn up and voted on, though those statistics vary with each state. Legislatures in every state vote on bills made by a legislator, who sends the bill to the Chamber, the bill is then assigned...

Woolsey and Camp Fire Turn California into an Inferno

Fire Fighters during the Woodsley Fire

Debbie Lawhead, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

On November 9, 2018 just a day after the deadly mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill, the city of Thousand Oaks was hit with yet another tragedy. The Woolsey Fire broke out early on Sunday, November 9. The fire had started in Woolsey Canyon but due to the Santa Ana winds -which reached u...

Stan Lee Legacy Will Live On Forever!

Stan Lee

Sara De La Cruz and Jonathon Eaton

January 17, 2019

Stan Lee, probably the most iconic Marvel comic writer, passed away November 12, 2018. A date that has been very hard for some of us to fathom. Stanley Martin Lieber, was born December 28, 1922 in Manhattan, New York. Lee was one of the founders of Marvel Comics, which was a family-owned business...

2018 Has Been Another Year of Horrific Gun Violence

People mourning at a vigil in response to the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018.

Jenessa Henderson, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

Despite murder and crime rates having generally declined in the last couple of decades, almost no state in this country is immune to gun violence. In 2018, there were over 300 mass shootings in the United States. This includes the school shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida which killed...

Is Birmingham Haunted? A Brief History of BCCHS

Birmingham campus back in 1945

Kaflin Giron and Sara De La Cruz

January 15, 2019

Our school used to serve as both a general hospital and a WWII debarkation hospital in the 1940s and is now known as Birmingham Community Charter High School.  This location was a World War II hospital and it was built in late 1943 to early 1944 in Van Nuys. It was originally named Van Nuys General...

The Internet Puts the Spotlight on Animal Abuse

A helpless baby seal moments before slaughter

Melanie Gramajo, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

Animal Abuse has always been happening behind the scenes, however lately people have taken upon the decision to publicize the terrible and upsetting truth of animal abuse. As much as we want to believe it's not happening it is! All across the world, these vulnerable and innocent animals are put through...

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