The Ever-changing “Perfect” Female Body

The standards of which a woman's body are supposed to look like have changed rapidly through time.

Jenessa Henderson and Debbie Lawhead

October 29, 2019

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". This quote has been preached for years upon years, yet the real history of beauty proves otherwise. With beauty trends always changing and being reinvented, the idea of what is beautiful was something many women struggled to achieve--even if it meant jeopardizing...

Chromebooks – What Do BCCHS Students Think of Them?

Lenovo N23 Chromebook

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

October 29, 2019

A new school year, a new change. For Birmingham Charter students, this change came in the form of Chromebooks - one for every single student on campus. Initially given only to the graduating class of 2022 (freshmen) the previous year, they were the subjects of mild “envy,” if it’s even appropriate to r...

Endangered Animals Need Protection

Tiger and three small cubs fiercely looking at the camera.

Rosana Sanchez-Zorrilla, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

An endangered species is an animal or plant that's considered at risk of extinction. The majority of extinctions are caused by natural conditions, but recently, the increase in animal endangerment is caused by humans. Our environment cannot sustain the growing pressure humans have put on this planet,...

Switch Lite Vs Nintendo Switch?

The difference between the Switch and the Lite

Reign Cruz, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

 The Switch Lite is a smaller and lighter version of the Nintendo Switch. The Lite is a gaming console version that's for handheld only. It comes in three different colors: yellow, turquoise, and gray. The price of the console costs $199 and its battery life lasts for about three to seven hours. Unlik...

Disney Live Action Remakes: Hmmm

Didn't live up to its hype, this particular Aladdin reboot.

Phillip Lemus, Opinion Editor

October 21, 2019

During the 21st century, more Disney-animated movies have been remade on the big screen with re-vocalized actors and more computer-generated characters, and this recent trend is both troubling and odd. June of 2019 brought the new Lion King remake that brought conflicted audiences to the theaters. ...

How It All Started: The Birmingham Dance Team

How It All Started: The Birmingham Dance Team

Karina Gonzalez, Staff Writer and Website Editor

October 21, 2019

The Birmingham Dance Team has been active for eight years and ever since then, they have been well-known for making Birmingham's pep rallies and varsity football games hyped. The team really gets the students up on their feet and cheering for the team as they have their hands up grooving to the music. At...

Fun and Games at BCCHS Senior Sunrise 2019

Fun and Games at BCCHS Senior Sunrise 2019

Kimberly Sandoval, Senior Columnist

October 21, 2019

BCCHS seniors had a great time at the annual Senior Sunrise event which took place on Thursday, September 26th. This was the first of many school activities for seniors graduating this year. This school event was held at the newly renewed football field at six in the morning and ended at 8 a.m. Senior...

BCCHS Club Rush 2019–A Huge Success!

Rebecca Castillo, Eric Marcos, and Divialin Lucero representing their club Cirlce of Friends.

Lisbet Hernandez, Front Page Editor

October 17, 2019

On Thursday September 12, 2019, BCCHS held its annual Club Rush! So, what is Club Rush? Club Rush is an event in which all the school clubs go out to the quad during lunch and try to recruit people into their club. The whole student body had the chance to ask club members any questions they had to get...

Bulletproof Backpacks: New Trend at School?

Children wearing backpacks at school

Lizeth Santiago, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Events of school shootings in the United States have increased dramatically, leaving parents worried for their children’s safety. Parents are questioning if they should really send their children to school or consider homeschooling. This is where the idea of bulletproof backpacks come into place. With...

It: Chapter Two

Still from It: Chapter 2 (Warner Bros Studios)

Melissa Vasquez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Peanuts, cotton candy, hotdogs  and... POPCORN! It: Chapter Two has been the talk of the town and fans have been going crazy over It: Chapter Two premiered on September 6, 2019. It is a supernatural American horror film based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. It features an ancient "trans-dimensional" mons...

Mental Health and the Battles Students Face

A young student frustrated with too much homework

Steven Mazariegos, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

How often do you speak to your children about personal problems? Students often have a lot to deal with at home or at school, but it is mainly at school that students have problems. Why school? It is because they deal with anxiety, depression, stress, and have problems going to sleep. According to w...

The Challenges of Taking the Bus to School

Metro busses operating downtown

Nicholas Melendez, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

It’s 8:10 AM,  you’re running late to school constantly checking the bus schedule to find that the bus is arriving in less than five minutes, so you run out the door struggling to put your shoes on while racing to the bus stop. The bus arrives and to your surprise, you find that the bus is filled...

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