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Athlete of the Month: Hailee Kessler

Captain Hailee Kessler serves against Cleveland High School varsity volleyball girls on Oct. 3

Jade Campbell, Photo Editor
November 14, 2018
Filed under Sports

Q: How long have you been playing volleyball? A: I’ve been playing volleyball since sixth grade.   Q: Why do you enjoy playing volleyball? A: I enjoy playing volleyball just because it is a fun sport overall.   Q: Do you plan to play volleyball in college? Are you going...

Gabino twins take on college one year early

Juniors Nicole and Leticia Gabino have earned enough credits from community colleges to graduate one year early with the class of 2019.

Alliana Samonte
March 11, 2019
Filed under Features, Showcase

Sisters Nicole and Leticia Gabino are anything but average juniors. After taking several college courses during the past three years to fulfill graduation requirements, the twin sisters are able to walk the stage one year early. “I feel at the same time excited but a little sad,” Leticia said. “It...

Girls volleyball spikes to victory in city finals

BCCHS's Lady Patroits became city champions on Nov. 3 by beating Granada Hills High School.

Alexis Gutierrez
November 15, 2018
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Birmingham Charter High School girls varsity volleyball team ended the season with a loss in the final game but they made up for it by winning playoffs, becoming city champions and advancing into state playoffs. The first step to breaking a playoff loss streak was to win the first game again...

Seniors set a hole in the Lady Patriots varsity team

 Varsity volleyball captain Hailee Kessler poses with her fellow Lady Patriots Audree Alaras and Keona Paniagua after their home game against the Toreadors October 11.

Martin Garcia
October 17, 2018
Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s something that’s normal every year in schools- seniors graduate. And Birmingham Community Charter High School’s (BCCHS) Lady Patriots from the varsity girls volleyball team are no exception. “As of right now there are only four underclassmen on varsity and out of the four, only two of us act...

Reflecting on the RYLArian experience

Juniors Hailee Kessler and Karina Mara pose with a friend they met at the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly in Blue Jay, California, on April 29.

Karina Mara
May 9, 2018
Filed under Features, Showcase

Chosen as one of the three students from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School to receive the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, I spent three days in a camp surrounded by nature, strangers and an aspiration to become a better leader. Upon our arrival to Blue Jay, California, anxiety and excitement gushed ins...

Leaders unite for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Junior Hailee Kessler receives a certificate for being selected to participate in RYLA.

Elizabeth Cortez
April 23, 2018
Filed under Features, Showcase

Trust, teamwork, problem-solving and communication are just a few of the skills necessary to become a community leader. After writing an essay describing why they want to participate, juniors Karina Mara, Hailee Kessler and Lauryn Uhlenberg were selected to receive scholarships to attend the Rotary Y...

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

David Eskichyan
March 21, 2018
Filed under Multi-Media, Photo, Photo, Photo of the Week, Showcase

David Eskichyan Junior Hailee Kessler, sophomore Kaia Greenwood and freshman Kathy Rihani make posters for the #Enough Walkout on March 14. Students were invited to help make posters in the poster room....

Students walk out to protest gun violence

Daniel Pearl Magnet High School students hold their posters while chanting along Balboa Boulevard during the #Enough Walkout on March 14.

Karina Mara and David Eskichyan
March 14, 2018
Filed under News, Showcase, Video

Chanting “Protect our schools, not our guns,” about 150 students walked out of classes today in support of stricter gun control. “I support the idea that students have the right to peacefully protest,” Principal Deborah Smith said. “They have the right to have their voices heard and I...

Speak your mind with Sarahah’s anonymous network

Sarahah features an anonymous messaging network and becoming popular with teens looking to speak their mind.

Karina Mara
October 17, 2017
Filed under Tech

Landing on the top free apps of the iOS and Google Play store, Sarahah has been a craze with its anonymous messaging social network. The app allows people to send and receive honest criticism from one another while keeping their identity hidden. The app was developed last November by Saudi-Arabian ...

“Hamilton” helps add creativity to classroom

A group of juniors were selected to attend a special assembly at Panorama High School on Aug. 17, 2017 to hear about the EduHam program.

Jade Ajileye
September 25, 2017
Filed under Special Reports

Hailee Kessler can now breathe a sigh of relief after completing her simple and entertaining curriculum assigned by the history teachers for the junior class. “Finding sources was an easy and fun way to learn about the Boston Tea Party,” junior Hailee Kessler said. “I learned ...

Sophomores prepare to curate art exhibit while learning about Holocaust

Stephanie Wolfson, director of education for the David Labkovsky Project, works with sophomore Hailee Kessler in prepara on of the student run exhibit.

Elsie Morales
May 22, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Special Reports

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong time of the exhibit. It is June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Alishon Raymundo has been a curator-in-training for the past few months preparing for an art exhibit made to honor a Holocaust survivor and artist. “I like that we try to imitate what he does ...

Girls volleyball trains with intent to win

Junior Jessica Salguero prepares to serve the ball to the other side of the court.

April Serrano
September 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

With volleyball season just beginning, the players of Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS) prepare for the upcoming season. Ending last season with an overall of four wins and 12 losses, the Lady Patriots are coming back with a fierce attitude. Starting in July, players began preparing and conditioning for t...

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