Sony and Kesha: An Unfair Settlement

Sony and Kesha: An Unfair Settlement

Tyra Castro, Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On April 6 a New York judge disregarded musical artist Kesha’s claim that she should be let go of her contract with Sony because  she was emotionally and sexually abused by her producer. This case became huge amongst mainstream media and social networking due to how, in the past, many female artist...

Are We in a Landfill Or Is This a High School Campus?

Are We in a Landfill Or Is This a High School Campus?

Julissa Jimenez, Editor

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

BPHS students are well aware of this image: walking back to class after lunch and seeing massive numbers of lunch trays with unfinished food scattered around campus. This leftover  food and trays can be seen piled on lunch tables, scattered in hallways, and dumped onto the grass. The real question...

Seeing the Signs

Seeing the Signs

Sharon Tran, Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

According to a 2010 census from Gallaudet Research Institute, approximately 13% of the US population is deaf or hard of hearing. With such a considerable percentage, many questions have been asked regarding the role of the language in the education system. Should ASL be taught in schools? Should ASL...

Tardiness, It Happens

Tardiness, It Happens

Julissa Jimenez, Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

From the beginning of time, students have been well acquainted with tardiness. Whether you owe hours upon hours of detention or you are on your last warning, tardiness happens. We are well-acquainted with the morning rush - the frantic dash to get ready, breakfast, pick up your things, and brace ...

The More Languages You Know, The Better

The More Languages You Know, The Better

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

BALDWIN PARK-- Imagine speaking to your father in French while you speak to your mother in Vietnamese. Imagine watching T.V. shows in different languages. It does not necessarily mean you are smarter, but speaking two languages instead of just one has more practical benefits, especially in this modernizing...

Destroying Civil Liberties

Cesar Arevalo, Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“It’s like a place that fell from some hell, some evil created this place because it does not belong to anything that [the Federal Bureau of Prisons] has done in the past 300 year history. And you know what is happening here? We are being observed, you are being studied, you are being watched.”

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Every Generation Has A Hero (Dj Khaled)

Every Generation Has A Hero (Dj Khaled)

Eduardo Nunez, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dj Khaled is a hip pop producer and disk jockey who is known to hve worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Drake and Chris Brown. In recent months, Khaled’s popularity has skyrocketed and he has become a head figure of pop culture, known for his antics and motivational...

Be a Master Not a Disaster

Be a Master Not a Disaster

Edward Ponce, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Education is a huge factor in today’s American Society, and while only a couple of decades ago you may have been able to live a comfortable life on only a high school diploma, today's society demands a higher level of understanding and personal development in order to achieve success. According...

New Year, But Really, New You?

New Year, But Really, New You?

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


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BALDWIN PARK, CA-- Here we are again! That “January feeling” is in the air and it is finally 2016. Most of us know the phrase “New Year, New Me” as a way to change ourselves and start fresh every year. Whether being a lazy couch-loving slug or an unconfident Starbucks addict, the only person able to...

Freshman Grades: Big Deal Or Not?

Freshman Grades: Big Deal Or Not?

Shwe Nemyo, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

BALDWIN PARK, CA-- Although some may say freshman grades don’t matter, many students at BPHS believe that all four years of high school contribute to their futures. Colleges take all of a student’s high school grades into consideration to determine whether he or she has a consistent academic goa...

Redesigning the SAT: Fighting a Losing Battle

Redesigning the SAT: Fighting a Losing Battle

Sharon Tran, Staff Writer

December 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Beginning in 2016, the College Board will be administering the redesigned SAT. Notable changes will include the return to the 1600 point scale, the lack of a vocabulary section, and the introduction of the now-optional essay. Fun fact: This supposedly new SAT will strongly resemble the old SAT which...

In Favor of a Year-Round Block Schedule

Cesar Arevalo, Staff Writer

December 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The traditional assembly line six-period schedule is not an effective way to teach students in this day and age. The most effective method is block scheduling and many schools are starting to take action. You might be thinking, ‘Block scheduling? You mean I have to listen to my teacher ramble about...

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