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Senior Assembly Recap
Angelina Andrade, Copy Editor • April 22, 2024

As the school year comes to an end, Downey Seniors are waiting in anticipation for the end of their high school careers. Around this time is when our principal assembles the...

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Arianna Dominguez, Writer • April 12, 2024
Amigos Club
Maribel Magdaleno, Writer • April 6, 2024
Favorite Classes
Angelina Andrade, Copy Editor • March 13, 2024
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History of Girl Scout Cookies
History of Girl Scout Cookies
Alyssa Gin, Writer • February 27, 2024

Each and every year from January to March, Girl Scouts from all over the world sell cookies, an annual tradition that has been going on for over a hundred years.  The...

Mariachi Bakery Review
Giselle Reyes, Illustrator • February 9, 2024
Different Winter Holidays
Angelina Andrade, Copy Editor • February 7, 2024
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Fall/Winter 2024 Fashion Trends
Fall/Winter 2024 Fashion Trends
Desteni Vega, Social Media Manager • March 14, 2024

Taylor's Big Grammy Night
Alanis Martinez, Copy Editor • March 5, 2024
Show Recommendations  
Angelina Andrade, Copy Editor • December 13, 2023
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End of the 2023-2024 School Year!
Congrats to the Class of 2024 for Graduating
Nara Smith
Angelina Andrade, Copy Editor • April 12, 2024

Nara Smith, a social media influencer who has been dominating the TikTok For You Page, has become a recent topic of interest for many people. Smith is a Mormon influencer/content creator whose videos often...

Helldivers Review
Travis Padilla, Writer • April 6, 2024
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On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, the Downey girl’s varsity water polo team took on the Warren High School Bears at home. “Senior Night” was hosted after their victory and was dedicated to the seniors on the team who have put outstanding effort and dedication into their season this year, giving the rivalry game a bit more meaning behind it.
Girls Rivalry Water Polo
Viviana Alba and Alisson Naranjo February 8, 2024
Dodgers Upset
Dodgers Upset
Alanis Martinez, Copy Editor • November 28, 2023
Post View SoFi Stadium Game
Post View SoFi Stadium Game
Alexis Cazares, Photographer • November 28, 2023
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Groundhog Day!
Groundhog Day!
Giselle Reyes, Illustrator • February 27, 2024
2023 Groundhog Day?
2023 Groundhog Day?
Lauren Silva, Illustrator • February 16, 2024
SLIM Moon Lander
SLIM Moon Lander
Giselle Reyes, Illustrator • February 9, 2024
Mariachi Bakery Review
Mariachi Bakery Review
Giselle Reyes, Illustrator • February 9, 2024
Concert on The Lawn
Concert on The Lawn
Giselle Reyes, Illustrator • December 13, 2023
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Preparing for the Big One
Arianna Dominguez, Writer • April 29, 2024

 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Hualien City, Taiwan on April 3, 2024. This was Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years. Hualien City is on the east coast of Taiwan with...

Congressional Ban on TikTok
Travis Padilla, Writer • April 10, 2024
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The Newsies Guide to The Perfect Holiday Gift
The Newsies Guide to The Perfect Holiday Gift
Desteni Vega, Social Media Manager • December 6, 2023

All About Mr. Cooke
Christopher Armenta, Writer • September 29, 2023
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Opinion: Could TikTok Be Banned?
Christopher Armenta, Writer • April 12, 2024

  How many use TikTok or any social media as a way to entertain? Or simply to grow your business, raise awareness. We all use social media as a way to be connected...

Phone Addictions
Maribel Magdaleno, Writer • November 28, 2023
Manleaders: Why the Name Change?
Angelina Andrade, Copy Editor • March 24, 2023
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Opinion: Could TikTok Be Banned?
Christopher Armenta, Writer • April 12, 2024

  How many use TikTok or any social media as a way to entertain? Or simply to grow your business, raise awareness. We all use social media as a way to be connected...

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Meet the DL Staff

First year writer, Maribel Magdaleno, 10, has joined newspaper in hopes of becoming a successful writer and trying something new. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys staying after school to help assist...

Downey High Girls Lacrosse vs. Glendale
Downey High Girls Lacrosse vs. Glendale
Katelynn Guzman, Videographer • March 15, 2024

Downey vs. Warren Football Game
Downey vs. Warren Football Game
Josemaria Marquez, Videographer • February 11, 2024
73 Questions with Mr. Kraus
Josemaria Marquez, Videographer • February 11, 2024
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The Truth of Fetanyl
Madeline Hidalgo and Zinadin Rosales February 16, 2024
The Five Love Languages
Madeline Hidalgo, Editor-in-Chief • September 28, 2022
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