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(Bad) Tiny Dancer

(Bad) Tiny Dancer

Vanessa Carlos, Illustrator

September 25, 2019

RXF Album Release

RXF Album Release

Jahzelle Ford, Writer

September 20, 2019

This summer, hardcore punk band Righteous Fags (RxF) have been in the process of producing a new album. Gavin Williford (guitars and vocals), Robby Carter (guitar), Alex Ruiz (drums) and Russell Couch  (bass) have been recording and more recently mastering the album for the past two months. The Rig...

Why Pulp Remains Relevant

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

April 8, 2019

The Britpop boom of the mid-90s was not something that was meant to last. This was made readily apparent by the genre’s numerous strong ties to the British culture of the day. Once society had moved on from the issues these bands sung about, the movement began to die a slow death as its artists too...

21 Savage: ICE Controversy

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

February 20, 2019

Fans across social media platforms were shocked to find out that rapper 21 Savage was arrested by ICE officials on Feb 3.  The rapper, born as Abraham Joseph, was found to be born in the UK, while the public were made to believe that he was born and raised in Atlanta.   According to the ...

Pursuing Interests: Musical Endeavors

Diego Martinez, Editor in Chief

December 17, 2018

Students at Downey High have always taken their musical talents with them, whether it be in band competitions, festivals, or performances. Musicians ranging from the percussion to rhythm all have their unique talents and strengths, but some intend to pursue a musical career after high school.   ...

The Profane Rights Of Man

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

November 14, 2018

On Oct.17, California-based punk veterans Bad Religion released the song “The Profane Rights Of Man.” This single as well as the one that preceded it, “The Kids Are Alt-Right”, marks the end of the hiatus the band has been on since 2013’s “True North.”      During the band’s 38-year life span they h...

Maroon 5 Playing At Super Bowl

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

October 12, 2018

Football and the NFL have been a staple of American culture for at least 30 years and with this comes the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl itself contains an equally significant event, the halftime show, one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the year. The halftime show is home to artist like Michael ...

Album of the Week: Cher’s Dancing Queen

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

October 10, 2018

After playing Ruby Sheridan in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cher covers ABBA once again with the release of Dancing Queen on Sept. 28. The album features 10 well-known songs such as “Chiquitita”, “The Name of the Game”, and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”. From fast-paced tempos to moving ...

BTS Takes the World by Storm

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

October 10, 2018

During the month of Sept. popular K-Pop band BTS travelled to America to promote their new album Love Yourself: Answer. Toward the end of their visit, the group stopped by UN event to represent their country. Kim Namjoon, known as RM, is the leader of BTS who is actually fluent in English. His speech a...

This is America

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 29, 2018

Known for hit songs like “3005” and “Redbone,” Donald Glover, under the alter ego Childish Gambino, has came back with another . “This Is America” recently premiered May 5 on an episode of Saturday Night Live. With the song reaching No. 1 on the charts and over 100 million views on YouTube, it has...

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