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Marching band student, Sofia Hammond, 11, plans to give trick or treating around the neighborhood with her friends this year for Halloween. Although Hammond doesnt like horror movies, she will gladly watch them if her friends want to. Before Halloweens main event starts, Hammond has fun things to do for her and her friends like bobbing for apples and carving pumpkins. I enjoy the holiday for the candy and nothing else, she stated. Because I am a scaredy cat.

Halloween Plans

Leilani Montes, Photographer October 26, 2021

Horror Nights: Is it Safe?

Fatima Garcia, Writer September 28, 2021

After a year and a half of public attractions being closed, ongoing mask mandates and even limitations of human contact due to a pandemic, society is finally starting to get back on its feet. One of the...

Long Term Symptoms of Covid-19

Jaclyn Urzua , Co-Copy Editor April 29, 2021

It has been over a year since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. It hit the U.S. in late Feb. and caused a serious shutdown. At the time, many researchers were trying to figure out the information behind...

An Interview with California’s Woman of the Year

An Interview with California’s Woman of the Year

Maya Mercado-Garcia, Editor-In-Chief April 22, 2021

During Women’s History Month, Alyssa Joanna De La Cerda, 11, was awarded California’s Woman of the Year from assembly member Cristina Garcia. The award is granted by an official representative...

Banana Bread:

Quarantine Food Trends

Montserrat Gonzalez and Maya Guzman April 12, 2021

With a little over a year of quarantine, many have endured social isolation by picking up new hobbies such as painting, reading, and exercising, but the most popular has been baking/cooking. In the...

Door To Door Scammers

Kelly Zabala, Writer March 21, 2021

On January 23rd, 2021, Downey High School’s instagram posted a warning for their followers. This forewarning told of the scammers going door to door claiming to be a part of an extracurricular as students...

The Future of COVID-19

The Future of COVID-19

Montserrat Gonzalez, Photo Editor March 16, 2021

Education Is Essential: Remembering Dr. Mary Stauffer

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor March 8, 2021

On Feb. 12, 2021, the city of Downey lost a true titan as Dr. Mary Stauffer passed away. The 103-year-old was revered throughout the community for her generous grants that helped build the Downey Unified...

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