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The Dangers of Parasocial Relationships; A False Sense of Comfort in the Age of Technology

Ximena Solorzano, Photo Editor December 7, 2022

When the world entered isolation starting from the infamous March 14, 2020, many were left to the sole companionship of themselves and their phone. With the whole world at their fingertips, many adolescents...

Glamorization of Serial Killers

Abigail Gonzalez, Writer November 2, 2022

In recent years, society has taken a great fascination with one of humanity's darkest sides, serial killers. From documentaries, videos, podcasts, and movies,  these unutterable events are popularly...

Banned Book Week

Angelica Aragon and Brielle Madrigal October 24, 2022

As we go later into the school year, students take note of the autumn winds picking up as a sign that English teachers will soon let them decide their own fate.  That is to say, they will be assigned...

The Live-Action Remake of Snow White and The Issue with Performative Activism

Ximena Solorzano, Photo Editor March 29, 2022

In recent years, Disney has produced many remakes and adaptations of their extensive catalog of childhood films. Ranging from classics like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast to new, altered versions...

Should Downey High School Shut Down or Remain Open?

Catherine Quinones, Writer January 30, 2022

For the past two years, the lengthy pandemic has festered worldwide, bringing a model of uncertainty for what the future might hold. However, just as we thought we would be able to return to some normalcy,...

The Endangerment of Dreamers

Samantha Ramirez, Writer October 18, 2021

Recently, President Biden has signed an executive order calling for the preservation of the DACA program, after former President Trump attempted to terminate it in December of 2020. The DACA (Deferred...

The Biden Administration Became the Very Thing They Sought to Destroy

Rebeca Leon, Business October 7, 2021

Broken promises and false hopes, something that the Biden administration is familiar with doing. During his campaign, Joe Biden vouched to undo the harmful policies passed by the Trump administration toward...

Issues With The Dress Code

Sofia Basulto, Writer September 28, 2021

Due to the recent protests at other high schools, the topic of dress codes has been more prevalent than ever. Reactions vary from person to person, there has been a lot of support towards the movement,...

Save California: Vote No On The Recall

Catherine Quinones, Writer September 14, 2021

On Sept. 14, voters in California will make a decision which drastically impacts the future of our state- should Gavin Newsom be recalled from the office of Governor? If 50 percent or more citizens vote...

Protect Kids, Not Guns

Katherine Portillo, Photographer May 11, 2021

In the year 2018 I was a freshman at Downey High School, there are not many details I remember about this year, however I do remember this was when I first became aware and fully comprehended what a school...

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