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

Ximena Solorzano, Photographer 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 31, 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...

Staying Safe on Vacation

Katherine Portillo, Photographer April 29, 2021

As spring break came and went, we see many people spend the week off in different ways. Some people spent the week traveling, others spent it at a relatives home, some also just spent the whole time at...

How a Positive Mental Health Leads to Positive Physical Health

Katherine Portillo, Photographer March 17, 2021

The stigma around mental health is still very apparent even in the year 2021, this is very harming to today's youth. Mental health is a very real issue that needs to be made a priority to everyone. Keeping...

Opinion: Raising the Minimum Wage

Michael Bilodeau, Writer March 1, 2021
Though while the federal minimum wage is $7.25, the movement FIGHT FOR 15 wishes to increase wages - and the argument against it is flawed.
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