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Stigma Around Mental Health

Katherine Portillo, Writer

February 4, 2020

Dealing with Mental Health issues is very difficult, let alone dealing with these problems as teenagers, especially when we are barely figuring out who we are as people and what our purpose is.  By being educated on mental health we as people will be able to know how to help those who are suffering...

How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health

Katherine Portillo, Writer

January 4, 2020

Many people are afraid to speak on the topic of mental health because society tells us it is not important, or at least, not as important as your physical well being. How can this be true with problems like eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, and panic disorders? Mental health is as important as your ...

Why Unity and Inclusiveness will Lead Democrats to Victory

Andre Lucas, Writer

December 1, 2019

Ten of the qualifying Democrats took the stage at the fifth Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday Oct. 20, moderated by MSNBC and The Washington Post. The candidates that have qualified were former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete But...

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...

The Problem with College Admissions

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2019

I’m the first to admit it’s easy to get sucked into the college rat race. The anxiety that strikes that August before senior year is disarming and makes for vulnerable students—entire forums and conversation threads are dedicated to stress about the college application process, including “College C...

Climate Change at the World’s Doorstep

Climate Change at the World’s Doorstep

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

March 8, 2019

With climate change being a hot topic in the last decade, the public has started to notice the intense weather differences that were predicted to happen if human-made emissions continued to increase at their current rate. The effects of the impending global climate change are becoming more clear. ...

National Emergencies: Border Wall

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor

March 8, 2019

Over the last four decades, the United States has deemed the border wall an emergency since Reagan’s administration, and the Trump administration has recently declared it a national emergency. One side of the political spectrum questions the logicity of the order, and the other is glad to see Presid...

Power 4 Periods: Normalizing Periods

Determined to helping homeless women in the community, Francisco Aceves, 12, joined P4P in hopes of making the menstruation cycle of women in need, more comfortable by supplying them with the necessities of their period. “Providing homeless women with hygiene products is very important to me,” Aceves said. “They can't afford these items and the least I can do is help them have a comfortable period by donating the supplies.”

Nicole Alvarez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2019

250 million women around the globe do not have access to feminine products. This is why Downey High School’s Power 4 Periods club is having their annual drive on March 7. The drive will help raise feminine products to send to these women in need as well as spread awareness.   Power 4 ...

Largest Single Group of Migrants Dig a Tunnel to Their Future

Nicole Alvarez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2019

Tucson, Arizona – The largest single group of migrants were reported crossing the U.S. border by digging tunnels under the border wall. 376 people were arrested on Jan. 18; 176 of those migrants were children and 30 out of those 176 were unaccompanied or without a parent or guardian. In order to take c...

Covington High: Spin Doctoring or Discrimination?

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

On Jan. 20, students from the Catholic school, Covington High, went to protest at the March for Life rally in D.C. near the Lincoln Memorial, to spread awareness on abortion and protest their beliefs. The majority of the mainstream media (CNN, ABC, The Washington Post, New York Post etc.), adamant ab...

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