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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...

Why Dia De Los Muertos Doesn’t Interpret to “Mexican Halloween”

Cesar Lopez, Writer October 31, 2022

Mexico’s commencement of Dia de Los Muertos falls the very next day after Halloween, leading many Americans to believe it’s the “Mexican Halloween.” However, Dia de Los Muertos is not even remotely...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Jazmin Cantoran, Photographer October 24, 2022

As October rolls around so does Breast Cancer Awareness month. The majority is excited to support and uplift the voice of patients and survivors.    Breast Cancer awareness month is an...

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...

Photojournalists Capturing Ukraine War

Denise Rodriguez, Photographer March 14, 2022

Important photojournalists to depend on information and updates about the current situation between Russia and Ukraine would be Lynsey Addario, Wolfgang Schwan, and Aris Mesinis. Even when they are sacrificing...

The Roots of Black History Month

Samantha Ramirez and Daniela Varela February 25, 2022

Throughout the month of February, the history of African Americans as well as their achievements and contributions to this nation are celebrated. We honor their rich culture and heritage, sacrifices,...

February Black History Month

Deborah Diaz, Photographer February 21, 2022

As known, February is Black History month. This has been recognized since the 1970s, and declared by President Gerald Ford. The National Association for the Colored People was founded on February 12, 1909,...

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,...

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