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Maui Wildfires Reaches Its Way to Downey High School

Travis Padilla, Writer September 5, 2023

In August 2023, two significant natural events captured the world's attention, reminding us of the power of nature and the need for preparedness. One of these events was the Maui wildfires in Hawaii, which...

Blood Drive 2023: Here’s What to Know

Daniel Aguilera, Writer March 27, 2023

Annually, we have hosted a school-wide blood drive for our students to give back to the community on the 31st of March in the school gymnasium in collaboration with Cedars Sinai. To give blood there...

Manleaders: Why the Name Change?

Angelina Andrade, Writer March 24, 2023

With the end of the school year approaching, there are still plenty of sports whose seasons are going on. Right now, it is the start of the powderpuff season. Powderpuff is the all-girl version of flag...

NF- Hope

Anthony Torrez, Podcaster March 13, 2023

NF is an artist that always took his work seriously and incorporated his life into his music. He has never had an easy life but always kept his music real. He stays true to his slogan: “Real music till’...

Black Inventors

Angelina Andrade, Writer February 24, 2023

Many great inventors are lost in history every day. And in honor of Black History month, here are some amazing black engineers and inventors people have to thank for things like long-lasting light bulbs...

10 Years Since Sandy Hook and Nothing has Changed

Cesar Lopez, Writer December 16, 2022

School is the place where friendships are formed, knowledge is gained, and interests and hobbies are adopted; a place filled with laughter and joy. Well, that place turned into a nightmare for those in...

Seasonal Depression

Angelina Andrade, Writer December 15, 2022

With the end of the semester weeks away, and the weather getting colder as winter approaches there are a lot of negative feelings that many students might be experiencing. Stress, depression, fatigue,...

The Dangers of Parasocial Relationships

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...

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