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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,...

United States Ends International Travel Ban

Samantha Ramirez, Writer December 10, 2021

In early 2020, Coronavirus was quickly sweeping the nation, and former President Trump declared a state of national emergency as well as banned international travelers from entering the United States....

Vaccine Updates

Samantha Ramirez, Writer November 10, 2021

Following the rise of the coronavirus in March of 2020, our lives had been turned upside down. But now, some of the normalices of life prior to the coronavirus have returned. We are able to go to school,...

The hard facts about starting school after 8:30 am

Fatima Garcia, Writer October 18, 2021

Waking up at around 6am to prepare yourself for an eight hour school day that begins at 7:50am can be exhausting. Especially for the Vikes here at Downey High School. With clubs, extracurricular activities,...

Breast Cancer Defined

Catherine Quinones, Writer October 12, 2021

As October begins, so does breast cancer awareness month- commonly diagnosed in women in the United States. It is important to understand how this illness affects patients globally.    Breast...

What’s going on in Afghanistan

Samantha Ramirez, Writer October 6, 2021

We’ve all seen the videos-- bawling hysteric parents surrendering their young children to U.S. and British soldiers over mountainous fences, wanting their children to be taken away from the destruction...

Hispanic Herritage Month

Ariel Lara, Photographer September 27, 2021

An important one month celebration has finally arrived.  Hispanic and Latino Americans across the nation are excited to once again embrace and educate others about the achievements and contributions...

The Current State of COVID-19 Food Shortages

Maya Guzman, Writer December 12, 2020

Regardless of what your initial sentiments had been at the start of this pandemic, not one of us could have foreseen the long term conflict that would arise. What had originally begun as several days in...

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