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Rives Mansion Remember Kobe Bryant

Andre Lucas, Writer

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 29, the City of Downey paid tribute to former NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant at the Rives Mansion, hosted by its owners Arturo Concha and Ericka De La Teja. Fans from all over Downey came to pay their respects to the basketball superstar, his daughter Gianna, and the other seven passengers ...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Andre Lucas, Writer

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 26 at approximately 10 a.m., a Sikorsky S-76b helicopter crashed in Calabasas, Calif., killing retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant as well as his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers on board. From postponed NBA games to lighting Los Angeles City Hall purple and gold, tributes ...

Australia’s Youth on the Fires

Australia’s Youth on the Fires

Leanna Bobadilla, Photographer

January 22, 2020

Australia’s wildfires have always been an issue that the continent has dealt with. From August 2019 to now they have been having the worst fires since 2009 according to Newsweek.com. Over 17.9 million acres of land have been burnt and 124 people’s lives have been taken. 480 million animals have also b...

NSLC: Worthwhile?

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer

December 25, 2019

The National Student Leadership Conference has sent thousands of messages to students from all around the world to join their special summer “enrichment programs.” In order to receive an invitation to participate, you must be in middle school or high school and have an NSLC, and college board acco...

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...

California Later Starting School Times

Katherine Portillo, Writer

November 4, 2019

Governor Gavin Newson has signed off on the bill to push back the start time of schools, on Sunday October 13th, 2019. California is the first state in the U.S. to pass a law like this. This law will be put into action by 2023.   The controversy on this topic began in 2016 when Seattle, Washin...

Forever Bankrupt

Katherine Portillo, Writer

November 4, 2019

A once popular teen clothing store, Forever 21, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the midst of summer 2019. The store, originally known as Fashion 21, first opened in 1984 and made over 700,000 dollars in their first year of opening. In current day, over 170 stores are closing.   The s...

The Questionable Future of the NBA-China Relationship

Andre Lucas, Writer

October 30, 2019

Initially tweeting, “fight for freedom: stand with Hong Hong,” which supports Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters on Oct. 4, Daryl Morey, the general manager for the Houston Rockets, soon deleted his tweet after it sparked some controversy, but the damage was already done. Now concerns have...

Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Faces Another Allegation

Andre Lucas, Writer

October 3, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faces yet another allegation of sexual misconduct since the notable allegation made against the Supreme Court Justice by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in 2018. Now facing accuser Deborah Ramirez, who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while she was a student at ...

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

Sam Duque, Illustrator

September 30, 2019

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