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Florida Bridge Collapsing: DHS Engineering Students Reaction

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

April 9, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, News, Student Life

On Thursday, March 15, the FIU Sweetwater pedestrian bridge newly built in front of the Florida International University in Miami, Florida collapsed, killing 6 people. The police and fire department have been able to recover 5 victims so far. The bridge was designed by the FIGG Bridge Engineers with ...

Cirque du Soleil Death

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under News

During a performance of the show Volta by the Cirque du Soleil company, aerialist Yann Arnaud tragically plummeted onto the stage during the straps number on Saturday, March 17. A video clip of Arnaud’s fall has surfaced leading many viewers to be shocked at how surreal the accident was, and how e...

Seacrest’s Secret

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

As stars walked down the Oscars red carpet on Sunday, March 4, E! News covered it through a live show. However, it was visible that E! created a thirty second delay onto the broadcasted show in order to protect their key host Ryan Seacrest. E! made it imperative to assure that celebrities would not comm...

Florida Senate Vote

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under News

A few weeks after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Florida legislation has voted to pass numerous measures to avoid future mass shooting such as this one. These measures include gun restrictions, appropriation of funds towards mental health awareness as well the option to arm school offici...

Immigration Sweep in Northern California

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under News

On Feb 27., officials reported that I.C.E arrested approximately 200 illegal immigrants during a three day sweep over multiple cities and counties.   There is controversy over the mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, who issued a warning on Feb. 23 on Twitter, stating there was going to be an immi...

Teacher Strike in West Virginia Comes to a Victorious End

Makayla Riley, Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under News

After nine consecutive days of protesting the streets of West Virginia, teachers were finally able to achieve their demand for higher wages. On the Tuesday of March 6, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill that would give a 5% pay raise to teachers’ salaries. In this feat, teachers were abl...

Discrimination in Silicon Valley

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

In recent years, diversity has become a major component of Silicon Valley. With countless industries prioritizing the employment of minorities and women, it is evident the tech industry is heading in a progressive direction. However, multiple employees have come forth with polarizing information abo...

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, News, Parents & Teachers, Top Stories

To commemorate the seventeen lives lost in last month’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Downey High students, and others across the nation, stood in solidarity and strength as they walked out of their classes to call for stricter gun laws.  The nationwide walkout began at 10 a.m. and la...

The Issue of Gun Control

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

March 6, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

Since the Valentine’s Day attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas students left 17 dead, the polarizing issue of gun control has sprung up once again in the media. The eighteenth shooting of 2018 has resulted in many demanding legislative action to be taken in order to prevent the loss of more lives to indiv...

Black History Month

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under News

Since the mid-1970s the month of February has been recognized by each president as the official month to celebrate black history. This is a significant month in which African Americans and many other races can look back to reflect and admire the historical struggles and achievements of African America...

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