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Reopen California

During quarantine, Jennifer Soto, 12, doesn’t believe reopening everything would be a good idea because everyone continues to get sick. “I think we shouldn’t trust the government because they don’t tell us everything for a reason.” Soto continues, “Trump kept the virus a secret for a long time and the government should be finding a vaccine at this time.”

Carla Vente, Photographer

May 19, 2020

Governor Newsom Issues “Stay at Home” Order

Andre Lucas, Writer

April 2, 2020

On March 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order--Stay at Home--in which residents are required to remain at home and practice social distancing in order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus after it has permeated throughout the state, which has reported over 8000 cases to th...

How DUSD is Helping Students during the Pandemic

Andre Lucas, Writer

March 24, 2020

Beginning on March 16, all schools in the Downey Unified School District closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has permeated throughout the United States and around the world. Classes at DUSD schools along with others across the country, as a result, have been moved from the classroom to onl...

United Airlines Amid COVID-19

Katherine Portillo, Writer

March 24, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic increases we see certain services begin to decrease, especially Airline companies with no one wanting to fly anywhere during this time. As United Airlines is one of the biggest airlines in the US, it is also the biggest non-asian carrier in Asia, where the epidemic first ...

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 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...

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