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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Isabella Galvez, Writer

October 19, 2020

After a long battle with cancer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at her home on Sept. 18 at the age of 87.  Ginsburg died of complications from her pancreatic cancer, which she suffered from on and off for the last 11 years of her life.  People around the nation have been hit hard with this de...

Disney’s Unemployment

Itzel Cabrales, Writer

October 14, 2020

Many businesses have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in the most troublesome ways imaginable and Disney theme parks have been one of many parks and corporations that have been affected by the pandemic. On Tuesday afternoon, Disney announced they expect to lay off an estimate of 28,000 employees in the near future. The 2...

Students In Today’s Politics

Maya Mercado-Garcia, Photographer

October 11, 2020

In today’s world, politics affect every individual, even students. On the night of September 29th, students from Downey High School all turned on their devices as they began to watch, for most of them, their first presidential debate ever.    Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe...

Teen Anxiety

Itzel Cabrales, Writer

September 27, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world a time of unprecedented uncertainty. Health and economic concerns have risen at fast rates and while states discuss reopening plans,  one of the most concerning problems is mental health. Many teens around the world have felt different struggles with t...

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, Co-Copy Editor

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, Co-Copy Editor

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, Photographer

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, Co-Copy Editor

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, Co-Copy Editor

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 ...

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