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Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

October 2, 2018

On September. 8, Serena Williams lost to Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, in a heart racing match. Williams famously known as renowned tennis player, had people’s heart racing in this match for a different reason.   The Beginning of the Tension Umpire, Carlos Ramos, first called out ...

The Death of Mac Miller

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

September 26, 2018

On Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, Malcolm James McCormick, better known as Mac Miller, was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home. The death allegedly came from an accidental overdose. During his lifetime he had been open about his battle with substance abuse. He tried various times throughout his li...

Nike vs. America

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

September 26, 2018

On Thursday, Sept. 6, Americans around the nation tuned in to the opener of the 2018 NFL season between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. As part of the opening day advertisements, Nike ran their “Just Do It” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick as the narrator.   Kaepern...

The Future of Net Neutrality

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

May 25, 2018

Months after chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, decided to pass a regulation that would abolish net neutrality, the Senate voted on the issue on May 17 -- ultimately taking a stand with the loud majority and favoring net neutrality. Congress passed the Congressional Review Act resolution on the issue. ...

Alfie Evans Court Case

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

May 21, 2018

Born in May of 2016, Alfie Evans began to suffer from seizures and was admitted into Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England that December. Ever since, Alfie had depended on life support and then became the centre of a legal court battle between his parents, Kate James and Tom Evans, and...

What Happened in Nicaragua?

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

May 17, 2018

Primarily led by university students in Managua, Nicaragua, an uprising against the country’s government spurred on April 19. Due to feelings of injustice surrounding a new social security order, the protests have resulted in a rising death toll and a negative portrayal of the citizens by media. &...

Mrs. Carlson is recognized as Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Carlson is recognized as Teacher of the Year

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

May 15, 2018

Tina Carlson was awarded Teacher of The Year on Tuesday, April 19 by the Downey Masonic Lodge. Carlson is an English teacher and significant fixture of the Downey High School staff. Outside of her job as an English teacher, she is chair of the English department, AP coordinator, CSF advisor and is...


Valeria Ostorga, Writer

May 2, 2018

The computer screen reads, “Your admission decision has been updated.” In some cases, the process of viewing an admission decision for a college will be structured as: first, an intake of breath, then an exhale when clicking “view your decision”, and lastly, it can end with either a sigh of d...

Florida Bridge Collapsing: DHS Engineering Students Reaction

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

April 9, 2018

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

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...

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