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#DeviousLick: The TikTok Trend That Has Left Students in Handcuffs

Ximena Solorzano, Photographer October 7, 2021

TikTok has been the birthplace of many recent dangerous trends on the internet. The Devious Lick trend, however, has left many in shock and others facing charges of vandalism and theft of school property.    The...

What’s going on in Afghanistan

Samantha Ramirez, Writer October 6, 2021

We’ve all seen the videos-- bawling hysteric parents surrendering their young children to U.S. and British soldiers over mountainous fences, wanting their children to be taken away from the destruction...

Door To Door Scammers

Kelly Zabala, Writer March 21, 2021

On January 23rd, 2021, Downey High School’s instagram posted a warning for their followers. This forewarning told of the scammers going door to door claiming to be a part of an extracurricular as students...

Opinion: Raising the Minimum Wage

Michael Bilodeau, Writer March 1, 2021
Though while the federal minimum wage is $7.25, the movement FIGHT FOR 15 wishes to increase wages - and the argument against it is flawed.

Christmas Cookies Recipes

Itzel Cabrales, Writer December 16, 2020

The holidays are right around the corner and finding fun holiday activities can become quite a handful. Baking is a hobby enjoyed by many year-round, especially during the winter season where you can get...

With college right around the corner, Carolina Gutierrez, 12, feels a sense of nostalgia as she looks back at her past, deciding that leaving Downey High School won’t be an easy thing for her. “It feels crazy, really surreal,” Gutierrez stated. “Honestly a bit hard to grasp the fact that I am going to be an adult soon. I feel as though my whole childhood years, from the day I was born until now, occured in just a blink of an eye.”

Next Stop: College

Claudette De La Garza, Photographer December 6, 2020

The Significance of the Allegations Towards I.C.E.

Michael Bilodeau, Writer October 18, 2020

In Georgia this past month, a whistleblower at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) detention center came forward with allegations of abuse by doctors at the center.  Dawn Wooten, a nurse,...

Let’s Erase the Stigma

Gina Campos, Photographer October 16, 2020

To start fall, Downey High’s newest club, Let’s Erase the Stigma, made their public debut on Sept. 24. Created by four juniors, this club’s members and staff have vowed to dedicate themselves and...

Wanting to have experience in a hospital setting, Tony Polony, 12, volunteers on the second floor and the ambassador center, helping patients enjoy comfortable visit. “The ambassador center shows more leadership and very active throughout my shift, and second floor allows me to see nurses and doctors do their work first work,” Polony states. “I would recommend to anyone who wants to experience being in the hospital setting, its a great experience.”

PIH Volunteers

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager January 28, 2020

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