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The Undeniable Obsession with Apple

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

October 12, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Editorial

On Sept. 14, Apple’s event announced their newest iPhone, the iPhone Xs and Xs Max. The iPhone Xs and Xs Max promises an improved camera, sharper screen, and other new features that make anyone want to rush out and buy it. However, most of the new and exciting features are not too different from...

BTS Takes the World by Storm

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

During the month of Sept. popular K-Pop band BTS travelled to America to promote their new album Love Yourself: Answer. Toward the end of their visit, the group stopped by UN event to represent their country. Kim Namjoon, known as RM, is the leader of BTS who is actually fluent in English. His speech a...

Nicki vs. Cardi

Sebastian Cornejo, Co-Business Manager

October 5, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending

According to popular belief, the two most influential women in rap today are Nicki Minaj, also known as Onika Tanya Maraj, and Cardi B., also known as Belcalis Almanzar. These two women are currently clashing because of Maraj’s remarks towards Almanzar. Maraj reportedly questioned Almanzar as a mother. Th...

Nike vs. America

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

September 26, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, News

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...

No Tears Left to Cry

Victoria Arguello, Writer

May 21, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Ariana Grande made her grand return to the music world with her upbeat single “No Tears Left to Cry” on April 20. The singer followed up the premiere with a gravity-defying, Inception-like video and even debuted the song live during a surprise Coachella appearance in the same day. Now, Grande is giving f...

Coachella 2018

Corey Ocasio, Writer

May 1, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community

Every April, thousands of California natives gather collectively to one place —the city of Indio, CA— to attend The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, an annual outdoor event, introduced in 1999, featuring headliners from some of the biggest names in music such as Lady Gaga and Jay-Z along wi...

A Quiet Place

Vicky Arguello, Writer

April 30, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Garnering $50 million at the box office, according to studio estimates, A Quiet Place is a horror movie about a family that must live in complete silence or risk alerting mysterious monsters. This film was released on Apr. 6 and is the second-biggest opening this year after Black Panther with a budget of le...

Harry Styles “Medicine”

Ysabelle Canilao, Photographer

March 30, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Harry Styles, a member of One Direction, recently kicked off his world tour in Paris by debuting his song “Medicine.” Styles also performed the song “Anna” for the first time. With the extended hiatus One Direction has been on for two years, it is not surprising to see him finally being able t...

Take Your Pills

Vicky Arguello, Writer

March 30, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

Netflix’s Take Your Pills tackles the dependence on Adderall that is growing in the American population. Composed of interviews with high schoolers, college students and Adderall users in the workplace, along with interviews with the ones who sit across the counter and write the prescriptions, Take Y...

Seniors Are Being Accepted into Colleges

Seniors Are Being Accepted into Colleges

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

March 26, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors, Student Life

March becomes an anxious month for many Downey High seniors because they begin to hear back from colleges. The application process began in November with applications due for Universities of California and California State Universities. The process ended in mid- January with submission of private univ...

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