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After remembering his many family trips, Alex Castillo, 12, recalls the memorable moment of being denied by a taxi driver in France a little over seven years ago. “My dad was wearing a Mexico jersey and the taxi driver just said no,” Castillo said. “He didn’t let us go inside his taxi because our team beat his team in the world cup.”

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The U.S. Sends Troops to Russia

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January 23, 2017

Pokémon Craze Revitalized

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December 14, 2016

Ouija: Origin of Evil

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November 16, 2016

E-Sports at Downey High School

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October 19, 2016
Mr. Nelson encourages his students to go against a common belief if they believe they can improve it or reject it, while at the same time teaching new equations and physics themes. “It’s always been to use their head and think logically. That’s one of my main goals,” Nelson said. “That includes the proper questioning of authority.”

AP Physics: A New Frontier

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October 18, 2016

Kalamazoo Catastrophe

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
March 4, 2016
2.	John Yi, 12, and Christian Kim, 12, read an article on the launched satellite from North Korea on Feb 12 in order to get insight on the situation and spread awareness with the rest of their group. “I decided to join LINK because I wanted to spread awareness of the hardship that the North Korean people had to endure,” Kim said.

North Korea’s Satellite Launch

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February 24, 2016

Tensions in the Middle East

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January 15, 2016

Disaster in Colorado

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December 14, 2015
In the A building, the Star Wars series is advertised for all students. Students enjoy watching the movies because they are suspenseful, action-packed, and they have grown up with watching the movies.

From A Theater Far, Far Away

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
December 2, 2015
Silence of the Lambs was shown on October 21 for Fright Night at the Stay Gallery, hosted by Downey High’s Stay Connected club, where adults and children were charged a small amount at the door, and profits went to the Breast Cancer Foundation. “I think it’s great that there’s support for this foundation,” Cruz Corrales, Fright Night attendee, said. “It’s cool that the people who managed the movie are teenagers and can get their friends or anyone else to donate too.”

October Nights at the Stay

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
November 6, 2015
As an immigrant from Russia since 2011, Egor Goncear, 11, struggled adjusting to American culture because of the language barrier. “The hardest thing about moving to America was learning the language,” Goncear says. “I was taking three English classes and I struggled a lot with writing because the Russian and English alphabets are totally different.”

From Russia with Love

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor
October 21, 2015
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