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Quarantine Book Recommendations

Itzel Cabrales, Writer February 18, 2021

Reading is a hobby for plenty of people and it is a great way to pass time, however, finding books that spark interest in readers can be difficult. Here are some books that are definitely worth the read:   A...

Self-Betterment Through Art: The Bright Side Of Quarantine – Part 2

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

In my search for another novel that spoke to me in the same way that The Great Gatsby did, I eventually came to the conclusion that no book would ever match it for me. While others may be more sharply...

Harry Potter Books Banned?

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer September 20, 2019

Recently, fans of the Harry Potter series have been questioning one pastor’s opinion and efforts to remove what he calls, “spiritual harm to children.” In Nashville Tennessee, Father Dan Reehil accuses...

The Scholarly Convict

Angelica Fregoso and Dianna Jimenez March 18, 2016

Analogous to the Alma Mater of Malcolm X, the anthem of English teacher Ms. Kasner is books, so much so that after reading a chapter from Malcolm X’s autobiography, she confided in her AP Language...

Children's story time

Children’s story time

Mizhelle D. Cortes, Staff writer May 23, 2014

Every year the Downey City Library celebrates National Police Week in May, by hosting a bilingual story time for children ages 3-5. On Wed., May 14, the library invited the Downey Police Department to...

During the city library’s story time, on February 27, library employee, Angie Macias, read Dr. Seuss books to the children, in honor of his literary contributions.  The library hosted two days, one in Spanish and the other in English, available for children to listen to the stories.

Seuss’s story time

Joey Flores, News Editor March 1, 2013

Rhymes and giggles were underway as the Dr. Seuss Celebration started at the Downey City Library on February 27. The celebration is an annual event that is meant to pay tribute to the author for his birthday.   Library...

Both haven and prison

Both haven and prison

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2012

Many books have sprung from the deep corners of the bookstore and into the best-seller section, including Emma Donoghue’s novel, Room. This novel is read with two extreme constraints: the restricted...

Hungry for action

Hungry for action

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2012

With The Twilight Saga coming to an end, The Twilight Book Club shifted their attention and name to the action packed novel The Hunger Games to discuss at their first meeting Jan. 10 in room C106. The...

Downey author signs book at city library

Downey author signs book at city library

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor November 2, 2011

In an attempt to spread information about M.J. Trumle, an early 20th century inventor, author Ann Mauer gave a lecture and signed her books at the Downey City Library, on Nov. 19, from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm....

First book fair opens

First book fair opens

Angelica Co, Staff Writer December 15, 2010

Thanks to Scholastic’s sponsorship, the very first Book Fair of the school year was held on the week of Dec. 13 after school from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With various genres to choose from, students...

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