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Rainbow Wedding Cake in Germany

As Germany legalizes their first gay marriage, Amy Torres, 12, reflects on the country’s stepping stone towards equality.  “I feel like I am happy for this because it is just making the world better place for the LGBTQ community,” Torres said. “This makes more people of the LGBTQ community come out of their shell and be proud of who they are as an individual.”

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

October 18, 2017

On Sunday, October 1, two German men, Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende became the first married same-sex couple in Germany. While they had been in a registered partnership since 2002, this partnership did not offer the same tax and adoption options as straight married couples received, This step in Germa...

Student’s family participates in German exchange program

Student’s family participates in German exchange program

Sarah Menendez

April 14, 2011

In an effort to participate in a culture-filled experience, junior Faith Hundtoft  and her family decided to host Erna Wieduwilt, a 16 year old exchange student from Germany. The Hundtofts agreed to host the young German after Faith involved herself in an exchange program named The Friendship Connection,...

Studying Over Seas

After a month and a half of living in Downey, Yannic Duckwitz, a foreign exchange student from Germany, is glad to say he is adapting to the California weather. Duckwitz has become a Viking due to his strong enthusiasm to improve his English and has also joined the Junior Varsity Football team.

Anais Hinojosa

October 18, 2010

After traveling halfway around the world, 17-year-old German exchange student Yannic Duckwitz arrived in California on Aug. 27, ready to join the junior class at Downey High. Driven by a desire to improve his English, Duckwitz carried on an extensive online search and was able to find what he was looking...

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