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04/06/20: “Honestly, I was worried about the lack of seriousness from people about social distancing so I liked the idea of the cheerful, sometimes cheeky, way of encouraging people to self quarantine and at the same time being a reminder that our actions affect everyone, but we’re all in it together. I also liked the opportunity to practice calligraphy/lettering in a new medium and a way to safely interact with others even though I’m not physically doing so. Being outside is a major plus. The small chance of people enjoying it gave me something to look forward to and put me in a better mood.”

Calligraphy Compliments Quarantine

Yasmine Jreisat, Podcaster May 6, 2020

Downey, California, U.S. Photos provided by interviewees

4/27/2020: “The Striking Vikings have always been supported by the city of Downey and have always been deeply involved with the community; once the idea to make face shields was proposed to us we did not hesitate. Especially in the midst of this pandemic, we believe that it was vital for our team to help in any way possible.”

Striking Vikings Making Face Shields

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor May 6, 2020

Downey, California, U.S. Photos provided by interviewees.

Swim leaves La Mirada behind

Swim leaves La Mirada behind

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor April 4, 2011

The varsity girls swim team defeated the La Mirada Matadores with a score of 125-44, on March 31, at the Downey Aquatics Center. With CIF qualifications on the line, pressure built to rise above and...

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