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An internship can pay off in the long run

Though often unpaid, internships can help students get their foot in the door during a turbulent job market.


Summer jobs still difficult to come by

With few places hiring, teens are finding it tougher to save cash this summer.


With summer, comes inevitable boredom

Make the most of your time because September is just around the corner.


Congratulations Class of 2011!

Photos by Deanna Kim & Rebekah Jin ********** Published: June 30, 2011 – Volume 11 – Issue 10


Students wrap up school year

DOWNEY – High school, where friendship, drama, football games, dances and learning all meet, is wrapping up for the school year. Anxious seniors and relieved under underclassmen can […]


4 summer concerts you can't miss

Britney Spears, Katy Perry top list of artists expected to perform in Southern California this summer.


Blink 182 leaves fans wanting more

Band plans to release still untitled album in September; fans eagerly await.


Downey High School Senior Awards Night

More than 130 Downey High School seniors received awards at the school’s annual Senior Awards Night held June 9 at the Downey Theatre. The event was “well-attended” by […]


Sin City isn't only for adults

LAS VEGAS – After seven years of living on the West Coast, I finally had the opportunity to visit Las Vegas on a one-day field trip, eager to […]


Musical legends from Downey inspire young artists

Young musicians take their cue from the Carpenters and James Hetfield, but not all aim for stardom.


Lady Gaga, Kanye West are today's legends

DOWNEY – For an artist today to be able to be considered among the greats like The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Metallica and so on, it takes more than […]


Metallica draws in permanent fans

Metallica, formed in Downey 30 years ago, has its loyal fans.


Ben Temple looks forward to time in the Army

His biggest fear is time away from family and friends; he's scheduled to leave Oct. 17.


For Alexis Satterwhite, joining the Marines was an easy decision

Former Downey High basketball player is enjoying life as a U.S. Marine.


Warren AVID students earn scholarships

Scholarships will help students as they prepare for college this fall.


Students get creative in finding a prom date

How you ask a person to prom is almost as important as the person you choose.


Prom can be pricey

Some stududents balk at paying $90 for a prom ticket plus related expenses.


Cinco de Mayo a day of pride, celebration

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, contrary to popular belief.


Free prom dresses for high school girls

DOWNEY – Downey girls who would like to attend prom but cannot afford a new dress are invited to attend a “Glamour Gown” event May 14 at the […]


Looking ahead to senior year

Slow down and enjoy senior year because you'll never experience it again.