The School Newspaper of Downey High School
  • ASA Entertainment visits Downey High
    Spirit, Student Life

    ASA Entertainment visits Downey High

    Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

    May 3, 2016

    As bullying becomes a worldwide issue, Downey High School arranged a visit from ASA Entertainment which took place on Wednesday, April 13, in order to create a powerful bullying prevention assembly.   Unlike an ordinary assembly, ASA entertainment gave their lectures through pro skating and BMX riding in order ... READ MORE »»

    Bringing athletes from around the world to help with their message, ASA brought pro rollerblader, Eito Yasutoko, from Japan, to help out with their goal. Yasutoko is one of the world’s best rollerblader and has been a partner with ASA for many years helping students around the country.

    Bruno Braka

  • Autism Awareness Month
    News

    Autism Awareness Month

    Angelica Fregoso, Staff Writer

    April 29, 2016

    Besides being the color of the sky and the ocean, or some other sublime marvel upon the earth, blue is also the color that is designated to autism. April is Autism Awareness month, which commences with World Autism Awareness Day on April second.   According to The Autism Society, “National Autism Awareness month repres... READ MORE »»

    Autism Awareness Month is celebrated all month long and is traditionally symbolized with a puzzle piece. “The puzzle piece definitely symbolizes autism, because the people who have it are the completing piece of our puzzle, called life.”

    Esmeralda Martinez

  • Vikings Routed by the Bears
    Sports, Spring Sports

    Vikings Routed by the Bears

    Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

    April 29, 2016

    Downey’s boys varsity volleyball team competed against cross-town rival, Warren High, ending in a loss on Tuesday, April 26 at Downey’s gymnasium.   In preparation of the boys’ match, the crowd cheered and the excitement amped up the Downey Vikings. Despite their efforts, the Vikings were plagued by erro... READ MORE »»

    Eager to beat the Warren High Bears, the varsity boys volleyball team gets pumped on April 26 in the Downey High gym. The Vikes played well ending the first match 22-25.

    Julissa Villalobos

  • Prom Walks Down the Runway
    Seniors, Student Life

    Prom Walks Down the Runway

    Melissa Hernandez, News editor

    April 29, 2016

    FIDM Fashion Club held its first fashion show on Friday, April 22, in the DHS theater, where this event intended to show and inspire the audience with regards to possible outfits for this year’s prom. The show was successful with a full house and no mishaps.   Prior to this year the prom fashion show was organi... READ MORE »»

    At the end of the show, all the models gathered on stage to thank the sponsors and the audience members for showing up on April 22. All of the dresses were donated by an organization called Glamour Gowns.

    Cintia Macias

  • California Fish Grill at the Promenade
    Community

    California Fish Grill at the Promenade

    Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

    April 29, 2016

    To commence the opening of their restaurant at the Downey Promenade, the California Fish Grill served free meals to the public all weekend long, starting on April 15. This restaurant is a spot for fresh fish, chicken, and shrimp and it is one of thirteen locations in Southern California.   Manager Yesenia Rodriguez, one of ... READ MORE »»

    California Fish Grill imports fish from locations all around the world including, Canada. The seafood chain provides a variety of seafood plates at an affordable price.

    Fernando Mandujano

  • Sadie Hawkins Dance
    Student Life

    Sadie Hawkins Dance

    Miranda Ramirez, Co-Copy editor

    April 22, 2016

    Open for all grades to attend, the annual Sadie Hawkins dance took place on Friday, April 8 in the Downey High School gym as a fundraiser for the senior class of 2016.   Sadie Hawkins is an American tradition that is derived from a news strip comic from the 1930s, in which a young woman could not find a suitor to... READ MORE »»

    At the Sadie’s Hawkins Welcome To The Jungle themed dance, Robert Molina, 12, and Alyssa Lozano, 11, dance along to Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero” in the gymnasium. The dance was supposed to take place in the quad, but it was later moved to the gym due to weather conditions.

    Cintia Macias

  • The Wait Was Worth It
    Editorial, Featured A&E

    The Wait Was Worth It

    Alyssa Vega, Arts & Entertainment Editor

    April 20, 2016

    Ten years since her last album, singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani released her new solo album on March 18, This is What the Truth Feels Like is based from her divorce and her new relationship with the country singer and songwriter, Blake Shelton.   When Stefani announced her divorce she also publicized that she ... READ MORE »»

    After ten years, Gwen Stefani released her latest solo album, This is What the Truth Feels Like, which was released on March 18. Stefani drew on the photograph of the album in order to depict what she really felt after her divorce while working on the album.

    Fernando Mandujano

News

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Angelica Fregoso, Staff Writer

Besides being the color of the sky and the ocean, or some other sublime marvel upon the earth, blue is also the color that is designated to autism. April is Autism Aware...  Read More »

April 29, 2016 • 0 comments

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Student Life

Battle of the Sexes Spirit Week

Amanda Davila, Jazlyn Contreras, and Beatrice Peña

For this week, students are given the choice of which theme is better. Stripes or polka dots? Country life or city life? Which college are they going for? Greasers or surfers?...  Read More »

May 3, 2016 • 0 comments

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Community

The Impossible Lab

The Impossible Lab

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Staff Writer

The three-time World Champion of Magic, Jason Latimer, brings his exhibit “The Impossible Lab” to Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center from April 23 through May...  Read More »

May 2, 2016 • 0 comments

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Lives of Legends

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Sports

Vikings Routed by the Bears

Vikings Routed by the Bears

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Downey’s boys varsity volleyball team competed against cross-town rival, Warren High, ending in a loss on Tuesday, April 26 at Downey’s gymnasium.   In prepa...  Read More »

April 29, 2016 • 0 comments

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  • Battle of the Sexes Spirit Week

    For this week, students are given the choice of which theme is better. Stripes or polka dots? Country life or city life? Which college are they going ...

  • Valentine’s Day at LACMA

    Vloggers Beatrice Peña and Amanda Davila experiencing the inside rooms of LACMA on Valentine's Day. Take a look!...

  • Vlog : Top Songs of 2015

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  • Viking Nation

    `Vlog on DHS' student section, "Viking Nation."...

  • Two Artist One Mixtape

    The new mixtape What A Time To Be Alive dropped via social media on September 25, as Drake and Future came together to combine their styles of music i...

Staff Profile

Lidia Rios
Lidia Rios

Public Relations Manager

Being told she was creative the majority of her life, Lidia Rios, turned her extra time into a new hobby; fashion. She started off making dolls, which turned into making clothes for the dolls, until she...  Read More »

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Parents & Teachers

“In math class I’d be like that student that everyone else would go to.”

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

Focusing on earning his masters at CSULB, math teacher, Mr. Navarro, is currently enrolled in a higher-level calculus class and a leadership class to pursue his idea o...  Read More »

March 18, 2016 • 0 comments

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Editorial

130 Mood : TRBL

Montze Mendoza, Staff Writer

130 Mood : TRBL is the debut album Korean R&B singer Dean was released on March 25, 2016 and is currently number 3 on the Billboard World Albums chart. The album has a to...  Read More »

April 20, 2016 • 0 comments

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