• A taste of diverse talent

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    A taste of diverse talent

    Irania Quintero, News Section Editor

    February 18, 2015

    Downey High School’s Latin Dance and Culture Club hosted the Cultural Talent Show in Downey’s theatre, on Feb. 6, in order to promote hidden talent and raise awareness about their club.  Club advisor, Mrs. Richelle Mercure-Fitzl, started off the night by recognizing all the hard work her students had put into their pieces... READ MORE »»

    At the Downey High School theatre on Feb. 6, Javier Fernandez and Dennise perform during the Cultural Talent Show. Jonathan Lara, former student of Downey High, was the choreographer of this group, as well as the start of this year’s annual talent show.

    Karen Ariciaga

  • To the beat of their own drums

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    To the beat of their own drums

    Celine Spence, Public Relations

    February 18, 2015

    On Sunday, Feb. 8, in the DHS gym, the Downey High School color guard and percussion hosted their annual Parent Preview to perform their winter season shows for friends and family.   With friends and family watching in the audience, the nerves of the performers were running high.   Senior and color guard... READ MORE »»

    The varsity colorguard team performs their 2015 winterguard show titled, Aphrodite on Feb. 8 in the gym. “Performing is fun because you get to be with your friends,” Roa stated.

    Darla Sanchez

  • Bears defeat vikings

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    Bears defeat vikings

    Sabrina Picou, Staff Writer

    February 18, 2015

    On Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., Downey’s boys varsity soccer team played against Warren at Warren’s home field. The final score was 2-0 with Warren defeating the Downey Vikings.   Warren made their first move when they scored first goal by putting all of their players, except one, on defense. It went on for two... READ MORE »»

    Downey plays against Warren, at Justice Stadium on Feb. 3, where captain Joshua Hernandez (#8) goes for a header to pass the ball to another teammate. “It was late in the game, and I was trying to give the team an extra push for momentum,” Hernandez stated.

    Emily Herrera

  • New around here

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    New around here

    Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

    February 17, 2015

    At the start of second semester, Ms. Rauls, a former student teacher of Ms. James and Mr. Glasser, began her first semester as an official history teacher.   Through student teaching, Ms. Rauls feels she learned how to make teaching fun for her students. She also feels Downey High School, in particular, taught her... READ MORE »»

    In B-111, at Downey High School, history teacher, Ms. Rauls, accomplishes what she has wanted since she was young: becoming a fully credentialed teacher. “I have been able to see the view of my education through the eyes of my teachers,” Rauls stated.

    Niomy Gomez

  • Ballin’ out

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    Ballin’ out

    Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    February 4, 2015

    The Downey vs. Warren winter sports rivalry week came to a victorious end with a boys basketball game on Friday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., at home in the gym. The Vikings took the win with a final score of 58-51.   First time varsity player, Daniel Luna, 11, spoke about his excitement for the game after the Black Light... READ MORE »»

    On Friday, Jan. 16, at Downey, junior Charles Smith tries to intercept a pass from the opposing team, Warren. Luna showed off his abilities and determination as well as other players.

    Areli Dominguez

  • From Downey to Dallas

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    From Downey to Dallas

    Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

    February 4, 2015

    During the month of January, the varsity cheer squad prepares to compete in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Nationals held in Dallas, Texas. The girls began practicing for this competition in August when they first choreographed the routine they would perform months later in front of thousands of people.   The... READ MORE »»

    In the gym on Jan. 19, the varsity cheer team’s flyers practice their scorpions for their competition in Dallas, Texas. “We are not use to this kind of routine; it’s different,” Avrion Gray, 12, said. “There are a lot of things going on.”

    Ashley Vazquez

  • Ordway is the way

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    Ordway is the way

    Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

    February 2, 2015

    11th and 12th grade English teacher, Mrs. Ordway, recently won Downey High School’s teacher of the month for the month of January. While she believes that she just got lucky for winning, many of her students and former students believe that she deserved it.   After joking with her classes for... READ MORE »»

    ERWC teacher Mrs. Ordway-Roach, in room R-8, is happy being teacher of the month, but wonders how she won it. “I just got lucky and someone remembered my name,” Mrs. Ordway-Roach said.

    Matthew Palencia

News

Love, dance, and amigos

Love, dance, and amigos

Mehak Khan, Staff Writer

On Thursday, Feb. 12, DHS Amigos club held their fourth annual Valentine’s Day dance, in the DHS gym, to celebrate friendship and enjoy Valentine’s Day.   Cindy...  Read More »

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Student Life

Born to lead

Born to lead

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

On Jan. 31, junior Camille Norczyk spoke at a leadership conference held by the 4H organization, at Good Shepherd Christian Church, in the city of Los Angeles, where she taught...  Read More »

February 25, 2015 • 0 comments

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Community

Showing the road to freedom

Showing the road to freedom

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

On Jan. 24, the Stay Gallery opened their newest exhibit, Maidan: A Road to Freedom. that features photos and posters from various Ukraine artists and photographers such as...  Read More »

January 28, 2015 • 0 comments

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Lives of Legends

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Sports

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Sophie Prettyman , Staff Writer

The 49th annual Super Bowl was held on Sunday, Feb. 1, and millions of people all over the nation tuned in to root for their favorite teams. The New England Patriots...  Read More »

February 20, 2015 • 0 comments

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Staff Profile

Gabriela Guzman
Gabriela Guzman

Photographer

As a sophomore, photographer Gabriela Guzman wanted to become more involved in school rather than just being in drum line. It was not until a few days before the application deadline when Guzman decided...  Read More »

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Parents & Teachers

New around here

New around here

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

At the start of second semester, Ms. Rauls, a former student teacher of Ms. James and Mr. Glasser, began her first semester as an official history teacher.   Through...  Read More »

February 17, 2015 • 0 comments

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Editorial

They hate us ’cause they ain’t us

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

As a teenage girl, I spend an extensive amount of time on Twitter. Twitter allows users to voice their opinions in 140 characters or less and attain information in the matter...  Read More »

January 23, 2015 • 0 comments

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