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  • 51st Annual Carnival of Champions
  • Boys Wrestling Goes to Masters
  • New Location for Vazza Café
  • Girls Water Polo CIF
  • AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite
  • Glamour Gowns
  • First Girls Wrestling Match
  • 51st Annual Carnival of Champions
    Community

    51st Annual Carnival of Champions

    Allie Gurrola, Writer

    May 19, 2017

    Saturday, April 29, was the Elementary School Event, Carnival of Champions, an event for fourth and fifth grade elementary school students in the Downey Unified School District. Throughout the school year, teachers at the nine elementary schools in Downey hold tryouts for various events like baskets in a minute, long jump, ...

    Encouraging one another before the big race, participants from Maude Price Elementary School huddle for the final portion of the competition, which will determine the win, on April 30 at the Warren High School track. Maude Price then proceeded to place 6th overall.

    Clarice Rosales

  • Boys Wrestling Goes to Masters
    Sports, Winter Sports

    Boys Wrestling Goes to Masters

    Allie Gurrola, Writer

    April 5, 2017

    After competing on Feb. 17 and 18, the boys varsity wrestling team was crowned CIF champions, along with individual winners, Jonathan Prata, 11, Dilan Ajtun, 11, Armando Padilla, 12, Roland Dominguez, 11, and Nicholas Arellano, 12, taking 3rd place.   Armando Padilla, 12, a four year varsity wrestler and four time league champi...

    After competing in CIF, Masters and winning State, Jonathon Prata, 11, comes back to school to celebrate his accomplishments with his team and school. “The thing I enjoyed most about this season,” Prata said, “was taking CIF individuals with my teammates.”

    Chuy Solano

  • New Location for Vazza Café
    Community

    New Location for Vazza Café

    Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

    March 7, 2017

    Vazza Café was formerly located inside of the Downey City Library, since last April, but has recently been moved to a new location just outside the library.  The cafe got its name from the Italy imported coffee LavAzza. The ribbon was officially cut, and doors opened on Tuesday, Feb. 14.   Although it is locat...

    The Vazza Cafe moved out of the Downey City Library on February 14. The owners Mr. and Mrs. Zoumberakis have various snacks, fruits, drinks and teas on the menu for customers to enjoy.

    Jessica Ayon

  • Girls Water Polo CIF
    Sports, Winter Sports

    Girls Water Polo CIF

    Miranda Ramirez, Editor in Chief

    March 7, 2017

    On Wednesday, February 15, girls varsity water polo competed in their first round of CIF at Downey High School’s swimming pool against Woodrow Wilson High School.   Playing since her freshman year, Kaylinne Lopez, 11, expresses her pre-game excitement and nervousness.   “I’m nervous but excited...

    In the final minutes of the game Alejandra Villa, 12, strikes again and makes another goal for Downey. She has made half of the season’s goals for Downey; the final score was 9-6.

    Chuy Solano

  • AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite
    Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

    AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite

    Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager

    February 6, 2017

    On Jan. 15, 38 AP Environmental Science students and 6 adult chaperones set out to Yosemite National Park for the adventure of a lifetime. Yosemite, a location for millions of tourists each year, took 9 hours to reach but it was well worth the five days and four nights of new experiences. Students participated in activit...

    After hiking three and a half miles to upper Yosemite Falls, a small group of the AP Environmental Science students, who names themselves Raven Scat, stops to eat lunch with the view of Half Dome on Jan. 17. (Photo courtesy of Kristina Cruz)

  • Glamour Gowns
    Community

    Glamour Gowns

    Alicia Garcia, Photographer

    January 25, 2017

    The Assisteens of the Assistance League of Downey gave out free dresses and accessories for the upcoming Winter Formal at Knott’s Berry Farm. The event took place on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Assistance League Chapter House in Downey.   Because generosity and charity are important values to her, Eveney Smith, 12,...

    In order to help those who cannot afford a dress for dances, Glamour Gown members, Catherine Saldivar, Sara Guillén, Kaylee Aburto, Madeline Weyers, Isabella Fierro, Giselle Garcia, Michelle Vilarino, Kayla Terrazas, and Alexandra Romero come together on January 14 at the Casa de Parley Johnson. “Many of us have been doing this since our freshman year,” Garcia said. “It was nice to see how happy everyone gets once they find the right dress and ‘Say yes to the dress’.”

    Stefanie Chavez

  • First Girls Wrestling Match
    Sports, Winter Sports

    First Girls Wrestling Match

    Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer

    December 19, 2016

    Starting off their first season, the girls wrestling team competed against North View, Del Oro,  Bell Gardens, and Birmingham on Sat., Dec. 3. The team had been learning new moves and drilling non stop at practices to get ready for their matches.   This is the first girls wrestling team at Downey High School, and with confidence a...

    In the Downey High School gym on Saturday, Dec. 3, Haylie Leon competes with a San Francisco opponent during the second match of the day. “Going into my match I was pumped up and ready to work my hardest,” Leon said. “I was just a little bit nervous and I expected the match to be somewhat tough but it all worked out at the end.”

    Marlene Garcia

News

Late Shows and their Trump Comments

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

In his latest edition of The Late Show, which aired Monday, May 15, Colbert made jokes about Trump’s lack of and consideration of removing press briefings from the White ...

May 24, 2017No Comments

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Student Life

Goodbye Seniors

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

With the year coming to an end, excitement is fluttering on campus as seniors get ready for their last few weeks of high school, senior activities, and graduation. These four year...

May 24, 2017No Comments

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Editorial

The Spinner Epidemic

James Torrico, Writer

As the new wave of trends arrive, there is one that is the most notable and that happens to be the Fidget Spinners. Fidget Spinners are toys that made of a different variet...

May 24, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

May 16, 2017

Challenging the Odds

April 14, 2017

The Importance of Moonlight’s Best Picture Win

April 5, 2017

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Comics

Senior Fail List

Senior Fail List

Sofia Carrillo, Comic Artist

May 24, 2017No Comments

The End

The End

May 24, 2017

The Solution

The Solution

April 12, 2017

Senioritis

Senioritis

March 17, 2017

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Community

Ride and Stride

Alicia Garcia, Writer

The city of Downey hosted a Ride and Stride event on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in which four and a half miles worth  of Downey streets were closed off to vehi...

May 24, 2017No Comments

  • 51st Annual Carnival of Champions May 19, 2017
  • Fast and Furious Science April 12, 2017
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Lives of Legends

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Parents & Teachers

Science with Ink

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

The DHS Science Department, especially with Project Lead the Way, is incorporating standards through Think with Ink, into its classrooms.   Think with Ink bega...

October 18, 2016

Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

June 6, 2016

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

March 18, 2016

The Scholarly Convict

March 18, 2016

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