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  • A Night To Remember
    Seniors, Spirit, Student Life

    A Night To Remember

    Dianna Jimenez and Angelica Fregoso

    May 31, 2016

    Dancing, memories, and tradition are three words that describe the event long-awaited by high school students – Prom, which occurred for Downey High School’s student body on the 21st of May at the Wallis Annenburg Building at the California Science Center on the 21st of May.   A member of ASB’s prom-plan... READ MORE »»

    What started off as an unorthodox idea became a reality for junior, Serenity Reynoso, who was inspired by fashion designer Coco Chanel to wear a pantsuit to Prom. “Coco Chanel brought back the suit and believed that women should comfortable if men can be comfortable,” Reynoso said. “One of the main reasons [I wore a pantsuit] was because I don’t really like dresses and plus it’s Prom and most girls will wear dresses so I thought it’d be fun to wear a pantsuit.” Senior, Aaron Leon, who was also Reynoso’s date, felt ecstatic to stand out from the crowd at Prom and know that his date was comfortable and happy. “It was an idea that I had, that we should both go in suits. She had been wanting to wear a suit, so it was the perfect opportunity for her to do that,” Leon said. “She’s different in a good way. She was the only one there that I saw with a women’s suit and she got a lot of compliments; it was all positive.”

    Alex Castillo

  • Let Your Imagination Fly
    Community

    Let Your Imagination Fly

    Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

    May 31, 2016

    The Stay Gallery hosted an event for Downey elementary school students to exhibit their art at the gallery on May 16. Students created their artwork to the theme Let Your Imagination Fly.   Ana Godinez is the curator and youth coordinator of the gallery; she shares what the program was for.   “Reflect... READ MORE »»

    The city of Downey’s Stay Gallery hosts an exhibit, Reflections, on May 16 to show student’s artwork from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The theme was Let Your Imagination Fly, and the event was a free walk-in.

    Alyssa Vega

  • 2016 Dance Review
    Student Life

    2016 Dance Review

    Miranda Ramirez, Co Copy editor

    May 18, 2016

    To showcase their moves, Downey’s Dance Team and the CTE dance classes, held a dance review at the Downey Civic Theater on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5.  Some performances, included ones which were performed at the USA National Champions.   Sussy Sanchez, 10, attended the dance review in support for her fr... READ MORE »»

    Ending their performance, the dancers strike a fierce superhero pose on May 4 in the Downey Civic Theatre. The team danced along to Big Hero 6’s ending credit song “Immortals”.

    Cintia Macias

  • The School Master Breaks the Curse
    Student Life, Theatre

    The School Master Breaks the Curse

    Melissa Hernandez, News Editor

    May 16, 2016

    Drama production had the final showing of, Fools, their last play of the year, on Thursday, May 5, at 5 PM in the DHS theater. It was a comedic show full of slapstick humor composed of two acts, which started with an introduction of the setting, a small town called Kulyenchikov, in Ukraine, given by a puppet in a high tower. ... READ MORE »»

    DHS’s Drama Production’s play Fools, casted by Lars Hansen, narrated the funny story of a town cursed with stupidity, had its final showing on May 5, 2016. “I feel as if it was a great play to have as my final show in Downey,” Elizeo Velasquez, 12, the protagonist of Fools, said. “The characters and memories made on that stage will surely bring back a smile when I think about it in the future.”

    Cindy Macias

  • Quiz Bowlers Win Gold!
    Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

    Quiz Bowlers Win Gold!

    Dianna Jimenez, Staff Writer

    May 6, 2016

    During the week of Spring Break, the seven competent Quiz Bowlers of Downey High School drove down to San Diego to compete in the state finals of SkillsUSA. With nothing but knowledge and perseverance permeating their minds, all seven members succeeded in the finals by beating all top competing schools–including Warren–and... READ MORE »»

    Downey High School’s Quiz Bowl team is more than a club, according to senior, Carlos Agredano, rather, it is about the familial relationships he’s made with his fellow Quiz Bowlers. “For me, it’s the jokes we make and the ability to understand each other with intellectual jokes that you’re not usually able to tell regular people,” Agredano said. “The whole concept is a team and brotherhood, because we’re all guys- well the majority.”

    Angelica Fregoso

  • 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

News

A Tribute to the Smiling Superhero

Angelica Fregoso, Writer

When one conjures the persona of a superhero, he or she typically deliberates ethereal abilities, such as flying or x-ray vision. These seemingly otherworldly beings typically...  Read More »

June 9, 2016 • 0 comments

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Student Life

Senior Awards Night

Senior Awards Night

Julissa Villalobos, Photo Editor

Four years of hard work are slowly coming to a bittersweet close for 165 students whose work paid off, on Thursday, May 19, at 6 PM, at the Downey Civic Theatre, as ...  Read More »

June 1, 2016 • 0 comments

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Community

Let Your Imagination Fly

Let Your Imagination Fly

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

The Stay Gallery hosted an event for Downey elementary school students to exhibit their art at the gallery on May 16. Students created their artwork to the theme Let Y...  Read More »

May 31, 2016 • 0 comments

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Lives of Legends

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Sports

Boys Varsity Tennis Team

Boys Varsity Tennis Team

Miranda Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

  Advancing to the semi-finals, the boys varsity tennis team defeated Oak Hills High School 14-4 on Monday, May 16 after school at the Downey High School tennis...  Read More »

May 27, 2016 • 0 comments

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Staff Profile

Chelsea Mendoza
Chelsea Mendoza

Staff Writer / Photographer

The thirst for knowledge was never quite quenched for, junior, Chelsea Mendoza. and a poet in 8th grade was where her passion for literature began. Not only does Mendoza want to expand her knowledge, but she wi...  Read More »

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Parents & Teachers

Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

Alex Castillo, Writer

Downey High School bestowed the teacher of the year award onto Mr. Glasser, one of the school’s two AP US History teachers and sole AP Microeconomics teacher, on May 13 for his...  Read More »

June 6, 2016 • 0 comments

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Editorial

Little Black Dress Just Walked Into the Room

Daisy Lopez, Writer

A normal day took a turn for Lucilé Chan when she went out on national television to report the weather, for KTLA news on May 14. Chan was handed a sweater to cover her exposed...  Read More »

June 3, 2016 • 0 comments

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