• Standing in the hall of fame

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    Standing in the hall of fame

    Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer

    June 16, 2015

    Important members of the community, city council members, school board members, families, and Downey students gathered together at the Downey High theater on Friday, June 5, 2015, as six alumni were inducted into the Downey High School Alumni Hall of Fame during a special ceremony. The honored individuals, who have been alumni... READ MORE »»

    At the Downey High School theatre, on June 5, Alida Bouris and Yanna Bouris are added to the Hall of Fame. Bouris was recognized for her lifetime of academics and her involvement with the organizations of HIV Elimination and AIDS Research Center, and Bouris was recognized for her achievements at Downey, working in a biotechnology industry, as well as for being an intellectual property lawyer.

    Areli Dominguez

  • Shaking it up

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    Shaking it up

    Natalie Gomez, Art & Entertainment section editor

    June 16, 2015

    On Thurs., Jun. 4, Mr. Russ Cramm’s Chemistry students teamed up with Mr. Gallegos and his Special Day Class to make ice cream outside of the J building in order to bring the students together.   As a father to a daughter with cerebral palsy, Cramm understood what it meant to be discriminated because of certain... READ MORE »»

    Getting chocolate sauce poured on his ice cream, Eduardo Ubillus, 11, chats with another student on June 4, outside the J building. Ubillus enjoyed working with the students in Cramm’s class.

  • To ask or to be asked

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    To ask or to be asked

    Noemi Lozano , Copy Editor

    June 5, 2015

    As the biggest dance of the year approaches, Downey High students are anxious to ask or to be asked to prom. Once ticket sales are announced, the hunt is on to find cool and unique ways to ask that special someone.   As senior girls struggle to get their prom necessities, their future dates are on a secret mission.... READ MORE »»

    Senior Jaime Garcia asked senior Grace Choi to prom, on May 22 at snack, using green balloons to symbolize the green light featured in The Great Gatsby, which ties into this years prom theme: The Roaring 20s. “It took a lot of planning and thinking in order to get everything perfect,” Garcia said, “but at the end of the day, it was all worth it.”

    Vernice Ortiz

  • Huffin’ and puffin’

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    Huffin’ and puffin’

    Mireya Navarro, Staff Writier

    June 1, 2015

    As the year comes to an end, juniors and seniors who volunteered to play for Powder Puff, took time out of their days to practice for the big game on Friday, May 8, at the Allen Lane Stadium.   The senior girls conditioned and practiced football plays twice a week, for 3 hours, to keep the senior legacy of winning... READ MORE »»

    During half time at the Powder Puff game, still with no score on the scoreboard, Head Coach Eduardo Preciado, 12, talks to the senior team in the locker room. “For my last year here, it was great,” Preciado said. “I love leading my warriors.”

    Emily Herrera

  • Buzzing on

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    Buzzing on

    Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer

    June 1, 2015

    Bumblebee is a street artist who has made the city of Los Angeles, as well as the surrounding cities, his canvas. Some of his artwork can be seen around Downtown Downey.   Bumblebee grew up in a rural area right outside of Downey. With the emergence of the Internet in the 1990s, it gave a chance for everyone, in his... READ MORE »»

    Bumblebee’s artwork catches much attention on its own, but followers of his work say they love that they have to scavenge for his art. “People go to work, go to school, and do it all over again,” Bumblebee says. “Growing up, you know you’re an artist, but you’re told not to be one. It’s all building up inside of you.”

    Darla Sanchez

  • One school, four medalists

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    One school, four medalists

    Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

    May 29, 2015

    On Tues., Apr. 28, Mr. Frye honored four Downey High Career and Technical Education students, in the Career Center, for winning three bronze medals and a silver medal at the Career Technical Education Student Recognition Competition held in the month of March.   The Los Angeles County Office of Education sponsors... READ MORE »»

    Due to their performance in their CTE classes, such as dance and health occupations, four girls are honored by receiving medals from the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program, on April 28. Left to Right: Mrs. Delgado, counselor, Natalie Turcios, 12, Briana Reed, 12, Mr. Houts, principal, Genesis Hardiman, 12, Fatima Lima, 11, and coundelors Mrs. Loyarte, Mr. Frye, and Mrs. Morse.

    Irania Quintero

  • Battles of the sexes

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    Battles of the sexes

    Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    May 29, 2015

    The week of the night rally students were encouraged to participate in the Versus spirit week by dressing up each day. Each day was a different versus theme. The days included cowboys versus Indians, super heroes versus villains, 50s versus 70s, blue versus pink and Viking Pride Day. Junior, and ASB Pep and Spirit Commissioner,... READ MORE »»

    On April 30, Downey High School’s ASB and Stop the Traffick club organize a Battle of the Sexes night rally to fundraise for sex trafficking awareness and introduce spring sports teams. The man-leaders performed a routine along side the cheerleaders in order to see which sex dominated the cheer game.

    Irania Quintero

News

Amigos make a splash

Amigos make a splash

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

On Wed., June 3, the DHS Amigos hosted their first ever Amigos Pool Party at the Downey Aquatics Center.   The Amigos met at the pool during their third period...  Read More »

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Student Life

Welcome to the good life

Welcome to the good life

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

The Downey High School seniors are getting ready to graduate from the 2014-2015 school year and are saying their final farewells to the campus staff, administrators, and friends....  Read More »

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Community

Buzzing on

Buzzing on

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer

Bumblebee is a street artist who has made the city of Los Angeles, as well as the surrounding cities, his canvas. Some of his artwork can be seen around Downtown Downey.   Bumblebee...  Read More »

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Lives of Legends

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Sports

Huffin’ and puffin’

Huffin’ and puffin’

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writier

As the year comes to an end, juniors and seniors who volunteered to play for Powder Puff, took time out of their days to practice for the big game on Friday, May 8, at the...  Read More »

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Parents & Teachers

Munchin’ at the luncheon

Munchin’ at the luncheon

Irania Quintero, News Section Editor

On Wed., Jun. 3, Downey High School’s Creative Foods class and their teacher, Ms. Diane Villa, hosted the annual teacher luncheon, in room A-203, in order to give the students...  Read More »

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Editorial

Our Admirable Society?

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer

After learning about satires, the three Honors English 10 classes used this technique to ridicule the difficulties in today’s society. Sarcasm is not only a snarky response...  Read More »

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