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Goodbye Seniors

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Seniors, Student Life

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 years have been a learning experience and a time of growth in preparation for the next chapter in their lives.   W...

ERWC Expert Projects

Karla Ramirez, Photo Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Student Life

The Expert Project is an assignment given in the beginning of the school year to students who are taking the CSU Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC) program. For this assignment, students pick any topic they want to research and read about throughout the school year, and bring everything together t...

QuizBowl Wins Gold At State Conference

Jasmine Fernandez, Co-Copy Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Although the end of the school year is right around the corner, Downey’s QuizBowl team sees no end in sight. Earning their third consecutive gold medal at Skills USA’s State Conference in San Diego on April 23, QuizBowl will continue onto Nationals in Kentucky.   Although the team’s victory boosted them i...

Battle Of The Sexes

Genevieve Gaubert, Writer, Photographer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Spirit, Student Life

On April 28, Downey hosted it’s third annual Battle of the Sexes rally. Playing multiple games such as musical chairs, a caterpillar race, charades, ESTPN hike, Post It Like It’s Hot, trivia, a lip sync battle, and chopsticks. Students were able to participate by applying for the game that they wanted...

Prom Fashion Show

Alicia Garcia, Writer, Photographer
May 16, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors

Encore, the fashion club, hosted the annual Prom Fashion Show in the school theatre on Thursday, April 27 after school at 3 p.m. The fashion show’s purpose was to advertise gowns displayed by senior class members for the upcoming senior prom at the Alexandria Ballroom.   Member of the stylist committee in the club,...

The Prom Checklist

Melissa Estrada, Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors

Prom season is here and seniors are rushing to be prepared for this eventful night. Do not let the stress overwhelm you and take away from this memorable night. To ensure that you are ready for this day, here is a checklist that can help: The Dress Once you have found your dress, make sure that you have it tailored (...

Open House

Stefanie Chavez, Photographer
May 12, 2017
Filed under Student Life

  On March 29, Downey High School celebrated its annual Open House event to welcome the incoming freshmen and DHS family. The night kicked off introducing the current eighth graders to school activities and elective classes they could possibly join during their 2017-2018 school year. &nbs...

Advice: Dealing with Anxiety

Clarice Rosales, Photographer, Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Dear reader, A simple, overwhelming thought branching out to something more - anxiety. Horrific. It’s a monster taking over your mind. You begin to cry but are not really sure why. Anxiety affects many people from the ages 6-40. This emotion is common and you don’t have to deal with it alone. I h...

Power for Periods

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief
April 14, 2017
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

What started out as a simple English assignment, from Ms. Simpson, turned into a major drive centered in helping homeless women receive the menstrual hygiene care they need. Students,  Michelle Raygoza, Lauryn Morris, Lauren Lopez, Yalett Reveles, and Mary Babia began the drive on Wed., April 5.  ...

Viking Closet

Viking Closet

Karla Ramirez, Leticia Ortiz, Writer, Photographer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Open every Friday at snack and before school, the Viking Closet is a new program created by teachers and Dean of Students, Mrs. Velazquez, at Downey High and run by the students, in order to help students in need necessities that are unavailable to them, and also help transition students along the way. ...

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