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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...

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.  ...

AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite

AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager
February 6, 2017
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

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...

Canned Food Drive

Alicia Garcia, Photographer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Downey High School students and the Downey PTSA program held their 4th Annual Canned Food Drive throughout Oct 31 and Nov 10. Its cause was to collect non perishable food items for those in need in the local community.   Because of her passion to help others in need, Natalie Haro, 12, acknowledges ...

Making Wishes Come True

Making Wishes Come True

Ajla Nasic, Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

Fueled by their passion to make a difference for children impacted by life-threatening illnesses, the Make-a-Wish Foundation Club works to fundraise money to establish a sense of happiness and hope within a patient affected by cancer. Their donation goal of 5,000 dollars would directly grant the w...

One Night Only

One Night Only

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

One Night Only, Downey High’s Improv Club, returns for the 2016-2017 school year bigger and better than ever. With a fresh roster of aspiring comedians, the club explores the depth and complexity of making people laugh.   Known for having an unabashed, hilarious personality, Jeff Luce...

Teen Court

Sofia Carrillo, Comic Artist
October 18, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

In case you are a juvenile offender of minor crimes, you are offered an alternative option to a hearing for your offenses: teen court.   Teen court is a PSC, otherwise known as a problem-solving court, meant to help at the root of the problem, to prevent the offender from relapsing into c...

Writing Center Expansions

Writing Center Expansions

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer
October 17, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

As of the 2016-2017 school year, Downey High School’s Writing Center is open to freshmen, sophomores, and now juniors. Previously, only freshmen and sophomores could access the center, but the resource is now available to the junior class as well.   The Writing Center’s goal is to in...

Finding a Balance

Ajla Nasic, Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

As the school year progresses, students’ schedules are becoming bombarded with their involvement in an immense amount of new clubs, along with their current enrollment in AP classes. Consequently, prioritizing time has become a major concern for students who completely immerse themselves into all Dow...

Quiz Bowlers Win Gold!

Quiz Bowlers Win Gold!

Dianna Jimenez, Staff Writer
May 6, 2016
Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

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 sch...

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