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  • Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive
  • Downey Food and Music Festival
  • Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?
  • Downey High Blood Drive
  • ERWC Expert Projects
  • Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence
  • Winter Sports Coming to an End
  • Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive
    Student Life

    Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

    Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

    October 10, 2018

    Downey filled the gym on Friday, Sept. 28 for the annual blood drive. Throughout the day, students were excused from their classes to head over to th...

    Downey High School hosts its annual Fall Blood drive on September 27 where Kirsten Rodriguez, 12, has donated a pint of blood. “I feel that the blood drive is really important cause it helps those who need it,” Rodriguez said. “I’m hoping my blood goes to someone in need.”

    Andrew Vega

  • Downey Food and Music Festival
    Community

    Downey Food and Music Festival

    Lukas Luna, Writer

    October 5, 2018

    The city of Downey held its sixth annual International Food and Music Festival on Sept. 15. The free event, which went from 4:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m, featured...

    Promoting her business, Elisa Kadoda (left), talks about what she thinks is unique and different about the Food and Music Festival on Downey Ave between 4th and 5th street on Sept. 15. “It helps people widen their variety of their food and taste palate,” Kadoda said. “They get to try different kinds of cuisine and food from around the world.”

    Xenia Pena

  • Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?
    News, Sports, Student Life

    Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

    Nicole Alvarez, Writer

    October 2, 2018

    On September. 8, Serena Williams lost to Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, in a heart racing match. Williams famously known as renowned tennis player,...

    Two year tennis player Victoria Lizano, 10, had strong views on the Serena Williams U.S. Open incident and was willing to share them. “Although she wasn’t cheating,” Lizano stated, “she still went against the code of violation.”

    Gilberto Jijon

  • Downey High Blood Drive
    Community, Student Life

    Downey High Blood Drive

    Hector Diaz, Writer

    May 1, 2018

    Last week on Friday, April 13, Downey High students participated in the annual blood drive that took place at the gym on campus. Students volunteered ...

    Being a blood donor for two years, Kaithlyn Pineda, 11, gives helpful tips to those donating blood. “Don’t be scared of the needle, make sure you eat before you donate. You might pass out if you don’t,” Pineda said. “Also if your iron level is too low in one finger, ask to check the other finger to make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to help others.”

    Vanessa Carrillo

  • ERWC Expert Projects
    Seniors, Student Life

    ERWC Expert Projects

    Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

    May 1, 2018

    Each year, seniors currently taking ERWC are required to choose a topic that fascinates them  to research throughout the course of the school year and p...

  • Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence
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    Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

    Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

    March 20, 2018

    To commemorate the seventeen lives lost in last month’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Downey High students, and others across the nation, s...

    On Mar. 14, Valerie Flores, 12, holds a walk-out at Downey High School and advocates for gun control due to the recent events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 17 lives were lost during the shooting.

    Marcos Reyes

  • Winter Sports Coming to an End
    Sports, Winter Sports

    Winter Sports Coming to an End

    Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

    February 26, 2018

    Downey Highs’ winter sports season is coming to an end as spring slowly approaches. Although many sport’s season are closing, there are many sport...

    On the sideline of the gym’s basketball court, Rachel Spinosa, 11, passes the ball to her teammate on the evening of Feb. 6 in hopes of beating Warren. “Any Downey versus Warren game is great,” Spinosa said. “Seeing everyone show up and cheer is the best feeling.”

    Stefanie Chavez

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Expectation vs. Reality: Comics

Expectation vs. Reality: Comics

October 10, 2018

UMPF!

UMPF!

October 5, 2018

Line Cutting

Line Cutting

May 21, 2018

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  • Downey Vintage Car Show October 10, 2018
  • Downey Food and Music Festival October 5, 2018
  • See Ya Next Summer, LA Fair October 5, 2018
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Mr. Glasser and Mrs. Neria Start College Counseling Program

October 4, 2018

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

October 2, 2018

Mrs. Carlson is recognized as Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Carlson is recognized as Teacher of the Year

May 15, 2018

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  • Serena Williams: Right or Wrong? October 2, 2018
  • The Death of Mac Miller September 26, 2018
  • Nike vs. America September 26, 2018
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What Happened in Nicaragua?

May 17, 2018

Who Run The World?…That’s Right, Girls

March 30, 2018

Satire in Movies

March 28, 2018

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