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  • YAWP Club’s  Halloween Art Show
  • You Can’t Take It With You
  • Warren High Hosts Annual College Fair
  • Dia de los Muertos: United for Culture Contribution
  • LA Comic-Con Saturday Recap
  • Mrs. Cubas’s Toy Drive
  • Downey vs. Warren Spirit Week
  • YAWP Club’s  Halloween Art Show
    Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

    YAWP Club’s Halloween Art Show

    Nicole Estrada, Writer

    November 17, 2017

    YAWP is not just an acronym; it is a reference to the Dead Poets Society. This club helps students express themselves through their talents. They held their first performance on Nov. 3rd at Downey High’s library. The library was decorated with pumpkins and the students performed with Halloween themed music.   As ...

    Downey High School’s One Night Only club performs improv skits for YAWP’s Art show on Nov. 3rd in the school’s library. “Their performances were a lot better than I expected them to be,” Anna Aceves, 12, said. “I couldn’t stop laughing and they really work well together.”

    Jessica Ayon

  • You Can’t Take It With You
    Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Theatre

    You Can’t Take It With You

    Stefanie Chavez, Photo Editor

    November 17, 2017

    Downey High School’s theatre department presents, You Can’t Take it With You, an award winning play, taking place in a New York home in 1936.   This play follows the story of the Sycamore and Kirby families as they deal with the complications of living a happy life versus living to please others.   Auditi...

    During one of the last few rehearsals for the school play, Nicole Carter, 12, runs through her lines, portraying Mrs. Kirby, at Downey high school’s theatre on the evening of Nov. 1. “I loved playing Mrs. Kirby because of her sass and style,” Carter said. “Coming to rehearsals have always been very fun because the cast is incredible.”

    Stefanie Chavez

  • Warren High Hosts Annual College Fair
    #WhatsTrending, Seniors, Student Life

    Warren High Hosts Annual College Fair

    Corey Ocasio, Writer

    November 17, 2017

    As the dreaded November 30 deadline for submitting UC and Cal State applications approaches, Downey Unified School District held its annual college fair on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Warren High School. The fair was geared towards students wanting to gain more insight into individual colleges and universities and see what they each have to ...

    Students from middle schools and high schools throughout Downey attend the annual College Fair at Warren High School on Nov. 2. There were a number of people waiting for UC Berkeley, although the university did not make an appearance to the fair.

    Ysabelle Canilao

  • Dia de los Muertos: United for Culture Contribution
    Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

    Dia de los Muertos: United for Culture Contribution

    Brenda Melara, Writer

    November 14, 2017

    Located outside the R-2 classroom, teacher adviser Mr. Vasquez and various members of the United for Culture club contributed to the celebration of the Mexican festivities of Dia de los Muertos by offering face painting before school and at snack as well as decorating sugar skulls at both lunches on November 1 and 2.   ...

    Mexico’s traditional holiday known as Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is known as a celebration of loved ones who are now resting in paradise. Families lay out their loved ones favorite snacks over their graves so that on Oct 31 through Nov 2, they come back and enjoy their favorite meals before laying to rest once again.

    Rita Magana

  • LA Comic-Con Saturday Recap
    #WhatsTrending, Community

    LA Comic-Con Saturday Recap

    Oscar Flores and Valeriee Menjivar

    November 13, 2017

    Los Angeles hosted Stan Lee’s Comikaze, otherwise known as LA Comic-Con, from Oct. 27 - 29.  Attendees on Saturday, Oct. 28 were treated to a variety of exhibitions and panels that highlighted modern pop-culture trends and honored the pantheon of icons and trends that preceded them.     Once the doors opened a...

    Ready for the action at the main lobby, the crowd waited for the second round of L.A. Comic Con at the L.A. Convention Center on Oct. 28. People of all ages, spectators and cosplayers were anxious to enter the South Exhibition Hall.

    Sebastian Romero

  • Mrs. Cubas’s Toy Drive
    Community, Student Life

    Mrs. Cubas’s Toy Drive

    Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Business Manager

    November 6, 2017

    During Mrs. Cubas’s fourth period, on Oct. 16, the topic of children with cleft palates not being able to receive Christmas gifts due to expensive medical treatments came up and it moved her class into pursuing the  idea of a toy drive.   Because Mrs. Cubas’s daughter is a therapist for children with cleft palate...

    Mrs. Cuba encourages students to donate toys for hospitalized children from ages three to eight. The toy drive started with one toy in her fourth period and has now become a box full with stuffed animals, toy cars, and dolls.

    Rita Magana

  • Downey vs. Warren Spirit Week
    Spirit, Student Life

    Downey vs. Warren Spirit Week

    Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

    November 1, 2017

    This year’s spirit week kicks off on Monday, Oct. 23 with Meme Day Monday, followed by Throwin’ It Back Tuesday, then Wild ‘N Out Wednesday, and then Warren Wimp Thursday, which all leads up to Viking Pride Friday. This week of full of activities planned by ASB in effort to have the student body and staff show school ...

    Warren Wimps come to together in front of the main stage, to celebrate the annual tradition of the city’s high school rivalry on Oct. 26. Students stood together smiling and chanting: “What do we eat? Bear Meat,” before snapping the photo.

    Stefanie Chavez

Webs of Deception

Lily Nguyen, Comic Artist

December 13, 2017No Comments

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

October 31, 2017

Things I Love About Fall

Things I Love About Fall

October 20, 2017

Ready for Fall

Ready for Fall

October 20, 2017

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Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

December 13, 2017No Comments

Samantha Tafolla is a junior at Downey who owns her own clothing business, Mas Vintage, and sells a variety of vintage clothes. She is currently located in Downey, yet she star...

  • 66th Annual Christmas Parade 2017 December 13, 2017
  • Designer-Con’s Vendors: Tips and Tricks for Success November 17, 2017
  • LA Comic Con: Third Day November 15, 2017

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Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

October 18, 2016

The DHS Science Department, especially with Project Lead the Way, is incorporating standards through Think with Ink, into its classrooms.   Think with Ink bega...

Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

June 6, 2016

“In math class I’d be like that student that everyone else would go to.”

March 18, 2016

The Scholarly Convict

March 18, 2016

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Corey Ocasio, Writer

December 13, 2017No Comments

For years, youngest son of the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry’s personal life has constantly been in the spotlight and he was perceived as the young prince who would n...

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Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

December 13, 2017No Comments

Samantha Tafolla is a junior at Downey who owns her own clothing business, Mas Vintage, and sells a variety of vintage clothes. She is currently located in Downey, yet she star...

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Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2017

Think of all the uses the internet has. It allows us to stay in contact with distant friends and family members through social media. It helps us study and research for vario...

Blinding America From the Truth: The Horrendous Reality Behind the Slave Trade in Libya

December 13, 2017

To Kill a Mockingbird Banned

November 6, 2017

Silenced by Guilt and Fear

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