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Writing Center Promo

May 15, 2013

Downey High School provides a writing center to help students with their English and Writing work.

On April 25 at the Lakewood Youth Center, insurance job scout Mia Xilo finds potential employees for her company. There were 12 different job locations available to apply for at the event.

Landing your dream job

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2013

The Lakewood Youth Center held a Job Fair on April 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. that invited a variety of employers such as Vans, Aeropostale, and Skechers to accept applications from teens on the prowl...

The 2013 Speed Skating Nationals are held in Oklahoma, Nebraska, where Stacy Caprilli, 11, goes to compete with two world champions and placesin third on March 13-15. Caprilli is the 2012 California state champion in the Junior Women’s Division.

The girl on the ice

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2013

Junior Stacy Caprilli participated in the United States Nationals Age Group Speed Skating competition during the week of March 11 in Omaha, Nebraska, winning four medals in her meets. After originally...

Bow down to Queen Bey

Celese Lira, Photo Editor March 29, 2013

R&B singer from Houston, Beyoncé, released two snippet recordings on March 17 as an anticipation builder for her fifth studio album. The album is assumed to be called Mrs. Carter but hasn’t been...

After winning the state playoffs against Wilson High School on March 5, the girls varsity soccer team rushes to the goal to celebrate their accomplishment. Kelsey Aparicio, 12, made the last goal against Wilson High School advancing the team to the second round of state playoffs.

Lady Vikes succeed in stateplay-offs

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2013

After a long and nerve-wracking game, girls varsity soccer took the lead against Wilson High during overtime penalty kicks with a final score of 4-3 on Tuesday, March 5 at the Allen Lane Stadium. For the...

Participants from Downey and Warren High wait for the winner to be announced at the Third Annual Downey Lion’s Club Speaker’s Contest.

Practicing the skill of public speaking

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2013

On February 12, the Downey Lion’s Club held their 3rd Annual Speaker’s Contest for Downey and Warren High students at US Bank on Florence Avenue.   Since 1937, the Lion’s Club, which is...

On January 12, the Downey KIWIN’S hosted a KIWIN’S Training Conference at Downey High School to teach others what the club is about. Mr. Gaytan, their advisor, began the conference by welcoming the guest.

Serving one at a time

Brenda Lopez, Writer February 8, 2013

Downey High School's KIWIN'S club hosted their annual training conference for the Diamond Division on Jan. 12, welcoming Palos Verdes, Narbonne, and South High School. As members from other schools filled...

Living for those lost

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2012

As I accompanied my father at the grocery store earlier this Sunday evening, I watched the nightly news; a Spanish channel was telling the story of last Friday’s horrid events once more, giving voice...

In November, in front of Downey City Hall, a new statue is resurrected as a veteran’s memorial. On every corner around the statue there is a plaque of each department of the military to represent the Navy, Marines, Army, and Air Force.

Remembering the veterans

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2012

In honor of veterans who have served for their country, the city of Downey dedicated the new Veterans Memorial in the Civic Center Area on Nov. 12. This addition to the civic center stands in front of...

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