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5 Questions with Mrs. Bean

5 Questions with Mrs. Bean

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer May 15, 2015

Downey High English and poetry teacher Josette Bean did not grow up basking in the warm California sun, eating popsicles to beat the heat in the shade of palm trees, but in the chilly town of Wasilla,...

5 Questions with Mr. Zakour

5 Questions with Mr. Zakour

Mehak Khan, Staff Writer May 6, 2015

Mr. Zakour is a current English teacher at Downey High School, who has been teaching at Downey for 21 years. Q1: Why did you want to start a typewriting club? A1: The smarter balance testing was...

5 Questions with Michael Ramirez

5 Questions with Michael Ramirez

Darla Sanchez, Student Life Section Editor March 25, 2015

  Junior Michael Ramirez elaborates on why he wants to be a senior class president. Q1. What is your motive on becoming a Senior Class President? A1. I wanted to take the challenge of taking...

5 Questions with Mrs. Neria

5 Questions with Mrs. Neria

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer March 13, 2015

11th grade history teacher, Mrs. Neria, tells the ‘history’ of her antiques: the globe, podium, and desk.   Q1: When did you become interested in collecting antiques? Why? A1: I became...

5 Questions with Ayla Pruneda

5 Questions with Ayla Pruneda

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif March 11, 2015

  Junior Ayla Pruneda talks about her basketball career that began her freshmen year at Downey High when she made the varsity girls basketball team.   Q1: What made you get into basketball? A1:...

After seven years of perfect attendance, Victoria Estrella, 12, explains why it is an accomplishment for her. “I don’t like the fact of getting homework the next day and being behind,” Estrella says. “Also, I feel like teachers explain things better than friends.”

5 Questions with Victoria Estrella

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer February 17, 2015

Senior Victoria Estrella elaborates on the reasons for her seven-year perfect attendance record. Q1: When was the last time you were absent? A1: It was in fifth grade. I was absent for a week because...

5 Questions with Julissa Chavez

5 Questions with Julissa Chavez

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer February 17, 2015

Senior Julissa Chavez works as a Zumba instructor on Monday and Thursday nights to promote a fun way to get active. Q1: How did you first learn about Zumba? A1: My sister would always tell me that...

5 Questions with Giovanni De Loera

5 Questions with Giovanni De Loera

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer February 2, 2015

Senior Giovanni De Loera has been offered four football scholarships by different universities this year, due to the attention he has received playing football at Downey High. Q1:      What schools...

5 Questions with Mr. Tyner

5 Questions with Mr. Tyner

Areli Dominguez, Co-Photo Editor January 26, 2015

Assistant Principal Mr. Tyner talks about his job and the responsibilities that comes with his profession. Q1: Do students acknowledge you just as much as they acknowledge Mr. Houts? Why do you think...

Outside the drum room on Jan. 13, freshman Selina Partida gets ready for the winter drumline season that starts this February. “I’m really excited about this new season,” Partida said, “especially since this is my freshmen year and not many people experience a winter season since its not annually.”

5 Questions with Selina Partida

Celine Spence, Public Relations January 21, 2015

Freshman Selina Partida shares what it is like being the only freshman in bassline.   Q1: What is the most difficult part of being the only freshman in the bassline?   A1. I think...

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