The Downey Legend

On stage performing with her band, Crimson Apple, bassist Carthi Benson plays for the students of Downey High School at High School Nation’s 2019 Tour on Mar. 31. The Benson sisters grew up in Hawaii and moved to the big city of Los Angeles where they now write, play, and rehearse their music.

High School Nation Visits Viking Nation

Oscar Flores and Jasmine Fernandez April 30, 2019

As a part of their country-wide tour across the U.S, High School Nation stopped by Downey High School for a concert during fifth period on March 29.  The concert was a surprise to the majority of...

Coordinating the Carnival of Champions on Mar. 30 in the Justice stadium, Director of Education Jennifer Robbins advocates that going to this event is worth the time. “In my own opinion, it really is a great time for the community to come together and enjoy the day,” Robbins said. “The kids can expand their levels of camaraderie and their connections with other students.”

The 55th Carnival of Champions

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor April 15, 2019

On March 29, the Downey Unified School District held the 55th annual Carnival of Champions at Warren High School. The event is an athletic competition held between all of the district’s elementary...

Downey High School Drama Department Reaches New Heights

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor April 15, 2019

After their performance of Grease the previous year, the DHS drama department returned to the Downey Theatre for their production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. The showings spanned three...

Preparing for his jazz performance, Ivan Cuevas, 10, devotes extra hours of practice to improve his combo. “I prepared by simply just working out the composition with my combo groups after school almost every day,” Cuevas said. “In class we worked out even just the smallest problems, just to ensure our success.”

Jazz 1: Irvine Competition

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor April 10, 2019

On the weekend of March 15, the Downey High Jazz 1 Band attended the annual Irvine Jazz Competition. The Jazz 1 combo A and B group players practiced tirelessly and are satisfied with their performances.   Sophomore...

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