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A Week in Yosemite

A Week in Yosemite

Michael Pasaye, Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

The annual Yosemite trip led by AP Environmental Science teacher Mr. Kim began on Jan. 21 and ended on Jan. 25. The trip consisted of 50 APES students and a few chaperones including: Dr. Quintero, Ms. Foley, Mr. Huber and Mr. Hwang.   The trip began at the Downey High School parking lot w...

Let there be Some Light, Stop the Traffick and Oree Freeman

Let there be Some Light, Stop the Traffick and Oree Freeman

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

In respect to January’s representation as Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Stop the Traffick scheduled a human trafficking survivor to speak about their experience on Jan. 30 at the Downey High School Theater during A and B lunch.  Oree Freeman, the human trafficking survivor, spoke to students abo...

Sussman’s Magnetizing Transformation

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Parents & Teachers

Downey Unified School District met on Jan. 15 to discuss Sussman Middle School’s possible conversion to a magnet school.  The news has arisen some opinions from previous middle school students and DUSD teachers in nearby schools.   A great variety of school options are made available to parents ...

Formula of a Hydrate Lab

Nicole Alvarez and Diego Martinez

February 6, 2019


Filed under Student Life

On Jan. 18,  Mrs. Lara’s chemistry class performed a lab in order to create a formula for a calcium sulfate hydrate. The class focused on the effects that high temperatures had on the hydrate and took notes on the chemical changes that occured.   Sophomore Michael Bilodeau personally finds ...

The Sounds of Downey: Alaska

Lukas Luna, Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Community, Legends, Student Life

Music and the youth have always gone hand-in-hand. For decades, the influence of one’s favorite artists has driven them to start bands with other like-minded individuals and express their creativity.   One such individual is senior Julian Martinez, founding member and singer-songwriter of th...

Pursuing Interests: Artistic Endeavors

Lukas Luna, Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Legends, Student Life

While some only view art as a hobby, many hope to turn it into a career.  From aspiring animators to comic hopefuls, Downey High School is a host to a wide variety of ambitious young artists.     Their efforts do not go unnoticed as many of their teachers are quick to point out the pote...

Airpods, Your Opinion?

Diego Martinez, Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life

On Sep. 12th, 2017, Apple unveiled their new Airpower charger and hinted at the release of a next generation Apple Airpods. The successor to the original Airpods is rumoured to be released around March of this year, and Apple enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the new design. Since its original release in D...

APES Students: Government Shutdown?

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Amidst the start of the new year, the government shutdown remains in full effect in the United States. This shutdown was due to the fact that budgetary plans cannot be agreed on concerning Trump’s wish to build the famed ‘wall’, which the democratic party opposes. As the days continue to progres...

Students Go Vegan

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

December 21, 2018


Filed under Parents & Teachers

Because of their diets, vegans tend to have higher levels or vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fibers leaving many to believe veganism the healthiest diet.   Recently, more Downey High students and staff have been joining the trend of becoming vegan.   Generally people ...

Neuromuscular Conditions: He Can Beat Them…

Adrian Soto, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Student Life

A lot of Downey citizens, especially the youth like Downey High School students, have experienced hardships that live long in their memory.  Occasionally, high school students allow their adversity to beat them and to bring them down. However, a great variety of students overcome their adversity and gr...

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