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Student Travelers

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

People say traveling the world is the best thing you can do, and they always recommend you do it later in life as a young adult. But a few select individuals have gotten a head start. Throughout the year, a few Downey High School students have had the opportunity to travel to some new places.   ...

Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez

Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez

Jessica Garcia, Photographer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Growing up in a well kept home, senior Christopher Benitez was also born with severe asthma. For the last eighteen years of his life, he has kept himself from doing things he has liked to do, participating in some of his interests like swim and water polo   Being diagnosed with severe as...

5 Questions with Natalia Loya

Lukas Luna, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Downey High School senior Natalia Loya is one of the many young entrepreneurs that are currently cropping up across the country. Armed with her on beauty line, Loya hopes to go far in the industry.     Q1. What inspired you to start producing your own makeup? “I originally was r...

Downey’s 2nd Annual Food Expo

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

November 28, 2018


Filed under Community, Parents & Teachers

Parents who wonder what their children are eating at school everyday had the opportunity on Oct. 20 to see and taste themselves during Downey’s second annual food expo. Held in Downey High’s cafeteria, Saturdays event was free of charge, and open to the public.   The cafeteria had different kinds of section...

AP Government Students Serve as Pollworkers for Midterm Elections

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As part of a project report for the class, select AP Government students participated as clerks for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Students chosen to volunteer on election day were given a specific polling place and were required to attend training before they worked the polls.   Trainin...

Viking Marching Band Moves to AA

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

On Nov. 3, the Downey High School Marching Band and Colorguard competed at the Chino Band Review/Field Tournament. The band placed first in their division which qualified them to move into the AA division, the highest division a band can compete in. This is the first time that the band has been able to ...

Overcoming Cancer: Anais Bald

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

The year before her diagnosis, Anais Bald, 12, would frequently get sick and, unbeknownst to her, cancer was to blame.   In June of 2017,  Bald was diagnosed with 3B Ocular Melanoma, a skin cancer that found its way to her right eye. She had to undergo surgery a week after her diagnosis t...

Tristan Yepez is a Brand Agent for Hollister Co.

Tristan Yepez is a Brand Agent for Hollister Co.

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Once minors turn 16, with exceptions, they are eligible by the state to have part-time jobs. Downey High student Tristan Yepez, 12, opted to participate in this opportunity. He applied and accepted a Hollister offer to become a brand agent.   Yepez is one of 75 brand agents that are ...

Overcoming Adversity: Angie Chavez

Overcoming Adversity: Angie Chavez

Diego Martinez, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Dealing with personal adversity can be a strain on many, whether it be a social issue, a family matter, a psychological issue, or even a medical complication. Students at Downey High are no exception to such dilemmas, especially junior Angie Chavez, who has to face rare and fatal medical conditions....

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