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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...

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...

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 ...

ELD Tutoring Yay…or Nay…

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

English Language Development (ELD) is a program dedicated to helping students adapt to English when it was not their first language.  Very few of these ELD students strive for more and find themselves doing poorly among their classes. In light of this, the ELD Tutoring service idea was conjured. &...

Jazz II Goes to Disneyland

Diego Martinez, Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Downey High Jazz II band attended the annual Disneyland Jazz festival. This year marks the ninth time Jazz II has brought music to the wonderland in hopes of bringing joy and tasteful jazz. They had high expectations for themselves and anticipated the viewing of other jazz bands...

The Striking Vikings Begin Competition Season

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

The Downey High School Robotics Team, known as The Striking Vikings,  kicked off their season on Oct. 20 at a community service event to celebrate Halloween. The team showcased their robot that took six weeks to build and dressed to reflect Disney’s Wall-E for Halloween. The team also showcased a r...

Stop the Traffick’s “Sex and Money”

Adrian Soto, Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Throughout major countries, human trafficking appears to be an issue of the past— it is not.  The Stop the Traffick Club in Downey High School hopes to show human trafficking as a present issue with the screening of Sex and Money for the students on Oct. 10.   Every year the club pres...

Monterey Jazz Festival

Diego Martinez, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

On the weekend of Sept. 21, the Downey High Jazz 1 Band attended the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. The Jazz 1 group players hold themselves to high regards when it comes to their performance and note the event as their best in years. The show time for the Downey High musicians began at 3:00 PM and band directo...

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