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Maui Wildfires Reaches Its Way to Downey High School

Travis Padilla September 5, 2023

In August 2023, two significant natural events captured the world's attention, reminding us of the power of nature and the need for preparedness. One of these events was the Maui wildfires in Hawaii, which...

Blood Drive 2023: Here’s What to Know

Daniel Aguilera, Writer March 27, 2023

Annually, we have hosted a school-wide blood drive for our students to give back to the community on the 31st of March in the school gymnasium in collaboration with Cedars Sinai. To give blood there...

The Day it All Went Lonely

Cesar Lopez, Writer March 14, 2023

The school halls screamed with joy by kids enthusiastic about getting two weeks off from school. Little did we know what was ahead of us after March 13, 2020. Not stepping on campus until almost a year...

Food Drive 2023

Jocelyn Gonzalez and Ximena Solorzano March 7, 2023

The annual food drive is here! Running from February 21 to March 3rd, it is a two-week ongoing competition among fourth periods where students can bring in canned food.    Run by the ASB Campus...

Crumbl Cookies

Crumbl Cookies

Ashley Hernandez, Photographer February 13, 2023

A local sweet shop, Crumbl Cookies, in the Downey Promenade has recently opened up in our community. The two cousins Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsly co-founded the business. These two experimented...

Rainstorms in California

Natalie Corona, Writer February 6, 2023

Since late December, California has experienced a series of storms that have affected the majority of its northern regions and Los Angeles after continuously experiencing droughts and drier weather all...

Downey Porto’s: Baking Breads and Warming Hearts

Christian Vega, Illustrator December 22, 2022

Whether you are a bakery connoisseur or a Downey city resident, Porto’s Bakery is sure to slip into your radar. Since 2010, Porto’s Bakery and Café in Downey has served a variety of Cuban desserts,...

The Downey Link Being Considered for Disbandment

Abigail Gonzalez, Writer December 22, 2022

As of November 10, 2022, two council members have considered the disbandment of the Downey Link (our city bus system).    When discussing the budget for the next year for our city of Downey,...

Seasonal Depression

Angelina Andrade December 15, 2022

With the end of the semester weeks away, and the weather getting colder as winter approaches there are a lot of negative feelings that many students might be experiencing. Stress, depression, fatigue,...

El Jefe

Ashley Hernandez, Photographer December 15, 2022

With the football season coming to an end, Downey High School can stand proud of what our football team has accomplished. Our Vikings on the field, led by Ian Hernandez, jersey #10, showed great resilience...

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