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The 55th Carnival of Champions

The 55th Carnival of Champions

Lukas Luna, Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Community, Parents & Teachers

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 schools.   With its focus on the elementary schools of the district, the carnival helps ...

True Loving Connections: TLC 5K

True Loving Connections: TLC 5K

Adrian Soto, Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Community, Top Stories

In Downey, there is a program to aid struggling members of the community.  The program, TLC or True Lasting Connections, organized the “2019 Stay Healthy Downey 5K for TLC” marathon run on Feb.23 to fundraise money for their programs.  Members from the Downey community participated and donated the...

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Lukas Luna, Writer

March 5, 2019


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

On Feb 21, the Downey High School dance team held its annual TLC fundraiser at the Downey Civic Theater. The event consisted of dance routines performed by dance teams from all across Downey and other cities such as Lynwood and Gahr.   TLC has long depended on events such as this to he...

Downey City Library Renovations

Downey City Library Renovations

Michael Pasaye, Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Community, Top Stories

Three years ago, Downey citizens voted yes on Measure S, a measure that will increase sales tax by 50%. which would generate $9 million to renovate local infrastructure. Now, the Downey City library is getting its first renovations in over 40 years.   The renovations include upgrading...

Walking for Purpose, Walking to Help

Walking for Purpose, Walking to Help

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Spirit, Student Life, Top Stories

On Feb. 9, the Downey community was given the opportunity to fight the water crisis plaguing countries in Africa through an event at the Downey Allen Layne Stadium.  The event, Walk 4 Water, was organized by Kiwin's and the Thirst Project in order to fundraise money for a pump in an African town th...

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...

Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Top Stories

As a part of the Stay Gallery’s artist-outreach program, Maricela Avina opened her exhibit titled “Love Letters” on Dec. 1 on the Gallery’s premises. Drawing from the physicality of a declaration of love via ink, the purpose of Avina’s portrait-style paintings was to capture the spectrum of ...

Downey vs Warren E-Sports Tournament

Sebastian Cornejo, Co-Business Manager

December 21, 2018


Filed under Community

On Dec. 4th, Downey and Warren students competed against each other in LA County’s first ever high school Overwatch tournament at the Downey Theater. The program began because of DUSD superintendent Dr. John Garcia’s interest in the E-Sports subculture; this gives students a path to explore comput...

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...

Anne Frank Remembrance

Sebastian Cornejo, Co-Business Manager

November 28, 2018


Filed under Community

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Stay Gallery in Downey, the opening of the Anne Frank  pop up exhibition took place from 5 to 8pm. The event was presented by The Anne Frank House, the Consulate General of the Netherlands with the help of students from the surrounding Los Angeles area. The exhibition de...

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