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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...

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...

DHS College Fair

DHS College Fair

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Due to the student interest in pursuing education after high school, Downey High School hosted the annual District Wide College Fair on Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Allen Layne Stadium field.   California possess the largest number of universities of any one state in the United States. ...

GlennFest Film Festival

Michael Pasaye, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Movies

The annual Glennfest Film Festival, created by Glenn Stephens back in 2012, kicked off on Sept. 30 and ends Oct. 8. The festival presents old and new films across all genres, and aims to strengthen and give back to the Downey film community.   The festival has 4 venues around Downtown Downey: The Downey Civ...

Downey Vintage Car Show

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Community

In Los Angeles County alone there are over 30,000 foster children; in an effort to give assistance to these children, the Downey Calvary Chapel hosted a Vintage Car show on Sep. 15. The show catered to automobile enthusiasts and it doubled as a Toy Drive for Foster Children.   The show started at 8 a.m. and ended at 2 p....

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