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LA County Fair

LA County Fair

Nicole Estrada, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, Student Life

The LA County Fair started on September 1 and ran through Sept. 24 in at the Pomona Fairgrounds, California. The LA County Fair is the largest county fair in the United States consisting of monkeys, a giraffe, a zebra, pop music, country, water rides, ferris wheels, and ice skating.     ...

Downey’s Annual Fall Blood Drive

Downey’s Annual Fall Blood Drive

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

Downey’s ASB assisted the Cedar-Sinai Blood Donor Services for the yearly fall Blood drive; this event was placed in the school’s gymnasium on Friday, September 23. Downey’s ASB wants students to be conscious of issues outside of themselves. This event was the chance for students to help save lives...

Krikorian’s Final Days

Krikorian’s Final Days

Vicky Arguello, Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Top Stories

As new movie theaters with reserved seating become more popular, old-school theaters are beginning to close. Included is Downey’s Krikorian Premier Theater, as they have announced they will be closing on Sept. 1, 2018 to be replaced by a new cinema called Studio Movie Grill.   Moviego...

Creamistry

Creamistry

Lizzy Martinez, Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Community, Top Stories

Downey welcomes the new trending ice cream shop, Creamistry, into the community with long lines out the door. Members of the community came out on Aug. 25 to experience the sensation of a new form of ice cream. Creamistry is an ice cream shop which first made its debut in Irvine in 2014, and now...

Downey One Card

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

The start of the 2017-2018 school year marked the start of the Downey One Card program, an initiative in which students are granted access to the resources of the Downey City Library by  using their ID card.  The program was launched by DHS librarian Martha Ortiz and is only applicable to the stude...

Ride and Stride

Alicia Garcia, Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Community

The city of Downey hosted a Ride and Stride event on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in which four and a half miles worth  of Downey streets were closed off to vehicles. The event consisted of various activities along the route.   The alternate ways of moving through the streets included bicycl...

51st Annual Carnival of Champions

51st Annual Carnival of Champions

Allie Gurrola, Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Community, Top Stories

Saturday, April 29, was the Elementary School Event, Carnival of Champions, an event for fourth and fifth grade elementary school students in the Downey Unified School District. Throughout the school year, teachers at the nine elementary schools in Downey hold tryouts for various events like baskets i...

Fast and Furious Science

Fast and Furious Science

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Community

The Fast and the Furious Science event at Downey High School was an invitation open to anyone with a passion for the field of science, on Mar. 27, and ranged from physics to engineering to astronomy. The event consisted of seven speakers, all of which carried some association with the disciplines. Amon...

New Location for Vazza Café

New Location for Vazza Café

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Community, Top Stories

Vazza Café was formerly located inside of the Downey City Library, since last April, but has recently been moved to a new location just outside the library.  The cafe got its name from the Italy imported coffee LavAzza. The ribbon was officially cut, and doors opened on Tuesday, Feb. 14. &nb...

Keeping Downey Beautiful

Keeping Downey Beautiful

Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Community

Keeping Downey Beautiful took place on Saturday, Jan. 14. This is a monthly event that involved people that went out to better their community, by walking around on the streets and picking up trash.   One of the volunteers, Betsie explains how she believes this event will change the views ...

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