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Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

December 13, 2017


Filed under Community, Student Life

Samantha Tafolla is a junior at Downey who owns her own clothing business, Mas Vintage, and sells a variety of vintage clothes. She is currently located in Downey, yet she started her business in July of 2016 by selling clothing at the Rose Bowl’s flea market.  She was offered the opportunity to ...

66th Annual Christmas Parade 2017

Nicole Estrada, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Community

Tis’ the season of joy and what a great way to encourage jolly spirits with the Downey Christmas parade, hosted by the Downey Chamber of Commerce on Downey Ave. Sun, Dec. 3rd from 1-3:30 p.m.   Regina Donahue has been volunteering with the Award Winning Downey Rose Float since 2009. The ...

Designer-Con’s Vendors: Tips and Tricks for Success

Designer-Con’s Vendors: Tips and Tricks for Success

Lily Nguyen, Comic Artist

November 17, 2017


Filed under Community

Designer Con was held at the Pasadena Convention Center and hosted by various companies from Nov. 11-12. It is a convention specifically made for art and design to showcase artist contributions and designs. Different companies use this convention as a scouting ground for talent.   To many...

LA Comic Con: Third Day

LA Comic Con: Third Day

Brenda Melara, Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

During the last day of the Los Angeles Comic Con, the convention center was filled with spectators, cosplayers, booth owners and professionals in the entertainment business. The doors opened at 10 a.m. on October 29, allowing the attendees to start gathering in the main floor.   Matthew Wolf...

Dia de los Muertos: United for Culture Contribution

Dia de los Muertos: United for Culture Contribution

Brenda Melara, Writer

November 14, 2017


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

Located outside the R-2 classroom, teacher adviser Mr. Vasquez and various members of the United for Culture club contributed to the celebration of the Mexican festivities of Dia de los Muertos by offering face painting before school and at snack as well as decorating sugar skulls at both lunches on...

LA Comic-Con Saturday Recap

LA Comic-Con Saturday Recap

Oscar Flores and Valeriee Menjivar

November 13, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, Top Stories

Los Angeles hosted Stan Lee’s Comikaze, otherwise known as LA Comic-Con, from Oct. 27 - 29.  Attendees on Saturday, Oct. 28 were treated to a variety of exhibitions and panels that highlighted modern pop-culture trends and honored the pantheon of icons and trends that preceded them.   &nb...

Mrs. Cubas’s Toy Drive

Mrs. Cubas’s Toy Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Business Manager

November 6, 2017


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

During Mrs. Cubas’s fourth period, on Oct. 16, the topic of children with cleft palates not being able to receive Christmas gifts due to expensive medical treatments came up and it moved her class into pursuing the  idea of a toy drive.   Because Mrs. Cubas’s daughter is a therapi...

#What’s Trending: Knott’s Scary Farm

Ysabelle Canilao, Photographer

October 20, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, Student Life

Knott’s Scary Farm is a seasonal attraction at Knott’s Berry Farm and this year marks the forty fourth year the part has done this month long event. The theme park currently holds the largest Halloween event, with nine mazes and rides decorated for Halloween for a real thrill of ghostly fun. ...

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...

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