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5 Questions with Mikayla Mining

5 Questions with Mikayla Mining

Esmeralda Martinez, Copy Editor

May 31, 2016

Senior, Mikayla Mining, was diagnosed with arthritis at the age of three. Mining currently attends Downey High School and annually promotes arthritis awareness through fundraisers and through casual conversations with her peers. Q1. I understand you suffer from arthritis, what is something th...

5 Questions With Mr. Hansen

Cintia Macias, Co-Photo Editor

May 27, 2016

After eleven long years as drama teacher, Mr. Hansen will be stepping down and handing the drama-teaching baton to Ms. Simpson.   Q1: What has been your biggest achievement as a Drama teacher? “A few years ago we put on a production of Little Shop of Horrors, and the whole community joined f...

5 Questions With Francine Mendoza

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Parents and Teacher Editor

May 27, 2016

Graduating senior, Francine Mendoza talks about her years at Downey High School, Prom, and what she wants to do once she graduates. Mendoza has attended Downey since her freshman year and has participated in the school’s band.   What was your favorite Downey Event? “For sure, Prom. I got to let loose and...

Sophomore Breaks School Track Record

Sophomore Breaks School Track Record

Dianna Jimenez, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016

Continuing his successful track season, sophomore, Mario Marsetti broke the school record for the 400-meter race against Warren High School on April 14.   Q1: Was it your plan to break this record or did it just happen? A1: It was my plan to break it. The sophomore and freshmen record ...

5 Questions with Jocelyne Rojas

5 Questions with Jocelyne Rojas

Melissa Hernandez, News Editor

May 11, 2016

As of last week, Jocelyne Rojas, 10, is the new girl in school, and she tells about the major differences between her old private school, compared to Downey, and her hope for the future. Q1. Describe your experience so far at Downey. A1: My experience so far is great! It’s different from where...

5 Questions With Syed Hussain

5 Questions With Syed Hussain

Dianna Jimenez, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Three weeks ago, seventeen year-old Syed Hussain, 11, finally immigrated to the United States from Pakistan in order to continue his studies after having waited thirteen years to procure a visa.   Q1: When and why did you apply to get a visa? A1: I remember the date when our visa c...

5 Questions with Robert Nevarez

5 Questions with Robert Nevarez

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

April 20, 2016

Robert Nevarez, 12, has been accepted and wait-listed to the Ivy League school Harvard and the prestigious private university Stanford. He shares how it felt to be wait-listed and gives insight to his future.   Q1: How does it feel to be wait-listed to an Ivy League like Harvard? A1:...

5 Questions with Guillaume

5 Questions with Guillaume

Lidia Rios, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016

Seventeen year old, Guillaume Oury, is a student from France who is part of the foreign exchange program, and although he has only been in the California for a week and a half, he has already gained a new perspective on America.   Q1: From your stance, what is the language like in Ame...

5 Questions with Giselle Hernandez

5 Questions with Giselle Hernandez

Angelica Fregoso, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

DHS soccer player Giselle Hernandez, 11, plays a pivotal role on the JV team as defense, and the attitude she utilizes reflects the one she has gained throughout her life while overcoming the adversity of being born with only one arm. Q1: How has not having an arm made your life easier or harder...

The Bolivian Voter

The Bolivian Voter

Melissa Hernandez, News Editor

March 4, 2016

In the midst of elections in the both the United States and in Bolivia, dancer, Lucia Ruiz, 12, finds herself able to vote in Bolivia, yet to not able vote in the United States for the time being.   Q1: How is it that you can vote in Bolivia while being here in the U.S.?   A1...

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