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AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018

AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018

Brenda Melara, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

A selected group of students taking the class of AP Environmental Science joined by six chaperones went to Yosemite National Park on January 14 for their annual class field trip, in order to experience a protected natural environment, connect with nature and get to know their classmates better. Every ...

Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk

Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

This year, Downey High's Winter Formal theme was once upon a time. On Saturday night, Jan. 27, Downey students got dressed up and went to Knotts Berry Farm to take place in the annual event.While attending Winter Formal, one will question if the dress/suit they are wearing cost the same as everyone...

JSA One-Day

JSA One-Day

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

Downey High’s JSA debate club held their first One-Day convention on Jan. 20, opening their doors to students from across Southern California.   Although Downey’s club attends quarterly events hosted by the Southern California chapter, the school’s board members coordinated with thos...

Stop the Traffick Fundraises for Sex Trafficking Awareness Month

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

The club Stop the Traffick, offered on campus, is dedicated to spreading awareness of sex trafficking as well as raising funds for a local organization. During this time, the club is actively participating in light of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.   The month of January was officially...

Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI

Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI

Ysabelle Canilao, Writer

January 29, 2018


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

The Encore Fashion Club held a fashion show on Jan. 12 presented the line made by Johana Hernandez called GLAUDI. Johana Hernandez, the designer and founder of GLAUDI has designed for multiple creators, and has been featured in People Magazine.   Hernandez took part of a fashion show held a...

AP Students Prepare for Tests

AP Students Prepare for Tests

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, students are beginning to feel the pressures of AP courses. With exams quickly approaching, the time has come for students to think about exams.   Although most AP classes are year long, students face the pressure of memorizin...

One Night Only Improv

One Night Only Improv

Vicky Arguello, Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Theatre

One Night Only, Downey High’s Improv Club, held a show on Jan. 12 featuring aspiring comedians and hosted by Mr. Hansen. The show took place in the Downey High School Theater at 5 p.m. with an entree fee of $5 at the door and $3 pre-sale.   In improv, participants play different game...

The Flu Season Turned Deadly

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

In its peak months, the flu has become more deadly than ever this season to people of all ages. This year the flu vaccine was only ten percent effective, way below the average of forty to sixty percent.   Downey High students were no strangers to this ongoing epidemic. Over the break, Khowlah Az...

Cosmic Vikings Advance to ISS Finals

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

Receiving the news of their qualification on Dec. 5, Downey High’s Cosmic Vikings qualified for International Space Station (ISS) Finals, ranking 13th among other teams internationally.  The team and those around the globe were tasked with writing code for SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorie...

Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

December 13, 2017


Filed under Community, Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

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...

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