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College Visits at Downey High School

Vicky Arguello, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

Now that the application submission period for college has opened, universities like Oregon State and Loyola Marymount are visiting the Downey High School campus in A 201 after school to provide information for all students who are interested about their schools and the admission process.   ...

Food Drive

Vicky Arguello, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Downey High School and the Downey Parent Teacher Student Association HELPS program held their annual Food Drive from Sept. 18 through Sept. 29. Their main goal was to collect 16,000 canned foods for those in need in the Downey community. The winners of this year’s competition were the classes of Mrs. Ramire...

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...

Stop the Traffick Annual Documentary

Corey Ocasio, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Stop The Traffick held its annual documentary in the auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 20 after school for Downey High students to watch. The purpose of showing this film was to gain more awareness about human sex trafficking.   This year, Stop the Traffick showed the documentary titled 3 AM...

Downey Gets a Math Center

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

The first Math Center at Downey High, will be opening Monday, Sep. 18 at the library on campus because Downey has had a writing center for quite a few years, and with it being a wild success, Downey’s fearless leader, Tom Houts, has come up with another idea that might be just what students need. On ...

It’s Inside Short Film

It’s Inside Short Film

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Initiating a new project, Michelle Salinas, 11, begun production on her new film It’s Inside on Sept. 4.  The film follows a group of students who after a strange set of events become entangled in a series of murders.   Prior to this film, Salinas has worked on three small features ...

KIWIN’S Club

Nicole Estrada, Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

KIWIN’S is one of the 33 clubs here on Downey High School’s campus. KIWIN’S involves community service and they do events such as Relay For Life, movie nights, and karaoke nights.   Leslie Hernandez, 12, a member of the club who has been attending KIWIN’S since the  beginning of ...

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...

Goodbye Seniors

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Seniors, Student Life

With the year coming to an end, excitement is fluttering on campus as seniors get ready for their last few weeks of high school, senior activities, and graduation. These four years have been a learning experience and a time of growth in preparation for the next chapter in their lives.   W...

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