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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 ...

YAWP Club’s Halloween Art Show

YAWP Club’s  Halloween Art Show

Nicole Estrada, Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

YAWP is not just an acronym; it is a reference to the Dead Poets Society. This club helps students express themselves through their talents. They held their first performance on Nov. 3rd at Downey High’s library. The library was decorated with pumpkins and the students performed with Halloween themed...

You Can’t Take It With You

You Can’t Take It With You

Stefanie Chavez, Photo Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Theatre, Top Stories

Downey High School’s theatre department presents, You Can’t Take it With You, an award winning play, taking place in a New York home in 1936.   This play follows the story of the Sycamore and Kirby families as they deal with the complications of living a happy life versus living to please oth...

Staying Motivated

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Student Life

As the school year progresses, students find themselves lacking the motivation needed to excel. Grades begin to drop as a result of becoming worn down from all the workload. Stress and lack of sleep are the top two contributors that cause this loss of motivation. However, there are techniques that can c...

Warren High Hosts Annual College Fair

Warren High Hosts Annual College Fair

Corey Ocasio, Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

As the dreaded November 30 deadline for submitting UC and Cal State applications approaches, Downey Unified School District held its annual college fair on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Warren High School. The fair was geared towards students wanting to gain more insight into individual colleges and universities and s...

JSA Attends Fall State

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

November 17, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations

On the weekend of Oct. 28, nine students from JSA attended Fall State, an annual convention held by the organization in which different districts from Southern California participate in a discussion about politics and current events. Held at the Marriott Hotel Woodland Hills, the convention encourage...

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...

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...

Downey Has Character

Downey Has Character

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Spirit, Student Life

Serving as a prelude to Downey vs. Warren Spirit week, Character Counts week was held from Oct. 16 - 20 to celebrate and uphold the morals valued in Downey and across the nation. The six pillars of character celebrated consist of: Trustworthiness, Fairness, Responsibility, Respect, Caring, and Citizenship.   ...

Downey vs. Warren Spirit Week

Downey vs. Warren Spirit Week

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spirit, Student Life, Top Stories

This year’s spirit week kicks off on Monday, Oct. 23 with Meme Day Monday, followed by Throwin’ It Back Tuesday, then Wild ‘N Out Wednesday, and then Warren Wimp Thursday, which all leads up to Viking Pride Friday. This week of full of activities planned by ASB in effort to have the student ...

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