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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Spirit, Student Life

From March 26-30 Downey high hosted the annual Battle of the Sexes week. The Battle of the Sexes is entire week which is a competition to both fundraise money for TLC as well as a competition for boys and girls to prove which gender is best.   The Battle of the Sexes week leads up to a r...

Downeys Post-it Contest Recreation

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Business Manager

April 9, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

For the past two years students from Ms. Berumen, Mrs. Carbajal, Ms. Cordova, Mrs. Joest, Ms. Nikaj and Mrs. Puente have all been collaborating with each other every year in a post-it art show. Downey Highs’ J building has been covered with over 1,432 post-it drawings, all being left out for display ...

Florida Bridge Collapsing: DHS Engineering Students Reaction

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

April 9, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, News, Student Life

On Thursday, March 15, the FIU Sweetwater pedestrian bridge newly built in front of the Florida International University in Miami, Florida collapsed, killing 6 people. The police and fire department have been able to recover 5 victims so far. The bridge was designed by the FIGG Bridge Engineers with ...

If You can Dodge a Ball….

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The dance team held their annual dodgeball tournament on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the gym. A total of nine teams competed for the grand prize, a trophy.   The game started off with Dodgie Style and the Young Bucks competing for a spot in the next bracket. Dodgie style won, however, ...

Seniors Are Being Accepted into Colleges

Seniors Are Being Accepted into Colleges

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

March 26, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors, Student Life

March becomes an anxious month for many Downey High seniors because they begin to hear back from colleges. The application process began in November with applications due for Universities of California and California State Universities. The process ended in mid- January with submission of private univ...

Downey High Goes Mad For TLC

Downey High Goes Mad For TLC

Corey Ocasio, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Clubs & Organizations, Parents & Teachers, Spirit, Student Life

The family resource program, Tender Loving Connections, more commonly referred to as TLC by the public, has been a pivotal force in helping out the community of Downey and providing aid to the less fortunate families living within the city for over a decade. This year, beginning March 5, Downey High ...

Downey Cheer National Prelims

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

Downey cheerleaders have been practicing their National routine for months and on Friday, Feb. 23, the freshman and junior varsity team performed, while on Saturday, Feb. 24 the varsity team showcased their routine at the Anaheim Convention Center.   Freshman and member of junior varsity cheer,...

AP Seminar Showcase

AP Seminar Showcase

Brenda Melara, Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

The students from AP Seminar organized a presentation about the AP Capstone program that has been newly included to the school this year and the presentation took place on February 21 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Downey High School Library.   The purpose of this presentation w...

Juniors Prepare for Upcoming SAT Test

Hector Diaz, Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Student Life

For the first time ever, Downey High School will be paying to have junior students take the SAT on campus Wednesday, March 7. Students would normally have to go onto the College Board website and pay for the test themselves or acquire a fee waiver in order to cover the costs. Juniors will have the op...

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