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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

QuizBowl Wins Gold At State Conference

Jasmine Fernandez, Co-Copy Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Although the end of the school year is right around the corner, Downey’s QuizBowl team sees no end in sight. Earning their third consecutive gold medal at Skills USA’s State Conference in San Diego on April 23, QuizBowl will continue onto Nationals in Kentucky.   Although the team’s victory boosted them i...

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