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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...

Power for Periods

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

April 14, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

What started out as a simple English assignment, from Ms. Simpson, turned into a major drive centered in helping homeless women receive the menstrual hygiene care they need. Students,  Michelle Raygoza, Lauryn Morris, Lauren Lopez, Yalett Reveles, and Mary Babia began the drive on Wed., April 5.  ...

AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite

AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager

February 6, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

On Jan. 15, 38 AP Environmental Science students and 6 adult chaperones set out to Yosemite National Park for the adventure of a lifetime. Yosemite, a location for millions of tourists each year, took 9 hours to reach but it was well worth the five days and four nights of new experiences. Students...

Canned Food Drive

Alicia Garcia, Photographer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Downey High School students and the Downey PTSA program held their 4th Annual Canned Food Drive throughout Oct 31 and Nov 10. Its cause was to collect non perishable food items for those in need in the local community.   Because of her passion to help others in need, Natalie Haro, 12, acknowledges ...

Making Wishes Come True

Making Wishes Come True

Ajla Nasic, Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

Fueled by their passion to make a difference for children impacted by life-threatening illnesses, the Make-a-Wish Foundation Club works to fundraise money to establish a sense of happiness and hope within a patient affected by cancer. Their donation goal of 5,000 dollars would directly grant the w...

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