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AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018

AP Environmental Science Field Trip 2018

Brenda Melara, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

A selected group of students taking the class of AP Environmental Science joined by six chaperones went to Yosemite National Park on January 14 for their annual class field trip, in order to experience a protected natural environment, connect with nature and get to know their classmates better. Every ...

JSA One-Day

JSA One-Day

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

Downey High’s JSA debate club held their first One-Day convention on Jan. 20, opening their doors to students from across Southern California.   Although Downey’s club attends quarterly events hosted by the Southern California chapter, the school’s board members coordinated with thos...

Stop the Traffick Fundraises for Sex Trafficking Awareness Month

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

The club Stop the Traffick, offered on campus, is dedicated to spreading awareness of sex trafficking as well as raising funds for a local organization. During this time, the club is actively participating in light of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.   The month of January was officially...

Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI

Encore Fashion Club x GLAUDI

Ysabelle Canilao, Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life, Top Stories

The Encore Fashion Club held a fashion show on Jan. 12 presented the line made by Johana Hernandez called GLAUDI. Johana Hernandez, the designer and founder of GLAUDI has designed for multiple creators, and has been featured in People Magazine.   Hernandez took part of a fashion show held a...

One Night Only Improv

One Night Only Improv

Vicky Arguello, Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Theatre

One Night Only, Downey High’s Improv Club, held a show on Jan. 12 featuring aspiring comedians and hosted by Mr. Hansen. The show took place in the Downey High School Theater at 5 p.m. with an entree fee of $5 at the door and $3 pre-sale.   In improv, participants play different game...

Cosmic Vikings Advance to ISS Finals

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

Receiving the news of their qualification on Dec. 5, Downey High’s Cosmic Vikings qualified for International Space Station (ISS) Finals, ranking 13th among other teams internationally.  The team and those around the globe were tasked with writing code for SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorie...

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...

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