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Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez

Surpassing Asthma: Christopher Benitez

Jessica Garcia, Photographer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Growing up in a well kept home, senior Christopher Benitez was also born with severe asthma. For the last eighteen years of his life, he has kept himself from doing things he has liked to do, participating in some of his interests like swim and water polo   Being diagnosed with severe as...

5 Questions with Natalia Loya

Lukas Luna, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Downey High School senior Natalia Loya is one of the many young entrepreneurs that are currently cropping up across the country. Armed with her on beauty line, Loya hopes to go far in the industry.     Q1. What inspired you to start producing your own makeup? “I originally was r...

Overcoming Cancer: Anais Bald

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

The year before her diagnosis, Anais Bald, 12, would frequently get sick and, unbeknownst to her, cancer was to blame.   In June of 2017,  Bald was diagnosed with 3B Ocular Melanoma, a skin cancer that found its way to her right eye. She had to undergo surgery a week after her diagnosis t...

Tristan Yepez is a Brand Agent for Hollister Co.

Tristan Yepez is a Brand Agent for Hollister Co.

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Once minors turn 16, with exceptions, they are eligible by the state to have part-time jobs. Downey High student Tristan Yepez, 12, opted to participate in this opportunity. He applied and accepted a Hollister offer to become a brand agent.   Yepez is one of 75 brand agents that are ...

Overcoming Adversity: Angie Chavez

Overcoming Adversity: Angie Chavez

Diego Martinez, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Dealing with personal adversity can be a strain on many, whether it be a social issue, a family matter, a psychological issue, or even a medical complication. Students at Downey High are no exception to such dilemmas, especially junior Angie Chavez, who has to face rare and fatal medical conditions....

Monterey Jazz Festival

Diego Martinez, Writer

October 10, 2018


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

On the weekend of Sept. 21, the Downey High Jazz 1 Band attended the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. The Jazz 1 group players hold themselves to high regards when it comes to their performance and note the event as their best in years. The show time for the Downey High musicians began at 3:00 PM and band directo...

Downey High School Competes at the SkillsUSA State Competition

Downey High School Competes at the SkillsUSA State Competition

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

From Thursday, Apr. 19 to Sunday, Apr. 22, high school students throughout California participated in the annual SkillsUSA State Competition held in the Ontario Convention Center.  Among the schools that participated in the competition is Downey High School, which sent out students from various vocat...

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,...

Bloody Valentine Drive

Bloody Valentine Drive

Vicky Arguello, Writer

February 26, 2018


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

Downey High School’s Power 4 Period Club held their Bloody Valentine Drive from Jan. 22 through Feb. 15. The club collected pads, tampons, panty liners, soap, and wipes in A205 and had goal of making 2,000 kits. Their mission is to normalize menstruation while also providing feminine hygiene to ...

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