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High School Nation Visits Viking Nation

High School Nation Visits Viking Nation

Oscar Flores and Jasmine Fernandez

April 30, 2019

As a part of their country-wide tour across the U.S, High School Nation stopped by Downey High School for a concert during fifth period on March 29.  The concert was a surprise to the majority of the staff, with administration being notified two days prior to the event and the student body a day before the c...

Downey High School Drama Department Reaches New Heights

Downey High School Drama Department Reaches New Heights

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

April 15, 2019

After their performance of Grease the previous year, the DHS drama department returned to the Downey Theatre for their production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. The showings spanned three days, from March 21-23.   Conceived by Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, In the Heights ...

True Loving Connections: TLC 5K

True Loving Connections: TLC 5K

Adrian Soto, Writer

March 8, 2019

In Downey, there is a program to aid struggling members of the community.  The program, TLC or True Lasting Connections, organized the “2019 Stay Healthy Downey 5K for TLC” marathon run on Feb.23 to fundraise money for their programs.  Members from the Downey community participated and donated the...

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Downey Dance Holds TLC fundraiser

Lukas Luna, Writer

March 5, 2019

On Feb 21, the Downey High School dance team held its annual TLC fundraiser at the Downey Civic Theater. The event consisted of dance routines performed by dance teams from all across Downey and other cities such as Lynwood and Gahr.   TLC has long depended on events such as this to he...

Larson East SELACO High in Downey High

Larson East SELACO High in Downey High

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

February 22, 2019

Downey High has had a separate high school on its campus for decades called SELACO. Founded by a deaf man named Herb Larson in the late 1960s, it is under the Larson East PAU organization. SELCO is its own educational schooling; it is a regionalized program that provides deaf and hard of hearing...

Power 4 Periods: Normalizing Periods

Power 4 Periods: Normalizing Periods

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

February 20, 2019

250 million women around the globe do not have access to feminine products. This is why Downey High School’s Power 4 Periods club is having their annual drive on March 7. The drive will help raise feminine products to send to these women in need as well as spread awareness.   Power 4 ...

Downey Goes To CIF

Downey Goes To CIF

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

February 20, 2019

With Downey High’s winter season coming to an end, girls basketball, soccer, and wrestling all make it to California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section (CIF-SS).   Girls varsity soccer started off the CIF winter wins with their game on Feb. 6 against West Ranch High at their away ...

Downey City Library Renovations

Downey City Library Renovations

Michael Pasaye, Writer

February 20, 2019

Three years ago, Downey citizens voted yes on Measure S, a measure that will increase sales tax by 50%. which would generate $9 million to renovate local infrastructure. Now, the Downey City library is getting its first renovations in over 40 years.   The renovations include upgrading...

Walking for Purpose, Walking to Help

Walking for Purpose, Walking to Help

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 20, 2019

On Feb. 9, the Downey community was given the opportunity to fight the water crisis plaguing countries in Africa through an event at the Downey Allen Layne Stadium.  The event, Walk 4 Water, was organized by Kiwin's and the Thirst Project in order to fundraise money for a pump in an African town th...

A Week in Yosemite

A Week in Yosemite

Michael Pasaye, Writer

February 12, 2019

The annual Yosemite trip led by AP Environmental Science teacher Mr. Kim began on Jan. 21 and ended on Jan. 25. The trip consisted of 50 APES students and a few chaperones including: Dr. Quintero, Ms. Foley, Mr. Huber and Mr. Hwang.   The trip began at the Downey High School parking lot w...

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