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Downey High Blood Drive

Downey High Blood Drive

Hector Diaz, Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Last week on Friday, April 13, Downey High students participated in the annual blood drive that took place at the gym on campus. Students volunteered to donate pints of blood for those in need of a donor. The donations lasted all day with participating students being excused from class in order to go th...

ERWC Expert Projects

ERWC Expert Projects

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

May 1, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

Each year, seniors currently taking ERWC are required to choose a topic that fascinates them  to research throughout the course of the school year and present their findings in a 15 minute long presentation. Because they are not limited to a certain scope of topics, students are free to delve into an issue...

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, News, Parents & Teachers, Top Stories

To commemorate the seventeen lives lost in last month’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Downey High students, and others across the nation, stood in solidarity and strength as they walked out of their classes to call for stricter gun laws.  The nationwide walkout began at 10 a.m. and la...

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Downey Highs’ winter sports season is coming to an end as spring slowly approaches. Although many sport’s season are closing, there are many sports who are playing in CIF playoffs. Spring sports will begin as early as March, and in the meantime winter sports play to become CIF champions in th...

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 ...

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 ...

Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk

Winter Formal 2018 – Attire Talk

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

This year, Downey High's Winter Formal theme was once upon a time. On Saturday night, Jan. 27, Downey students got dressed up and went to Knotts Berry Farm to take place in the annual event.While attending Winter Formal, one will question if the dress/suit they are wearing cost the same as everyone...

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...

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...

Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

December 13, 2017


Filed under Community, Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Samantha Tafolla is a junior at Downey who owns her own clothing business, Mas Vintage, and sells a variety of vintage clothes. She is currently located in Downey, yet she started her business in July of 2016 by selling clothing at the Rose Bowl’s flea market.  She was offered the opportunity...

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