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Karla Ramirez

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Because she thrives off of helping others, Karla Ramirez, 12, plans to explore her love for medicine by pursuing a career as a nurse anesthetist. “Nursing is my passion,” Ramirez said. “I want to put my energy into saving and helping people.”

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Scary Stories

October 24, 2017

School Hacks

September 20, 2017

Prom Fashion Show

May 19, 2017

Open House

May 12, 2017
MilkyWay Tea House’s menu is displayed subtle on the wall for their customers to browse and choose what drink they want. The tea house has a variety of teas, boba, and non-dairy drinks to choose from.


May 12, 2017
Working for MilkyWay Tea House, Dahlia Rangel, 12,(middle) explains what she likes about the whole environment in the tea house. “ Honestly, I love everything about working there; I love the people, I love making the drinks,” Rangel said. “ I look forward to going to work everyday.”


May 12, 2017
Having their grand opening on March 18, MilkyWay Tea House is now a new addition to the Downey Gateway, located on Downey and Firestone.  The tea house offers fused fruit flavor, non-dairy, and slowed boiled boba to their customers.


May 12, 2017
In order to help those who cannot afford a dress for dances, Glamour Gown members, Catherine Saldivar, Sara Guillén, Kaylee Aburto, Madeline Weyers, Isabella Fierro, Giselle Garcia, Michelle Vilarino, Kayla Terrazas, and Alexandra Romero come together on January 14 at the Casa de Parley Johnson.  “Many of us have been doing this since our freshman year,” Garcia said. “It was nice to see how happy everyone gets once they find the right dress and ‘Say yes to the dress’.”

[Photo] Glamour Gowns

January 25, 2017

Weekend Christmas Events

December 20, 2016
During the Downey Annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 4,  entertainers perform their routine as they go down the street, including a float named, The Point, which is an insurance company. Performers who sang and danced, participated in the parade while being carried on floats down Florence to the end of 3rd St.

[Photo] Christmas Parade

December 16, 2016
While the crowd waits for rapper Troy Noka, Power 106 DJ, Jose Jimenez, is the one that keeps the crowd entertain by interacting with the audience. “I’m the crowd pleaser,” Jimenez said. “I like to get everyone excited for the song that is being played.”

Troy Noka Concert

October 26, 2016
Now having dealt with a breakup, Alexandria Gonzalez, 12, is returning to music, and changing her appearance by getting a tattoo, showing how much dedication she has in making music. “Once I broke up with my boyfriend, I started to work on myself and my music,” Gonzalez said. “I also got a tattoo; this shows dedication, to show everyone that this means something to me.”

Stars on the Rise

October 5, 2016
Having recently transferred to Downey from a private high school, Glendale Adventist Academy, Jocelyne Rojas, 10, talks about her future and her vast change of environment.


May 4, 2016

The End of CDs

March 16, 2016
Dancer Lucia Ruiz, 12, finds herself able to vote in Bolivia, and shares the importance of being an active citizen here and in her home country.


March 4, 2016

New York Fashion Week

February 24, 2016
Inside Staples Center, on December 4, 2015, following the pre-show, the crowd eagerly waits for the performers to begin the Jingle Ball Concert. “Where I sat behind the stage, I was amazed to see how many people were setting up for just one artist,” Megan Ramirez said.

Jingle Ball 2015

December 15, 2015
Captain Dean Milligan, along with other officers, stop to socialize with citizens on the street. The majority of the officers came out to the parade to pay respects to their fallen hero.

The Life of a Hero

December 15, 2015

Alessia Cara is Here

December 8, 2015

It is Not About Survival

November 10, 2015
Before the screening in the theatre Ms. James, the club adviser, had a few words with the audience about the importance of being aware. “I was pleased with the number of students that showed up,” Ms. James said. “The whole board from last year’s event came.”

[Photo] 3 A.M. Girls

November 10, 2015

The Scream Contest

October 23, 2015
Before the bell rang during 6 period on Oct. 2, senior, Jarred Aldaco, asks senior, Julissa Villalobos, to the homecoming dance. “Very rushed, I got to school early thinking this wasn’t going to work out,” Aldaco said, “I had to get there before she got there so it was pretty intense.”

Homecoming Proposals

October 21, 2015
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