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Hyperpresentation

Hyperpresentation

Serene Gallardo, Staff Writer

March 18, 2014

On Fri., Mar. 7, Stay Gallery curated their latest exhibit, Hyperpresent, presented by local artist David Layton. The exhibit featured three of Layton’s series: arcade, cinema, and coaster. The images displayed were vivid, yet distorted –the focus of his “hyperpresent” art. “Hyperpresent,”...

Playing for hope

Playing for hope

Mia Dixon Slaughter, Social Media Manager

December 13, 2013

On Friday, Dec. 6, students and staff gathered to play in a soccer tournament for the Soccer with Hope organization in support of suicide awareness , raising a sum of over $350. During the tournament, two games were being played on both sides of the field. A total of eight games were played, starting...

The strong finish

The strong finish

Edward Valencia, Writer/ Parents and Teachers Editor

November 1, 2013

The girls varsity tennis team played their final match at home on Tuesday, Oct. 22 against Paramount, where they finished the season with a record of 10-2 In the singles matches, senior Erin Freeman and sophomores Lauren Martinez and Tara Kazimi won 7 out of 9 games in total. The Pirates rallied late,...

A woman of multiple countries

A woman of multiple countries

Lucia Hernandez, News Editor

October 28, 2013

Mrs. Frida Vadgama has spent 13 years of her life teaching at DHS, and enjoys it just as much as her first day. Vadgama is no ordinary American though she was born in Kenya, East Africa. She moved to London, England when she was six and has been in America for 32 years. She did all of her schooling...

Lock your doors, shut your windows

Lock your doors, shut your windows

Vivian Buenrostro, Writer

June 14, 2013

Underground horror screenplay producer, James DeMonaco, directed and wrote the American horror-thriller film, The Purge, which was released on June 7, 2013.   The horror film takes place in the year 2022, when America’s new form of government, the “New Founding Fathers,” leads the co...

Addicted to words

Addicted to words

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Writer

March 15, 2013

Out of the 46 million mobile apps offered by the App store, the one that has become the new popular game to play is 4 Pics 1 Word. People of all ages are playing the mind-boggling game in which you are shown four pictures that all connect to one word that you are left to guess.   The game...

Seuss’s story time

Seuss’s story time

Joey Flores, News Editor

March 1, 2013

Rhymes and giggles were underway as the Dr. Seuss Celebration started at the Downey City Library on February 27. The celebration is an annual event that is meant to pay tribute to the author for his birthday.   Library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez was the storyteller for the event, and she’s...

For the love of the arts

For the love of the arts

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

February 14, 2013

The Stay Art Gallery in the heart of Downtown Downey celebrated not only the 94th birthday and life of community leader Arthur J. Morris, on Feb.8 starting at 6:00 p.m.   The Stay Art Gallery is a non-profit organization whose mission statement is to stimulate community engagement through ar...

Five Questions with Cori Hayes

Five Questions with Cori Hayes

Joey Flores, News Editor

January 30, 2013

The Miss Downey pageant has many participants, one of which is junior Cori Hayes, who has juggled honors and AP classes with the pageant for three years, and this year she plans on running for Miss Icon.   Q1: How did you first get involved with these competitions? A2: My first year getting...

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