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Mrs. Mierau plays her part in the English department

Mrs. Mierau plays her part in the English department

Anais Hinojosa, Arts & Entertainment Assistant

May 27, 2011

Becoming more than just an ordinary sub to her students, Mrs. Mierau filled the positions of many English teachers who were in need of a long-term substitute. She taught a total of approximately ten classes this year. Apart from teaching typical English classes, Mrs. M also taught Ms. Hanson’s Honors...

English classes write outside the box

English classes write outside the box

Anais Hinojosa

April 4, 2011

Pushing the limits of everyday assignments, students in several English classes throughout the school have taken on writing tasks that require more than just analyzing literature out of a textbook. Whether it’s writing a satire, a paper involving ethnography, or the tale of a real life immigrant, English...

School musical today, Broadway tomorrow

Anais Hinojosa, Arts & Entertainment Assistant

March 7, 2011

With the auditions are over with, the cast for the upcoming drama musical production, “Little Shop of Horrors,” has been determined and is posted in front of B-102. With the stars of the show appointed to their roles, this anticipated production is finally ready to be underway. The plot is compri...

Drama produces comedy night

Anais Hinojosa, Art & Entertainment Assistant

February 16, 2011

Drama students put on the first production of the year on Tuesday, February first, opening night of the annual Comedy Night. The families of the actors sat along with students, looking forward to a good show.   “It's a younger group for drama production this year so it was the first time for a lot...

Strums of pure passion

Strums of pure passion

Anais Hinojosa

December 15, 2010

Not knowing that it would one day become one of the greatest passions in his life, seventeen-year-old junior Cullen Griffin first stumbled across the guitar when he was a little boy of only five, looking for toys in the closet. “I saw this beautiful-looking instrument and I had no idea what it was,”...

A family gone indie: The Holy Child

A family gone indie: The Holy Child

Anais Hinojosa

November 5, 2010

Setting out to stimulate audiences, 17-year-old junior Carlos Sanchez came together with his two brothers and along with three other talented musicians, they created The Holy Child. This family based indie band consists of Robert Alarcon on vocals and bass, Jesse Montoya on the guitar, Eric Ridley on...

Studying Over Seas

After a month and a half of living in Downey, Yannic Duckwitz, a foreign exchange student from Germany, is glad to say he is adapting to the California weather. Duckwitz has become a Viking due to his strong enthusiasm to improve his English and has also joined the Junior Varsity Football team.

Anais Hinojosa

October 18, 2010

After traveling halfway around the world, 17-year-old German exchange student Yannic Duckwitz arrived in California on Aug. 27, ready to join the junior class at Downey High. Driven by a desire to improve his English, Duckwitz carried on an extensive online search and was able to find what he was looking...

Stepping into a new world

Anais Hinojosa

September 30, 2010

Over 1,000 confused and bewildered freshmen flooded the congested hallways of their new world on Sept. 8 as they set foot in high school for the first time. Changes such as a huge, maze-like campus, and giant student population, never fail to baffle freshman year after year. On the first day of school,...

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