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The rivalry in the water

The rivalry in the water

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Writer/ Social Media Manager

November 13, 2013

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Downey and Warren water polo teams attended the Downey pool for the varsity game vs. Warren. The tension was present around the pool as the players pulled on their caps, removed their robes and headed for the water in hopes of defeating the rival school. Although water polo...

Anything for the blood

Anything for the blood

Joey Flores, News Editor

June 14, 2013

Downey High School’s second Red Cross Blood Drive of the school year was held on Thursday, June 6 in the gym, and was open for students aged sixteen and older to donate their blood. Downey has teamed up with the Red Cross and representative Robert Torres to run the drive every year, and the years...

Five Questions with Renee Berumen

Five Questions with Renee Berumen

Gabby Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 4, 2013

Renee Berumen, the Visual Arts Department Chair, describes the work, obstacles, and extensive planning that went into a successful open house art show.   Q: When did you begin organizing this year’s art show? A: We probably started about six weeks ahead of time, but really we started...

A year of success recognized

A year of success recognized

Rodas Hailu, Student Life Editor

April 26, 2013

From Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, several members of Downey KIWIN’S attended the 37th Annual District Convention at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, winning six awards for their club. KIWIN’S members from the states of California, Nevada, and Hawaii attended the three-day convention...

The first walk of many

The first walk of many

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2013

The Downey Service Center's Community Involvement Team partnered up with the City of Downey and Downey Unified School District to hold the 1st annual 5K for True Lasting Connections, on Saturday, April 15 at Rancho Los Amigos. The $15-$20 fee per person benefited the TLC Resource Center located in Downey...

Walking and supporting

Walking and supporting

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2013

The annual Arc Walk for Independence was held Saturday at 8 in the morning on March 23, at Stonewood Mall where hundreds of people joined together to walk around the city of Downey to honor and show support for the mentally and physically disabled and their opportunities for economic independence. Crowds...

PTA: March 2013

PTA: March 2013

Sara Cabrera, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

March 18, 2013

The monthly PTA meeting was held in the B-building Theater at 6:00 p.m. on March 3 as various topics were discussed concerning improvements that could be made as far as involvement and diversity in this PTA, which was addressed by PTA president Patty Northcott. Principal Tom Houts also introduced a couple...

Five Questions with Yamato Sasaki

Five Questions with Yamato Sasaki

Joey Flores, News Editor

February 22, 2013

The fourth grade is when sophomore Yamato Sasaki moved to the US from Japan to start a life in a new environment, helping fuel his desire to pursue a future in engineering.   Q1: How does the education system in Japan differ from the one in America? A1: It’s different because in Japan,...

America, the beautiful

America, the beautiful

Vivian Buenrostro, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

From Jan. 28- 31, Karina Gonzales, 10, represented Downey at the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) National Conference in Washington D.C. KAB is a non- profit organization that brings student leaders of all ages together to help take part in environmental projects that give back to their community. Gonzales...

Serving one at a time

Serving one at a time

Brenda Lopez, Writer

February 8, 2013

Downey High School's KIWIN'S club hosted their annual training conference for the Diamond Division on Jan. 12, welcoming Palos Verdes, Narbonne, and South High School. As members from other schools filled the theatre the vibe was welcoming, as they showed enthusiasm to start and learn new ways to serve...

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