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Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

October 10, 2018

Downey filled the gym on Friday, Sept. 28 for the annual blood drive. Throughout the day, students were excused from their classes to head over to the school gym to fill out a survey and eventually donate a pint of blood, with the help of ASB members.   During the blood drive ASB member i...

Downey High Blood Drive

Downey High Blood Drive

Hector Diaz, Writer

May 1, 2018

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...

Staying Motivated

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

November 17, 2017

As the school year progresses, students find themselves lacking the motivation needed to excel. Grades begin to drop as a result of becoming worn down from all the workload. Stress and lack of sleep are the top two contributors that cause this loss of motivation. However, there are techniques that can c...

Downey’s Annual Fall Blood Drive

Downey’s Annual Fall Blood Drive

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

October 4, 2017

Downey’s ASB assisted the Cedar-Sinai Blood Donor Services for the yearly fall Blood drive; this event was placed in the school’s gymnasium on Friday, September 23. Downey’s ASB wants students to be conscious of issues outside of themselves. This event was the chance for students to help save lives...

Food Wanted

Food Wanted

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015

The annual two week food drive, hosted by ASB, during Nov. 2 – Nov. 13 is one of the most generous weeks Downey High School has, giving all the canned foods students can spare to be donated to those of the less fortunate for the upcoming holidays.   ASB holds a competition every year t...

From A Theater Far, Far Away

From A Theater Far, Far Away

Alex Castillo, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015

Students made their way to the Downey High School theater as the lights dimmed for a special showing of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on Wed., Nov. 4 in anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.   ASB President, Carlos Agredano, 12, recalls his earliest memories about the Star W...

The race to lead the school

The race to lead the school

Edward Valencia, Parents and Teachers Section Editor

April 11, 2014

ASB elections were held on campus from Mar. 25-27,for positions that will impact the school next year. The candidates posted creative signs asking students to vote for them. From hashtags to Snapchat to Facebook, there were several ways for candidates to gain the vote. Positions were competit...

Who do you relay for?

Who do you relay for?

Moises Martinez Cortez, Community Section Editor

April 9, 2014

The City of Downey’s tenth annual Relay For Life fundraiser kicked off Thurs., Mar. 7 with students and staff members on campus uniting under the banner Team Viking Spirit. In hopes of raising funds for cancer research, several sports teams and clubs gave a helping hand by assembling their own fundra...

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...

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