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Self-Betterment Through Art: The Bright Side Of Quarantine – Part 1

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor October 22, 2020

I have always turned to art for entertainment, but rarely for anything else. While the odd book or film might inspire something resembling a feeling, I only ever really cared about the unfolding of the...

English 100

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer February 4, 2020

Invited by their counselor to join this semester, the English 100 students are trying out a new course here at Downey. This is a college-based English class that began Tuesday, January 14, taught by a...

Our Admirable Society?

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer June 16, 2015

After learning about satires, the three Honors English 10 classes used this technique to ridicule the difficulties in today’s society. Sarcasm is not only a snarky response one can make in order to taunt...

5 Questions with Mrs. Bean

5 Questions with Mrs. Bean

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer May 15, 2015

Downey High English and poetry teacher Josette Bean did not grow up basking in the warm California sun, eating popsicles to beat the heat in the shade of palm trees, but in the chilly town of Wasilla,...

5 Questions with Mr. Zakour

5 Questions with Mr. Zakour

Mehak Khan, Staff Writer May 6, 2015

Mr. Zakour is a current English teacher at Downey High School, who has been teaching at Downey for 21 years. Q1: Why did you want to start a typewriting club? A1: The smarter balance testing was...

After transferring from Sussman Middle School in the fall of 2014, Mrs. Wilmoth now teaches English 10, for the first time at Downey High School, in the A building. “To be honest, I enjoy coming to school everyday to see what it can bring to me,” Wilmoth said. “It’s a job I have fun doing and that I love to do.”

The new, the better, and the change

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer November 14, 2014

After teaching at Sussman Middle School for 20 years, Kimberly Wilmoth, decided to make a change in her career by becoming a sophomore English teacher at Downey High.   She was sitting in her...

5 Questions with Ms. Pena

5 Questions with Ms. Pena

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor February 26, 2014

After the recent passing of Mr. Child, newcomer Ms. Pena is permanently taking over his five English classes who have had to adjust to 3 different substitutes during the 1st semester.   Q1....

Beginning this semester in the Math and English departments, the Downey Unified School District will require teachers to change their curriculum. Mrs. Orca has changed her curriculum after six years of teaching to fit the curriculum requirements.

Oh, the times they are a-changin’

Moises Martinez, Community Section Editor February 25, 2014

Beginning this spring, the Downey Unified School District will be implementing a series of changes to the curriculum that will affect primarily the English and Math departments. This year, students...

Even though English teacher Mrs. Mierau broke her tibia during the month of November in an ATV accident, she continues working with a smile. Mierau also gave birth to a baby girl in July but she continues on despite her new obstacles.

Broken but not defeated

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 18, 2013

As she raises her first-born daughter and teaches English, Courtney Mierau continues to march on through the difficulties of balancing her personal and professional responsibilities while struggling in...

Brilliant meets wise

Brilliant meets wise

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor March 21, 2012

All throughout the school year, dedication and hard work have emerged from the Vikings who tackle multiple Advanced Placement classes along with various clubs and sports. Despite the tremendous amount...

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