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PTA: June 2012

PTA: June 2012

Zaira Zamora, Writer

June 21, 2012

In order to discuss the end of the 2011-2012 school year, PTA held its final meeting on Monday, June 11, at 6 p.m., in the B-building theatre. The meeting reviewed the past events, plans for graduation, and next year's renovations.   The meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. and began with...

The head of the show

The head of the show

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

June 1, 2012

As the Advanced Placement Coordinator, Christina Carlson has concluded another successful May testing period and has helped several AP students seeking college credit.   In addition to teaching Honors English 11, she is responsible for making sure that everything runs according to plan. So...

The prom fiasco

The prom fiasco

Dinorah Acuña, Writer

April 27, 2012

Spring Break marked the beginning of Prom fiasco, where the majority of senior girls at Downey would be frantically searching for the perfect dress, heels, accessories, make-up and hairstyles. Their goal? To make senior year memorable; and what better way to do so than going all-out for Prom. In essence,...

The Lucky One Movie Review

The Lucky One Movie Review

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2012

Enthusiastic viewers filed into their local movie theaters on Friday, Apr. 20 to watch the premiere of The Lucky One, starring Zac Efron. The film is based off the novel by Nicolas Sparks and remains consistent with the book’s themes of fate and destiny.  The luck—which is hinted at in the titl...

Uncovering the Unnoticed

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

April 6, 2012

Several things can go unnoticed on a campus of more than 4,000 people including the students and staff at DHS, but one thing that shouldn’t is the interpreters that facilitate communications between teachers and pupils.   Created around forty years ago, SELACO (South East Los Angeles County),...

Five Questions with Kayla Roller

Five Questions with Kayla Roller

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

April 3, 2012

Q1: What is your title on the dance team? A1: We all have to play a part to pull our own weight in order to make the team an easy and fun process. Just being a senior on the team we have more seniority, but everyone on the dance team has a say and puts in ideas. In other words, we don’t really have...

The latest attraction

The latest attraction

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

March 21, 2012

Downey High Baseball Boosters sponsored a carnival on March 16 through 18,in the south parking lot of the school, in order to raise money for the team. Pre sale tickets were available at snack and lunch at a cheaper price, in honor of the first carnival. The cold weather sure did not stop residents from...

Culture and a show

Culture and a show

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

February 29, 2012

Gathered at the Barber Shop at 9204 Florence Ave to spread some culture, poets from all around Los Angeles gathered to recite poetry and grow from one another’s critiques. The works ranged from humorous and abstract to melancholic and mournful. Artists shared their inspirations and goals, and others...

New season, new fashion

New season, new fashion

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

February 29, 2012

With the winter coming to an end, people can’t help but look forward to the upcoming trends of the spring season. The dull dark colors that come along with winter are replaced with bright sunny shades. On February 9th fashion week in New York City takes its course once again, letting people know the...

Keeping the excitement flowing

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2012

While students face frustration and finals stress, ASB attempts to bring some liveliness and spirit to them with its annual Black Light Spirit Week from Jan. 22 to 28.  The week gave the kids at Downey High School opportunities to dress trendy while being reminded of the activities and games that were...

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