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Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor May 5, 2015

On April 17, the highly-anticipated thriller, Unfriended was released to public theaters, and was expected to be the movie of the year, because of its contemporary vibe. The film, produced by Blumhouse...

No judgements, no rules, just us

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor February 18, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 23, the highly anticipated film, The Boy Next Door, was released. The psychological thriller, described as “erotic,” attracted much attention due to its main actress, Jennifer Lopez.   This...

On Nov.13, at the Stay Gallery, poetry club members gather for the 3rd consecutive poetry reading. Poets read passages from The Lummox, a book filled with original poems written by several of the poets there.

Poetry Matters

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor December 9, 2014

On Nov. 13, the Stay Gallery held their monthly slam poetry night. This event was attended by a group of familiar faces who joined together to read their poems that had been published in the book of Lummox...

Latching onto Disclosure’s new song

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor May 21, 2014

“Latch”, the lead single of British garage-duo Disclosure’s album Settle made its official debut in the United Kingdom on Oct. 8, 2012. After shooting through the roof and reaching number 11 on the...

5 Questions with Heidi Alcedo

5 Questions with Heidi Alcedo

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor May 16, 2014

Senior Heidi Alcedo was one of Downey High School’s four Skills USA participants who brought home gold medals from Finals.     Q1: How does it feel to have won gold in the Skills USA...

On Wed., Feb. 26, president of Bible Club, Francisco Porra, 12, hands out flyers to students who pass by the club table during club rush. Bible Club handed out Jolly Ranchers to those who signed up for the club.

Oh, it’s definitely a rush!

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor March 10, 2014

On Wed., Feb. 26, clubs held their semi-annual Club Rush event. This event, done every semester, is a way to promote clubs and activities on campus. Key Club, Fashion Club, and Interact Club, along...

During the beginning of the Great Depression unit, in Modern American History classes, Brenda Alvizures and juniors are given the opportunity to get extra credit by dressing in the same outfit for two full weeks. “It’s easy points,” junior Brenda Alvizures said. “It also saves me time in the morning, not having to choose a new outfit everyday.”

A trip to the Great Depression

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor February 25, 2014

To begin the Great Depression unit, all U.S. History teachers offered a 25 point extra credit opportunity that involved wearing the same clothing for two consecutive weeks, much like people would during...

As Winter Formal approaches, Glamor Gowns coordinator Stacy Brabant collects dresses, accessories, and make-up to give to girls in need of dresses for the dance. Girls from Downey, Warren, and surrounding neighborhood high schools get dresses for free for Homecoming, Winter Formal, and Prom.

Free winter formal dresses for girls in need

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor January 22, 2014

On Jan. 9, high school students in the city of Downey who were unable to purchase a gown for the Winter Formal dance were invited to receive the royal treatment by attending a free event called Glamour...

On Wed., Dec. 11, freshmen, sophomores, club leaders, and athletes are invited to the gym to hear Mike Smith’s personal experience and stance on anti-bullying. “I think what he did was really amazing,” sophomore, Heather Rodriguez said. “I’m going to start being friendly to people who don’t seem to have anyone to hang out with.”

Dude, be nice.

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor January 7, 2014

On Dec. 11, motivational speaker Mike Smith made a special appearance at Downey High to address the struggles that teenagers may be experiencing and encourages youth to make a difference. All varsity athletes,...

On Nov. 14, Mrs. Cubas collects cans for the annual food drive in her classroom to help families in need. “Even though I don’t have a fourth period, I still managed to get some kids to donate cans,” Cubas said.

You CAN help

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor November 19, 2013

Downey High School conducted its annual food drive from Nov. 4 and Nov.15, just in time for the holidays.   During fourth period, ASB members scattered throughout the campus, entering each classroom...

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