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The grand proposal

The grand proposal

Norma Flores, Sports Section Editor

May 31, 2013

After almost five months of preparation to make the “grand proposal”math teacher, Michelle Gunderson was proposed marriage by her fiancé, Kevin Miller on May 10,  at Dodger Stadium during a game. After dating for five and a half years, Miller decided it was time to take the next step in their...

Rocking out for Relay for Life

Rocking out for Relay for Life

Rodas Hailu, Student Life Section Editor

March 29, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, math teacher Mr. Bradfield and his band, DTC, performed during both lunches to raise money for Relay for Life.   Formed last August, Bradfield’s band is a group that performs classic grunge songs, such as “Plush,” “Alive,” and “Smells like Teen Spirit,”...

It started with a seed

It started with a seed

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

March 29, 2013

On the normally bleak asphalt of the school’s parking lot stood a garden on wheels with a variety of peppers and tomatoes, the creations grown by Mr. Greg Pittenger and his Botany students who held the annual plant sale for three Saturdays in a row starting on March 16. Profits from the first two weekends...

Finding a cure together

Finding a cure together

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

March 15, 2013

4,000 plus students, divided into two assemblies, were rounded up in the gym during second period on March 1 to begin fundraising for Relay For Life. The event, on June 1-2, works toward trying to find a cure for cancer.   Last year Downey High School came together for a common purpose –to...

For the love of the arts

For the love of the arts

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

February 14, 2013

The Stay Art Gallery in the heart of Downtown Downey celebrated not only the 94th birthday and life of community leader Arthur J. Morris, on Feb.8 starting at 6:00 p.m.   The Stay Art Gallery is a non-profit organization whose mission statement is to stimulate community engagement through ar...

Lights off for an Electric Downey Carnival

Lights off for an Electric Downey Carnival

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

January 30, 2013

A highly anticipated assembly by the student body at Downey High School became an exclusive senior activity on January 25, in the gym during period 3, as the upper classmen experienced the Electric Downey Carnival.   The black light assembly, in preparation for the second round of matches...

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

Tis’ the season to fight, fight, fight!

Hanna Suarez, Norma Flores, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor

January 15, 2013

“We got a lot of our hard work in,” senior defense Angie Aguilar said. “Our entire pre-season was leading up to this moment.”With last years CIF title still on their mind, the team strives for that same satisfaction. As for the girls on the basketball courts, they came up short in their fi...

Five Questions with Terrell Donaldson

Five Questions with Terrell Donaldson

Sara Cabrera, Parents & Teachers Editor

December 7, 2012

Q1:  When did you first become interested in football and why?   A1: I became interested when I was in middle school.  I went to Sussman and transferred to Marshal Middle School, in Long Beach. I thought it would be fun, keep me out of trouble, teach me a lot, and help me make new friends....

Counselor, teacher, coach, friend

Counselor, teacher, coach, friend

Joey Flores, News Editor

December 7, 2012

Starting in November, English teacher Andrea Sims is substituting as counselor for her friend, Nicole Sanders, who is out on maternity leave. She will cover for Sanders for two to three months in bungalow seven.   Sims is the varsity girls volleyball coach, an English teacher, and now a temporary...

The race to presidency begins with the youth

The race to presidency begins with the youth

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

October 25, 2012

Throughout the country, many young Americans ask themselves the same question, where is our country heading? With a presidential election on Nov. 6, 2012, there has been a series of debates between the incumbent President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, to answer many question on topics such as...

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