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Senior Prom: What are they wearing?

Monica Luna April 20, 2022

With prom on May 14, 2022, many seniors are starting to shop for their prom outfits. There are many factors they are considering when picking their perfect prom outfit. Many want their outfit to have a...

What started off as an unorthodox idea became a reality for junior, Serenity Reynoso, who was inspired by fashion designer Coco Chanel to wear a pantsuit to Prom. “Coco Chanel brought back the suit and believed that women should comfortable if men can be comfortable,” Reynoso said. “One of the main reasons [I wore a pantsuit] was because I don’t really like dresses and plus it’s Prom and most girls will wear dresses so I thought it’d be fun to wear a pantsuit.” Senior, Aaron Leon, who was also Reynoso’s date, felt ecstatic to stand out from the crowd at Prom and know that his date was comfortable and happy. “It was an idea that I had, that we should both go in suits. She had been wanting to wear a suit, so it was the perfect opportunity for her to do that,” Leon said. “She’s different in a good way. She was the only one there that I saw with a women’s suit and she got a lot of compliments; it was all positive.”

A Night To Remember

Dianna Jimenez and Angelica Fregoso May 31, 2016

Dancing, memories, and tradition are three words that describe the event long-awaited by high school students – Prom, which occurred for Downey High School’s student body on the 21st of May at...

At the end of the show, all the models gathered on stage to thank the sponsors and the audience members for showing up on April 22. All of the dresses were donated by an organization called Glamour Gowns.

Prom Walks Down the Runway

Melissa Hernandez, Staff Writer April 29, 2016

FIDM Fashion Club held its first fashion show on Friday, April 22, in the DHS theater, where this event intended to show and inspire the audience with regards to possible outfits for this year’s...

Senior Jaime Garcia asked senior Grace Choi to prom, on May 22 at snack, using green balloons to symbolize the green light featured in The Great Gatsby, which ties into this years prom theme: The Roaring 20s. “It took a lot of planning and thinking in order to get everything perfect,” Garcia said, “but at the end of the day, it was all worth it.”

To ask or to be asked

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor June 5, 2015

As the biggest dance of the year approaches, Downey High students are anxious to ask or to be asked to prom. Once ticket sales are announced, the hunt is on to find cool and unique ways to ask that special...

PTA: April 2012

PTA: April 2012

Kathy Ochoa, Writer April 27, 2012

PTA met in the B-building theatre, on Monday, Apr. 23, at 6 p.m., to discuss upcoming school events. They started with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Principal Tom Houts explained how he has been busy due...

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?...

Prom 2011: Vintage Hollywood

Prom 2011: Vintage Hollywood

Girls in bright, sequined dresses and boys in black tuxedos streamed into the Global Theatre at Universal Studios on Friday, May 13, for a glamorous night of dining and dancing. Students dressed in classic...

Senior Assembly

Senior Assembly

Brandon Pineda May 11, 2011

The senior class of 2011 congregated to the gymnasium to discuss the final senior status on April 30. The senior assembly is designed to inform seniors on their last activities and, mostly, on their requirements...

Behind the Question: Prom

Behind the Question: Prom

Thomas Beltran April 14, 2011

When asking someone to Prom, many consider it to be one of the most significant points in high school, but it is what leads up to the dance that has some senior boys nervous. As Prom is nearly a month...

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