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  • The Football Season Continues
    Fall Sports, Sports

    The Football Season Continues

    Allie Gurrola, Writer

    November 18, 2016

    The journey for the Downey varsity football team continues to post season in CIF, and after coming short last year, the Vikings are seeking revenge. This season they finished with a 9-1 record, and took the title as the 2016 San Gabriel Valley League Champions.   “I'm really excited; you know this is my senior ... READ MORE »»

    With the CIF game coming up on at Downey High School, Elisha Garcia, 11, talks about his hopes and preparations for the game. “I think we can make it all the way to state,” Garcia said. “We have a really good team this year so I’m hopeful we’ll make it far.”

    Nicole Najera

  • The Girls Are Ready To Kick Off Their First Wrestling Season
    Sports, Winter Sports

    The Girls Are Ready To Kick Off Their First Wrestling Season

    Melissa Estrada, Writer

    November 18, 2016

    At the end of last year, the first ever, all girls wrestling team was created at Downey High School and is now made up of about 25 members led by Coach Soto. Since then, the athletes have been practicing in order to ensure that they have a successful first season.   As this is their first season, the team ex... READ MORE »»

    Prior to wrestling season, Jessica Gudino, 12, practices for the upcoming wrestling match that will take place on Dec 3. “We will just face each hardship ,” Gudino stated. “Push through it despite any odds.”

    Clarice Rosales

  • Last Hometown Rivalry Game, One To Remember
    Seniors, Student Life

    Last Hometown Rivalry Game, One To Remember

    Melissa Estrada, Writer

    November 18, 2016

    On Oct. 21, the class of 2017 witnessed Downey take on their hometown rival, Warren, for the last time in their high school experience on Viking territory. The stadium was packed with students eager to cheer and show their support for Downey by wearing Viking attire and painting their faces cardinal and gold. Seniors, ... READ MORE »»

    Getting in spirit for their last ever Downey vs. Warren football game, seniors, Marc Gepigon, Eduardo Bayardo, Andrew Biladeou, Joseph Lee, Alan Ramirez, Byron Merlos, and Josh Choi, decide to cover themselves in Viking red in order to to show what Viking Nation is about. “It was a great end to our four years, the cherry on top,” Ramirez said. “We’re going to look back and be glad we did this with our friends.”

    Karla Ramirez

  • Dia De Los Muertos Festival
    Community

    Dia De Los Muertos Festival

    Anabelle Rositas, Writer

    November 16, 2016

    The fourth annual Dia De Los Muertos festival took place at the Downey Civic Center on Oct. 30. The festival celebrated a popular Mexican tradition of honoring and remembering family and friends who have passed away. Local and regional artists came together to display pieces of their artwork that depict what the holiday mean... READ MORE »»

    At the Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Downey Civic Theatre on Oct. 30, an art sculpture created by artist, Martin Sanchez, is displayed. The sculpture was made using recycled can lids, soda cans, and other recycled materials.

    Alicia Garcia

  • Troy Noka Concert
    Spirit, Student Life

    Troy Noka Concert

    Karla Ramirez, Photo Editor

    October 26, 2016

    Searching to inspire his young audience through his music, triple-threat artist, Troy Noka, gave a concert at Downey High on Sept. 28 as part of the high school tour he is currently performing. Noka travels with a Power 106 radio crew in order to bring life to the high schools they visit.   “A moment like th... READ MORE »»

    While the crowd waits for rapper Troy Noka, Power 106 DJ, Jose Jimenez, is the one that keeps the crowd entertain by interacting with the audience. “I’m the crowd pleaser,” Jimenez said. “I like to get everyone excited for the song that is being played.”

    Leticia Ortiz

  • Downey Farmers’ Market
    Community, Uncategorized

    Downey Farmers’ Market

    Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

    October 26, 2016

    The Downey Farmers’ Market is a weekly event hosted on Saturdays by Southern California farming communities where vendors sell their homegrown produce to Downey residents.   Lucil Trinidad, an orange vendor and college student, participates in his family business part-time. He has worked all around southern C... READ MORE »»

    At the Downey farmers’ market on 3rd Street, on October 1, Kimberly Garcia asks Zeus Tea House vendor Crystal what tea she personally would choose. She works for the company where some tea blends are made especially for the business, and her personal favorite tea is the peach oolong.

    Marlene Garcia

  • What’s Trending: Fall is Back!
    #WhatsTrending

    What’s Trending: Fall is Back!

    Melissa Estrada, Writer

    October 26, 2016

    Sept. 22 has finally approached and summer ‘16 is officially over, and now Fall has started and the countdown for Halloween and Thanksgiving has commenced.   People are ready to say goodbye to their sandals and bathing suits, and replace them for boots and knitted sweaters.   Melissa Hernandez, 12... READ MORE »»

    As fall season arrives, Starbucks makes a comeback with its pumpkin spice selections like the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. The pumpkin flavored drinks and desserts such as the pumpkin cheese bread muffin and the pumpkin scone, though, are available only during the autumn season.

    Alicia Garcia

News

Election Day

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Donald Trump became President-elect of the United States of America, defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton with a current count of 306 electoral votes to her 2...  Read More »

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Student Life

Canned Food Drive

Alicia Garcia, Photographer

Downey High School students and the Downey PTSA program held their 4th Annual Canned Food Drive throughout Oct 31 and Nov 10. Its cause was to collect non perishable food ...  Read More »

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Comics

The Vikings Get the W

The Vikings Get the W

Sofia Carrillo, Writer

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Our Future is in Their Hands

Our Future is in Their Hands

October 25, 2016

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Community

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Anabelle Rositas, Writer

The fourth annual Dia De Los Muertos festival took place at the Downey Civic Center on Oct. 30. The festival celebrated a popular Mexican tradition of honoring and rememberi...  Read More »

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  • Sweets and Treats November 16, 2016
  • Festival in the Stars October 26, 2016
  • Downey Farmers’ Market October 26, 2016

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Lives of Legends

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Sports

The Football Season Continues

The Football Season Continues

Allie Gurrola, Writer

The journey for the Downey varsity football team continues to post season in CIF, and after coming short last year, the Vikings are seeking revenge. This season they fin...  Read More »

Nov 18 • No Comments

  • The Girls Are Ready To Kick Off Their First Wrestling Season November 18, 2016
  • From Cubs to Bears November 16, 2016
  • Dodgers Clinch and Scully Retires October 26, 2016

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Staff Profile

Alessandro Esquivel
Alessandro Esquivel

Co-Copy Editor

Preparing himself for the upcoming school year, Alessandro Esquivel, 12, focuses on taking primarily AP classes in hopes of obtaining a better future. “I’m not determined to pass, I am determined to exc...  Read More »

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Parents & Teachers

Science with Ink

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

The DHS Science Department, especially with Project Lead the Way, is incorporating standards through Think with Ink, into its classrooms.   Think with Ink bega...  Read More »

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Editorial

Self-Love, Equality, and Diversity

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager

Scrolling through Twitter, I came across Alexandra Elle’s (@_alexelle) video of a young girl reading Post-Its stuck to her mirror. As a self-love exercise after being bullied o...  Read More »

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