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Goodbye Seniors

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Seniors, Student Life

With the year coming to an end, excitement is fluttering on campus as seniors get ready for their last few weeks of high school, senior activities, and graduation. These four years have been a learning experience and a time of growth in preparation for the next chapter in their lives.   W...

Prom Fashion Show

Alicia Garcia, Writer, Photographer
May 16, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors

Encore, the fashion club, hosted the annual Prom Fashion Show in the school theatre on Thursday, April 27 after school at 3 p.m. The fashion show’s purpose was to advertise gowns displayed by senior class members for the upcoming senior prom at the Alexandria Ballroom.   Member of the stylist committee in the club,...

The Prom Checklist

Melissa Estrada, Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors

Prom season is here and seniors are rushing to be prepared for this eventful night. Do not let the stress overwhelm you and take away from this memorable night. To ensure that you are ready for this day, here is a checklist that can help: The Dress Once you have found your dress, make sure that you have it tailored (...

Weekly Advice Column for Students

Clarice Rosales and Alicia Garcia
April 5, 2017
Filed under Legends, Seniors, Student Life

For Freshmen: Grades are the most important thing to work on and it is always a great idea to start creating good study and work habits! Being time efficient and prioritizing are essential skills that are important, especially if you are tackling on AP classes, sports, or extracurriculars. Most of all, ...

College Application Season

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager
December 16, 2016
Filed under Seniors, Student Life

As college application deadlines are approaching, students must handle the responsibilities of completing schoolwork, as well as finishing and editing their college essays. University of California’s applications were due on Nov. 30, while early application deadlines varied. Downey High School...

Last Hometown Rivalry Game, One To Remember

Last Hometown Rivalry Game, One To Remember

Melissa Estrada, Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

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 cardina...

The Top Scholars’ Rise to Success

The Top Scholars’ Rise to Success

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager
October 18, 2016
Filed under Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

Strenuous school days and sleepless nights are nothing new for Downey High School’s top students. Since their freshman year, Downey’s largest group of top scholars—fourteen in total— have kept their eyes on the prize by taking copious AP classes and using their free time to participate in n...

A Night To Remember

A Night To Remember

Dianna Jimenez and Angelica Fregoso
May 31, 2016
Filed under Seniors, Spirit, Student Life

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 the Wallis Annenburg Building at the California Science Center on the 21st of May.   A member of ASB’s pr...

Prom Walks Down the Runway

Prom Walks Down the Runway

Melissa Hernandez, News editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Seniors, Student Life

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 prom. The show was successful with a full house and no mishaps.   Prior to this year the prom fashion sh...

Stressful November

Stressful November

Daisy Lopez, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under Seniors, Student Life

November is known as a month of fall weather and watching movies while drinking hot cocoa, but not when you’re a Downey High senior student like Ariana Barrios, November, is a stressful process of college applications, because of fear of being rejected.   “I’m afraid of failing, ...

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