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Excited to see what comes next, Justin Uribe, 10, plans to attend UCLA. He would like to get his bachelors degree and get a good job. “My parents, grandparents, and everyone I meet encourages me,” Uribe States. “ My family pushes me to do good, and I want to be able to support them in the future.

Plans after School

Deborah Diaz, Photographer October 26, 2021

  After high school Diana Cuevas, 11, plans to attend USC. She wants to go to medical school and be a registered nurse. She sees herself at a doctors office and helping others as she loves...

Already starting the fun festivities, Downey High School is hosting their first spirit week of the new school year prior to homecoming. Missing out on this activity last year due to COVID-19 and being quarantined, students are excited that they’re able to finally experience a week like this once again. Homecoming spirit week is hosted by Downey High ASB and this year they have made spirit week enjoyable as possible for everyone. Starting off the first day, students dressed up for Twin Day, the second day they dressed up for Decades Day, and for the last day they ended off with Pink Out Day. 


Downey High School students dressed up for Twin Day; students are matching with pink Disney crew necks and also leggings.

Homecoming Spirit Week 2021

Ariel Lara, Photographer October 24, 2021

Hoco 2021: What do students think?

Ashley Vera, Photographer October 16, 2021

Since the pandemic, most of our school activities have been cancelled due to Covid-19. But knowing that we are having Homecoming this year gives us a big thrill since we are at least having a fun school...

Downey High Varsity Girls Volleyball Defeats Warren, Again

Kailani Fletcher and Kimberly Moreno October 16, 2021

Downey High’s Varsity Girls Volleyball team tasted success after beating Warren at home in the annual Dig Pink game that took place on September 28th, 2021. With that momentum, the Vikings headed...

Alyssa Davis, 10, intrigued to make new memories with friends, believes that the theme is perfect for a memorable night. Davis will also be preparing to be safe and avoid the spread of covid stating “I will be preparing by staying safe and always wearing my mask while maintaining distance whenever possible.”

Homecoming is back!

Eliseo Payan, Photographer / Videographer October 15, 2021

Homecoming is happening at Downey High school after a whole two years of not being able to have one. Students are finally able to enjoy important events that were not able to happen due to the Covid-19...

Pre-PSAT Feelings

Valerie Mora, Co-Copy Editor October 13, 2021

Since school is back in person, PSAT testing has begun to start up again. Here at Downey High School,  PSAT testing will be Wednesday Oct. 13 and freshmen, sophomores, and selected juniors will be...

Let’s Pumpkin it up this Fall!

Ashley Vera, Photographer October 12, 2021

With many coffee shops coming out with seasonal fall drinks, they are becoming increasingly popular among Downey students like Nathan Estrada,12. “I would say Starbucks has the strong pumpkin flavor...

First year tutor of the Writing Center, Erika Arteaga, 11, tells us that the Writing Center helps people write more efficiently and be less scared when writing. Arteaga became a tutor by applying with a form she got from her English class and taking a video of why she wants to be a Writing Center Tutor, all because she loves helping people. During One-on-Ones with the tutors, they help people with specific sections that they tend to struggle on. I like that each and every one of the tutors has a different point of view, she said. That can help people come up with a compromise in their writing.

The Writing Center

Leilani Montes, Photographer October 12, 2021

Halloween: Playing it Safe

Angelina Andrade, Writer October 12, 2021

It is that time of year once again, the time where the leaves begin to change colors, the weather becomes frigid enough and the smell of sweet pumpkin spices are in the air, October. The month of October...

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