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Meet Me By The Bayou

Meet Me By The Bayou

Sebastian Cornejo, Business Manager

October 24, 2018


Filed under Spirit, Student Life, Top Stories

The Vikings faced Dominguez High on Oct. 5 and won the Homecoming pink game with a score of 56-20. The following day, the Homecoming dance took place at the Rio Hondo Country Club for the third consecutive year, this year’s theme being Mardi Gra, “Meet Me By The Bayou”.   At the halftime show, the Homecoming queen r...

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Spirit, Student Life

From March 26-30 Downey high hosted the annual Battle of the Sexes week. The Battle of the Sexes is entire week which is a competition to both fundraise money for TLC as well as a competition for boys and girls to prove which gender is best.   The Battle of the Sexes week leads up to a r...

Downey High Goes Mad For TLC

Downey High Goes Mad For TLC

Corey Ocasio, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Clubs & Organizations, Parents & Teachers, Spirit, Student Life

The family resource program, Tender Loving Connections, more commonly referred to as TLC by the public, has been a pivotal force in helping out the community of Downey and providing aid to the less fortunate families living within the city for over a decade. This year, beginning March 5, Downey High ...

Downey Has Character

Downey Has Character

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Spirit, Student Life

Serving as a prelude to Downey vs. Warren Spirit week, Character Counts week was held from Oct. 16 - 20 to celebrate and uphold the morals valued in Downey and across the nation. The six pillars of character celebrated consist of: Trustworthiness, Fairness, Responsibility, Respect, Caring, and Citizenship.   ...

Downey vs. Warren Spirit Week

Downey vs. Warren Spirit Week

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

November 1, 2017


Filed under Spirit, Student Life, Top Stories

This year’s spirit week kicks off on Monday, Oct. 23 with Meme Day Monday, followed by Throwin’ It Back Tuesday, then Wild ‘N Out Wednesday, and then Warren Wimp Thursday, which all leads up to Viking Pride Friday. This week of full of activities planned by ASB in effort to have the student ...

Battle Of The Sexes

Genevieve Gaubert, Writer, Photographer

May 16, 2017


Filed under Spirit, Student Life

On April 28, Downey hosted it’s third annual Battle of the Sexes rally. Playing multiple games such as musical chairs, a caterpillar race, charades, ESTPN hike, Post It Like It’s Hot, trivia, a lip sync battle, and chopsticks. Students were able to participate by applying for the game that they wanted...

Troy Noka Concert

Troy Noka Concert

Karla Ramirez, Photo Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Spirit, Student Life, Top Stories

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 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...

Battle of the Sexes Spirit Week

Amanda Davila, Jazlyn Contreras, and Beatrice Peña

May 3, 2016


Filed under Spirit, Student Life, Video, Videos

For this week, students are given the choice of which theme is better. Stripes or polka dots? Country life or city life? Which college are they going for? Greasers or surfers? Boys or girls? Here's Amanda Davila and Beatrice Peña participating in spirit week!

ASA Entertainment visits Downey High

ASA Entertainment visits Downey High

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016


Filed under Spirit, Student Life

As bullying becomes a worldwide issue, Downey High School arranged a visit from ASA Entertainment which took place on Wednesday, April 13, in order to create a powerful bullying prevention assembly.   Unlike an ordinary assembly, ASA entertainment gave their lectures through pro skati...

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