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DHS College Fair

DHS College Fair

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Due to the student interest in pursuing education after high school, Downey High School hosted the annual District Wide College Fair on Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Allen Layne Stadium field.   California possess the largest number of universities of any one state in the United States. ...

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...

Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

October 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Downey filled the gym on Friday, Sept. 28 for the annual blood drive. Throughout the day, students were excused from their classes to head over to the school gym to fill out a survey and eventually donate a pint of blood, with the help of ASB members.   During the blood drive ASB member i...

Downey Food and Music Festival

Downey Food and Music Festival

Lukas Luna, Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Community, Top Stories

The city of Downey held its sixth annual International Food and Music Festival on Sept. 15. The free event, which went from 4:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m, featured an extensive array of food vendors and live performers.   Among them were jazz and soul collective, the Tom Nolan band. The band has pl...

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Serena Williams: Right or Wrong?

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories

On September. 8, Serena Williams lost to Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, in a heart racing match. Williams famously known as renowned tennis player, had people’s heart racing in this match for a different reason.   The Beginning of the Tension Umpire, Carlos Ramos, first called out ...

Downey High Blood Drive

Downey High Blood Drive

Hector Diaz, Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Last week on Friday, April 13, Downey High students participated in the annual blood drive that took place at the gym on campus. Students volunteered to donate pints of blood for those in need of a donor. The donations lasted all day with participating students being excused from class in order to go th...

ERWC Expert Projects

ERWC Expert Projects

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

May 1, 2018


Filed under Seniors, Student Life, Top Stories

Each year, seniors currently taking ERWC are required to choose a topic that fascinates them  to research throughout the course of the school year and present their findings in a 15 minute long presentation. Because they are not limited to a certain scope of topics, students are free to delve into an issue...

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Downey High School Students Protest Gun Violence

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, News, Parents & Teachers, Top Stories

To commemorate the seventeen lives lost in last month’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Downey High students, and others across the nation, stood in solidarity and strength as they walked out of their classes to call for stricter gun laws.  The nationwide walkout began at 10 a.m. and la...

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Downey Highs’ winter sports season is coming to an end as spring slowly approaches. Although many sport’s season are closing, there are many sports who are playing in CIF playoffs. Spring sports will begin as early as March, and in the meantime winter sports play to become CIF champions in th...

Bloody Valentine Drive

Bloody Valentine Drive

Vicky Arguello, Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Downey High School’s Power 4 Period Club held their Bloody Valentine Drive from Jan. 22 through Feb. 15. The club collected pads, tampons, panty liners, soap, and wipes in A205 and had goal of making 2,000 kits. Their mission is to normalize menstruation while also providing feminine hygiene to ...

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