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New Staff at Downey

New Staff at Downey

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor October 16, 2019

This year, the Downey High School staff welcomes its newest members to the Viking family. A few of the new employees come from diverse backgrounds, such as previously working in law enforcement, at...

Open House

Open House

Jazmyn Contreras, Illustrator March 27, 2019

College Visits at Downey High School

Vicky Arguello, Writer October 18, 2017

Now that the application submission period for college has opened, universities like Oregon State and Loyola Marymount are visiting the Downey High School campus in A 201 after school to provide information...

“This Place Has History”

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Community/Parent & Teachers Editor February 16, 2016

In Downey High’s X building, Biology teacher Mr. Zuniga shares the great things about being a teacher here at Downey, Feb. 1.

Scouted for soccer, Idalis Gonzalez, 12, on Feb.4 officially signs with the University of Louisiana at Monroe. “I’m ready to just go off on my own without having to depend on my parents or sister,” Gonzalez said.

Ball is life

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

As the 2014-2015 school year continues, Downey High School’s athletes have been receiving news about their official signing and commitment to four-year universities for the sports they play. Colleges...

Up next, Los 5

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif May 3, 2013

Los 5 is a recently contracted Latin pop band that was discovered during their evening performance in the Lowes Hotel lobby in Downtown Hollywood. One of the five members happens to be Hector Rodriguez—their...

On February 21, Fred Gallagher and Harley Windmark former CIF champions from 1957 reunite at the Stay Gallery in Downey. “We only weighed one hundred and fifty pounds when we played football,” Gallagher said. “Now the boys weigh more then two-hundred pounds.”

The past and present champions of Downey High

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2013

Since the CIF Championship football team has been history in the making, Coach Jack Williams, Stay Gallery Founder Valentin Flores Rogel, the Booster Club, and the Downey Alumni Association hosted Alumnight...

During her free time, Amber Gonzalez, 12, paints vivid, realistic pictures at places like the park. “It calms me down,” Gonzalez said, “It’s a way for me to relax and express my feelings.”

A little dream

Kaylee Camacho, Public Relations Manager November 15, 2012

Since the very young age of 5, senior, Amber Gonzalez has always loved art and known it was her passion, when she painted her first painting at the age of 5 and although she has no particular style, she...

Candles, flowers and a poster are placed in front of the Cleta St. residence to pay tribute to Susana Perez, the mother who was killed, on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Suspect Jade Douglas is currently being held in suspicion of the crime.

Tragedy on Cleta Street

Kaylee Camacho, Public Relations Manager October 29, 2012

On the morning of Oct. 24, five people were shot - three killed and two wounded - in Downey, on Cleta St. The first three victims were shot at a business on Lakewood Blvd. and Cleta St. The second shooting...

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