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Natalia Sotomayor, Illustrator

September 27, 2020

Homecoming Spirit Week

Due to it being her last year at Downey High School, Nalani Rodriguez, 12, and her little sister Brianna Rodriguez, 11, dressed up as different decades for the second to last day of spirit week. “I really wanted to go big for this week,” Rodriguez (left) stated. “Dressing up 70s disco era was something I was so excited to do, I had been planning this fit for so long.”

Arely Macedo and Katie Portillo

October 11, 2019

Homecoming Court

Carla Vente, Photographer

September 24, 2019

Meet Me By The Bayou

Meet Me By The Bayou

Sebastian Cornejo, Co-Business Manager

October 24, 2018

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 Vs. Warren Week

After the game, Downey applauds the rival team and goes home with a victory of 62 to 6 against Lynwood High School on Oct. 20.

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2017

Downey vs. Warren officially kicked off last week on Oct. 17 when girls tennis and boys water polo played against the Bears and again when girls volleyball played at home against the Bears in their annual Dig Pink game. However, the most anticipated game of Downey vs. Warren is the varsity football ga...

From the field to the dance floor

During the Homecoming game, Justin Huff, 10, makes a touchdown that assists the Vikings win 28 to 12, at the Allen Layne Stadium, on Oct. 26. Huff made 12 out of the 28 points for the Vikings.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2012

The Viking football team defeated Dominguez 28-12 at the Homecoming Game on Oct. 26, in order to qualify for the San Gabriel Valley League Championship with an overall record of 5-3 and a league record of 2-1. Pressure was even higher due to a loss to Paramount, 21-17, the previous week.   Similar...

Making it impossible to say no

To ask Marlyn Leon, 12, to Homecoming, Alejandro Jaramillo, 12, waits with his friend, Eric Lopez, 11 ,on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the quad. “I thought it was really funny because we used to call him Tarzan because he had long hair, it was kind of an inside joke,” Leon said, “I couldn’t believe he actually climbed a tree.”

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

October 25, 2012

Students have come up with a variety of ways to ask their crushes, boyfriends, or girlfriends to Homecoming, which will be held on Oct.27 at the Rio Hondo Country Club. Since the beginning of October, there has been a mass amount of balloons and flowers with crowds of people gathering around posters...

Homecoming was not all fun and games for the Vikings

Homecoming was not all fun and games for the Vikings

Hanna Suarez & Norma Flores, Writers

November 2, 2011

It was a bittersweet Homecoming night for the varsity football team as Paramount defeated the Vikings with a 42-28 lead.  Both teams played hard during the first quarter but the Pirates took a 21 point lead by the second quarter. Jabari Ruffin scored a touchdown for Downey moments before the clock ended...

11 memorable aspects of 2011

11 memorable aspects of 2011

June 14, 2011

As the school year comes to an end, students across campus begin to reminisce on the memorable moments that made 2011 unique. 11. Black-Light Assembly- Once the month of Feb. arrived, ASB began to prepare for the annual Black-Light Assembly. In order to add a different vibe, they based it on the remake...

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