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A time to reflect and give thanks

A time to reflect and give thanks

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

June 21, 2012

Seniors gathered for the first time in their caps and gowns during Baccalaureate, at Downey First Baptist on Sunday, June 10, for a ceremony to celebrate and reflect on their rite of passage. The afternoon began with a greeting from principal Tom Houts in which he inspired students to think about...

PTA: December 2011

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

December 14, 2011

As the year nears to an end, parents and staff members assembled in the theatre on Dec. 12 to discuss recent news about the school and the students. Principal Tom Houts began the meeting by announcing the recent figure skating competition in which junior Vanessa Lam placed fifth in the world. He then...

Sparks of romance flew in the back office of S-26

Sparks of romance flew in the back office of S-26

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

October 12, 2011

After falling in love, bookkeeper Cynthia Foley and security guard Jack Andreasen exchanged wedding rings and vows on Aug.6 in Las Vegas. No one really knows where love can be found or how it happens. This was exactly the case with this couple. During the 2010 Downey’s Best Dance Crew competition,...

A Change for the Better

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

October 12, 2011

Walking around the campus this school year is the new administrator, Ms. Julie Main. A new school year almost always consists of the same ingredients: good attitudes, new supplies, and avid willingness to learn fill the campus breeze; however, something this year is different. There is a new member...

Students save lives at Spring Blood Drive

Students save lives at Spring Blood Drive

June 14, 2011

Students and staff came together in an effort to save lives on June 8 for the American Red Cross Association Spring Blood Drive.  This event marked the second blood drive of the year and garnered 500 pints of blood, saving approximately 1,500 lives. For some students, this was the first opportunity...

Prom 2011: Vintage Hollywood

Prom 2011: Vintage Hollywood

Sharon Kim, Parents and Teachers Editor

May 27, 2011

Girls in bright, sequined dresses and boys in black tuxedos streamed into the Global Theatre at Universal Studios on Friday, May 13, for a glamorous night of dining and dancing. Students dressed in classic attire to fit this year’s prom theme “Vintage Hollywood.” After months of planning and...

City council reaches out

City council reaches out

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

May 11, 2011

The Downey city council held its very first Student Government Day in which seven Associated Student Body members attended an informative event on April 26.  Along with the Vikings were the leaders of Warren High School and Columbus Continuation School. In hopes of learning more regarding the aspects...

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