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Yearbook tries something new

Yearbook tries something new

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Copy Editor

June 21, 2012

With a successful yearbook under their belts, the 2011-2012 yearbook staff decided to throw a signing party in the gym on Friday, June 8 with the intention of raising funds for next year’s staff.   Though not an original idea, the signing party was adopted after some of the members from...

Teachers cracking jokes

Teachers cracking jokes

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

June 21, 2012

Comedy Sportz games are typically filled with laughter, so the match on June 6, in the B-building theatre, was no exception; the only difference is DHS played against itself.  During the first half of the game, the Downey High Comedy Sportz vets played against newbs, and in the second half, DHS teachers...

Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

June 5, 2012

Q1: What is your job description as an Annex Secretary? A1: I do everything for the Vice Principals. I handle referrals and paperwork. I also type things for them; basically, the normal office secretary type of things.   Q2: What did you have to do to get this job? A2: I applied and...

Listen up seniors

Listen up seniors

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

June 1, 2012

As the school year approaches its last months, the class of 2012 attends the last Senior Assembly on May 24, in the Viking gymnasium. “The assembly pretty much marked the end of our senior year,” graduating Robert Guerrero said. “It summed up the things we need to do in order to end the year...

To be a part of something

To be a part of something

Kathy Ochoa, Staff Writer

May 29, 2012

For new students in high school joining sports isn’t easy, but for many it’s worth fighting for. With the school year ending, many different sports host tryouts to start out next year with players already selected and ready to win. Sports like football, tennis, cheer, color guard, and soccer all...

Five Questions with Oscar Heredia

Five Questions with Oscar Heredia

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

May 22, 2012

Q1: What is video production? A1: In a sense it’s like yearbook in videos because we attend a lot of school events and cover a lot of highlight videos for sports and dances. It gives those who were not able to attend a chance to see what they missed by going on to our DHS YouTube account.   Q2:...

The yearbook staff conclude their masterpiece

The yearbook staff conclude their masterpiece

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

May 11, 2012

After about eight months of taking photographs of school events and interviewing multiple students, the 2011-2012 yearbook staff has arrived at the last chapter of their masterpiece. Taking on the theme Prerogative, this school year’s yearbook will highlight the various preferences of individual students...

Preserving the past

Preserving the past

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

April 27, 2012

Like DHS, the city of Downey is rich with diversity and history. Its history is remembered vividly in the preservation of four main landmarks: The Downey Landing, McDonald’s, Bob’s Big Boy Broiler, and the Rives Mansion.   The Downey Landing, located on the corner of Lakewood Boulevard...

Five Questions with Adriana Castrejon

Five Questions with Adriana Castrejon

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

April 24, 2012

Q1: What does cheer mean to you? A1: Cheer is having spirit no matter what, even if the team is losing, and never giving up, even if the tumbling pass is difficult. It’s a desire that needs to be satiated by accomplishment.   Q2: How was it introduced to you? A2: In middle school when...

Second time was not the charm

Second time was not the charm

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

April 24, 2012

The boys volleyball team entered the gymnasium ready for their second chance in defeating cross-town rival, Warren High School, on Apr. 19. The team had every intention of winning this match to secure their advancement into league, however, they were not prepared for the defeat ahead, with a final score...

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