The Downey Legend

Five Questions with the deans of discipline

Five Questions with the deans of discipline

Moises Martinez, Community Section Editor

June 3, 2014

Two new administrators have been added to the roster this semester to help deal with Mr. Baker’s departure. The new title of Dean of Discipline has been awarded to Government teacher, Mr. Nevarez, and geometry teacher, Ms. Velasquez. The two are now balancing their time in the classroom with their...

Who do you relay for?

During both lunches, the library sells shirts and bracelets to support raising awareness for cancer research though March madness. Mr. Manzanares took his time to help cancer patients by selling shirts, bracelets, and doing other fundraisers, after losing his own father to cancer.

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor

April 9, 2014

The City of Downey’s tenth annual Relay For Life fundraiser kicked off Thurs., Mar. 7 with students and staff members on campus uniting under the banner Team Viking Spirit. In hopes of raising funds for cancer research, several sports teams and clubs gave a helping hand by assembling their own fundra...

Oh, the times they are a-changin’

Beginning this semester in the Math and English departments, the Downey Unified School District will require teachers to change their curriculum. Mrs. Orca has changed her curriculum after six years of teaching to fit the curriculum requirements.

Moises Martinez, Community Section Editor

February 25, 2014

Beginning this spring, the Downey Unified School District will be implementing a series of changes to the curriculum that will affect primarily the English and Math departments. This year, students will no longer be required to sit through the traditional California State Testing. Instead, a new exam...

Once a rocker, always a rocker

On Thurs., Oct. 31, Mr. Roger Rios reminisces about his rocker days and playing guitar with The Mosleys, a surf garage band he was a member of during his teenage years. “It was a joke to us because we weren’t trying to make it big,” Rios said. “We turned down three record deals and many gigs.”

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor

November 1, 2013

Freshman/Junior English teacher, Roger Rios, was once part of The Mosleys, a 90s Orange County garage-rock band. Although he was a member of several musical groups, his involvement in The Mosleys was the lengthiest lasting from the mid 90s until 2005. Rios’ band days began long before his teachi...

Volleyball victory over cross-town rival

With a final score of 25-11, the varsity volleyball girls take the win against Warren on Wednesday, Oct. 8. “It’s always a good feeling to beat our hometown rivals,” Borlongan said.

Moises Martinez, Writer/ Community Editor

October 18, 2013

The Downey’s Girls volleyball team took on Warren on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Warren gym, as their second league game of the season. The game, played on Warren’s home turf at 5:30 p.m., proved to be a short match for the Lady Vikes who won in only three game periods. The gym was packed with attendees...

Making it to the finish

Making it to the finish

Irene Luna Co-E.I.C.

November 5, 2010

Held at Cerritos Regional Park, the cross-country San Gabriel Valley League cluster meet was on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m and varsity boys strode for the finish against rival schools Warren, Gahr, and Paramount. Warren came first, winning the meet, as the Vikes came in fourth place. Moises Martinez performed th...

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