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The Problem with College Admissions

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief March 26, 2019

I’m the first to admit it’s easy to get sucked into the college rat race. The anxiety that strikes that August before senior year is disarming and makes for vulnerable students—entire forums and...

Juniors Prepare for Upcoming SAT Test

Hector Diaz, Photographer March 5, 2018

For the first time ever, Downey High School will be paying to have junior students take the SAT on campus Wednesday, March 7. Students would normally have to go onto the College Board website and pay for...

State-of-the-Art SAT

Angelica Fregoso, Staff Writer December 4, 2015

The new SAT will be distributed to high school juniors and seniors throughout the nation on March 4, 2016.   The essay is optional, and students now have 50 minutes to take it, where as they...

Downey High Student, Brittany Reynoso, has begun to study for the SAT trying to learn what she can to achieve a good score on the upcoming SAT. “After senior year I plan to attend a four year college in San Diego, specifically San Diego State where I want to study business.”

Studying for Better SAT Scores

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 21, 2015

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, which demonstrates what students learned in school and their readiness for college-level work has driven Downey High School students to thrive to get high scores. The...

Sophomores, juniors, and parents attend an informative meeting, on Jan. 8, at the Downey High School theater, in order to understand PSAT scores. The purpose of the meeting was to inform parents and students how to improve their SAT scores.

En route to the SAT

Mizhelle Cortes, Writer/ Business Team January 22, 2014

On Thursday, Jan. 10, parents and students arrived at the Downey High School theatre to review their test scores after taking the Kaplan administered Preliminary SAT in Oct. The representative from...

Five Questions with Michelle Kam

Five Questions with Michelle Kam

Kaylee Camacho, Public Relations Manager January 11, 2013

Q1: How serious are you about your grades?   A1: Although there are few exceptions like my family and health, my grades are my priority out of EVERYTHING. Since the reason I moved to the States...

Words from the wise

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2012

With the many questions juniors hold in regards to college and the application process, seniors held the Senior to Junior Q&A on June 8, in the DHS library. They provided aid to future applicants with...

On her way to Bucknell University

On her way to Bucknell University

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor January 22, 2012

While others await their college acceptance letters, senior Cynthia Moreno rejoices at her set future at Bucknell University after she succeeded in winning a full tuition scholarship from The Posse Foundation...

A step towards a new beginning

A step towards a new beginning

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor December 16, 2011

As the class of 2012 relish their last year around the Viking campus, the graduating students still face one of the most hectic and highly anticipated part of their senior year: college applications. Although...

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