The Downey Legend

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 conversation threads are dedicated to stress about the college application process, including “College C...

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 the test themselves or acquire a fee waiver in order to cover the costs. Juniors will have the op...

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 only had a mere 25 minutes for the previous test. The test is now being scored on a 400–1600 score...

Studying for Better SAT Scores

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 last SAT was on Oct. 3 and students were dedicating their time to study.   “I believe all my hard work will be...

En route to the SAT

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 Kaplan started the meeting off handing out raffle tickets to parents, while students picked up their...

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 is ”to get into a university for a steady career,” I would say everthing I need to get to a...

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 the stressful decisions that come with applying for education after high school. “This was...

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 last December. "It has been a pleasure to have Cynthia in my A.P. Government class.  Throughout...

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 a few have decided to take an easier route and are planning on attending a community college,...

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