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Basketball Season Continues

Basketball Season Continues

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

Playing against Cal High, on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m., Downey’s boys varsity basketball team add another win to their 13-2 streak making them 14-2.   Cal High made the first points of the night causing the crowd to cheer with supportive words for the DHS players on the court; the bo...

Viking Nation

Jazlyn Contreras, Video Manager

December 9, 2015

Vlog on DHS' student section, "Viking Nation."

Girls’ Volleyball Dominate Dominguez

Girls’ Volleyball Dominate Dominguez

Alyssa Vega, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 6, 2015

Downey High School’s girl’s volleyball team competed against Dominguez High School on Tues., Oct. 20. The Lady Vikes defeated their opponent with a short match within three game periods.   Before the first match started, the varsity girls did their warm-up exercises to prepare for...

Ball is life

Ball is life

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

As the 2014-2015 school year continues, Downey High School’s athletes have been receiving news about their official signing and commitment to four-year universities for the sports they play. Colleges all across the country expressed their interests and an athlete’s official signing proved their mutual...

Leaving it on the mat

Leaving it on the mat

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

February 25, 2014

Downey High School’s very own cheer squad has taken part in what they call a “Downey sweep” during this year’s competition season. With a consistent ranking of either first or second place in their competitions, it is evident that the squad has established a strategy that has guided them in what...

Going for Gold: Sochi 2014

Edward Valencia, Writer/Parents and Teachers Editor

February 25, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics began Thurs., Feb. 6 in Sochi, Russia. For the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is hosting the Olympic Games. Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, was the main advocate in Russia’s quest for hosting the games, as tourism and global media coverage would...

Laying it out on the field

Laying it out on the field

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 21, 2013

The Allen Layne Stadium and its audience witnessed an intense soccer game on Thursday, May 9 where teachers and the CIF champion girls soccer team competed against each other on the field while displaying sportsmanship. Although a friendly game, the teachers ultimately sealed the deal with a tight score...

Racing to success

Racing to success

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 26, 2013

AP student and track and field runner, junior Mario Garcia juggles the hectic life of a 4.6 GPA student and high school athlete. Ranking as one of the top members of his eleventh grade class, Garcia maintains focus on his future, hoping that his above average grades and responsibility of holding a spot...

Number one fan

Number one fan

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2012

While parents and students socialize in the stands at Friday-night football games, a dedicated fan scrutinizes the plays down by the sideline. Dave Gunderson, father of Downey High’s Statistics teacher, Michelle Gunderson, has been attending varsity home games since the 1970s. It all started when he...

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...

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