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5 Questions with Ms. Pena

5 Questions with Ms. Pena

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

February 26, 2014

After the recent passing of Mr. Child, newcomer Ms. Pena is permanently taking over his five English classes who have had to adjust to 3 different substitutes during the 1st semester.   Q1. Where did you attend college? A1. After I graduated from Downey in ’04, I went to Long Beach City...

Time for applications

As the window of opportunities for college applications rapidly shrinks, Omar Almanza, 12, applies online, in advance, in the library, to receive approval from his two favorite colleges: Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Poly Pomona. Almanza has attempted to complete his first college essay by writing about his faith in music.

Joey Flores, News Editor

November 15, 2012

October marks the beginning of the season when students turn in applications to colleges and universities across the globe, jump starting the anticipation from students and parents alike. These expectations, however, also come with anxiety and nerves from applicants.  Big name universities tend to...

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...

Eight scholars march in white

Eight scholars march in white

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

June 21, 2012

Earning an accumulated grade point average of 4.5 and higher, eight outstanding seniors received the highest honors of the 2011-2012 school year. Eric Choi, Ivy Hughes, Sophia Loumiotis, Jinan Mannaa, Marvin Salazar, Pimlada Tantiwuttipong, Caroline Tran, and Jessica Xilo will be wearing a white graduation...

Sealing the deal

Sealing the deal

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

April 27, 2012

As the May 1 deadline approaches, seniors are reviewing their college acceptances and making their final decision about what school they plan to attend during the fall.   After months of waiting for the letters in the mail, a final stress is still pending – commitment. Some students already...

It’s in the Neilan blood

It's in the Neilan blood

Camerynn Chase, Staff Writer

May 31, 2011

Talent runs in the family with Brandi Neilan and her younger brother Garrett. Not only siblings but friends, the dynamic duo excels at any sport they attempt. Brandi set a fantastic example for Garrett early on by exhibiting great work ethic toward her sport of choice: soccer. She won First All CIF, First Drea...

Acceptance into the new World

Acceptance into the new World

Mercy Watkins, Staff Writer

April 15, 2011

With the coming of Spring, the anticipated college acceptance letters for seniors that applied to college in the fall have arrived. These acceptance letters determine the future of incoming college students. With endless choices of both schools and majors, seniors have unlimited possibilities to do...

Students show commitment to Speech and Debate

Students show commitment to Speech and Debate

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 21, 2011

Among the various extracurricular activities that encircle the school campus, Speech and Debate has proven itself to be one that is worthy of being appreciated. Led by Ms. King, the members work to improve their public speaking abilities and to also challenge their way of thinking. In contrast to...

Seniors surveyed about college applications

Above is a graph depicting the results from the survey conducted regarding college applications in January 2011. The graph represents the schools which seniors voted as their top choice universities.

Mercy Watkins

February 16, 2011

Unlike earlier years, a survey of 246 Downey High college bound seniors showed that many graduating students have applied to Cal Poly Pomona amongst any other Universities for the Fall 2011 semester. The survey was conducted in January and included three questions regarding the student’s anticipated...

Acceptance into a new world

Amanda Garcia

April 30, 2010

As the school year comes to a end, the class of 2010’s top graduating seniors are faced with a decision on which prestigious university they will be attending. Although still undecided which universities to attend Senior Christine Tran is one of the few that has the option of choosing between these...

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