The Downey Legend

S.W.A.P. conquers USC

During a field trip to USC on Mon., Mar. 24, S.W.A.P students admire one of the USC’s streets due to the similarity of its name to the city of Downey. “It was so funny to see Downey as a street name in USC,” junior Jessica Angell, said. “We just had to take a picture with it.”

Karen Ariciaga, Co-Photo Editor

April 9, 2014

On Mon., Mar. 24, S.W.A.P club members visited the University of Southern California to get a sight of the admired university from a high school’s student point of view. Students met in front of bungalow 7 at 7:30 a.m. to check in before they departed to USC. The 48 club members took the Metro bus...

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...

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

June 15, 2012

Viking athletics conquered three CIF titles throughout the 2011-2012 season, turning the attention to various athletes. Eleven in particular stood out amongst the crowd as they put pen to paper on May 31 and signed their respective athletic scholarships. Volleyball star Heather Schnars received a...

Books, books, books

Books, books, books

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

April 27, 2012

During the weekend of April the 21 through 22, USC hosted the 17th annual Festival of Books to promote the joys of reading and to help readers connect with various publishers and authors.  The festival promptly began on Saturday at 10:00a.m. and ended at 6:00p.m., then started again 10:00a.m. on Sunday...

Viking turned Trojan

Viking turned Trojan

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

February 7, 2012

The dream becomes a reality for football star Jabari Ruffin as his commitment to the University of Southern California reaches its closing stages.  USC first noticed the young linebacker’s talent on the football field in March 2011. Almost a year later, the Viking athlete signed his Letter of Intent...

Undertaking modern journalism

Undertaking modern journalism

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

November 21, 2011

High school students gathered at the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism to improve their writing skills on Friday, Nov. 18. The day started with high expectations and eager students, and during the complementary breakfast in the Annenberg building, excited chatter echoed the mood....

Come one, come all

Come one, come all

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

November 2, 2011

Cal State Los Angeles held the Fifth Annual 58th Assembly District College Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for students and parents within the school districts invited.  The day began with registration for the scholarship lottery and a welcoming ceremony from Ian Calderon, Majority L...

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...

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