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The 55th Carnival of Champions

The 55th Carnival of Champions

Lukas Luna, Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Community, Parents & Teachers

On March 29, the Downey Unified School District held the 55th annual Carnival of Champions at Warren High School. The event is an athletic competition held between all of the district’s elementary schools.   With its focus on the elementary schools of the district, the carnival helps ...

Girls Tennis

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

On Oct. 16, the Downey High School girls tennis team took on the Warren Bears at home, during Downey vs. Warren week. This match is one of the three times that the girls will compete the Bears. The matches consisted of both singles and double teams.   Leading single player on the varsity team, s...

Walking for independence

Walking for independence

Esther Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014


Filed under Community, Top Stories

On Sat., Mar. 22, the Downey community gathered together at Stonewood Center to participate in the Arc Walk for Independence supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Before the participants started their trek, the hosts welcomed Downey Mayor Fernando Vasquez who spoke a...

Marching it out

Marching it out

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

The Battle of the Bands presented a fierce, but friendly competition on Oct. 4, at the Allen Layne Stadium, where the marching band and color guard competed against rival Warren High School, and fought until the last note was played, in hopes of defeating the Bears and gaining the shiny trophy.   Excitement...

Striving for the perfect sound

Striving for the perfect sound

February 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

The Downey High School wind ensemble and concert band took an opportunity to prepare for the Festival season at the DUSD Band Spectacular, hosted by Warren High School on Feb. 25. Along with music groups from Downey High, the event also showcased groups from Warren High School and West Middle School....

DHS Amigos dance unites education

DHS Amigos dance unites education

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

February 29, 2012


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

DHS Amigos hosted Downey’s first annual Valentine’s Day Dance on Feb. 14 from 11:00 to 1:00, in the gymnasium, for both club members and the special education students. The three advisers for DHS Amigos - Mr. Baker, Ms. Adams, and Ms. Salceda - had hopes of achieving interaction between the general...

A week of town rivalry

Sergio Villegas, staff writer

November 2, 2011


Filed under Spirit, Student Life

As students all around geared up for the Downey versus Warren football game, the entire school held a spirit week from Tuesday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 14. These days were designed for students to demonstrate their school spirit and to get students to anxiously await this big event. Tuesday, Oct....

Relay for Life: DHS helps out once again

Relay for Life: DHS helps out once again

Irene Luna, Co-editor in chief

June 14, 2011


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Staff and students set up their own EZ-Up among the other tents and stations at Downey Adult School on Sat., June 4 for the all day and night Relay for Life event to raise funds to continue researching a cure for cancer. Thirty-three teams played a part; from Warren High school to Downey citizens ded...

City council reaches out

City council reaches out

Angelica Co, Staff Writer

May 11, 2011


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

The Downey city council held its very first Student Government Day in which seven Associated Student Body members attended an informative event on April 26.  Along with the Vikings were the leaders of Warren High School and Columbus Continuation School. In hopes of learning more regarding the aspects...

Vikings eat bear meat

Vikings eat bear meat

Roy Mendoza Copy Editor

November 23, 2010


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

It was a victorious night on Nov. 11 as the Viking football team dominated the Warren Bears with the total score of 27-16, leading Downey another step closer to attending CIF. Excitement was felt all over the place as students and staff began entering the crowded Allen Layne Stadium. Vikings of all ...

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