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Downey triumphs vs. the Warren track meet

Downey triumphs vs. the Warren track meet

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

April 14, 2011

The stands filled with enthusiastic fans at the Downey vs. Warren track meet on, April 14, at the Allen Layne stadium where both varsity boys and girls took the lead.  The final score resulted as 79-58 (boys) and 68-67 (girls), making Downey victorious against their rivals, Warren. “I ran in the...

Zumba class dances their way to fitness

Zumba class dances their way to fitness

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

April 4, 2011

Spanish teacher, Mrs. Fitzl holds Zumba Fitness in the dance room every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 for five dollars a walk-in or twenty dollars for 5 classes, plus a free class. Zumba originated to fundraise money for the Hispanic Culture and Dance class to buy costumes. Spanish teachers or Physical...

Boys varsity lacrosse put up a fight against Redondo

Boys varsity lacrosse put up a fight against Redondo

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

April 4, 2011

Boys lacrosse ended the game with their heads held high, on March 30, against Redondo at the Allen Lane stadium, with the finishing score of 8-10. Redondo came out with the lead, but the boys know they put up a fight in the second half of the game. “The biggest challenge of the day was coming ou...

Botany hosts tomato and pepper sale

Wendy Mora

March 18, 2011

Botany put together a sale of pepper and tomato plants on Mar. 12, 19, and 26, from 8am to 3pm, at the north parking lot by the swimming pool. Each plant was sold for two dollars to fundraise money for equipment and future Botany classes. “My favorite thing about the sale today is seeing how interested...

A step towards graduation

While in room B-106, sophomore Sam Toscano asks for assistance from Ms. Orca about the CAHSEE, which will be held March 8 and 9. Sophomores tried their best so they would be prepared for the actual exam.

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

All 10th grade students will be required to take the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on March 8 and 9 in order to graduate high school. The test will be on the subjects of math and English. Teachers have been preparing their students all year by taking a few days to review the material efficiently. “I...

Wrestling makes history

Wrestling for the League Finals, Jacob Barberena, 12, uses the technique “chicken wing” on his opponent at Paramount High on Feb 11. The Vikes went on to win CIF for the second time.

March 4, 2011

Back to back California Interscholastic Federation champions, boys wrestling triumphed during league, re-earning their previous CIF title, on Feb. 12. Nine varsity returners were able to experience this victory and are extremely thrilled about it. “This year was harder than last year considering...

Arabian Nights: Winter Formal 2011

Winter Formal Queen and King Janette Rico and Isaac Dan dance under the disco ball while the crowd admires the Kodak moment on Thursday, Jan. 27. “ I was very surprised when they announced my name and they crowned me king,” Dan said.

Wendy Mora

February 16, 2011

The night many students had yearned for had come, as girls and boys rushed home after school to put last minute touches on their perfect outfits, for the 2011 Winter Formal Arabian Night, held at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boardwalk Ballroom, on Jan. 27. The hall was transformed with stunning décor and a r...

Cheerios for victory

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

January 26, 2011

Varsity Cheer dominated the United Spirit Association Regional Competition at Santa Margarita High School by taking first place in the Intermediate Varsity Level on Jan 15. The squad worked on their routine for countless hours, even since the summer before the school year began. Their exertion and will to perfec...

The Michelle Kwan of this generation

The Michelle Kwan of this generation

December 15, 2010

Since the age of 5, sophomore Vanessa Lam has been devoted to her ice skating career and anticipates the one day she wins an Olympic medal. Lam’s older sister, Nina Lam, wanted to learn how to ice skate at a young age, and Vanessa followed in her sister's footsteps and joined the classes too. She never...

Even staff can beat Warren

Even staff can beat Warren

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

November 23, 2010

The second annual Faculty Basketball game took place at Warren High School on November 17, and the Vikings were victorious with a final score of 56-43. The DHS team consisted of several teachers and staff members including Mr. Crowe, Mr. Hobbs, Mr. Harris, Mr. Walker, Mr. Karzen, Mrs. Foley, Miss Crystal...

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