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The Downey Legend

  • New Location for Vazza Café
  • Girls Water Polo CIF
  • AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite
  • Glamour Gowns
  • First Girls Wrestling Match
  • Christmas Parade
  • The Football Season Continues
  • New Location for Vazza Café
    Community

    New Location for Vazza Café

    Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

    March 7, 2017

    Vazza Café was formerly located inside of the Downey City Library, since last April, but has recently been moved to a new location just outside the library.  The cafe got its name from the Italy imported coffee LavAzza. The ribbon was officially cut, and doors opened on Tuesday, Feb. 14.   Although it is locat...

    The Vazza Cafe moved out of the Downey City Library on February 14. The owners Mr. and Mrs. Zoumberakis have various snacks, fruits, drinks and teas on the menu for customers to enjoy.

    Jessica Ayon

  • Girls Water Polo CIF
    Sports, Winter Sports

    Girls Water Polo CIF

    Miranda Ramirez, Editor in Chief

    March 7, 2017

    On Wednesday, February 15, girls varsity water polo competed in their first round of CIF at Downey High School’s swimming pool against Woodrow Wilson High School.   Playing since her freshman year, Kaylinne Lopez, 11, expresses her pre-game excitement and nervousness.   “I’m nervous but excited...

    In the final minutes of the game Alejandra Villa, 12, strikes again and makes another goal for Downey. She has made half of the season’s goals for Downey; the final score was 9-6.

    Chuy Solano

  • AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite
    Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

    AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite

    Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager

    February 6, 2017

    On Jan. 15, 38 AP Environmental Science students and 6 adult chaperones set out to Yosemite National Park for the adventure of a lifetime. Yosemite, a location for millions of tourists each year, took 9 hours to reach but it was well worth the five days and four nights of new experiences. Students participated in activit...

    After hiking three and a half miles to upper Yosemite Falls, a small group of the AP Environmental Science students, who names themselves Raven Scat, stops to eat lunch with the view of Half Dome on Jan. 17. (Photo courtesy of Kristina Cruz)

  • Glamour Gowns
    Community

    Glamour Gowns

    Alicia Garcia, Photographer

    January 25, 2017

    The Assisteens of the Assistance League of Downey gave out free dresses and accessories for the upcoming Winter Formal at Knott’s Berry Farm. The event took place on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Assistance League Chapter House in Downey.   Because generosity and charity are important values to her, Eveney Smith, 12,...

    In order to help those who cannot afford a dress for dances, Glamour Gown members, Catherine Saldivar, Sara Guillén, Kaylee Aburto, Madeline Weyers, Isabella Fierro, Giselle Garcia, Michelle Vilarino, Kayla Terrazas, and Alexandra Romero come together on January 14 at the Casa de Parley Johnson. “Many of us have been doing this since our freshman year,” Garcia said. “It was nice to see how happy everyone gets once they find the right dress and ‘Say yes to the dress’.”

    Stefanie Chavez

  • First Girls Wrestling Match
    Sports, Winter Sports

    First Girls Wrestling Match

    Genevieve Gaubert, Photographer

    December 19, 2016

    Starting off their first season, the girls wrestling team competed against North View, Del Oro,  Bell Gardens, and Birmingham on Sat., Dec. 3. The team had been learning new moves and drilling non stop at practices to get ready for their matches.   This is the first girls wrestling team at Downey High School, and with confidence a...

    In the Downey High School gym on Saturday, Dec. 3, Haylie Leon competes with a San Francisco opponent during the second match of the day. “Going into my match I was pumped up and ready to work my hardest,” Leon said. “I was just a little bit nervous and I expected the match to be somewhat tough but it all worked out at the end.”

    Marlene Garcia

  • Christmas Parade
    Community

    Christmas Parade

    Anabelle Rositas, Writer

    December 16, 2016

    With Christmas around the corner, the city of Downey commemorated the holiday and hosted their 65th annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 4.   People who attended the festival lined up along the curbs and cheered for each float or performance. Christmas decorations were hung at each light post and also deco...

    Opening up the parade in a black convertible, Financial Partners, with their members walking behind them, participate on Dec. 4th for Downey’s Christmas Annual Parade. Every year, people from the city line up to see the show that runs through Florence and 3rd St.

    Leticia Ortiz

  • The Football Season Continues
    Fall Sports, Sports

    The Football Season Continues

    Allie Gurrola, Writer

    November 18, 2016

    The journey for the Downey varsity football team continues to post season in CIF, and after coming short last year, the Vikings are seeking revenge. This season they finished with a 9-1 record, and took the title as the 2016 San Gabriel Valley League Champions.   “I'm really excited; you know this is my senior ...

    With the CIF game coming up on at Downey High School, Elisha Garcia, 11, talks about his hopes and preparations for the game. “I think we can make it all the way to state,” Garcia said. “We have a really good team this year so I’m hopeful we’ll make it far.”

    Nicole Najera

News

The Future of Amazon Delivery

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

Amazon was issued a patent last week for their new plans to use drones to deliver packages. The packages would be carried above a drop point and released using tools like s...

March 6No Comments

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Student Life

AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite

AP Environmental Science’s Trip to Yosemite

Taylor Harrison, Social Media Manager

On Jan. 15, 38 AP Environmental Science students and 6 adult chaperones set out to Yosemite National Park for the adventure of a lifetime. Yosemite, a location for millio...

February 61 Comment

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Podcast

Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm”

Christopher Tellez, Podcaster

Katy Perry released her new song "Chained To The Rhythm", which has sparked conversations on her lyrical aspect and point of views on America.

March 7

Super Bowl TV Spot Trailers

February 10

Trump – A Day of Change or Doom?

January 23

The Dean with the Red Jeans

December 20

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Editorial

Thanks Obama

James Torrico, Writer

  January 20, 2009, America was ushered into a new dawn, as the first African-American president took office. What a time to be alive, right? Well, at the moment, Pre...

January 31

Self-Love, Equality, and Diversity

November 18

Election Day

November 18

The Selfie Epidemic has taken its Poll

November 18

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Comics

Senioritis

Senioritis

Sofia Carrillo, Comic Artist

March 17No Comments

Writing Essays

Writing Essays

March 3

Condemned

Condemned

February 21

Man’s Best Date

Man’s Best Date

February 14

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Community

New Location for Vazza Café

New Location for Vazza Café

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer

Vazza Café was formerly located inside of the Downey City Library, since last April, but has recently been moved to a new location just outside the library.  The c...

March 7No Comments

  • Keeping Downey Beautiful January 25
  • Glamour Gowns January 25
  • Downey’s Tree Lighting and 60th Anniversary December 16

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Lives of Legends

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Parents & Teachers

Science with Ink

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

The DHS Science Department, especially with Project Lead the Way, is incorporating standards through Think with Ink, into its classrooms.   Think with Ink bega...

October 18

Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

June 6

“In math class I’d be like that student that everyone else would go to.”

March 18

The Scholarly Convict

March 18

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