• Victims speak out

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    Victims speak out

    Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

    May 15, 2015

    On Thurs. Apr. 23, D’Lita Miller, the founder of Families Against Sex Trafficking and a former trafficking victim, spoke to Downey High’s Stop the Traffick club and the student body in the theater.   D’Lita Miller is now the mother of 5 children and the founder of F.A.S.T, an organization that works to put an... READ MORE »»

    On Apr. 23, Downey students receive the opportunity to attend the Families Against Sex Trafficking presentation. One of the sex trafficking victims made an appearance and gave a speech about what she had gone through.

    Victoria Rosales

  • So you think you have skills?

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    So you think you have skills?

    Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

    May 13, 2015

    Over spring break, Downey High’s Quiz Bowl team competed at SkillsUSA, in San Diego, California, where they swept the competition winning gold, silver, and bronze medals and qualified for the national competition set to take place in June.   Coming out of a tough loss at the state conference last year, the Quiz... READ MORE »»

    During the weekend of Apr. 9-12, Aron Ramirez, 12, went to Town and Country, a hotel located in San Diego, to participate in the Skills USA competition and advances to the nationals in Lowville, Kentucky. “It made me feel like a proud papa when all the teams medalled, because I saw that every individuals effort was paid off.”

    Karen Ariciaga

  • It’s the ladies’ turn

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    It’s the ladies’ turn

    Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor in Chief

    May 6, 2015

    On Fri., Apr. 18, the Downey High student body attended the luau themed Sadie’s dance in the gym. The dance, titled “Lets Have A Tiki part 2,” was decorated with Hawaiian props and a black light affect, giving the usual theme a glow-in-the-dark twist.   The dance’s hype came from untraditional proposals, which... READ MORE »»

    At the Downey High School gym on April 17, the Sadie’s DJ interacts with students attending the dance to get the crowd hyped up. “ The DJ was awesome, [I] love how he came down and hyped us up,” senior Destiny Ayala said.

    Emily Herrera

  • Running through the field with my woes

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    Running through the field with my woes

    Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

    March 30, 2015

    Seniors Joseph Ochoa, Mikey Aceves, and Beto Leon have been playing on the same lacrosse team since the 6th grade and have been playing for Downey High’s varsity team since they were freshman. They have created a friendship and built chemistry among one another on and off the field.   With Aceves leading... READ MORE »»

    During a time-out against Jordan High School, seniors Joseph Ochoa and Miguel Aceves laugh and enjoy their home game. “Playing since middle school with Ochoa has created this strong brotherhood and chemistry that words cant explain,” Miguel Aceves said. “It’s more like family, willing to support and back each other up at all times.”

    Emily Herrera

  • The New way

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    The New way

    Mehak Khan, Staff Writer

    March 30, 2015

    Parent Debra New first joined Downey High’s Drumline Booster Board in 2013 and is currently vice president along with a nomination for next year’s presidential position. New enjoys the pride and excitement at competitions. Seeing how relaxed the band students are and all the fun that they have when they have completed... READ MORE »»

    On Mar. 19, Debra New and the rest of the booster parents plan out the band’s next fundraiser in a meeting held in the band room. They are planning to raise money during the annual fair, held at Downey High School, to help pay for the additional instructors, food for the students, and for the band fees.

    Gabriela Guzman

  • Pizza for a cause

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    Pizza for a cause

    Sabrina Picou, Staff Writer

    March 27, 2015

    On Thursday, Mar. 12, at 3:30 p.m., Stay Connected hosted a pizza-eating contest between Downey and Warren’s sports teams at Stay Gallery where the two schools joined together to help fundraise for True Lasting Connections. TLC is an organization that helps families in need and provides many outstanding services.   Outside... READ MORE »»

    Junior JV basketball player, Tony Laverde, competed in Stay Gallery’s outdoor pizza eating contest on Mar. 12, against Warren’s boys basketball, to raise money for TLC. Anticipated to win and beat the Warren bears, Laverde devoured his three slices given to him.

    Ashley Vazquez

  • Scouting out the Ivy League

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    Scouting out the Ivy League

    Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

    March 25, 2015

    On Mar. 18, Yale University sent Daniela Dellarza, a student ambassador, to visit Downey High School in the Career Center and talk to underclassmen about the opportunities they have to apply and attend an Ivy League school.   “Yale University has chosen to visit Downey High School because Downey has a lot of high... READ MORE »»

    On Mar. 18, students from Downey High School attended the Yale University meeting held by Daniela Dellarza to receive information about the university. The meeting provided information on the campus like financial aid, housing, and requirements for going to Yale.

    Victoria Rosales

News

Victims speak out

Victims speak out

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

On Thurs. Apr. 23, D’Lita Miller, the founder of Families Against Sex Trafficking and a former trafficking victim, spoke to Downey High’s Stop the Traffick club and the...  Read More »

May 15, 2015 • 0 comments

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Student Life

Scouting out the Ivy League

Scouting out the Ivy League

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

On Mar. 18, Yale University sent Daniela Dellarza, a student ambassador, to visit Downey High School in the Career Center and talk to underclassmen about the opportunities...  Read More »

March 25, 2015 • 0 comments

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Community

RIGHT TO Live – Stories Without Borders

RIGHT TO Live – Stories Without Borders

Sabrina Picou, Staff Writer

On Fri, Apr. 17, at 8 p.m., Stay Gallery showcased Virginia Yunes’s photographs of her travels through third world countries such as Brazil and Africa. Her photographs represent...  Read More »

April 29, 2015 • 0 comments

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Sports

Running through the field with my woes

Running through the field with my woes

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

Seniors Joseph Ochoa, Mikey Aceves, and Beto Leon have been playing on the same lacrosse team since the 6th grade and have been playing for Downey High’s varsity...  Read More »

March 30, 2015 • 2 comments

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Staff Profile

Cynthia Guerrero
Cynthia Guerrero

Co-Photo Editor

Cynthia Guerrero has joined The Downey Legend for the first time, during her senior year, as a photographer. Last year she was in Photojournalism, but this year she signed up for Newspaper. Guerrero...  Read More »

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Parents & Teachers

The New way

The New way

Mehak Khan, Staff Writer

Parent Debra New first joined Downey High’s Drumline Booster Board in 2013 and is currently vice president along with a nomination for next year’s presidential position. New...  Read More »

March 30, 2015 • 0 comments

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Editorial

Don’t forget the ladies

Don’t forget the ladies

Sophie Prettyman , Staff Writer

I turn on the TV and an image of a woman in a skimpy bikini eating a cheeseburger while men ogle her as if she was a yummy piece of meat herself materializes on the screen....  Read More »

March 31, 2015 • 0 comments

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