• Twitter gets serious

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    Twitter gets serious

    Leslie Ruiz, Business

    December 16, 2014

    With the accessibility of social media at everyone’s fingertips, students decided to use Twitter to voice their opinions about current events.   Junior Jared Pope diverged from his typical social media activity to talk about real world issues such as Ferguson. Pope’s tweets took a more serious tone when he began... READ MORE »»

    On Dec. 5, Carolina Quevedo scrolls through her phone to see what the updates are on Twitter. “Twitter is where I go to keep myself updated on what’s going on and what people are thinking,” Quevedo said.

    Gabriela Guzman

  • Poetry Matters

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    Poetry Matters

    Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor

    December 9, 2014

      On Nov. 13, the Stay Gallery held their monthly slam poetry night. This event was attended by a group of familiar faces who joined together to read their poems that had been published in the book of Lummox Press, who has allowed the poetry community to have a chance at getting their poems published since 1993.   The... READ MORE »»

    On Nov.13, at the Stay Gallery, poetry club members gather for the 3rd consecutive poetry reading. Poets read passages from The Lummox, a book filled with original poems written by several of the poets there.

    Areli Dominguez

  • The doctor is in

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    The doctor is in

    Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

    December 9, 2014

      On Oct. 24, the ROP Health Occupations class began their on-the-job training at the PIH Hospital in Downey, where they work mornings Tuesday through Friday. Mrs. Davis, the ROP Health Occupations adviser, leads the students for six weeks in the classroom where they learn the basics about working at a job. They also... READ MORE »»

    Every morning during first and second period, senior Jazmine Martinez works in the human resources department at the PIH Health Hospital for her Health Occupation class. “I file patients paperwork in this department and have to be cautious in what I’m filling onto the computers,” Martinez stated.

    Cynthia Guerrero

  • Legacy of league

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    Legacy of league

    Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

    November 14, 2014

      The journey to league title for Downey High School’s football team began on Oct. 30, 2014 as the football team took on Paramount High School at their home field.  With hard work and dedication dwelling in their hearts, Downey’s football team was determined to show how their efforts would pay off for them as they... READ MORE »»

    At Downey High School, on Oct. 7, during the game vs. Dominguez, Downey the football team fights for the title of league champions. “All gas, no brakes,” senior Josh Flores (#26, running back) stated. “It’s a saying we have; it means we go hard and never quit for what we want.”

    Emily Herrera

  • What a S’wonderfull night

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    What a S’wonderfull night

    Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor

    November 14, 2014

      On Wed., Oct. 29, Downey High School’s jazz ensembles performed their annual fall concert in the B building auditorium. Doors opened at 7 p.m., rounding in a full house. A total of five groups held the stage that night, closing around 9 p.m.   The improvised jazz group opened up the show, playing a rendition... READ MORE »»

    The Downey High School jazz concert featured the combo band, that peformed in the Downey High School theater on Oct. 29. The combo band had six students and the instructor, Erick.

    Gabriela Guzman

  • The new, the better, and the change

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    The new, the better, and the change

    Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

    November 14, 2014

    After teaching at Sussman Middle School for 20 years, Kimberly Wilmoth, decided to make a change in her career by becoming a sophomore English teacher at Downey High.   She was sitting in her classroom during her prep period one day and said to herself, “I need a change.” She then filled out her transfer papers... READ MORE »»

    After transferring from Sussman Middle School in the fall of 2014, Mrs. Wilmoth now teaches English 10, for the first time at Downey High School, in the A building. “To be honest, I enjoy coming to school everyday to see what it can bring to me,” Wilmoth said. “It’s a job I have fun doing and that I love to do.”

    Matthew Palencia

  • Cheers without sounds

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    Cheers without sounds

    Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer

    November 12, 2014

    Junior Ilianna Delgado, Downey High School’s first deaf student to make the school cheer squad, shared her new experience as a junior varsity cheerleader. Delgado wanted to try out for the squad because of her love for dancing and to meet more people. The tryout process was the same for Delgado as it was for all the other... READ MORE »»

    Ilianna Delgado, 11, becomes Downey High School’s first deaf cheerleader after trying out on May 16th 2014. “I was pretty nervous but I was really encouraged to dance and get used to the process,” Delgado said, “and I finally got used to it and was able to try out.”

    Dayna Sanchez

News

Twitter gets serious

Twitter gets serious

Leslie Ruiz, Business

With the accessibility of social media at everyone’s fingertips, students decided to use Twitter to voice their opinions about current events.   Junior Jared...  Read More »

December 16, 2014 • 0 comments

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Student Life

Stop the traffick!

Stop the traffick!

Mia Dixon-Slaughter , Co-Editors-in-Chief

  Stop the traffick! A new club, Stop the Traffick, has been admitted amongst the list of over 50 clubs at Downey High starting with the 2014-15 school year. Stop...  Read More »

November 12, 2014 • 0 comments

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Community

Might become a habit

Might become a habit

Mia Dixon-Slaughter , Co-Editor-in-Chief

On Sunday, Nov. 16, the newly built restaurant, The Habit, that now neighbors DHS, held a fundraiser at their grand pre-opening. A percentage of the proceeds went to the Downey...  Read More »

December 15, 2014 • 0 comments

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Lives of Legends

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Sports

Legacy of league

Legacy of league

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

  The journey to league title for Downey High School’s football team began on Oct. 30, 2014 as the football team took on Paramount High School at their home field....  Read More »

November 14, 2014 • 0 comments

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Staff Profile

Dayna Sanchez
Dayna Sanchez

Photographer

A part of The Downey Legend staff, sophomore Dayna Sanchez is a photographer. She enjoys taking photos and wants to capture the sports events around school. Sanchez enjoys taking photos to show...  Read More »

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Parents & Teachers

The new, the better, and the change

The new, the better, and the change

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

After teaching at Sussman Middle School for 20 years, Kimberly Wilmoth, decided to make a change in her career by becoming a sophomore English teacher at Downey High.   She...  Read More »

November 14, 2014 • 0 comments

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Editorial

A crime is a crime

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Late Wednesday night, as my father was on his way to drop me off at home, he asked me if I heard about the hijacking of the Ethiopian Airlines plane. I told him,...  Read More »

February 25, 2014 • 1 comment

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