• 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

  • Have courage and be kind

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    Have courage and be kind

    Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

    March 25, 2015

    On Mar. 13, the long awaited live-action Cinderella, featuring Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, and Helena Bonham Carter, premiered in theaters.   The movie stays true to its original fairytale and animated film with the glass slipper, evil stepsisters, and a happy ending for Cinderella and her... READ MORE »»

    On Fri. Mar. 13, the Krikorian movie theater in Downey releases Disney’s newest film: Cinderella. Famous stars such as Lilly James, Richard Madden, and Helen Bonham Carter played main characters of the movie.

    Areli Dominguez

  • If you can dodge a wrench…

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    If you can dodge a wrench…

    Irania Quintero, News Section Editor

    March 25, 2015

    On Mar. 6, Downey High School’s dance team hosted their annual dodge ball tournament in the gym to fundraise for their team and provide a thrilling experience for the student body. A total of 28 teams participated but only one came out on top to take home the championship trophy. The stuffiness of the gym atmosphere did not... READ MORE »»

    Jumping over the ball in the Downey High School gym, Joseph Lopez, 11, and his team compete in the dodge ball tournament on Mar. 6. “The wresting team and I decided, since we didn’t do it last year, we are going to this year,” Lopez said. “I had lots of fun being with my team members.”

    Darla Sanchez

  • The unworn dance shoes

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    The unworn dance shoes

    Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

    March 11, 2015

    On Wednesday Feb. 25, the Downey High School Dance Team, along with dance studios like, Downey Dance Studio, Onstage Dance Center, Kimberly’s Dance Studio, and Santa Fe Springs Dance Center performed at the True Lasting Connections Benefit Dance Concert at the Downey Civic Theatre in memory of Raniyah Simmons, a former dancer... READ MORE »»

    At the Downey Theater on Feb 25, Downey Dance team does an on going “A La Seconds” in their performance for TLC. “It feels great to perform for a good cause,” Valerie Varela said. “In this case it was for Raniyah who was doing what she loved to do when she passed.”

    Emily Herrera

News

Future fresh meat visit DHS

Future fresh meat visit DHS

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer

On Tues., Mar. 10, Sussman Middle School students visited Downey High School for an informational tour around campus where they were introduced to several Career Technical...  Read More »

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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 »

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Community

Spin the genre

Spin the genre

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Chief

On Sat., Mar. 14, Stay Gallery hosted Stay Fest, a night full of musical performances from various genres with hopes of bringing together local...  Read More »

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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 • 0 comments

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Staff Profile

Emily Herrera
Emily Herrera

Sports Section Editor

Senior Emily Herrera went from photojournalism to The Downey Legend to give herself a challenge as a photographer. “When I graduate I want to become a sports photographer,” Herrera said. “I...  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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