The Downey Legend

Our Admirable Society?

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer June 16, 2015

After learning about satires, the three Honors English 10 classes used this technique to ridicule the difficulties in today’s society. Sarcasm is not only a snarky response one can make in order to taunt...

“Call Me Caitlyn”

Carlos Garcia, Staff Writer June 16, 2015

It was a normal Friday night towards the end of April. I, along with 17 million other people, tuned in to watch Bruce Jenner come out as a transgender woman in a two-hour 20/20 with Diane Sawyer. With...

On April 30, Downey High School’s ASB and Stop the Traffick club organize a Battle of the Sexes night rally to fundraise for sex trafficking awareness and introduce spring sports teams.  The man-leaders performed a routine along side the cheerleaders in order to see which sex dominated the cheer game.

Battles of the sexes

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif May 29, 2015

The week of the night rally students were encouraged to participate in the Versus spirit week by dressing up each day. Each day was a different versus theme. The days included cowboys versus Indians, super...

If you’re reading this it’s too late

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor March 27, 2015

On Feb. 13, popular rap artist, Drake, released his new mix tape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, to the public. The Canadian rapper surprised his fans with 17 tracks that didn’t make it to...

FROOT-ful charm

Carlos Garcia, Staff Writer March 27, 2015

On Mon., Mar. 16, Welsh singer Marina Diamandis, most famously known as Marina and the Diamonds, released her third studio album: FROOT. With successful previous releases such as The Family Jewels and...

Saturday night on Mar. 14, a live performance by the Two Headed Cat band fills the room with rock music lovers at the Stay Fest Event in the Stay Gallery. The event lasted until midnight; smog, purple and blue lights surrounded the dark room.

Spin the genre

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif March 27, 2015

On Sat., Mar. 14, Stay Gallery hosted Stay Fest, a night full of musical performances from various genres with hopes of bringing together local artists with the same musical endeavors who share a similar...

Senior Dylan Moreno shares his passion for wrestling throughout his four years at Downey High School. “I use to play football but I stopped just to wrestle,” Dylan Moreno said.

Started from the bottom

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif February 11, 2015

Senior Dylan Moreno has worked his way up the totem pole since his freshman year in wrestling and is now ranked 13th in the state in the 160 pounds category.   Moreno started wrestling his freshmen...

Picture courtesy of Mr. Paysse.

5 Questions with Mr. Paysse

Noemi Lozano , Copy Editor January 28, 2015

Human Body Systems teacher, Mr. Paysee, recently took a trip to Rome, Italy during winter break. Q1: How long did you plan for this trip? A1: My significant other planned the trip a year in advance to...

Hunger strikes

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif December 16, 2014

On Fri., Nov. 21, the highly anticipated sequel to the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay: Part One, premiered in theaters across America. The novel-based movie is the third film to be...

Since the last week of October, ROP Health Occupation students from Downey High School visit the PIH Health Hospital for hands on practice. Students in this class go to the hospital during first and second period everyday except Mondays.

The doctor is in

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer 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,...

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