The Downey Legend

On Friday, May 1, Avengers: Age of Ultron begins to show in theaters at the local Krikorian theatre in Downey. The group takes on a new villain named Ultron, created by Tony Stark, after trying to use technology to help the Avengers.

Avengers fight for humanity

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer May 29, 2015

On Fri., May 1, one of the most anticipated movies of 2015, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the sequel to Marvel’s Avengers (2012), premiered in theaters.   This action-packed movie focuses on how...

5 Questions with Leslie Fernandez and Alexis Ortiz

5 Questions with Leslie Fernandez and Alexis Ortiz

Mehak Khan, Staff Writer May 29, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, AP Environmental Science students camped out up north for two nights and one day at the Santa Cruz Islands. Q1: What did you do on the first day? Leslie Fernandez, 12: On the...


Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor May 5, 2015

On April 17, the highly-anticipated thriller, Unfriended was released to public theaters, and was expected to be the movie of the year, because of its contemporary vibe. The film, produced by Blumhouse...

5 Questions with Beshoy Hanna

5 Questions with Beshoy Hanna

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer May 4, 2015

Sophomore Beshoy Hanna shares his thoughts on graduating as a sophomore and leaving his high school years behind by taking the California High School Proficiency Exam. Q1: How did you hear about the...

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.

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...

Geeks rule too

Celine Spence, Public Relations March 25, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 20, the American teen comedy film, The DUFF, a movie based on the novel written by Kodi Keplinger, which channels a modern day Mean Girls with a hint of Easy A and Clueless, was released.   Actress...

Junior, Stephanie Cornejo, watches most of the Oscars at home on Feb.22 where she enjoys the different artist that they show. On her phone she shows The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is a play in which Wes Anderson directed. “He is one my favorite film directors because the style of his films are so different and the colors (cinematography) are so vibrant,” Cornejo said.

The peak of awards season

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer March 9, 2015

The 87th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, were on Sunday, Feb. 22. Being the biggest awards show of the film awards season, excited fans and cinephiles all over the world tuned in to watch...

No judgements, no rules, just us

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor February 18, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 23, the highly anticipated film, The Boy Next Door, was released. The psychological thriller, described as “erotic,” attracted much attention due to its main actress, Jennifer Lopez.   This...

During lunch, on Feb.4, Bianca Vasquez, 12, listens to music on her phone anticipating Coachella this spring. “I’m looking forward to everything,” Vasquez said.

Coachella hype has begun

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer February 11, 2015

The 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup was released on January 6, sparking excitement amongst music fans. Downey students are thrilled to join this crowd of music lovers this year at...

5 Questions with Aryana Dantic

5 Questions with Aryana Dantic

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif February 10, 2015

Senior Aryana Dantic shares a close bond with her Yorkie mix named Porko, because Dantic and her dog Porko share many similarities. Q1: Do a lot of people say that you and Porko act alike? A1: Yes,...

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