The Downey Legend

Coldplay’s Comeback

Edward Valencia, Writer/Parents and Teachers Editor April 11, 2014

Coldplay released their new single “Magic” on Mar. 3, and will be included on Coldplay’s upcoming studio album Ghost Stories, which will be released in May. The song fuses elements of Coldplay’s...

High Ball Stepper

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2014

Since the disbandment of the The White Stripes in 2011, guitarist Jack White has begun to focus  primarily on his solo work, with the success of his debut album, Blunderbuss, proving to be a hit.  But...

5 Questions with Alejandro Flores

5 Questions with Alejandro Flores

Lucy Hernandez, Writer/Public Relations Manager/ News Editor April 2, 2014

Senior Alejandro Flores gives insight on his new found passion for sumo wrestling and explains what motivates him to follow his goals. Q1: How did you get into sumo wrestling? A1: I got into it because...

Previously the boys golf coach at Downey High School, Mr. Sanders now focuses on teaching AP European History and Economics. Sanders stopped coaching to focus on raising his family.

The heart of a coach, the mind of a teacher

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor April 2, 2014

At Downey High, teachers tend to take on twice as much as expected – that is, alongside teaching curriculum courses, they take hand in coaching a team. Managing both classrooms full of students and a...

A crime is a crime

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2014

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, of course I did. But immediately after...

“We’ll be Counting Stars”

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor November 8, 2013

Pop-rock quintet OneRepublic released their new single, “Counting Stars” on Oct. 8 off their new album, Native. The song, written by lead-singer Ryan Tedder, has already topped the UK chart at #1,...

Until Oct. 11, Stay Gallery closes due to its reconstruction, to add and raise the ceiling, creating the illusion that it is larger. The re-opening event will be Bones of Steel, an industrial sculpture exhibit by Christian Castro.

Artistic passions revisited

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2013

Downey’s Stay Gallery has been under reconstruction since the beginning of September, just a year shy of the one year anniversary of the gallery opening to the public. Throughout the summer of 2013,...

Stepping up at the end of her sophomore year, Hope Club President, Elle Neri, 11, takes on a role of leadership for the community service organization. “I try to put myself in other people’s shoes, which makes me want to help out more,” Neri said.

What it takes to lead a club

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor October 4, 2013

Clubs spawn as an effort to be more inclusive, and their presidential openings wait to be filled by students who can balance both their schoolwork and the responsibility that comes with leadership. Each...

On Tuesday, September 17, Rockstar Games releases the new Grand Theft Auto 5 to entertain gamers. A continuation to the saga that has been around for 16 years, Grand Theft Auto generated 1 million dollars in three days after its release date.

Grand Theft Auto Five released after long wait

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor October 4, 2013

On Sept.,17, the highly anticipated game series, Grand Theft Auto, released its fifth version to the gaming world.   Within 3 days of the release, the infamous game earned over $1 billion in...

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