The Downey Legend

What started off as an unorthodox idea became a reality for junior, Serenity Reynoso, who was inspired by fashion designer Coco Chanel to wear a pantsuit to Prom. “Coco Chanel brought back the suit and believed that women should comfortable if men can be comfortable,” Reynoso said. “One of the main reasons [I wore a pantsuit] was because I don’t really like dresses and plus it’s Prom and most girls will wear dresses so I thought it’d be fun to wear a pantsuit.” Senior, Aaron Leon, who was also Reynoso’s date, felt ecstatic to stand out from the crowd at Prom and know that his date was comfortable and happy. “It was an idea that I had, that we should both go in suits. She had been wanting to wear a suit, so it was the perfect opportunity for her to do that,” Leon said. “She’s different in a good way. She was the only one there that I saw with a women’s suit and she got a lot of compliments; it was all positive.”

A Night To Remember

Dianna Jimenez and Angelica Fregoso May 31, 2016

Dancing, memories, and tradition are three words that describe the event long-awaited by high school students – Prom, which occurred for Downey High School’s student body on the 21st of May at...


Brandon Guerrero, Staff Writer May 31, 2016

On Monday, May 16, thirteen law enforcement officers were handed the Medal of Valor by president Barack Obama. The Medal of Valor is the highest national award given only to law enforcement officers who...

The city of Downey’s Stay Gallery hosts an exhibit, Reflections, on May 16 to show student’s artwork from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The theme was Let Your Imagination Fly, and the event was a free walk-in.

Let Your Imagination Fly

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief May 31, 2016

The Stay Gallery hosted an event for Downey elementary school students to exhibit their art at the gallery on May 16. Students created their artwork to the theme Let Your Imagination Fly.   Ana...

The Road Less Traveled

Angelica Fregoso, Staff Writer May 18, 2016

For the typical AP student, May is distinguished as a trying month, marked by the sentiment of trepidation and sense of accomplishment brought on by AP testing, but for junior, David Santos, it carries...

Marvel fan, Daisy Lopez, 11, shows full patriotism by doing a heroic pose in the back of B building with the American flag behind her while wearing Captain America apparel on May 10. “My favorite scenes from the movies are battle [or] fight scenes, I love watching characters go all out with their powers, weapons, and gadgets,” Lopez said.

Captain America: Civil War

Fatima Rosas, Managing Editor May 18, 2016

The comic book series comes to life and fans are once more ecstatic, and ready to see their favorite superheroes in action once again. On May 6, Marvel Studios released Captain America: Civil War,...

Views from the Six Pop Style

Chelsea Mendoza, Staff Writer / Photographer May 18, 2016

Canadian rapper, Drake, whose main inspiration for his songs derives from the city where he was raised, came out with his new album, Views from the 6 on April 29. The album brings out Drake’s vulnerable...

Ending their performance, the dancers strike a fierce superhero pose on May 4 in the Downey Civic Theatre. The team danced along to Big Hero 6’s ending credit song “Immortals”.

2016 Dance Review

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief May 18, 2016

To showcase their moves, Downey’s Dance Team and the CTE dance classes, held a dance review at the Downey Civic Theater on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5.  Some performances, included ones...

Ringling Removes Elephants

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor May 16, 2016

The Ringling Brothers Circus announced they would be removing all elephants involved in their show on May 1 in response to public cries against accusations of animal abuse by the Ringling Brothers Circus....

The Mercury Transit

Brandon Guerrero, Staff Writer May 16, 2016

People looking to the sky on May 9 will be able to see Mercury slowly make its voyage across the sun. A rare celestial occurrence will be taking place called the transit of Mercury. This phenomenon occurs...

Finally reaching his goal, Mario Marsetti, 10, broke the sophomore 400-meter record, on April 14, at Warren High. Marsetti beat the record time of 51:84 and “felt accomplished.”

Sophomore Breaks School Track Record

Dianna Jimenez , Staff Writer May 16, 2016

Continuing his successful track season, sophomore, Mario Marsetti broke the school record for the 400-meter race against Warren High School on April 14.   Q1: Was it your plan to break this...

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