The Downey Legend

Suck it and listen

Suck it and listen

June 14, 2011

After a long two years, the Arctic Monkeys are back with their fourth disc ‘Suck It and See,’ released June 7 on Domino Records. Fans and bloggers have been looking forward to the new album since the...

Artist of the month: Working for the stars

Artist of the month: Working for the stars

Anais Hinojosa, Art & Entertainment Assistant June 14, 2011

While some people paint on a canvas or draw in a sketchbook, sophomore Patriz Manalo has a passion for an art that cannot be created on either, special effects make-up. What started out as nothing more...

A brighter, louder, outlook on summer

A brighter, louder, outlook on summer

Thomas Beltran, Art & Entertainment Editor June 14, 2011

Since the recent changes such as two weekends instead of one and tickets on sale before any sort of lineup announcement for America’s biggest music festival, Coachella, listeners are begging the question...

Drama’s man-eating success

Drama’s man-eating success

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor May 31, 2011

After countless hours of practice and determination, the Drama department enacted their first musical production of the year, “Little Shop of Horrors,” from May 10 to the 14.   Based on...

Pushing the envelope for photography

Pushing the envelope for photography

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 31, 2011

Aside from furthering their photographic talent, advanced photo have been busy with projects of their own this year, with teacher Ronda Cordova leading the way. The class has not only taken Prom portraits...

Culinary Artists

Culinary Artists

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor May 31, 2011

Continuing on with their cooking endeavors, Foods 3, taught by Mrs. Villa, has taken their culinary talents to their upmost potential. Following the cancellation of a contest entry, the class took upon...

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

Mercy Watkins, Writer May 27, 2011

Striking $90.2 million in its first week, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” premiered in all theatres on May 20 presenting the backgrounds of New Orleans folk tale Blackbeard.   Blackbeard...

Dance Review comes to Downey

Dance Review comes to Downey

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor May 11, 2011

Faculty, family, and students gathered on May 4 at the Downey Civic Theater for the annual Dance Review.  The event, planned by Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Foley and alumni, featured the dancing talents from...

Artist of the Month: Chris Sarabia

Artist of the Month: Chris Sarabia

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 11, 2011

When it comes to articulating himself, words and emotions are not the only way senior Chris Sarabia captures his expressions. Whether through a pencil, a can, or a brush, Sarabia has been determined to...

May the fourth be with you

May the fourth be with you

Anais Hinojosa, Arts & Entertainment Assistant May 11, 2011

Star Wars mania hit the hallways on May 4 as fans of all grades brought their lightsabers or dressed up as their favorite character in celebration of Intergalactic Star Wars Day. The word about the day...

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