The Downey Legend

A little dream

A little dream

Kaylee Camacho, Writer

November 15, 2012

Since the very young age of 5, senior, Amber Gonzalez has always loved art and known it was her passion, when she painted her first painting at the age of 5 and although she has no particular style, she paints primarily abstract artwork using watercolor. Gonzalez usually doesn’t start painting with...

Drawing her future

Drawing her future

Sara Cabrera, Parents & Teachers Editor

October 27, 2012

Passionate and extremely talented are the words used by Ms. Nikaj to describe Adrianna Casas, an AP Art student at Downey High.   According to her twin brother, Andres Casas, art comes naturally for her and she has shown signs of being artistically gifted from a young age. She always drew...

Not another brick in the wall

Not another brick in the wall

Hanna Suarez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 21, 2011

Setting aside society’s standards and opinions, senior Rosie Sanchez channels her personal feelings and beliefs through her dry medium art.  She works best with pencil and charcoal and tries to go outside the boundaries. Sanchez has always loved drawing but it was not until one of her middle school a...

Master of all trades

Master of all trades

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

November 2, 2011

A skateboard and a pencil are senior Andrew Umaña’s only tools. He translates his life experiences into illustrations, adding what his imagination provides him with. He receives inspiration from various sources; however, it was his mother who first introduced him to art.   “When I was...

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 than helping out with Halloween make-up developed into more than just a hobby for this self-taught...

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 for Downey, but they also took pictures of classy dresses and tuxes for Warren’s prom, and senior...

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 the next task by participating in the Fine Arts and Hors d’oevers Night at the J building on May...

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 make his art unique since 9th grade. “Art has opened my eyes to a whole new world, just in my...

Art for knowledge

Art for knowledge

Mercy Watkins, Writer

April 15, 2011

Viking Poster Contest Winners seniors Irene Saavedra, Benjamin Garcia and Francisco Concha were announced on March 30. Prizes included a $100 Visa Gift Card, $50 Visa Gift card and $25 Visa Gift card. German teacher Pamela Mullen created the poster contest to advertise for the Viking Awards. The constestants...

Photography finalist places in congressional competition

Photography finalist places in congressional competition

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2011

Photography is becoming second nature for senior Francisco Concha, who entered the 34th Congressional District Photography Competition and also was placed 3rd in Downey High School’s Poster contest, held by Mrs. Mullen. The aspiring photographer was placed in the top 5 category of finalists out of 2...

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