The Downey Legend

Highly Anticipated Solo Careers

Melissa Estrada, Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized

Following One Direction’s hiatus and later the confirmation of a permanent split in January 2016, the next steps of these four members’ (Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne) careers has been highly anticipated since.   After Zayn Malik’s departure from the band...

Downey Farmers’ Market

Downey Farmers’ Market

Alessandro Esquivel, Co-Copy Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Community, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Downey Farmers’ Market is a weekly event hosted on Saturdays by Southern California farming communities where vendors sell their homegrown produce to Downey residents.   Lucil Trinidad, an orange vendor and college student, participates in his family business part-time. He has w...

Breaking the bank

Breaking the bank

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

On Tues., June 9, the College and Career Center hosted its 41st annual Senior Awards ceremony at the Downey Civic Theater for seniors who received scholarships from local Downey organizations. Over 120 seniors received monetary awards of money from organizations for their hard work during their high...

“We’ll be Counting Stars”

Moises Martinez Cortez, Community Editor/ Writer

November 8, 2013


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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, and climbed its way up to #8 on the US Billboard Top 100.  Noel Zancanella, a producer who helped create...

One step closer to ending world hunger

One step closer to ending world hunger

Serene Gallardo, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Hope Club came to the aid of those unable to put food on the table on Sunday, Oct. 13th after participating in the annual CROP Hunger Walk – a national charitable event organized by the Church World Service to help families living in poverty.   The event set out to raise money to better ...

A book’s worth of memories

A book’s worth of memories

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

June 12, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Following the eight grueling months of deadlines, the Yearbook staff decided to host its second annual Yearbook Signing Party on Wednesday, June 5, where students received their books almost a week early along with pizza and a free photo booth. An improvement in numbers from last year’s event due...

No fear Shakespeare

No fear Shakespeare

Zaira Zamora, Staff Writer

May 30, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Theatre, Uncategorized

Taking their own twist on a Shakespeare classic, the drama production class performed Canned Hamlet from May 24 to  May 25, at 6:00 p.m., in the Downey High School Theater. The play was student produced, student directed, and student acted proving the creativity and self-independence of the members ...

Sharing is caring

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized

Since their beginning in Fullerton in 2005, the Cold War Kids have managed to keep their lyrics true, and have hit the nail on the head yet again with their release of Mine Is Yours in January of 2011.  Their third album has received much praise and mixed reviews, with songs like “Finally Begin”...

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