The Downey Legend

“We’ll be Counting Stars”

Moises Martinez Cortez, Community Editor/ Writer

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, 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

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

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

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

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”...

Beginning with an ending

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2012

Young the Giant, Irvine-born band formerly known as The Jakes, released the song “Apartment” on their self titled work in January 2011; the tune made it to number 26 on the US Alternative chart in 2012.  With three songs from their first album making it to the US Alternative chart, the band has...

Measurements of love

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2012

From New York City’s indie/punk-revival scene, Interpol, formed in 1997, released their first album, Turn On the Bright Lights, with the song “Obstacle 2” in 2002. This song seems to be the sequel to the hit “Obstacle 1”, as they share the same topic of love; furthermore, their titles imply...

Five Questions with Mr. Armendariz

Five Questions with Mr. Armendariz

March 12, 2012

What inspired you to come up with this unique proposition of bleaching/dyeing your hair? It actually started out as a joke. A few teachers and I were talking about ideas on raising a lot of money for TLC, when one of them said that I should dye my hair. Since I’m the newbie it was easier to ...

Keeping the excitement flowing

Hanna Suarez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 10, 2012

While students face frustration and finals stress, ASB attempts to bring some liveliness and spirit to them with its annual Black Light Spirit Week from Jan. 22 to 28.  The week gave the kids at Downey High School opportunities to dress trendy while being reminded of the activities and games that were...

Five Questions with Imran Chowdhry

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

January 11, 2012

Q: Who referred you for the Make A Wish Foundation, and why did you decide to wish to meet Kobe Bryant? A: The doctors informed me about Make A Wish Foundation, and they also had everything set up for me. I chose to meet Kobe Bryant because I’ve been his fan for as long as I can remember, maybe...

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