The Downey Legend

Irania Quintero
As a first year staff writer, senior Irania Quintero joined The Downey Legend in search of new experiences and opportunities. “I joined Newspaper because it gives me a chance to explore and build upon my passion for writing,” Quintero said. “It is indeed a new environment for me but a challenge worth taking on.” She has a passion for writing and hopes that with being a part of the staff she’ll expand her knowledge on different writing styles, improve her own writing, and get a feel for what she plans to do in the future. “Great writing to me is writing that makes the reader feel like he or she is a part of the experience or event described,” Quintero stated. “My ultimate goal is to deliver the same feeling to readers as many writers have done for me.” As a writer for The Downey Legend, Quintero will be in charge of pitching new story ideas and meeting deadlines. The job of a writer may get stressful and tedious at times but with Quintero’s passion for writing and undeniable reliability, she’ll take this job on without the slightest of difficulty.

Aside from being a writer for The Downey Legend, Quintero enjoys writing poetry, reading books by Nicholas Sparks, watching the Angels during their baseball season, and cooking and/or baking in her spare time. She also says that her favorite music varies from John Legend, Kanye West, The XX, to different alternative bands. Quintero also shared that she’s great with puns and that she has a positive vibe about herself at all times. “There’s almost always a smile on my face no matter what my mood is,” Quintero said. After high school she plans to attend a four-year-university, her top choice being San Francisco State University, and eventually become a journalist. Quintero has the right mind set and motivation to help her accomplish her dreams and succeed in her near future as well as in her current position on The Downey Legend.

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

Jun 16, 2015
Munchin’ at the luncheon (Story)
Jun 08, 2015
Love for being in love (Story)
May 29, 2015
One school, four medalists (Media)
Mar 25, 2015
If you can dodge a wrench… (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
Ball is life (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
A taste of diverse talent (Story)
Feb 06, 2015
Let’s get this show on the track (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2015
How long ’till you’re wildin’? (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
A Knott’s Berry formal, and berry nervous asking (Story)
Jan 12, 2015
She’s his only one (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
Back to the 1930s (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
Nordstrom gives back (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Hanging like a fruit, listening to froot (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Legacy of league (Story)
Nov 07, 2014
Take me to church (and play this song) (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Dig pink (Story)
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