The Downey Legend

Amairani Triana

Amairani Triana, Photographer

Amairani Triana, a senior at Downey High School, joined The Downey Legend 2013-2014 staff this year as a photographer. She not only loves to capture pictures on her camera for fun, but for the deeper meaning of the story that the pictures tell. Triana has always been interested in photography and decided to fulfill her passion for taking pictures by becoming a photojournalist for The Downey Legend. This photographer is hoping to improve her photo skills so that she catches the eyes of audiences all over campus. Triana also plans on furthering her photography skills in college as she hopes to attend Cal State Long Beach next year. She also plans on traveling to uncivilized areas around the world, such as Rwanda, Africa, to broaden her horizons; she aspires to open her mind to the different views of the world. Although she is unsure of her career choice at the moment she is sure she wants to keep photography a part of her as she progresses in life.


Since Triana is an only child, in her free time she enjoys spoiling her dog, Lucy, a golden retriever, who keeps her company and is the subject of many of her freelance photos. When she is not pampering her much-adored puppy this photographer likes to kick her feet up at the end of the day and chant “Goal!” as she watches her favorite sport: soccer, on TV. While at school, she can be found around campus with her best friend of two years, photographer Cindy Macias. The photographer explains that her best friend is the complete opposite of herself. “Cindy has a very strong and bold personality, a little more outgoing than me,” Triana said, “I’m more of a quiet and gentle person.” Her mother who has made Triana the friendly person that she is today inspires Triana’s positive outlook on life and innocent nature. “My mom is the person I look up to,” Triana said. “She is always so happy and positive, and she can never be mean. She is just an overall good person.” Her optimistic attitude keeps Triana going as she aspires to reach her goals and further her education as a photographer.

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On Thurs., May 8, freshman Giovanni Orozco, one of the semi finalists for the Vans Custom Culture contest, displays his submission,  after Ms. Nikaj entered him and six other students. “Sometimes I wouldn’t finish my work for other classes just to work on the shoes,” freshman Orozco said.

[Photo] Steppin’ on the competition

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 16, 2014
During both lunches, the library sells shirts and bracelets to support raising awareness for cancer research though March madness. Mr. Manzanares took his time to help cancer patients by selling shirts, bracelets, and doing other fundraisers, after losing his own father to cancer.

[Photo] Who do you relay for?

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor
April 9, 2014
On Dec. 8, 2013, the Downey Police Department commences the annual Christmas parade on Downey Ave. The parade was presented by the Downey Chamber of Commerce.

[Photo] Spreading holiday cheer

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 13, 2013

[Photo] Five Questions with Alex Perez

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor
October 4, 2013
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