The Downey Legend

Amy Garcia

Amy Garcia, Photographer

Having a passion for photography, Amy Garcia, 11, joins the Downey Legend to express her love for taking pictures and shares her journey on how it all started. “I needed an art class, but I ended up loving it [photography],” Garcia said. “I like taking pictures because they’re like portals, you can see the world without leaving your house.”  

 

As a junior moving into her senior year Amy is a quiet, BTS-loving student that sees the reality in things. When I first met Amy in my senior year of high school I had the impression that she would be funny, nice, creative, and memorable. And throughout the time I got to know her, in Newspaper, I found out that I was right. Amy ended up being exactly what I thought she would be and more. She is a great friend and I can’t wait to see where the world takes her because I have a feeling that she is going to do big things in life. Not only is she beautiful but she is also an extremely intelligent and amazing person who values trust a lot. It might take a while for her to trust you but in the end it would all be worth it because you get to meet an astonishing person that you’ll never be able to forget.   

-Jessica Garcia

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A student happy to assist in eco club’s week activities Marie Olmedo, 11, is always quick to help bring awareness about the environment, “I feel that’s it’s important to have a club like this on campus to make sure that DHS students have an opportunity to serve their community and learn about how to live an eco friendly lifestyle,” Olmedo said. “Whether or not one chooses to care about the earth is totally up to them, and their choice to do so or not is valid, but eco club gives one an opportunity to learn new things that may open up their ways of thinking and viewing earth’s daily process.”

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May 21, 2019
Vice President of the DHS Eco club Eva Barajas, 11, is a student who is aware that fellow students need to know how to protect the environment they live in, “So what we really want to do is spread our message about being more eco friendly and helping the environment in ways we thought would entice people,” Barajas said. “Hopefully this week people will be able to learn more about the environment or reflect on ways they can improve being friendlier to the environment.”

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May 21, 2019
President of Downey High School’s Eco Club Tori Quiñones, 12, wants to encourage students to help the environment “Eco Club is a platform in which students can voice their care for the environment,” Quiñones stated. “In honor of earth day though, we decided to plan a week where students can have a hands on experience with activities.”

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May 21, 2019
Senior Yaneli Delgado is interested in conspiracy theories but she knows where her limit lies in what she’ll believe. “One that I think is believable is the Mandela Effect, the way that like a lot of people remember things differently than the way they actually are,” Delgado said. “One that I know is false 100% is the flat Earth theory, like I don't know how people would believe the Earth is flat like its been proven multiple time that it’s not.”

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April 15, 2019
An ERWC student Valery Salas,12, is excited for this conspiracy theory project and enjoys researching conspiracy theories on her own time, “I think pigeons are government agents where were the pigeons when the government shutdown? Gone,” Salas said. “I think it [conspiracy theories] really changes the opinions of a lot of people, and really changes the way they think of things, so some people believe them even if they are not true and continue to go through with it.”

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April 15, 2019
An 800 meter varsity runner in the Downey High School track team, Katia Arriaga, 11, competes against Lynwood and Dominguez on March 13. “You make friends that become family,” Arriaga said. “You feel a sense of accomplishment after each and every run.”

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April 15, 2019
As a part of the Downey High School track team Alex Bourgeault, 11, runs 100 meters against Lynwood and Dominguez. “I wanted to stay physically active” Bourgeault said. “And I like competitive atmosphere pretty much, and the adrenaline rush.”

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April 15, 2019
Running 100 meter hurdles, Eliana Ponce, 10, competes against her own team for first place.
 “It's really fun and interesting and you get to like learn a lot of new stuff and new techniques,” Ponce said, “I think I did pretty good because I usually don't do the best but it was just us [Downey] so I was pretty comfortable.”

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April 15, 2019
With a dream to work in Disney’s animation department, Carlos Arvizu, 12, believes he has the drive to make his dream come true. “When I graduate, I hope to learn some finger animation so I can start doing character design,” Arvizu said. “So many people draw, but [don’t] want or are able to pursue this.”

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February 12, 2019
Set on pursuing a career in animation, Diana Torres, 10, hopes to create her own program. “I really enjoy doing art and I recently got into animation,” Torres said. “I love bringing characters to life. I hope it can lead to a career in animation and creating shows.”

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February 12, 2019
A senior involved in Downey High School’s Jazz Choir, Joshua Wade, 12, wants to pursue a career in music. “The idea that music has so many possibilities drives me to find out what I can do with it,” Wade said. “Knowing that there’s more to music than what’s on the paper I’m reading is what inspires me. Music is everywhere and there’s so many types of it.”

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February 12, 2019
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