The Downey Legend

Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Writer Gabby Sanchez enters The Downey Legend staff with high hopes and a career oriented state of mind. She has been chosen to take on the position as Arts & Entertainment Editor, a position not so easily conquered. Using her skills as a writer she hopes to attract more readers to the arts Downey High School has to offer. Sanchez decided to join the online publication in order to gain insight in journalism. “I wanted to see if this was something I could be able to do as a career,” Sanchez said. For this aspiring journalist, her work has only just begun.

 

The editor had never seen her future predicted this way; moving from Peru at the age of three limited her English, proving difficult for her to adjust to the new language. “During elementary, I was bad at English, but its something I later improved in,” Sanchez said. She not only improved in a foreign language, but she also grew to like the challenge she accustomed to. After overcoming this difficulty proved to be a great strength in Sanchez, using it to her advantage when confronted by deadlines as well as schoolwork.

 

But beyond the classroom is where she enjoys her teen years with friends, listening to music, and enjoying the foods and movies other countries have to offer. “I love Italian food,” the cuisine enthusiast said. “I also like to watch movies in my spare time, especially foreign films.” With having The Downey Legend set as a foundation for her future, Sanchez’ main incentive is to travel the world and live on her own. Although unsure of what college to pursue her journalism career, she knows a UC will suit her in her plan to write for Time Magazine.

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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.

Steppin’ on the competition

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 16, 2014

Supermodel

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 31, 2014
In front of the DHS theatre, S.W.A.P club member Alexis Ortiz, 11, helps sell snacks on Fri., Mar. 7, during the movie day the club was hosting in order to raise money. “I love The Hunger Games, “Ortiz said. “This is my second time watching Catching Fire.”

S.W.A.P. catches fire

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 17, 2014

The Monuments Men: Movie Review

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 26, 2014
During her senior year, Valerie Iwamoto applies for local scholarships in hopes of getting extra money to pay for college finances. Seniors have to submit applications, resumes, and an essay for the local scholarships by Fri., Jan. 17.

Money is in the air

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 24, 2014

The Stars Are Out Tonight

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 22, 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.

Spreading holiday cheer

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 13, 2013
With a 3.4 G.P.A, Bridgett Mota ,12, has the grades for a four year unversity. “I always dreamed of going to any four year college-first out of my family,” Mota said.

College jitters

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 15, 2013

New: Paul McCartney Album Review

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 1, 2013
On Oct. 11, director Paul Greengrass releases Captain Philips recreating Somali pirates hijacking the MV Maerks Alabama. Philips made $8.5 millions on its opening night.

Captain Phillips makes a splash in box office

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 18, 2013
Performing a skit as a photographer in bungalow T-1, junior, Alexiz Hernandez, pretends to snap pictures of sophomore Frida Munoz, as part of their audition for becoming a Comedy Sportz member on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Munoz received a callback, but did not become part of the Comedy Sportz team.

Looking for laughs

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 4, 2013
Five Questions with Brenda Pardo

Five Questions with Brenda Pardo

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 14, 2013
Racing to success

Racing to success

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 26, 2013
Participants from the Arc Walk wait in line in front of Acapulco Mexican Restaurant to get their burritos for lunch after finishing the event. The Arc Walk is an annual event that donates its profits to the disabled who work at The Arc located on Washburn Road.

Walking and supporting

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 29, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful: Movie Review

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 18, 2013

The oscar goes to…

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 1, 2013
On February 12, Mr. Jones tells the story about why he is going to retire next school year, in room B-210. “If you don’t learn from your students, you’re really not doing your job,” Mr. Jones said.

Leaving the past behind

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 14, 2013
On Thursday, Jan. 31 the residents of Downey attend an author study with Tommy Greenwald to discuss his book series in the Cormack Room at the Downey City Library. Greenwald is inspired by his surroundings and real life situations.

The man behind Charlie Joe Jackson

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 8, 2013
After Dr. Emmett, portrayed by senior Javier Navarro, allows Ethel P. Savage, portrayed by senior Justina Clark, to leave The Cloisters Asylum, Mrs. Savage begins the think about the other residents of The Cloisters and debates whether or not to leave during the production in the theater on Jan. 8. Mrs. Savage decided to leave and pursue her plan to help “average” people reach their goals.

The insane and the riches of The Curious Savage

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 30, 2013
Even though English teacher Mrs. Mierau broke her tibia during the month of November in an ATV accident, she continues working with a smile. Mierau also gave birth to a baby girl in July but she continues on despite her new obstacles.

Broken but not defeated

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 18, 2013
Mrs.Macomber poses in fourth position of ballet in her classroom to show how she enjoys to express herself through the various forms of dance. “I’m just inspired by the young generation,” Mrs.Macomber said. “The stuff that young dancers do today is amazing.”

Talented soul

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 21, 2012
Young parade observers look on, waiting in the rain, for the final Downey Parade participants along Downey Avenue, on Dec. 3, at three in the afternoon. Despite the weather crowds of spectators turned out to watch the numerous marching bands, Latin dancers, drill teams, and other participants stride through the city.

Don’t rain on my parade

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 7, 2012
The canned food drive stirs students to bring in their cans, from October 29 to November 9, due to teachers willing to give extra credit, but Mr. Glasser, though not victorious in the drive, believes students should be taught selflessness. “Give for charity, not for extra credit,” Glasser said. “In the end you will feel more likely to give and care for others in need while feeling good about yourself throughout your accomplished deed.”

One small deed at a time

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 15, 2012

Hurricane Sandy victims keeping their heads held high

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 14, 2012
Marching it out

Marching it out

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 26, 2012
A helping hand

A helping hand

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 26, 2012
Fall fashion has begun and at Citadel Shopping Center, they have the perfect every day outfit as the season changes. With the variety of stores there ought to be an outfit that suits shoppers for the fall season.

Fallin’ for fashion

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 9, 2012
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