The Downey Legend

Moises Martinez Cortez

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor

For the opportunity to get more
 involved and become the eyes and 
ears of the school, senior Moises Martinez, joined The Downey Legend for
 a writing position. Although he is a writer for the 
newspaper, he wants to attend UC Santa Cruz to study 
international relations. With his urge to get away from LA his dream job is to work for foreign embassy because he would then get to the chance to travel to different destinations and represent his country. As he aims to achieve those dreams, he also enjoys listening to alternative rock, electric, and Spanish rock, as well as watching films and learning new languages. He is already fluent in both English and Spanish but is currently learning Portuguese and French, with his interest and ability to speak multiple languages, it should help him as he tries to achieve his dream.


This young writer began enjoying to write his sophomore year, “I like that I am able to express myself through writing and there's something about having a pen and paper in my hands that makes me feel powerful,” Martinez said. He also believes it is important to voice your opinions and keep the student body informed. With his passion for writing and his care toward the newspaper’s readers, he 
is an important asset to the staff.

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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.

Who do you relay for?

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor
April 9, 2014
Once the semester ends on Jan. 30, Ms. Vargas will have finished her student teaching for Cal State Long Beach. ”I heard a lot of good things from Downey,” Ms. Vargas said. ”It was just what I was expecting.”

Student teachers leave

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor
January 22, 2014
On Wed., Dec. 4, in the DHS gym, varsity wrestler Sebastian Soto, 12, faces his opponent from Norwalk High School as he tries to pin him. Soto put Downey in the lead by winning his match with a score of 22 to 6.

A pin for the win

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor
December 13, 2013

Come a little closer

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor
November 15, 2013

“We’ll be Counting Stars”

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor
November 8, 2013
On Thurs., Oct. 31, Mr. Roger Rios reminisces about his rocker days and playing guitar with The Mosleys, a surf garage band he was a member of during his teenage years. “It was a joke to us because we weren’t trying to make it big,” Rios said. “We turned down three record deals and many gigs.”

Once a rocker, always a rocker

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor
November 1, 2013
On Sunday, Sep. 29, students from Downey High School live up a late night out in Los Angeles to see the Arctic Monkeys perform. “I almost forgot we had school the next day,” senior Stephanie Chavez said.

Arctic Monkeys rock the Wiltern

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor
October 4, 2013
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