The Downey Legend

Vivian Buenrostro

Vivian Buenrostro , Co-Editor-in-Cheif

Senior Vivian Buenrostro is not only a writer for The Downey Legend online newspaper, but has also taken on the responsibility of Co-Editor-In-Chief. Having been a part of the newspaper staff since her sophomore year, she has experience with the different positions and has even held the positions of Arts and Entertainment Section Editor and Song of the Week Editor. “Newspaper has been one awesome ride these past three years,” Buenrostro said. “I’ve learned skills that are applicable to everything and anything.” Although Co-Editor-In-Chief is a tough and tedious job, Buenrostro is ready to take on the challenge. Throughout this year on staff she hopes to build a close bond with all of the staff members and have productive deadlines.

When she is not running the staff or writing stories, Buenrostro enjoys jogs around her neighborhood, making healthy shakes and other concoctions, or swimming in the waves at Huntington Beach. “Time doesn’t really exist when I’m in the ocean,” Buenrostro said. Buenrostro also loves live music; she has been to various concerts including Young the Giant, Arctic Monkeys, and Walk the Moon. Buenrostro plans to graduate and attend an out of state school far from California. “As much as I love Downey High,” Buenrostro said, “I can’t wait to go to college in a new environment.” While away at college she hopes to major in biology and medicine to start her path towards her career goal of being a doctor. Buenrostro aims to make her final year at Downey High School rewarding in both her academics and her position on The Downey Legend staff.

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Love listen

June 12, 2015
Saturday night on Mar. 14, a live performance by the Two Headed Cat band fills the room with rock music lovers at the Stay Fest Event in the Stay Gallery. The event lasted until midnight; smog, purple and blue lights surrounded the dark room.

Spin the genre

March 27, 2015
On Friday, Jan. 16, at Downey, junior Charles Smith tries to intercept a pass from the opposing team, Warren. Luna showed off his abilities and determination as well as other players.

Ballin’ out

February 4, 2015
Downey High School Geometry and Algebra 2 teacher, Mr. Bradfield returns with a broad experience of living in Costa Rica, during the year of 2013. “It was really tight; we knew we had to budget, but we still did whatever we wanted,” Bradfield said. “We [his family] camped on the beach for a week, spent time in the Nicoya Peninsula, explored some of the volcanoes - all that stuff; it was pretty great.”

At last, the return

October 29, 2014
On Sun., Mar. 2, junior Tony Corona, plays bells and crotales in the Independent Marching World group, Dark Sky Percussion, at the Downey High School Gym.  “I first joined the group to play the cymbals in the battery,” Corona said, “ but then I got switched to the front ensemble to play the bells and crotales.”

The hive

March 10, 2014
On Fri., Sept. 20 at the Allen Layne stadium, varsity cheerleader Jessie Herrera,10, performs a routine during the halftime. “It’s crazy, at practices, in class, on my way home, I see all the routines in my head,” Herrera said.

Leaving it on the mat

February 25, 2014
As football season starts, Aron Ramirez, 11, shows his appreciation for the sport by playing Fantasy Football online with other fanatics.  Players draft NFL players to form Fantasy Football leagues and compete with others.

Fantasy zone

November 15, 2013


October 25, 2013

Go back to sleep

October 4, 2013

Can’t stop now

June 7, 2013

Just bent

May 10, 2013

Up next, Los 5

May 3, 2013

Getting it

April 26, 2013


April 15, 2013
On March 22 and March 23, the Downey High jazz band participated in the jazz festival at Fullerton College to compete against 35 schools with the program. Downey’s intermediate band won second place and advanced jazz won third place.

Jazzy opportunities

March 29, 2013
On March 21 Juan Radogal, 12, reaches the ball, spiking it to the other side scoring a point against rivals Warren. “The most intense games are when we play against Warren,” Radogal said. “because we never want the Bears to win.”

Caught up in the net

March 27, 2013

Holy sweaters

March 11, 2013

Imagine a new age

February 27, 2013

Lonerism in disguise

February 22, 2013
On Jan. 30, Karina Gonzalez, 10, visits Washington D.C. as a chosen youth commissioner foe the Keep America Beautiful conference. “I can’t wait to share what I learned from the conferences with the Green Team.” Gonzalez said.

America, the beautiful

February 14, 2013

Laying it down

January 25, 2013

How Close?

January 11, 2013

Itchin’ for success

December 21, 2012
Due to the injury Jeremy Villa, 12, sustained during the football game vs. Norwalk, he could not play in the CIF finals. “I’ve learn that everyone has to play the game like it’s their last,” Villa said “ Coach Davis has always said this before ever game.”

Injuries on the rise

December 7, 2012
All that jazz

All that jazz

November 14, 2012

The time is now

November 2, 2012

Will you wait?

October 26, 2012
Throughout the week of Oct. 15 to Oct. 19, Downey High School’s ASB encourages students to display qualities of the six pillars of character, during Character Counts week, by plastering posters around campus.  “It was hard to spread this around the student body, but even if it gets to one persons, it’s enough,” Jenifer Sicardi, 12, said.

Character does count

October 26, 2012
On September 25, 2012, the Downey KIWIN’S and concerned cyclists come out to Downey City Hall, for the Bike Rally, in order to obtain bike lanes in the city. The conclusion of the council meeting was to have another meeting to discuss how this will get accomplished.

Bikers unite

October 9, 2012

Bringing back the folk

October 8, 2012
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