The Downey Legend

Gabriela Sanchez
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.

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 16, 2014
Steppin’ on the competition (Story)
Mar 31, 2014
Supermodel (Story)
Mar 17, 2014
S.W.A.P. catches fire (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
The Monuments Men: Movie Review (Story)
Jan 24, 2014
Money is in the air (Story)
Jan 22, 2014
The Stars Are Out Tonight (Story)
Dec 13, 2013
Spreading holiday cheer (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
College jitters (Story)
Nov 01, 2013
New: Paul McCartney Album Review (Story)
Oct 18, 2013
Captain Phillips makes a splash in box office (Story)
Oct 04, 2013
Looking for laughs (Story)
May 14, 2013
Five Questions with Brenda Pardo (Story)
Apr 26, 2013
Racing to success (Story)
Mar 29, 2013
Walking and supporting (Story)
Mar 18, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful: Movie Review (Story)
Mar 01, 2013
The oscar goes to… (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
Leaving the past behind (Story)
Feb 08, 2013
The man behind Charlie Joe Jackson (Story)
Jan 30, 2013
The insane and the riches of The Curious Savage (Story)
Jan 18, 2013
Broken but not defeated (Story)
Dec 21, 2012
Talented soul (Story)
Dec 07, 2012
Don’t rain on my parade (Story)
Nov 15, 2012
One small deed at a time (Story)
Nov 14, 2012
Hurricane Sandy victims keeping their heads held high (Story)
Oct 27, 2012
Marching it out (Story)
Oct 26, 2012
A helping hand (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
Fallin’ for fashion (Story)
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Gabriela Sanchez