The Downey Legend

Hanna Suarez
Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief of The Downey Legend, stepped into the world of journalism as a junior, as she carried on the challenge of the Arts and Entertainment Editor as her first position. The young writer was hesitant when first applying to join the staff, and doubts of acceptance crossed her mind. “I was kind of scared to join,” Suarez said “I didn’t think I would be much good.” Nonetheless, the hopeful student took the risk and was happy when she received the news of being selected as A&E Editor. She quickly adapted to the hectic environment and filled the newspaper room with her humor, as well as adding a sense of warmth and kindness. After successfully filling her section editor position, Suarez did not fret when the opportunity of E.I.C. was presented to her. She quickly grabbed the new title, and felt confident taking on the new role that was attached to more responsibilities. “I felt capable of handling the job well,” Suarez said. The leader was comfortable being promoted to a more prestigious position, and held her ground.


While college years are ahead of her, the student is savoring the moments she has left in high school, taking in her senior year and trying to make the most of it. The Downey Legend editor is an active member in the school marching band, playing the clarinet and euphonium. The senior also enjoys spending time reading while having 3rd Street Coffee in hand, and listening to indie bands and artists such as The xx and Lana del Ray.


Once she graduates, the ambitious writer hopes to build a successful career as E.I.C. of her own magazine, making newspaper a foundation for her future endeavors. She anticipates stepping foot into the real world, attending the USC Annenberg School of Communications or FIDM. The young and talented individual has prospered as a writer and leader; providing the staff with a model of success, she leaves big shoes to fill.


Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

Jun 14, 2013
From coach to father (Story)
Jun 07, 2013
The very best (Story)
May 14, 2013
To support the students (Story)
Mar 29, 2013
Taking on the job (Story)
Mar 08, 2013
Lady Vikes succeed in stateplay-offs (Story)
Feb 27, 2013
Girls soccer defeats La Mirada in CIF semi-finals (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
Keeping the story alive (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
A fresh coat (Story)
Jan 30, 2013
Making a better team (Story)
Dec 21, 2012
Living for those lost (Story)
Dec 07, 2012
Remembering the veterans (Story)
Nov 06, 2012
Taking a side (Story)
Nov 01, 2012
Ghouls and gals (Story)
Oct 30, 2012
Queens of the court (Story)
Oct 26, 2012
Number one fan (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
Vikings regain momentum (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
Learning to coexist (Story)
Jun 21, 2012
One drop at a time (Story)
Jun 21, 2012
Subtle Summer (Story)
Jun 11, 2012
Playing with Bloody Mary (Story)
Jun 01, 2012
Serving up appreciation (Story)
Jun 01, 2012
Five Questions with Sarai Lopez (Story)
May 16, 2012
Divas and diamonds (Story)
May 11, 2012
Executing all the right plans (Story)
May 11, 2012
Elementary students are far from elementary skaters (Story)
Apr 25, 2012
The Lucky One Movie Review (Story)
Apr 06, 2012
Strumming chords for success (Story)
Apr 03, 2012
Boys varsity volleyball’s defeated by the Bears (Story)
Apr 02, 2012
Small talk and loud music (Story)
Mar 21, 2012
Taking steps forward (Story)
Mar 21, 2012
Changing up the schedule (Story)
Mar 20, 2012
Soothing listeners to sleep (Story)
Feb 29, 2012
Scoring the final shot (Story)
Feb 10, 2012
Listening to both hearts (Story)
Feb 10, 2012
Keeping the excitement flowing (Story)
Jan 22, 2012
Hungry for action (Story)
Jan 22, 2012
Changing the channel on life (Story)
Jan 20, 2012
Big beats and heartaches (Story)
Dec 16, 2011
Stayin’ fresh (Story)
Nov 21, 2011
Bells ring for success (Story)
Nov 21, 2011
Not another brick in the wall (Story)
Nov 02, 2011
Delicious and nutritious (Story)
Nov 02, 2011
“Idol” winner seeks country recognition (Story)
Oct 12, 2011
Moving past the bittersweet memories (Story)
Oct 12, 2011
Varsity football fights back against Schurr (Story)
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Hanna Suarez