The Downey Legend

“I Sat by the Ocean”

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor

February 19, 2014

Alternative rock band Queens of the Stone Age peaked at number 15 on Billboard’s US Alternative Songs chart with their second single “I Sat by the Ocean,” off their sixth studio album, …Like Clockwork. Widely regarded as one of the most renowned bands that emerged from the “Palm Desert scene...

The Stars Are Out Tonight

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 22, 2014

After a ten year musical break, David Bowie fans rejoiced when he resurfaced with his unexpected 24h studio album, The Next Day on Mar. 13. The iconic musician released his second single, titled “The Stars (Are out Tonight)” which earned him a nomination for a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Perfor...

Bow down to Queen Bey

Celese Lira, Photo Editor

March 29, 2013

R&B singer from Houston, Beyoncé, released two snippet recordings on March 17 as an anticipation builder for her fifth studio album. The album is assumed to be called Mrs. Carter but hasn’t been confirmed by Beyoncé. Beyoncé is commonly known as the former lead singer of the best-selling girl g...

Addicted to words

At the start of 2012, the app Four Pictures One Word became known throughout the student body at Downey High. This app not only caught the attention of students but also teachers such as Miss Piho.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

March 15, 2013

Out of the 46 million mobile apps offered by the App store, the one that has become the new popular game to play is 4 Pics 1 Word. People of all ages are playing the mind-boggling game in which you are shown four pictures that all connect to one word that you are left to guess.   The game...

Feeling infinite

Feeling infinite

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2012

Awkward dances, homemade brownies, and tentative first kisses - that’s all there in one school year is in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The highly anticipated film was adapted from the same-titled novel by Stephen Chbosky, published over ten years ago in 1999.   What makes this film s...

Fallin’ for fashion

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.

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 9, 2012

Seasons are changing, and as summer has come to an end, even though the California sun seems to disagree, fall has finally arrived. Bursts of different patterns, tones, and trends are being worn by students all around campus, sporting their new fall favorites. Mizhelle Cortes, 11, has always been fasc...

Bringing back the folk

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

October 8, 2012

Indie folk band The Lumineers successfully released their first single “Ho Hey”, which took the eleventh spot on the Billboard 200 chart, followed by their first album release in April of 2012. The stomp and clap rhythm making trio have not been in the music industry for long; they were signed with...

Subtle Summer

Subtle Summer

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

June 21, 2012

With the arrival of summer comes the preparations for warm and fun-filled hours of leisure. Those who spend their break socializing outside of their homes will be wary of hot summer fashion trends that will liven up their wardrobes and spirits.   Popular stores like H&M, Forever 21, and...

Divas and diamonds

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2012

Indie Artist, Marina and The Diamonds sasses up her listeners with the latest single “Primadonna.” The song is off of her 2012 album Electra Heart, which features many other fun and fearless tracks including “Teen Idle” and “Lies.” Marina’s style continues to have unique and quirky aspects,...

The odds were ever in their favor

Zaira Zamora, Writer

April 6, 2012

Coming together to discuss their thoughts on the greatly anticipated film, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Book Club met on Tuesday, March 27, in room J-8, during B lunch. After taking their trip on Friday, March 23 to attend the premiere at Krikorian Premiere Theatre, the members were ready to give ...

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