The Downey Legend

Broken but not defeated

Broken but not defeated

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

January 18, 2013


Filed under Parents & Teachers

As she raises her first-born daughter and teaches English, Courtney Mierau continues to march on through the difficulties of balancing her personal and professional responsibilities while struggling in a wheelchair due to a broken tibia. The injured teacher carefully balances both tasks, and despite...

Opening doors to the holidays

Opening doors to the holidays

Vivan Buenrostro, Writer

December 21, 2012


Filed under Student Life

ASB organized a way for the students and staff to work together and lift the holiday spirits throughout campus by decorating their classroom doors with Christmas themed decorations. From Dec. 10-14, certain fourth period classrooms came up with eye catching ideas and brought them to life. Ms. Barbeau’s...

A little dream

A little dream

Kaylee Camacho, Writer

November 15, 2012


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

Since the very young age of 5, senior, Amber Gonzalez has always loved art and known it was her passion, when she painted her first painting at the age of 5 and although she has no particular style, she paints primarily abstract artwork using watercolor. Gonzalez usually doesn’t start painting with...

Five Questions with Sophia Paik

Five Questions with Sophia Paik

Joey Flores, News Editor

October 30, 2012


Filed under Five Questions With...

Q1: You are co-president of CSF and secretary for Key Club, amongst other board member positions. What is your main motivation to be involved in these clubs, especially as a board member? A1: Well, for Key Club, I have compassion and the urge to serve the community. Ever since I was young, the community...

PTA: Oct. 2012

PTA: Oct. 2012

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

October 26, 2012


Filed under Parents & Teachers

The monthly PTSA meeting was called to order on Oct.15, at 6:00 p.m., in the theatre, where Downey’s parents, teachers, and students alike discussed the start-of-school events, senior privileges, and various programs that have been implemented into the school’s coursework.   PTSA President...

A helping hand

A helping hand

Gabriela Sanchez, A&E Editor

October 26, 2012


Filed under Community

Clubs and church congregations from different cities, including Downey KIWIN’S, joined together for the Compton Initiative, on Oct. 20, at Vanguard Learning Center in Los Angeles, hoping to beautify the school inside and out. The event focuses on crowds of people joining together and dedicating...

Dancing, eating, and “Macarena”

Dancing, eating, and “Macarena”

Kaylee Camacho, Writer

October 5, 2012


Filed under Spirit, Student Life

The Viking Tailgate, the first major event for the new Viking Link club, took place before the football game, at Downey High School, on Sept. 21, 2012. Link leaders and their freshman groups came together to get new students involved in school activities. ASB provided the music that kept participants...

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