The Downey Legend

The Scholarly Convict

Angelica Fregoso and Dianna Jimenez

March 18, 2016


Filed under Parents & Teachers, Top Stories

Analogous to the Alma Mater of Malcolm X, the anthem of English teacher Ms. Kasner is books, so much so that after reading a chapter from Malcolm X’s autobiography, she confided in her AP Language and Composition students her clandestine fantasy to one day be incarcerated. That way she could dedicate ever...

Children’s story time

Children’s story time

Mizhelle D. Cortes, Staff writer

May 23, 2014


Filed under Community

Every year the Downey City Library celebrates National Police Week in May, by hosting a bilingual story time for children ages 3-5. On Wed., May 14, the library invited the Downey Police Department to read stories to children and answer questions about the duties of being a police officer.   Before...

Seuss’s story time

Seuss’s story time

Joey Flores, News Editor

March 1, 2013


Filed under Community

Rhymes and giggles were underway as the Dr. Seuss Celebration started at the Downey City Library on February 27. The celebration is an annual event that is meant to pay tribute to the author for his birthday.   Library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez was the storyteller for the event, and she’s...

Both haven and prison

Both haven and prison

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

May 30, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E

Many books have sprung from the deep corners of the bookstore and into the best-seller section, including Emma Donoghue’s novel, Room. This novel is read with two extreme constraints: the restricted point of view through five-year-old Jack, and the place he calls home: an 11-by-11-foot room he share...

Hungry for action

Hungry for action

Hanna Suarez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

With The Twilight Saga coming to an end, The Twilight Book Club shifted their attention and name to the action packed novel The Hunger Games to discuss at their first meeting Jan. 10 in room C106. The turn out at the meaning was made up of the usual club members and some new comers that hope to share ...

Downey author signs book at city library

Downey author signs book at city library

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

November 2, 2011


Filed under Community

In an attempt to spread information about M.J. Trumle, an early 20th century inventor, author Ann Mauer gave a lecture and signed her books at the Downey City Library, on Nov. 19, from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm. Mauer is a native of Downey, graduating from Warren High School in the 1970s, and is currently a...

First book fair opens

First book fair opens

Angelica Co, Staff Writer

December 15, 2010


Filed under News

Thanks to Scholastic’s sponsorship, the very first Book Fair of the school year was held on the week of Dec. 13 after school from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With various genres to choose from, students were able to purchase their favorite books in reduced prices.  Scholastic presents a wide variety...

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