The Downey Legend

The convergence of two ecologic entities

The convergence of two ecologic entities
May 27, 2011

In attempt to protect the natural ecology of native plants, the Ecology Club and the Humanitarian Club combined to extract an invasive species on May 23. Members of both clubs congregated at the Bolsa...

AP Testing: Stress squared

AP Testing: Stress squared
May 11, 2011

As Advanced Placement tests are rolling in, students are frantically preparing to pass the hardest tests of the year. Advanced Placement testing takes place in the first two weeks of May. Students who...

Hanna movie review

Hanna movie review
April 13, 2011

Not too many surprises here, just a great action flick with a sci-fi edge. Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a teenage girl raised in the wilderness by her Ex-CIA Operative father, Erik Heller. She is trained...

A homerun victory for softball

A homerun victory for softball
March 18, 2011

In a slaughtering outcome, the varsity softball team swung their way to victory against St. Josephs on March 10. The Lady Vikings defeated them with an extremely close score of 9-8. The match against them...

New semester brings new habits

February 16, 2011

As first semester came to a close, students began preparing for the end of the year. Only five months of school remain, and the last official day of school is June 23, 2011. Students—either satisfied...

GSA: The Gay Straight Alliance

Meeting every Friday in Room S-3, the Gay Straight alliance is Downey High's most recent addition to the array of after school activities and clubs.  The adviser, Mr. Zakour supervised and participated in the first meeting of the year.
January 26, 2011

Centered on one main goal, the new members of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) congregated for their first meeting on Jan. 14. The goal of GSA is to make their school community safe and welcoming to...

Parents and students fill out financial aid applications

Senior students and parents inquisitively ask Representative Diana A. Porras about Free Applications for Federal Student Aid on Jan. 13.  Porras handed out grant applications that could lead their child to scholarships.
January 26, 2011

As seniors prepare themselves to go to college and close their admission applications, students must now find local methods to pay for their high-cost tuition. In efforts to help the student body, Downey...

Latin Flair

Latin Flair
December 15, 2010

Heating the auditorium with Spanish flair, the Latin dance team preformed their first revue on Friday, December 10. The Downey High Latin Dance Club, advised by Spanish teacher Mrs. Fitzel, displayed great...

The end of something magical

The end of something magical
November 23, 2010

Harry Potter and friends begin the final showdown with evil Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. However, the seventh in the wizard's series is the beginning of the end. Much...

Saw 3D v. Paranormal Activity 2

Saw 3D v. Paranormal Activity 2
November 5, 2010

With only one major release on Halloween weekend, it is tempting to simply predict a first-place finish for Saw 3D and take off. However, the Halloween weekend’s feud between two horror films — Lionsgate’s...

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Brandon Pineda