The Downey Legend

One drop at a time

One drop at a time

Hanna Suarez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

June 21, 2012

Students ages 16 and older rushed to the gym on Wed., June 6 throughout the school day to do their part in the race to save humanity by donating pints of blood to The American Red Cross. ASB encouraged students to save lives by providing t-shirts and refreshments to donors.   Although the...

Cooking with math

Cooking with math

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

June 1, 2012

Mr. Bradfield’s Algebra II classes were taken outside the classroom as they created their own hot dog cookers, from May 21- May 25, during both lunches. Since the previous week held grueling review work and CSTs, Mr. Bradfield decided to not halt his curriculum, and instead incorporate an activity...

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/ Copy Editor

June 1, 2012

Upholding the annual tradition, Downey High School held the 13th Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, on May 25, in the B-theatre. This year’s event included inductees from the class of 1956, 1979, and 1986. At the beginning of the presentation, principal Tom Houts took center stage to welcome each...

Elementary students are far from elementary skaters

Elementary students are far from elementary skaters

Hanna Suarez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 11, 2012

Local kids gather at the skate section at Independence Park, in Downey, to practice their tricks and skills on their boards every afternoon. However, these are not your ordinary skater boys; lately, the park has been populated with children as young as seven. These youngsters use their swift, agile bodies...

Five Questions with Dallas Lopez

Five Questions with Dallas Lopez

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

May 2, 2012

Q1: What is the Powder Puff Football Game? A1: Basically, it’s a group of girls, juniors and seniors, who volunteer to play football. It’s a fun and competitive game that allows us to positively represent the class that corresponds to them. In this instance the guys are cheerleaders, so definitely...

A reenactment of Albert Einstein

A reenactment of Albert Einstein

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 27, 2012

Students and residents gather at the Cormack Room at the Downey City Library on April 18, at 6:30pm, to see Duffy Hudson’s retelling of Albert Einstein’s life through dramatic monologue. The event began with a quick retelling of Einstein’s life and then proceeded to explain the theories and laws...

Taking on the big leagues

Taking on the big leagues

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 27, 2012

Heading off to the LAX Hilton on April 13, was Downey High’s JSA chapter attended Spring State, a formal debate convention, to win awards and show off their skills. In total, thirty people attended from DHS, including JSA Adviser Mr. Armendariz, President Alejandro Lomeli, and member Caleb Mukathe....

Positive thinking and karma

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 6, 2012

Local author Elaine Piha presented a small lecture on her book What On Earth are we Doing Here at the Downey Library on Sat., March 29 to help people put their lives in perspective. The Friends of the Downey Library group sponsored the event, and it was attended by a handful of residents.   Piha’s lecture...

Reading rainbow redux

Reading rainbow redux

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

March 21, 2012

Teachers and students gather at C-110 to read The Unbearable Lightness of Being in order to appreciate literature and converse with a group of like-minded literati. The club came about as a result of a class that Ms. Barbeau is taking. For her comparative lit class, she figured that it behooved her to read...

Girls soccer CIF Division 5 Champions

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

March 19, 2012

The third time was a charm for the Lady Vikes’ girls soccer team as they defeated La Serna 2-1 in overtime on March 3 at Mission Viejo High School to win the CIF Division 5 Championship. It was the girls’ third trip to the final match, having lost in 2008 against Oaks Christian and in 2011 in penalties...

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