The Downey Legend

Breaking tradition

Too anxious to wait, seniors Yaritza Figueroa and Brenda Aguyo open their cap and gown packages with friends, at the lunch tables, during B lunch on, June 4, in order to try on their caps and tassel.   “ I’ve been waiting four years for this!” Figueroa said.

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

June 14, 2013

The class of 2013 will graduate on June 20 at 8:00 p.m. but not on Downey High School’s field; the decision has been made to have the ceremony at Cerritos College.   This is not the first graduation to be held at Cerritos; nine years ago the 2004 graduating class was in the same scenario....

New school year, new leaders

Zaira Zamora, Writer

April 6, 2012

In an attempt to attain votes for their election, a caucus was held for the ASB office candidates on Thursday, March 22 in the school gym, during fourth period. The positions available included ASB president, ASB vice-president, class presidents, vice-presidents, secretary, and treasurer. Voting took...

Keeping the excitement flowing

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2012

While students face frustration and finals stress, ASB attempts to bring some liveliness and spirit to them with its annual Black Light Spirit Week from Jan. 22 to 28.  The week gave the kids at Downey High School opportunities to dress trendy while being reminded of the activities and games that were...

Homecoming was not all fun and games for the Vikings

Homecoming was not all fun and games for the Vikings

Hanna Suarez & Norma Flores, Writers

November 2, 2011

It was a bittersweet Homecoming night for the varsity football team as Paramount defeated the Vikings with a 42-28 lead.  Both teams played hard during the first quarter but the Pirates took a 21 point lead by the second quarter. Jabari Ruffin scored a touchdown for Downey moments before the clock ended...

Flashback to the 50s

Flashback to the 50s

April Rios, Writer/Photographer

October 12, 2011

Dressed in 50s attire, students and staff came together in the gym on September 23 to greet the fall sport teams during the yearly fall rally. The assembly presented by Ralph Regalado as Elvis and Karla Torrencillas as Lucy featured fall sports, various performances and class competitions.   The...

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