The Downey Legend

A night of fright and murder

On Saturday, June 8, parents and students wait the drama production of The Musical Comedy Murder of 1940 at the Downey High Theater. This performance was their last production of the year, which was azailable for four nights.
June 14, 2013

The 6th period Drama Production Class debuted The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 on Friday, June 7 and kept audience members at the edge of their seats as they tried to solve the murder mystery while also...

Blurred lines between black and white

June 4, 2013

On March 20, 2013, American R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke released his new single “Blurred Lines” off his sixth studio album of the same name. The single features American rapper T.I. and...

Opening doors to future vikes

During Open House, students and parents arrive to the gym for the art show to see all the work done by students.
May 31, 2013

Downey High School held its annual open house on Thursday, May 23 and introduced the incoming freshmen to all clubs and classes, let them watch performances to feel the school’s spirit and allowed current...

Round and round the carnival lights go

From May 10-12, Downey High hosts a carnival in the south parking lot to fundraise for band, football, and baseball. The carnival was open to the public and admission was free.
May 17, 2013

Downey High School hosted a carnival in the south parking lot from Friday, May 10 to Sunday May 12 where the attractions ranged from amusing rides, entertaining game booths, and tasty carnival food. The...

Getting Lucky

May 17, 2013

French Electronic music duo, Daft Punk, released their new single “Get Lucky” off their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, on April 19, 2013. The song was co-written and performed with American...

Showcasing their talent

On April 24, Marisela Navarro, 9, performs in the theater for the DHS Percussion and Chamber Music Concert. Navarro performed with a new music program that played the harmony of the song.
May 3, 2013

Students of the DHS Music program gathered in the school theatre on April 24 to perform pieces to show audiences how they can play after their progress throughout the year.   All of the performances...

Bringing home the gold

From April 4 to April 7, seniors Jesus Laurean and Zulema Zarate participated in the photography section of the Skills USA state competition in San Diego. Laurean won gold, which is the second year in a row that Downey High won gold in the photography section.
April 19, 2013

Downey High School students participated in the State Skills USA competition held from April 4 to April 7 in San Diego where they faced three days of intense challenges. The statewide competition gave...

Bow down to Queen Bey

March 29, 2013

R&B singer from Houston, Beyoncé, released two snippet recordings on March 17 as an anticipation builder for her fifth studio album. The album is assumed to be called Mrs. Carter but hasn’t been...

Five Questions with Nayeli Quintero

Five Questions with Nayeli Quintero
March 13, 2013

Freshman Nayeli Quintero sells cookies in an assortment of flavors, such as chocolate chip with Nutella and Oreo.   Q1: How did you start off baking cookies? A1: My neighbor, Gracia Almanza,...

Five Questions with Mrs. Overgaauw

Five Questions with Mrs. Overgaauw
March 1, 2013

Mrs. Overgaauw began her career in teaching and coaching track and field after previously dealing black jack at Harrah’s casino in Lake Tahoe.     Q1. When and why did you begin dealing...

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