The Downey Legend

A night of fright and murder

A night of fright and murder

Gabby Sanchez, A&E Editor

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 letting out some laughs throughout the night. The performance opened on an eerie note—a ma...

Blurred lines between black and white

Celeste Lira, Photo Editor

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 R&B singer Pharrell Williams. Thicke is known for his R&B sound and similarity to singer Justin...

Opening doors to future vikes

Opening doors to future vikes

Gabby Sanchez, A&E Editor

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 students’ parents interact with teachers. The gymnasium welcomed hundreds of parents and...

Round and round the carnival lights go

Round and round the carnival lights go

Gabby Sanchez, A&E Editor

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 funds raised through the social event were meant to boost income for the baseball and football teams,...

Getting Lucky

Celeste Lira, Photo Editor

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 R&B singer Pharrell Williams and guitarist Nile Rodgers. Daft Punk, formed in 1993, is kno...

Showcasing their talent

Showcasing their talent

Joey Flores, News Editor

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 focused on percussion and chamber music by having performances from a variety of percussion...

Bringing home the gold

Bringing home the gold

Gabby Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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 students from all over the state of California the opportunity to show off their leadership and occupational...

Bow down to Queen Bey

Celese Lira, Photo Editor

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 confirmed by Beyoncé. Beyoncé is commonly known as the former lead singer of the best-selling girl g...

Five Questions with Nayeli Quintero

Five Questions with Nayeli Quintero

Rodas Hailu, Student Life Editor

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, taught me how to bake or she was showing me how to bake, and that inspired me to keep on baking.   Q2:...

Five Questions with Mrs. Overgaauw

Five Questions with Mrs. Overgaauw

Sara Cabrera, Parents and Teachers Editor

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 black jack? A1. I started in ’92, and they used to recruit in the summer from the colleges...

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