The Downey Legend

A time to reflect and give thanks

A time to reflect and give thanks

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

June 21, 2012

Seniors gathered for the first time in their caps and gowns during Baccalaureate, at Downey First Baptist on Sunday, June 10, for a ceremony to celebrate and reflect on their rite of passage. The afternoon began with a greeting from principal Tom Houts in which he inspired students to think about...

Reading rainbow redux

Reading rainbow redux

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions 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...

KIWIN’S and Builder’s Clubs join hands

KIWIN’S and Builder’s Clubs join hands

April Rios, Writer/Photographer

January 20, 2012

While some students relaxed over the holiday season, KIWIN’S and the East and West Middle School Builder’s Clubs banded together to volunteer at the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles. KIWIN’S has reached out to mentor their fellow Builder’s Clubs at East and West Middle School. Volunteering...

Bring on the food trucks

Bring on the food trucks

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

October 12, 2011

In order to add a little flavor to Friday nights on campus, an agreement was made so that a variety of food trucks may be present on campus from now until December.   In the past, when most people thought of food trucks, an image of cheap and greasy aliments couldn be easily formed, yet these...

A showcase for cultural talent

A showcase for cultural talent

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

June 14, 2011

The Latin Dance Ensemble proudly hosted their first Cultural Talent Show on Fri., Jun. 3 in the DHS Theater.  A variety of dances were performed by six acts and from the hostesses themselves. The Cultural Talent Show was organized with the intentions of celebrating various ethnicities through dance....

Open house

Open house

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

April 15, 2011

In order to initiate the Spring Season, the annual, school-wide Open House was hosted on April 14 across campus. For students and staff that participated in this event, it was much more then a chance to check up on current grades. With open classrooms of all kinds, the opportunity to observe the activities...

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