The Downey Legend

S.W.A.P. catches fire

S.W.A.P. catches fire

Gabriela Sanchez, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2014

On Fri., Mar. 9, S.W.A.P. club held a viewing of the recently released DVD, Catching Fire after school in the theater, in order to raise funds for future college campus field trips. The movie event began at 3:00 p.m. and students made their way from their sixth period classes straight to the theate...

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...

Five Questions with Renee Berumen

Five Questions with Renee Berumen

Gabby Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 4, 2013

Renee Berumen, the Visual Arts Department Chair, describes the work, obstacles, and extensive planning that went into a successful open house art show.   Q: When did you begin organizing this year’s art show? A: We probably started about six weeks ahead of time, but really we started...

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...

Laying it out on the field

Laying it out on the field

Gabby Sanchez, A&E Editor

May 21, 2013

The Allen Layne Stadium and its audience witnessed an intense soccer game on Thursday, May 9 where teachers and the CIF champion girls soccer team competed against each other on the field while displaying sportsmanship. Although a friendly game, the teachers ultimately sealed the deal with a tight score...

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,...

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...

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