The Downey Legend

S.W.A.P. catches fire

In front of the DHS theatre, S.W.A.P club member Alexis Ortiz, 11, helps sell snacks on Fri., Mar. 7, during the movie day the club was hosting in order to raise money. “I love The Hunger Games, “Ortiz said. “This is my second time watching Catching Fire.”

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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

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.

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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

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

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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

On May 9,during the CIF Champions vs. the Faculty, Mr. Glasser lifts his shirt and runs with excitement after scoring a penalty kick. With Glasser’s goal, he helped his team get one step closer to win

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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

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.

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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

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.

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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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