The Downey Legend

A sweet treat

A sweet treat

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

June 21, 2012

Setting the bar for artistic endeavors in Downey High, the Art Vibe exhibits some of this city’s greatest student photography on May 31, at the Porto’s square, at 5:00 p.m. The art show displayed photographs from both Warren and Downey students. This event is just one in many that the Downey Art...

A music extravaganza

A music extravaganza

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

May 30, 2012

Thrilling audiences with a mixture of talented singers and musicians, the Spring Concert held on May 23 showcased the talent within Downey High School’s choir and band groups. Within choir there is a division between the advanced group and beginners, with each demonstrating their level of talent. Band...

Jazzing it up

Jazzing it up

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

May 11, 2012

Celebrating on May 4, 2012, the twenty-fourth annual Jazz Festival at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), jazz artists from all across LA were invited to give live, free performances to foster a love and enthusiasm for jazz. The free jazz concerts will be a regular treat at LACMA every Friday...

A reenactment of Albert Einstein

A reenactment of Albert Einstein

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 27, 2012

Students and residents gather at the Cormack Room at the Downey City Library on April 18, at 6:30pm, to see Duffy Hudson’s retelling of Albert Einstein’s life through dramatic monologue. The event began with a quick retelling of Einstein’s life and then proceeded to explain the theories and laws...

Books, books, books

Books, books, books

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 27, 2012

During the weekend of April the 21 through 22, USC hosted the 17th annual Festival of Books to promote the joys of reading and to help readers connect with various publishers and authors.  The festival promptly began on Saturday at 10:00a.m. and ended at 6:00p.m., then started again 10:00a.m. on Sunday...

Taking on the big leagues

Taking on the big leagues

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 27, 2012

Heading off to the LAX Hilton on April 13, was Downey High’s JSA chapter attended Spring State, a formal debate convention, to win awards and show off their skills. In total, thirty people attended from DHS, including JSA Adviser Mr. Armendariz, President Alejandro Lomeli, and member Caleb Mukathe....

Warren nails the show

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 6, 2012

Warren’s Drama Production presented a remake of To Kill a Mockingbird, written by student Christopher Sergel, on Saturday, March 31, at the Emerson Theater to display their artistic ability. The play ran for six shows, with Saturday being the sixth and final. The cast enjoyed a fully filled theater,...

Positive thinking and karma

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 6, 2012

Local author Elaine Piha presented a small lecture on her book What On Earth are we Doing Here at the Downey Library on Sat., March 29 to help people put their lives in perspective. The Friends of the Downey Library group sponsored the event, and it was attended by a handful of residents.   Piha’s lecture...

Heading up north

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Section Editor

March 21, 2012

Boys and girls from all around California have been chosen to participate in the highly prestigious Boys State and Girls State event held for a week in June to help smooth students into better leaders. A whole host of juniors have been nominated, including Tiffany Virgen, Sofia Paik, Ellen Michael, Sa...

Reading rainbow redux

Reading rainbow redux

Gustavo Ramirez, Community 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...

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