The Downey Legend

During B lunch on June 3, Chris Zuniga, 12, along with his classmates, serve teachers lunch, so they can experience what it is like to host a food service event. “It feels really good and cool to be able to make this food for the teachers,” Zuniga stated. “I also feel great that we can bring them joy.”

Munchin’ at the luncheon

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer June 16, 2015

On Wed., Jun. 3, Downey High School’s Creative Foods class and their teacher, Ms. Diane Villa, hosted the annual teacher luncheon, in room A-203, in order to give the students an experience in a food...

Jumping over the ball in the Downey High School gym, Joseph Lopez, 11, and his team compete in the dodge ball tournament on Mar. 6. “The wresting team and I decided, since we didn’t do it last year, we are going to this year,” Lopez said. “I had lots of fun being with my team members.”

If you can dodge a wrench…

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer March 25, 2015

On Mar. 6, Downey High School’s dance team hosted their annual dodge ball tournament in the gym to fundraise for their team and provide a thrilling experience for the student body. A total of 28 teams...

Scouted for soccer, Idalis Gonzalez, 12, on Feb.4 officially signs with the University of Louisiana at Monroe. “I’m ready to just go off on my own without having to depend on my parents or sister,” Gonzalez said.

Ball is life

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

As the 2014-2015 school year continues, Downey High School’s athletes have been receiving news about their official signing and commitment to four-year universities for the sports they play. Colleges...

At the Downey High School theatre on Feb. 6, Javier Fernandez and Dennise perform during the Cultural Talent Show. Jonathan Lara, former student of Downey High, was the choreographer of this group, as well as the start of this year’s annual talent show.

A taste of diverse talent

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer February 18, 2015

Downey High School’s Latin Dance and Culture Club hosted the Cultural Talent Show in Downey’s theatre, on Feb. 6, in order to promote hidden talent and raise awareness about their club.  Club advisor,...

At the all-comers meet on Jan. 24, Stephanie Puga, 11, Julian Briseno, 12, Bryan Majano, 12, Yasaman Peyvandi, 11, and Joselyn Alejos, 11, pose at the track. “We come out here to have fun and work hard,” Briseno said.  “Anything is more fun with friends.”

Let’s get this show on the track

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer February 6, 2015

On Jan. 24, Downey High’s track team hosted an all-comers meet on their very own track to get a feel for what their upcoming track season would look like.  Although the all-comers meet was an invitation...

On Jan. 20, David Flores asked his closest friend from track to winter formal. “I thought it was about time I asked her,” Flores said.

A Knott’s Berry formal, and berry nervous asking

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer February 4, 2015

Throughout the month of January, students all over Downey High School are found stressing out not only because of upcoming finals, but also because of Downey’s annual winter formal dance at Knott’s...

She’s his only one

Irania Quintero , Staff Writer January 12, 2015

On Jan. 1, American rapper and song producer Kanye Omari West, along with help of former Beatles member, Paul McCartney, released his now hit single “Only One,” to honor his daughter and recognize...

At the theatre, on Dec. 11, senior Hector Gonzalez and junior Kathy Azzam perform as Bob Yule (an abusive father) and Mayella (a compulsive liar) in the To Kill a Mockingbird play. “ This was hard for me because I’m totally against disrespecting girls, but luckily I’m good friends with her,” Gonzalez stated. “She knew it wasn’t serious, but overall it was a great experience.”

Back to the 1930s

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer January 6, 2015

Downey High School’s drama department presented Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, on Dec. 5, because Lee’s novel served as inspiration to Mr. Lars Hansen due to current events in modern society....

Hanging like a fruit, listening to froot

Irania Quintero , Staff Writer December 2, 2014

Welsh singer Marina Lambrini Diamandis, known by her stage name Marina and the Diamonds, released the song “Froot” on Oct. 10, 2014, in honor of her birthday. The song is a product of the material...

At Downey High School, on Oct. 7, during the game vs. Dominguez, Downey the football team fights for the title of league champions. “All gas, no brakes,” senior Josh Flores (#26, running back) stated. “It’s a saying we have; it means we go hard and never quit for what we want.”

Legacy of league

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer November 14, 2014

The journey to league title for Downey High School’s football team began on Oct. 30, 2014 as the football team took on Paramount High School at their home field.  With hard work and dedication dwelling...

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