The Downey Legend

Rolling off campus

Rolling off campus

Irene Luna, Editor in Chief

June 21, 2012

The school year has begun its end and eleventh graders did their individual Junior Evaluations, but most were surprised to find out that counselors were encouraging students take off-roll or become a teacher’s assistant rather than taking a different elective class. “Lots of seniors graduate with...

Teachers cracking jokes

Teachers cracking jokes

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

June 21, 2012

Comedy Sportz games are typically filled with laughter, so the match on June 6, in the B-building theatre, was no exception; the only difference is DHS played against itself.  During the first half of the game, the Downey High Comedy Sportz vets played against newbs, and in the second half, DHS teachers...

Disappearing act

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2012

Los Angeles native band Foster the People released their first album Torches in January 2011, with the track “Houdini”, which was released for a digital download on May 15, 2012.  Foster the People is best known for their pop infused indie beats, making their songs very upbeat and catchy.  So the M...

Varsity softball annihilates Dominguez

Varsity softball annihilates Dominguez

Irene Luna, Editor-in-chief

May 8, 2012

Dominguez did not stand a chance against the varsity softball team, as the girls garnered yet another home win with a final score of 23-0 on May 8.  At this game though, the senior players were given the opportunity to take a rest from playing in this game late in the season, but other girls decided...

Sharing is caring

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2012

Since their beginning in Fullerton in 2005, the Cold War Kids have managed to keep their lyrics true, and have hit the nail on the head yet again with their release of Mine Is Yours in January of 2011.  Their third album has received much praise and mixed reviews, with songs like “Finally Begin”...

Beginning with an ending

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2012

Young the Giant, Irvine-born band formerly known as The Jakes, released the song “Apartment” on their self titled work in January 2011; the tune made it to number 26 on the US Alternative chart in 2012.  With three songs from their first album making it to the US Alternative chart, the band has...

Enjoy the planet

Enjoy the planet

Irene Luna, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2012

  C-104 is where Downey High’s Eco Club met on Wednesday, April 18 after school to discuss their plans for Earth Day and plan their Bolsa Chica State Beach Clean Up Day. “It [Earth Day] means a lot to me,” Eco Club Secretary Yurgen Gonzalez said.  “We can celebrate everything that...

Measurements of love

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2012

From New York City’s indie/punk-revival scene, Interpol, formed in 1997, released their first album, Turn On the Bright Lights, with the song “Obstacle 2” in 2002. This song seems to be the sequel to the hit “Obstacle 1”, as they share the same topic of love; furthermore, their titles imply...

Bees in the city

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2012

Oklahoma band the All American Rejects recently released their hit “Beekeeper’s Daughter” in March 2012, from the album Kids in the Street. Best known for their trio of pop-punk songs “It Ends Tonight”, “Move Along”, and “Dirty Little Secret”, the group left an impression on the Billboard...

Laughs for a cause

Laughs for a cause

Irene Luna, Editor in Chief

March 21, 2012

In an effort to fundraise for the TLC program, the Comedy Sportz team held Open Mic Nite before their game on Friday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m., in the B-building theatre.  Never before had there been an Open Mic Nite for students to showcase their talents and have fun doing it, as there was no prize being...

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