The Downey Legend

The race to lead the school

On Thurs., Mar. 20, junior Austin Rodriguez runs for senior class representative.  “Think of us as President FDR and Vice President Truman,” Rodriguez said. “ I make new deals.”

Edward Valencia, Writer/Parents and Teachers Editor

April 11, 2014

ASB elections were held on campus from Mar. 25-27,for positions that will impact the school next year. The candidates posted creative signs asking students to vote for them. From hashtags to Snapchat to Facebook, there were several ways for candidates to gain the vote. Positions were competit...

Who do you relay for?

During both lunches, the library sells shirts and bracelets to support raising awareness for cancer research though March madness. Mr. Manzanares took his time to help cancer patients by selling shirts, bracelets, and doing other fundraisers, after losing his own father to cancer.

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor

April 9, 2014

The City of Downey’s tenth annual Relay For Life fundraiser kicked off Thurs., Mar. 7 with students and staff members on campus uniting under the banner Team Viking Spirit. In hopes of raising funds for cancer research, several sports teams and clubs gave a helping hand by assembling their own fundra...

Anything for the blood

At the Blood Drive, on June 6, the nurse prepares the needle for the next student who will donate blood. Downey High donated over 475 pints of blood.

Joey Flores, News Editor

June 14, 2013

Downey High School’s second Red Cross Blood Drive of the school year was held on Thursday, June 6 in the gym, and was open for students aged sixteen and older to donate their blood. Downey has teamed up with the Red Cross and representative Robert Torres to run the drive every year, and the years...

Arts and awards

On May 24, Daisy Watson displays a copy of her old book art as the first place winner of the 20th Annual Lucille Roybal- Allard Student Art Competition. “I named my art Sailing Through Thoughts because sometimes you recap into the past, ” Watson said. “ It is better to pass them in order to move into future goals.”

Joey Flores, News Editor

June 4, 2013

Artist-in-the-making, Daisy Watson, 12, proved her creative talent after winning several awards for her work in the past few weeks, one of them being the first place prize at the 20th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition on April 20. Watson declared her love for the subject ever since...

Taking Initiative

Joey Flores, News Editor

May 17, 2013

Key Club held its third Downey Initiative on Wednesday, May 8 at 3:00 P.M. after school, to clean up the school campus. The events started this past March as soon as the new Key Club board was established. Elizabeth Aceves, 10, is a Key Club member who attended an event that made board members realize...

Evil has risen

Opening in theatres on Friday, April 5, is Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead, an American horror film based on Sam Raimi’s original 1981 version. Staring in this film are unfamiliar names such as Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez.

Joey Flores, News Editor

April 17, 2013

Remakes and reboots of classic horror films are the craze for modern cinema, and the April 5 released, Sam Raimi produced Evil Dead falls into that trend.   The film follows a young woman named Mia, who is struggling with sobriety, and four others—named Natalie, David, Eric, and Olivia—who set ou...

Electing for the next school year

Stopping by the ASB window, Selena Corral, 11, casts her vote for the 2013-2014 ASB Student Council during A lunch. “I helped a friend of mine out by spreading the word on Twitter and Instagram because I feel he would be a great candidate for ASB,” Corral said

Joey Flores, News Editor

March 29, 2013

With three months until the end of the year, the next round of elections for ASB positions for the 2013-2014 school year took place from March 26 to March 28.   The candidates are competing not only for the titles, but also for the responsibility over issues they would like to change. Jerry...

Celebrating the teacher of the year

On March 4, English teacher, Ms. Kasner, is announced Teacher of the Year for Downey High School. “I feel very proud and honored to represent DHS,”Kasner said.

Joey Flores, News Editor

March 15, 2013

To reward her for her teaching skills and willingness to educate to the best of her ability, English 9 and Honors English 10 teacher Debra Kasner was announced Teacher of the Year on February 28.   Several of her students met the news with the utmost excitement because they had the chance...

Seuss’s story time

During the city library’s story time, on February 27, library employee, Angie Macias, read Dr. Seuss books to the children, in honor of his literary contributions.  The library hosted two days, one in Spanish and the other in English, available for children to listen to the stories.

Joey Flores, News Editor

March 1, 2013

Rhymes and giggles were underway as the Dr. Seuss Celebration started at the Downey City Library on February 27. The celebration is an annual event that is meant to pay tribute to the author for his birthday.   Library assistant Angie Macias-Mendez was the storyteller for the event, and she’s...

Five Questions with Yamato Sasaki

Five Questions with Yamato Sasaki

Joey Flores, News Editor

February 22, 2013

The fourth grade is when sophomore Yamato Sasaki moved to the US from Japan to start a life in a new environment, helping fuel his desire to pursue a future in engineering.   Q1: How does the education system in Japan differ from the one in America? A1: It’s different because in Japan,...

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