The Downey Legend

Subtle Summer

Subtle Summer

Hanna Suarez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

June 21, 2012

With the arrival of summer comes the preparations for warm and fun-filled hours of leisure. Those who spend their break socializing outside of their homes will be wary of hot summer fashion trends that will liven up their wardrobes and spirits.   Popular stores like H&M, Forever 21, and...

To be a part of something

To be a part of something

Kathy Ochoa, Staff Writer

May 29, 2012

For new students in high school joining sports isn’t easy, but for many it’s worth fighting for. With the school year ending, many different sports host tryouts to start out next year with players already selected and ready to win. Sports like football, tennis, cheer, color guard, and soccer all...

Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

May 29, 2012

Winning CIF never seemed possible for senior pole vaulter Andrew Gonzalez, but it became a reality when he placed first in the CIF Division I Final on May 19. “I never expected to win,” Gonzalez said. “I knew I would be a contestant but winning never seemed to be in reach. There is so much competition...

Six heroes, one movie

Six heroes, one movie

Kathy Ochoa, Writer/Photographer

May 8, 2012

For many comic book readers The Avengers, released May 4, is a must see movie combining viewers’ favorite heroes. Known for their battle cry “Avengers assemble!” these heroes have finally made it to the big screen together. Many famous actors take the role of these heroes, including Scarlett Johansso...

Sealing the deal

Sealing the deal

Jessica Xilo, Parents and Teachers Editor

April 27, 2012

As the May 1 deadline approaches, seniors are reviewing their college acceptances and making their final decision about what school they plan to attend during the fall.   After months of waiting for the letters in the mail, a final stress is still pending – commitment. Some students already...

All in it together

All in it together

Kathy Ochoa, Staff Writer and Photographer

April 24, 2012

Downey’s varsity girls lacrosse put up a fight against Peninsula on Wed., April 18 in the Allen Layne Stadium. Preparing for the season came naturally, but games required not only strong plays and shots but as well teamwork. With the season soon coming to an end, the team learned new ways to improve...

Girls basketball and soccer featured in CIF’s Dream Team

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 3, 2012

Girls athletics dominated the 2011-2012 winter sports season as the varsity water polo, soccer, and basketball teams competed in their respective CIF divisions.  After the girls basketball team reached quarterfinals for the first time since 1995 and the girls soccer team won the CIF Division 5 championship...

The latest attraction

The latest attraction

Kathy Ochoa, Staff Writer

March 21, 2012

Downey High Baseball Boosters sponsored a carnival on March 16 through 18,in the south parking lot of the school, in order to raise money for the team. Pre sale tickets were available at snack and lunch at a cheaper price, in honor of the first carnival. The cold weather sure did not stop residents from...

Changing up the schedule

Hanna Suarez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2012

The sophomore students at Downey High School were given a new testing schedule to follow for California High School Exit Exam week of March 12-15. The new itinerary not only switched Thursday’s block day to Tuesday but gave the freshmen, juniors, and seniors a late start for Tuesday and Wednesday morning....

New season, new fashion

New season, new fashion

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

February 29, 2012

With the winter coming to an end, people can’t help but look forward to the upcoming trends of the spring season. The dull dark colors that come along with winter are replaced with bright sunny shades. On February 9th fashion week in New York City takes its course once again, letting people know the...

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